Top Hats and Tales: Victorian Birmingham Tour

1 hr 30 mins

Discover the Victorian Birmingham you won't find in the history books in this captivating walking tour with your host Birmingham Heritage Walking Tours.

Step into the past and explore the captivating world of Victorian Birmingham. During this time the population of Birmingham grew rapidly to well over half a million and Birmingham became the second-largest population centre in England and one of the world's greatest industrial cities.

Learn about its vibrant people, businesses, and culture—from skilled hat makers to bustling grocers, inviting pubs to fantastic coffee shops with their own Choir!

Discover what made this city so unique and how it became the city it is today.

Minimum fitness level required.

Age restrictions: 12+

Adult £15
Child £15

What people are saying

Sheila Davies
Feb 2024

Very interesting. Kevin is an amusing and informative host.

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Keith Williams
Feb 2024

A most informative & interesting tour.

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Feb 2024

As always, an entertaining and informative tour of little-known aspects of Birmingham history.

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Sarah Barker
Jan 2024

Kevin shows us the hidden past of our great city, that is so easily overlooked, especially as st...

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How to get there

On the day

The tour will go ahead unless the weather conditions are deemed unsafe by the Met Office. Suitable clothing is recommended.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 30 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 30 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Kevin Tomas

If you’re on the hunt for Birmingham’s most mysterious and unheard-of spots, then you’re in the right place! Meet Kevin- the expert behind Birmingham Heritage Walks.

Kevin offers walking tours of the city that will surprise even the most clued-up Brummies! From lost pubs of the Jewellery Quarter to mysterious burial Catacombs, his tours uncover the fascinating people and hidden stories behind Birmingham’s famous landmarks.

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