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Gas Street Basin

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Neighbourhood: Ladywood
As featured in 3 Days in Birmingham and 1 other guide
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Address: Gas Street Basin Gas Street, Birmingham B1 2JT, England
Phone Number: +44 121 643 2514
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Once a thriving port, this area where several canals meet offers colorful...

Once a thriving port, this area where several canals meet offers colorful canal boats, bars, cafes and restaurants.

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Stayed at a local hotel as in Birmingham for a concert and stumbled upon the basin, it is very interesting and gives insight into the way Birmingham used to be. Lots of activity... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed at a local hotel as in Birmingham for a concert and stumbled upon the basin, it is very interesting and gives insight into the way Birmingham used to be. Lots of activity on a saturday night. Pubs on the basin are crowded so get there early! there are a number of camel canal cruises which we will probably do... More 

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Thank MikeRadley
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Another step back in time, wander around the basin visit one of the pubs along the canalside, a characterful area to visit that still has tat Victoriana look & feel after being sympathetically bought back to life.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Unsuspected from the above street, this little part of town is a testimony of the industrial history of Birmingham. Been greatly improved since 20 years. I never fail to take friends and family visiting for a walk there

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Thank CuisseDeGrenouilles
Weybridge, Surrey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As far as I know this is the only place where three different canals converge so its interesting from that point of view. Its been re-developed to be an attractive area to walk around with bridges over the canal for accessibility. There are also numerous places to eat from pubs to fancy restaurants and chains as well as lots of... More 

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

walked along in the evening and came across some fab places that only locals would know of. Worth the effort

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely views and little pubs along the tow paths aswell as ducks and massive geese , And of course canal trips to see what its all about , if you dont fancy along trip on a long boat a smaller water taxi operates for 1 pound per stop or 4 pound for a round trip . well worth it ,... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A unique experience where you wouldn't normally expect it: Birmingham features canal works with the authenticity on par with those in Bruges or Venice. Can be easily reached by foot by crossing the bridge from the Cube/Mailbox, or from the New Street Station. Several restaurants and assorted amenities located along the waterfront. Travelers will encounter the landmark on the way... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice stroll around the canals, with plenty of opportunity for food an drinks links road st. to ailbox

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a really good walk around here but due to the time of year the canal trips were not on offer. There was a water bus available but because the man sitting on it was SO grumpy when we asked him a question we decided not to use his service! It was cold, windy & raining the day we... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some great venues have opened up along the almost hidden urban waterways, combining history with a fun night out.

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