The Birmingham Jewellery Quarter has been a thriving district for over 250 years and still makes millions of items of jewellery every year. On this tour, you will discover the history of the jewellery trade, how this authentic manufacturing area doubles as a vibrant modern neighbourhood, famous names who have lived and worked here and how the quarter has played a role in the history of England and the wider world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
12 July 2021
Nina (Toronto) B.
12 July 2021
Great tour, full of lots of interesting information... very well presented!
12 July 2021
Unfortunately, I missed the early tour, From Castle to Cottages because I was sleeping! But the later tour, Birmingham Jewelry Center was fantastic! As all of Ian's trips are filled with historic facts, this was no different and there was no disappointment! Love the tour. There is such beauty in the aging of the buildings and the wonderful stories they tell. Ian fills his tours with fact, fun and wonderful photo opportunities. I try to book all of Ian's tours so I don't miss any. Thank you Ian for making my understand of Birmingham and the areas around it so interesting!
11 July 2021
He was great guide,informative and friendly
🇨🇦 Wendy B.
11 July 2021
So much information about the area that I never knew. Ian you are more full of information than an encyclopedia. Wonderful tour. I’ll do it again to grasp what I didn’t absorb