Birmingham - Guide's Choices!

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Guide's Choices!

Coming soon
(80 reviews)
45 mins

About the tour

Put your trust in your local guide to show you something special each time you join me for one of these tours. Every Guide's Choices tour will be to a different location in and around Birmingham, which will only be revealed at the beginning of the tour itself - some are places I have a personal connection to, some are requests from visitors, some are just quirky places I think you'll enjoy. Book and get ready to be surprised!

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 45 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

Nina (Toronto) B.

20 July 2021

Great Tour!

Shelley H.

19 July 2021

Ian, Your tours are always good! Love your sense of humor. How does one get in touch with you? So delighted to have Heygo and you doing tours - Really enjoy them! Shelley

Jeanne ♦️♦️♦️ B.

17 July 2021

I learned about Thomas Holte.

Hilary S.

17 July 2021

great tour

Wendy 🇨🇦 B.

17 July 2021

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