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From the city streets to the surrounding countryside, Birmingham offer a rich tapestry of locations that bring the world of Peaky Blinders to life.

As filming for the new movie kicks off in Digbeth, Staying Cool at Rotunda is perfectly placed to explore the iconic sites and immerse yourself in the world of the Shelbys.

With filming for the upcoming Peaky Blinders movie set to begin in Digbeth this September, there’s no better time to discover the world of Tommy Shelby and his notorious gang. With Digbeth Loc Studios as the movie’s hub, fans will be hoping for a bit of star-spotting around Birmingham.

Peter Forson Hat Shop, Great Western Arcade

Visit Peter Forson Hat Shop in the Victorian splendour of The Great Western Arcade. It’s a treasure trove for any Peaky enthusiast, with flat caps and trilbies galore, each as meticulously stylish as the dapper-dressed Shelby clan.

Inside the Peter Forson Hat Shop, located in Birmingham's Great Western Arcade

West Midlands Police Museum, Steelhouse Lane

From here, head over to the West Midlands Police Museum and delve into the show’s historical context. Located in the former lock-up, it offers a fascinating glimpse into the real-life law enforcement challenges of the era. Discover artifacts and stories that offer an intricate portrayal of crime and justice from the time when gangs roamed the city streets, including incredible mug shots that bring the characters to life.

Inside West Midlands Police Museum

Garrison Lane and the Garrison Tavern

No Peaky Blinders tour would be complete without a visit to Garrison Lane. This infamous Garrison Tavern served as the Shelby family’s headquarters and the spot where many a clandestine meetings took place; and while it is now derelict, the spirit of the show lives on in the surrounding area.

National Trust Back to Backs, Hurst Street

These carefully restored 19th-century houses give you an authentic glimpse into the living conditions of the working class during the era. They’re a poignant reminder of the community spirit and resilience that characterised Birmingham’s history (booking essential).

Back to Backs Birmingham is part of the National Trust and is located in the heart of Birmingham's Southside District

Digbeth and Bordesley

Today it’s home to the city’s creatives, but it’s here you’ll find Birmingham’s oldest pub, The Old Crown, which dates back to 1368 (so it’s a sure bet that the original Peaky Blinders downed a few drinks here while they plotted revenge). There’s a street art dedicated to the show too.

Hill Street Paintings

Take a moment to appreciate another artistic homage to the Peaky Blinders at Hill Street. The 50m-wide murals, just outside New Street Station, were created by local artist Jon Jones and installed by Castle Fine Art and Central BID, and capture leading characters including Tommy, Arthur and Aunt Polly.

Peaky Blinders art installation on Hill Street Birmingham. Credit: Stacey Barnfield

Escape Live, Jewellery Quarter

For an interactive experience, Escape Live in Constitution Hill is home of the official Peaky Blinders escape room. Set inside the Shelby’s bookies, test your wits by navigating through puzzles and challenges as you’re tasked to find and destroy evidence before being raided by Inspector Campbell.

The Lickey Hills

For a change of pace, venture south of the city to the Lickey Hills, a location mentioned several times in the multi-award-winning series. Just as it was a retreat for the Shelby family, you can escape the bustle of the city, take a leisurely walk and enjoy the panoramic views from the top of Beacon Hill.

Wolverhampton Racecourse

Continue your journey to Wolverhampton Racecourse, a nod to the show’s deep connections with horses and gambling. With racing a central theme for many of the series’ dramatic scenes, you can place your bets and enjoy the excitement the Shelbys would have felt as they navigated their way through their high-stakes world.

Black Country Living Museum, Tipton

Conclude your tour with a visit to the Black Country Living Museum, a frequent filming location for the series. This open-air museum offers an immersive experience, transporting you back to the early 1900s with its meticulously recreated village and industrial landscapes. Walk the same cobbled streets, explore the historic buildings and get a feel for the daily life and struggles of the era.

The Black Country Living Museum

So as we wait with our autograph books in hand, we hope you enjoy our Peaky Blinders-inspired visit to Birmingham, with a host of historical sites and experiences that bring the story to life – most a short walk from Rotunda.