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Birmingham Back to Backs, Birmingham

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Birmingham Back to Backs stands as the only surviving court of back-to-back houses in Birmingham. The style was popular in the city in the 19th century before most of the buildings were demolished through the 20th century. Today, take a guided tour through the courtyards and interiors of the preserved brick back-to-backs. Interiors feature furnishings from over a century ago and the sweet shop looks just like it did in the 1930s. Browse the shops for Birmingham-themed and nostalgia products and sit in on a workshop on how to make your own rag rug. You can only visit this site by guided tour, which you should book online beforehand. Put Birmingham Back to Backs at the forefront of your travel plans using our Birmingham trip itinerary maker.
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  • Absolutely brilliant visit! Our tour guide Dave was really lovely and full of knowledge, which made the tour so interesting and enjoyable! 
    Absolutely brilliant visit! Our tour guide Dave was really lovely and full of knowledge, which made the tour so interesting and enjoyable!  more »
  • This is an excellent tour- so interesting & well organised.Our tour guide Ross was very entertaining & so knowledgeable this was a real insight to daily life in past times. Highly recommended 
    This is an excellent tour- so interesting & well organised.Our tour guide Ross was very entertaining & so knowledgeable this was a real insight to daily life in past times. Highly recommended  more »
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  • Superb tour of these fascinating houses, brilliantly led by Annette, who had personal experience of living in similar houses, was most knowledgeable about every aspect and was friendly and helpful too. Thoroughly recommended for anyone interested in social history or simply in how people used to live. A reminder of how much better Birmingham must have been before the council's planners destroyed the city in the 1960s etc.
  • Fantastic trip through 19th Century Birmingham. The tour guide was local and very knowledgeable. His experience living locally helped set the site in context. We wandered through many different rooms laid out over 4 timeframes. It is great that these buildings have been preserved and are talked about. Booking is essential. Not sure I would go back anytime soon as I believe I saw everything on offer. Thanks for a great 90 minutes.

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