Birmingham - Ask Me Anything - Get To Know Your Guide!

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Ask Me Anything - Get To Know Your Guide!

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(13 reviews)
60 mins

About the tour

Please note: This is not a walking tour, it is an interactive Q&A session broadcast from my home! Check out my channel page at heygo.com/ian for other tours you might enjoy. You've followed me around Central England for months, you've listened to me talking about all kinds of places and topics, but this is your opportunity to find out more about me! I am looking forward to welcoming you to my home in Birmingham to spend some time chatting to you about what makes me tick. So if you want to know what it was like growing up, about my work as a guide, what I like to do when I'm not guiding, if there's anything you want to ask about life here in England, or if there are any other questions you've been desperate to know the answers to, this is your chance. I want this to be enjoyable, really interactive and hopefully informative for you. I truly value our Heygo community and the connections we are making around the world, and look forward to you getting to know me a bit better in a more informal setting. So get your questions ready, get a drink and a snack prepared and I will see you there!

Meet Ian


Hello and thanks for visiting. I’m Ian, a professionally qualified guide. I hold the Blue Badge, which is the UK’s highest tour guiding qualification and have many years’ experience guiding in both English and German. My passion is sharing places and stories with people from around the world, and helping them discover more about this country and particularly the Midlands, where I have lived for almost all my life. I have a friendly and informal style and always aim to bring history to life with anecdotes about people and events rather than just dry facts. I love the sense of community with Heygo and enjoy seeing the same people joining multiple tours. On all of my tours you can expect information, humour and friendly conversation. I want you to sit back, relax and enjoy the experience as you take a walk with your new friend in England. Wherever in the world you are from, I look forward to giving you the warmest of British welcomes.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Birmingham with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Birmingham. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Katie L.

26 September 2021

I haven't been on Ian's tours lately, but it was great to get to know you better. I love these type of sessions because they make you appreciate the guide more and where they come from. Thank you Ian for opening up to the world. You're such a lovely person!

Marlene M.

25 September 2021

Ian, the Ask Me Anything session this evening was so very enjoyable for all of us....i hope you realized and felt how much we love and respect you!! You are the most natural and personable man! We love every one of your tours ad I could listen to yo talk for hours and hours. You were VERY brave to take on a session like this and I do hope you truly enjoyed it a s well. You're a star!!! Thank you from this Anglophile Nova Scotian and her friends!!

Keith B.

25 September 2021

A real Tour de Force by Ian Braisby Britain Tour Blue Badge Guide.....give him a go! @1truclaretnblu @BrummieBard #Birmingham #Poet exiled to the @BlackCountry....How the heck do I get on a @Heygo Tour as I have sooo much more to give about #Birmingham.....!!!!

Brenda G.

25 September 2021

Very interesting and fun.

Beverly M.

25 September 2021

Thankyou for answering so many great questions that were asked. Not easy with so many questions popping up on the chat but you systematically went through them to ensure that no question was missed. A true perfectionist.

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