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Birmingham Back to Backs

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50 - 54 Inge St / 55 - 63 Hurst St, Birmingham B5 4TE England
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Enjoy a budget-friendly, one-of-a-kind way to explore Birmingham: this self-led smartphone game will bring the city’s spooky history to life. After signing up, download the app and set off at a time that suits you best. You’ll solve clues and discover top landmarks, from the Birmingham Town Hall and the Gas Street Basin to the Hall of Memory. You’ll also hear ghost stories and creepy lore during your tour.
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Paul Legate wrote a review Jan 2021
St Ives, United Kingdom17319 contributions34044 helpful votes
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The last surviving Birmingham Back to Backs are a hark back to the times when there thousands of similar housing developments in the city. The back to backs were built around shared courtyards but were deemed to be unsatisfactory and a public health act was passed in 1875 meaning that no more were built. The last example of an intact back to back development is Court 15 at Inge Street/Hurst Street which has been preserved by the National Trust. I visited in October 2020 during a brief Covid relaxation period and had the chance to take some photos of Court 15. It is a fascinating part of Birmingham’s past and worth exploring whilst in the city.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Tioloco53 wrote a review Oct 2020
Coventry, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
Step back a hundred years guided by an expert. Glad I live in 20th / 21st century and not back then. Appreciate what we have now.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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LRD2112 wrote a review Oct 2020
Stafford, United Kingdom25 contributions3 helpful votes
Well informed local staff bring the time travel experience to life. Visiting eras in Birmingham by use of real examples with stories fifteen within living memory of the visitor and often shared experiences too.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Dan D wrote a review Sep 2020
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Lovely to visit the type of houses my mom grew up in. Lovely bit of Brum history preserved. the guides are great. definitely worth a visit
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Date of experience: December 2019
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patsybee wrote a review Aug 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom11 contributions8 helpful votes
I was actually born and brought up in one of these houses. Just down the road in Kent Street. Everything about the visit brought back many memories of my childhood. I can honestly say that everything about the tour is genuine and I remember the tailor mentioned and Harry Cohen who had a guest house in lower Hurst Street where some of the "lesser " acts at the hippodrome would stay. My many visits to the "Hipp" as a child gave me my love of theatre which I still have to this day. Doggedd
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Date of experience: September 2019
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