Peaky Tours

Peaky Blinders has been phenomenally successful since launching in 2013, shown in 163 countries, aired on Netflix in the US, and garnered critical acclaim including five BAFTA craft awards and an RTS award for best drama series.

The third series of the drama came to an end recently. Three more series have been commissioned, but if you’re missing your Peaky fix, here’s one thing you can do between now and December: Peaky Tours – led by historian and University of Birmingham professor Carl Chinn – take visitors back to the Digbeth of the 1890s.

Starting at the Old Crown and including the Rainbow Pub where the term ‘Peaky Blinder’ was first coined, the tour gives an insight into the real characters from the era which inspired the fictional Shelby gang from the cult drama.

If you don’t fancy the walk, keep checking with Birmingham Tours to book on their Peaky Blinders Bus Tour, which focuses on Digbeth and explores the true history of gangs in Birmingham – disproving some myths en route.

Pamela Pinski

Digbeth and Proud

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