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Category: Midlands

Foxy Brown’s

Although it sounds like a basement jazz club in the backstreets of New York, Foxy…

On the Trail of Harry Potter

One of the things I enjoy doing most of all is tours on themes I…

Blue Badge Tour Guide FAQs

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

Q and A – Part 3

What's the best thing about being a Blue Badge Guide? There are lots of things…

Rushton Triangular Lodge

Rushton Triangular Lodge is an oddity set in the middle of nowhere. As its name…

Burghley House

Burghley House is, in my opinion, one of the most impressive stately homes in the…

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…

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,…

The Food of Love

As a tourist guide, it is always important to have a selection of good places…

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…

Sarehole Mill

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

Box Brownie

As anyone who knows me will already be aware, I love coffee and I also…

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…

Cannock Chase

Not far outside Birmingham, you will find Cannock Chase, which is an area of outstanding…

The Corner Shop

When we started up this blog, I never imagined I would write a blog post…

Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens

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

Black Country Living Museum

Visiting the Black Country Living Museum is like taking a step back in time, and…

The Monkey Forest

For a fun, family day out, the Monkey Forest in Staffordshire is a good choice.…

Ash End House Children’s Farm

Located in Middleton, near Tamworth in Staffordshire, Ash End House Farm is a fun day…