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Birmingham - The Centre of Birmingham: Victoria Square

The Centre of Birmingham: Victoria Square

(149 reviews)
City Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom
45 mins

About the tour

Discover a city of contrasts that has evolved continuously over the years. On this tour we explore the historic centre of the city, with its impressive architecture reflecting Birmingham's position as one of the world's most prosperous cities in the 19th Century. Packed with stories about how the city grew and some of the fascinating characters who shaped it.

Meet your local guide


Ian is a professionally qualified guide with over 15 years' experience guiding in English and German. He loves to share information about places through stories rather than lists of facts. On Ian's tours you will find out not just about the places, but about the people, events and secrets behind them. He's never happier than when he's bringing places to life for guests' enjoyment, and looks forward to giving you a warm British welcome wherever in the world you are from.

Ian has been guiding since Feb 2002

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 guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide 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 guide 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 book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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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

Angela H.

05 March 2021

Great tour!

Marilyn P.

05 March 2021

Really great tour with Ian in Birmingham. We saw so much of the Victoria Square and surrounds - with amazing stories and insight to the history. Thank you so much.

Angie W.

05 March 2021

Ian is very friendly and knowlegeable about the area, I learn so much from his tours, and would love to do a real tour with him one day!

Sharon B.

05 March 2021

Another great tour...beautiful buildings.

Mary W.

04 March 2021

Great for a Brummie to be able to see Victoria Square after so long (and the new development behind it). Ian certainly knows his onions, well done, Ian.

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