B is for Birmingham. And Bab. It’s for Balti, Black Sabbath, and Broad Street. B is also for Bingo!
Join us for our summer city walking tour, exploring Brum in search of the amazing innovations, music, and culture that Birmingham has produced, all while ticking off some brilliant Birmingham Bs on your bingo card as you go. You’ll need to keep an ear out, and to keep your eyes peeled.
A Birmingham walking tour with a (gently) competitive element.
The walk ends with a stroll back to the Roundhouse where ticket holders can take advantage of 20% off food at The Distillery.
Great for: An introduction to Birmingham’s brilliant spaces, histories, and people for first time visitors. People looking for a fun alternative to a guided tour. Groups looking for something fun and interesting to do in the city centre.
Dates: Most Saturday afternoons, May-September
For group bookings and other dates, complete the enquiry form on the Group Booking page.
Meeting Point: Check in at the Roundhouse Birmingham Visitor Centre, 10 minutes before the advertised tour start time.
Finishing Point: The tour ends in Brindley Place, but you can join us for a stroll back to the Roundhouse if you’d like to grab food or refreshments at Jonathan’s in the Roundhouse or The Distillery.
Directions: View our "Getting here" page for detailed directions.
Duration: The walking tour is approximately 90 minutes, with a short walk back to the Roundhouse
Suitable For: 10+, all under 18’s need to be accompanied by an adult.
Number of Steps? We’re thinking you’ll get in a decent amount of your daily steps. About 4000.
Make sure to come along and check in at our Visitor Centre at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the day’s proceedings to make sure we are ready to start on time.
At the Roundhouse, our Victorian cobbles can be a little uneven and steep in places, and most Roundhouse Birmingham experiences will involve some walking. Sturdy, sensible shoes are your friend.
The route is designed with access in mind, avoiding stairs where possible. At one part of the tour, there are steps, but there is a lift to use. There are one or two slightly steep inclines around the Brindley Place.
Your guide on the boats will use audio systems to ensure that they are audible in the busy city environment (near the boat engine!).
Headphones with a standard plug work with our audio system, so please do bring them along to use. If you don’t have them, we have disposables for you to use (although we like to limit using them, for obvious reasons).
The audio systems are compatible with hearing loops which are available on arrival. If your whole group needs to use the audio loop, please let us know so we can prepare.
Our guided tours and walks will go ahead whatever the weather so plan accordingly.
Venue: Roundhouse Birmingham
Directions: Please come to the Roundhouse Visitor Centre 10 minutes before the tour start time.