Birmingham’s artsy bits

Birmingham's artsy bits

A fun and informative tour which not only introduces the city, but looks at the amazing art and architecture in a humorous and interactive way. Hosted by Jonathan Berg, local author and photographer, on which the tours are loosely based.

You will come away with a new view of the UKs second city and feel the better for the experience. You will certainly realise why Birmingham and ‘water feature’ should never be mentioned in the same sentence!

This tour can often be combined with our afternoon tour that starts where thiw one finishes – righ by a great place for lunch.
* Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
* Starts: West Midlands, United Kingdom
* Trip Category: Tours & Sightseeing >> City Tours




A fun and informative tour which not only introduces the city, but looks at the amazing art and architecture in a humorous and interactive way. Hosted by Jonathan Berg, local author and photographer, on which the tours are loosely based.

You will come away with a new view of the UKs second city and feel the better for the experience. You will certainly realise why Birmingham and ‘water feature’ should never be mentioned in the same sentence!

This tour can often be combined with our afternoon tour that starts where thiw one finishes – righ by a great place for lunch.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Grand Central, 68A East Mews, Birmingham B2 4XJ England

We start at this new gateway to the city. We understand the architecture and get a feel for the pressures on the architect as he worked to finish his ‘giant monolithic cave’.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Bullring & Grand Central Birmingham, Birmingham B5 4BU England

We look at the New Street piazza betweeen Grand Central and the Bullring. We explore significant public art pieces by artists known across the world.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands, England

We look at the 3-d public art by artist Paul Maxfield in Picadilly Arcade.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Victoria Square, Birmingham B1 1BD England

We look at fine pieces of contemporary public art as well as much older art going back through the twentieth century to the Victorian era.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3HQ England

We experience this Victorian space now remodelled for modern city city life. We see contemporatry artworks and contrast with the 1880s artworks on the Museum & Art Gallery.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Centenary Square, Broad St., Birmingham B1 2AE England

We look at the art works all around this space and learn so much about the history of this city and also its present day aspirations. We see architecture from the 1920s Hall of Memory with its amazing art deco features through to the modernism of the Library of Birmingham. We even make time to meet Stephen and Stitt, the HSBC lions and of course visit the entrance to the original Line of Duty AC12 police headquarters where Kate, Stephen and Ted set it all off.

Duration: 15 minutes