Birmingham Slogging Gangs Walking and Food Tour

18 Ratings
  • Live Guide
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  • Group Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 3 hr

On our food tour, our own gangster, Edward Shelby, will show you Birmingham's diverse culture and ethnic cuisines and the impact immigration has had on the city. Hear about real life gang members, Billy Kimber and Alfie Solomon and how gangs differed from their portrayal in popular culture. You will explore how tensions have led to conflict and gang culture over the last 150 years as well as the positive impact of immigration on the City. In addition, discover Birmingham's links to the tea trade and how the Windrush generation helped rebuild Birmingham after the war. How did a Birmingham man's belief that a happy wife makes for a happy life lead to a culinary delight millions of Britons enjoy every week? Find out on this slogging gang-themed tour which is also an excellent opportunity to try a taste of Birmingham and get a feel for the city as a whole. A three-course lunch is included in our price.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Top Tours Global

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Learn all about the famous Birds Custard and the love story behind its creation.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St. Martin in the Bull Ring

Stop off and hear all about the contributions made by immigrants from the Indian sub continent to Birmingham and enjoy a taste of one of their wonderful dishes

Duration: 15 minutes

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Find out how a speech given in the Burlington Hotel impacted immigration to Birmingham and created the conflict that fuelled far right gangs in the city

Duration: 5 minutes

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Learn about the impact of Chinese immigrants on the food and gangs of Birmingham and enjoy a taste of the Far East.

Duration: 15 minutes

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The Windrush Generation brought with them a great work ethic and amazing new foods to the city of a thousands trades. Here we will finish our tour with a taste of the Caribbean.

Duration: 15 minutes
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