International success for a blinder of a tour

International success for a blinder of a tour

A Birmingham walking tour which brings to life the popular BBC drama Peaky Blinders is experiencing international success after the airing of another new series.

After last night’s premiere of series three, owners of the Digbeth tour are expecting further demand for the increasingly famous tour.

Launched in 2014 Peaky Tours gives attendees the chance to experience the sights and sounds of the real-life Peaky Blinders, and gives an insight into the poverty, crime and gangs that once roamed the streets of the city during a 90 minute guided tour.

Set up in partnership between entrepreneur Adrian Barrows and University of Birmingham professor Carl Chin, the tour takes in historic buildings including Curzon Street Station, Gun Barrel Proof House, Typhoo Tea Factory, Digbeth Police Station and the Custard Factory.

As the reputation of the BBC2 show has increased, Peaky Tours has seen a surge in attendees from across the globe.

Barrows said: “So far, we have sold out every tour we have put on. We do two tours a week and as soon as we put them online they sell out straight away.

“I suppose what the popularity of the series has done for us is that we have had an influx of international visitors. We get peoples signing up for tours and visiting from all over the world- Australia, America, South Africa and Europe.

“In fact, we have recently had a group from Palm Springs, Florida, who are flying over just for the tour.”