Meeting at The Old Crown on Deritend High Street. On arrival, you are welcome to have a drink and relax in area set aside exclusively for Peaky Tours. We will bring to life the real gangs that terrorised the racecourses of England in the 1920s and the real gang leaders. After just over an hour, we will take you on a tour back to the 1890s and early 1900s, recounting the story of the real peaky blinder gangs and taking in the Rainbow Pub close to where the term “Peaky Blinder” was first penned. The walking element of the tour lasts around 45 minutes to one hour (dependent on questions).
We will then lead you back to the Old Crown, where you will be sat in an exclusive area set aside for Peaky Tours. Here, you will handed your choice of house wine, ale or non-alcoholic drink and a typical Victorian dinner (tour choice dependent).
Once your belly and palate are contented, we will conclude the Real Peaky Blinders story by telling you about the violent and bloody gang war that erupted on the racecourses of southern England in 1921 and explain what happened to the gangs and their leaders. He will then take any questions you may have.
You will also get the chance to buy merchandise from a selection of products including the book; The Real Peaky Blinders, the book that inspired Peaky Tours.
Tour conducted by Carl Chinn:
- Introduction Talk.
- Walk around the sites and the scenes of where the Real Peaky Blinders plied their trade.
- Speciality Ale (non alcoholic option also available).
- Steak and ale pie and mash dinner in the Old Crown. (vegetarian option available).
- Chance to purchase books written by Carl Chinn along with other merchandise.
Q: What Time Does The Tour Begin?
A: All guests should arrive by 6:45pm for a 7:00pm start.
Q: What Time Does The Tour End?
A: This very much depends on the number of questions that are asked. We aim to finish by 10:30pm but this can be later. Should you wish to leave to catch trains, buses then please feel free to leave at your convenience.
Q: Where do we meet?
A: We meet at The Old Crown, 188 High Street, Deritend, Birmingham, B12 0LD.
Q: Is my registration/ticket transferable?
A: Tickets are non refundable and non transferable. This is because as a business and have costs that need to be paid regardless of “no shows”. We understand that this can cause upset but we hope you understand.
Q: What is on the menu?
A: On our Dinner, Drink and Tour option, the meal is Victorian fayre of steak and ale pie and mash. Should you require a vegetarian option, we will be pleased to offer this; whilst we are also pleased to cater for vegans and those with specific dietary requirements. However it is essential that you should inform us within 7 days of the event if you would like anything other than faggots, peas and mash in order for us to notify the kitchen. We would advise those booking for groups to ensure that they order the correct meal for everyone in their party.
Failure to inform us of any meal alternatives to steak and ale pie and mash 7 days prior to your tour will incur a supplement to pay on the night of between £5.00 and £10.00.
Q: How much walking is there?
A: Around 45 mins to 1 hour of walking.
Q: Is the tour wheelchair friendly?
We have seen many wheelchair bound guests on our tours. We ask that you let us know at the time of booking so that we can reserve particular areas of our room for your comfort.
Q: Is there parking nearby?
A: There is a small car park at The Old Crown itself although there is street parking around the area and car parks in the close proximity.