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A Tour of Birmingham

Recently I did a tour of Birmingham for some Year 6 pupils. Here is the…

Leading the Fellowship of the Ring

Today, I did one of my favourite of all tours - a full afternoon exploring…

Blue Badge Tour Guide FAQs

What is the Blue Badge? What is the benefit of hiring a Blue Badge Guide?…

Q and A Part 2

So here are some more questions about me and my work as a guide... What…

How can I tell if my guide really has a Blue Badge?

Your guide should have a physical badge, like the one pictured. They will probably be…

Vee’s Deli

Just like much else in the Jewellery Quarter, Vee’s Deli is small but perfectly formed.…

Top Ten Things to Do in Birmingham

Birmingham is such a huge, thriving city that it’s hard to choose just ten must-do…

Academic tours…for all ages!

[caption id="attachment_539" align="alignleft" width="168"] Inside Newman Brothers[/caption] Guiding tends to be quite a seasonal job,…

Inspired By Birmingham! Review of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

I’m a big fan of Tolkien’s books, and fascinated by how his early life in…

A Day in the Life of a Blue Badge Tourist Guide

I’m up early because I’m doing a Meet and Greet at Birmingham Airport this morning.…

Tolkien’s Middle Earth Tour

A Trip to Middle Earth With the release of the first instalment of the film…

Birmingham’s Christmas Markets

The latter part of the year can mean only one thing in Birmingham, and that’s…

Victorian Restaurant

There is nothing quite like a traditional English breakfast.  Whether you’re about to go to…

Testimonial

During 2012 we have enjoyed reading your blog and have had a wonderful time using…

Sarehole Mill

Tucked away in the residential suburbs of South Birmingham is a hidden gem.  Worth visiting…

Aston Hall

It is easy to spend a whole morning or afternoon at Aston Hall. It is…

Aston Hall

It is easy to spend a whole morning or afternoon at Aston Hall. It is…

Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so with this many beautiful pictures…

Winterbourne House and Gardens

Winterbourne House is one of Birmingham’s hidden treasures – even many of the locals don’t…

Selly Manor

One of Birmingham’s well-kept little secrets is Selly Manor. It’s a small, beautifully preserved, Tudor…

The Pen Room

Situated in the Argent Centre, on the edge of the Jewellery Quarter, just a few…

Moonlight Cuisine

Birmingham is well-known for its curries. It has a whole area, known as the Balti…

Birmingham’s Independent Coffee Shops

I’ve loved coffee, for as long as I can remember.  Most students’ key item of…

Sutton Park

Sutton Park, in the north of Birmingham, is one of the largest urban parks in…