5 Brilliant Peaky Blinders-Themed Activities In Birmingham

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5 Brilliant Peaky Blinders-Themed Activities In Birmingham

Roll up, roll up! The Peaky Blinders are in town.

Yes, with all the Shelby-inspired ventures Birmingham has to offer, it’s like the famous gang never even left. Think like a Shelby, drink like a Shelby and tread where the Shelby’s trod. Just be careful at those racecourses, mind! Here are some of the best activities in Birmingham that you really must try, by order of the Peaky Blinders.

1. Try a Peaky Blinders-themed escape room


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Think you have what it takes to succeed Shelby and co? Got it in you to fulfil their tasks and infiltrate other gangs with air remaining in your lungs? Well, come on then. Bring it on. You, plus a group of loyal mates, have 60 minutes to work out puzzles, codes and more in this Peaky Blinders escape room. With modes like Double Cross, where you must spy on Alfie’s gang, or The Raid, where you’re tasked with preventing the bookies from being raided, you’ll have the responsibility of keeping things ticking for the gang.

2. Embark on a guided Peaky Blinders tour


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If you want to really get the feel for 1900s Birmingham, then these tours are for you. Stories of the real Peaky Blinders gangs will be recounted, drinks in old bars will occur, and questions will be open for the expert guides. Tours even include a drink of your choice, and a slap-up Victorian meal at the Old Crown Pub will be provided towards the end. You will then be told of the violent outbreaks at the southern racecourses in 1921, something fans of the show will be all too familiar with.

3. Try Sadler’s Peaky Blinders spirits


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Founded by Nathaniel Sadler, this brewery in the heart of the black country has been running since 1861, all through the Peaky Blinders’ golden age. It’s now run by the 6th generation, Chris Sadler, and is located in Lye, near Stourbridge. You can enjoy their very own Peaky Blinders range, as well as award-winning signature ales. A tour of the brewery allows for plenty of samples to drink like Tommy Shelby in your flat cap, as well as a hearty Ploughman’s lunch.

4. Visit the Black Country Living Museum


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See the spot where some of the most dramatic moments of the show appeared. This Dudley museum allows you to stand on the ground where the ingenious Tommy Shelby masterfully crafted the faux-death of Danny Whizz-Bang. Boats, the canal, the strong yard – it’s all on show at the Black Country Living Museum.

5. Admire Peaky Blinders-inspired graffiti around the city


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Birmingham, and Digbeth in particular, is home to some of the most stunning street art. And, of course, this covers the monolithic show. You can follow this self-guided walk to see the collection of graffiti, or set off on your own to view some striking Shelby spray-ons (and so much more)!

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