Birmingham - Bull Ring - Where It All Began

Bull Ring - Where It All Began

(20 reviews)
Bull Ring, Birmingham, United Kingdom
45 mins

About the tour

For centuries, the Bull Ring area has been the commercial heart of the Birmingham. Its markets and traders helped a tiny village grow into the UK's second largest city and it is still a major destination for shoppers today. This tour is a chance to explore one of the oldest yet newest parts of the city. Stroll through a market dating back 850 years, find out how Paco Rabanne influenced the city's image, learn how Birmingham celebrated a great national hero, discover why this tour wouldn't be possible without a man named Peter and much more besides.

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

Mark W.

03 March 2021

Another great tour from Ian

Angie W.

02 March 2021

Very interesting and informative. Ian is a fantastic tour guide.

Marian E.

02 March 2021

I’m sure Ian was great. Unfortunately, my internet connection died.

R S.

02 March 2021

Excellent and so well done on every level, sadly I wasn’t able to join for long.

Louise K.

02 March 2021

Very informative and well presented.

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