Peaky Blinders Birmingham

Peaky Blinders Birmingham – Fantastic reason to explore the 2nd city of England. We’ll show you where to go to soak up the Peaky Blinders vibe.

Reaching a global audience, Peaky Blinders is leaving a lasting legacy and has inspired everything from baby names such as Authur and Ada, superb street art, theme nights, to Peaky Blinders tours and Peaky Blinders style clothing sales.

Peaky Blinders Birmingham Artwork

Peaky Blinders Gable End Artwork at Digbeth Court, Birmingham. Artwork by AKSE - Peaky Blinders Birmingham

Peaky Blinders Birmingham: Thomas Shelby artwork by Akse

This Superb outdoor mural painting of Thomas Shelby, by Akse of the P19 Graffiti Crew, is on the gable-end wall of Digbeth Court, 162-164 High street, Deritend in central Birmingham, England. Thomas Shelby is played by Irish actor Cillian Murphy.

Akse is a French-born Graffiti Artist of Vietnamese heritage, previously best known for his mural of Marcus Rashford MBE the football star and school meals campaigner.

BBC’s drama Peaky Blinders has transformed the image of Birmingham and has helped make the city a centre for creativity, TV and film production, and a tourist hotspot.

Created by Steven Knight, Peaky Blinders launched in 2013 and follows the Shelby family, who led the infamous Peaky Blinders gang.

Peaky Blinders become one of the BBC’s most popular dramas and is shown around the world with famous fans including Tom Cruise, Julia Roberts and Stephen Spielberg.

Steven Knight is also building a new film and TV studio in Digbeth, Birmingham, and the BBC announced MasterChef will be made at the studios from 2024. 

Many major production companies have chosen to film in the West Midlands including Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, American Assassin, and Mission Impossible 7.  

There are also plans by Steven Knight for a Peaky Blinders feature film to be produced in Birmingham. 

Digbeth – voted UK’s Coolest Neighbourhood

The Sunday Times voted Digbeth the ‘Coolest Neighbourhood in Britain’ in their guide to the ‘most happening neighbourhoods’

The area’s Custard Factory is the heart of Birmingham’s buzzing creative and digital district. The Custard Factory’s range of food, drink and entertainment hotspots which include Ghetto Golf, Kanteen, Clink, Chitty’s Cakes, and independent The Mockingbird Cinema, all provide great reasons to visit Birmingham.

Graffiti Art of Digbeth Walk

Moor Street Queensway, Birmingham,  B4 7UL

This fascinating walk shows you amazing graffiti art around Digbeth in Birmingham, central Birmingham. The walk starts and ends at Moor Street Railway Station, and is 3 miles long (4km) long.

There are cafes and bars along the route to take a break, especially around the Custard Factory – 15 acres of beautifully restored Victorian factories.

Custard Factory is a creative hub home to many independent shops, cafes, bars, restaurants, and the Mockingbird Cinema and is the heart of Birmingham’s buzzing creative and digital district. Many companies locally have graffiti-style murals. This includes pubs, eateries and entertainment venues.

Peaky Blinders Tour

“Peaky Tours” The Original Peaky Blinders Tour Birmingham

The leader is Carl Chinn MBE Ph.D. F.Birm.Soc. Professor of Community History at the University of Birmingham. He is a direct descendant of Edward Derrick, an original Peaky Blinder.

You meet at The Old Crown pub on Deritend High Street in an area set aside exclusively for Brum Tours. Their guide will bring to life the real gangs and leaders that terrorised the racecourses of England in the 1920s.

They take you on a tour back to the 1890s and early 1900s, recounting the story of the Real Peaky Blinder gangs and taking in the Rainbow Pub -the term “Peaky Blinder” was first penned there. The walking part of the tour lasts around 45 -60 minutes.

After the walk, you go back to the Old Crown pub where you will be seated in an exclusive area for your meal and drinks.

We recommend this tour and you can book or add your name to the waiting list on their Brum Tours website

Peaky Blinders Talk

Peaky Talks – theatre based Peaky Blinders talk

Talks are conducted by either Prof. Carl Chinn MBE a descendant of Edward Derrick and Professor of Community History at the University of Birmingham or Dave Fisher. Please check each date for the guide for the evening.

The Peaky Blinder talks are held at The Mockingbird theatre at the Custard Factory. You will be only yards from where the term “Peaky Blinder” was first penned.

They will bring to life the real gangs that terrorised the racecourses of England in the 1920s. With a fantastic variety of local drinks on offer, you sit back and relax as they take you back to the 1890s and early 1900s.

To conclude the Real Peaky Blinders story, they tell you about the violent and bloody gang war that erupted on the racecourses of southern England in 1921 and explain what happened to the gangs and their leaders.

We recommend this talk and you can book through their Brum Tours website

Peaky Blinders Birmingham – Pubs

The Old Crown, Digbeth, Birmingham

The half-timbered Old Crown pub dating from 1368 is Birmingham’s oldest non-religious building. A real Peaky Blinders Birmingham pub.

The Old Crown pub & events garden is in the heart of Digbeth, Birmingham’s thriving creative quarter. A great pub, now with a surprising outdoor facility for eating and watching televised sports and national events.

Queen Elizebeth 1st stayed at the Old Crown on her way back from Kenilworth Castle

The Old Crown Digbeth - Peaky Blinders Birmingham
The Old Crown Digbeth

The Old Crown Opening Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 12:00 – 23:30

Foodservice until 9:00 pm

Friday – Saturday: 12:00 – 00:30

Foodservice until 9:00pm 

Sunday: 12:00 – 23:00

Foodservice until 5:45 pm

Monday – Thursday: 12:00 – 23:30

Foodservice until 9:00 pm

Friday – Saturday: 12:00 – 00:30

Foodservice until 9:00pm 

Sunday: 12:00 – 23:00

Foodservice until 5:45 pm

Peaky Blinders BirminghamThe Old Crown address: The Old Crown 188 High St, Deritend, Birmingham B12 0LD

The Rainbow Pub, Digbeth, Birmingham

A Peaky Blinders Birmingham pub – also just yards away from where the phrase “Peaky Blinders” was first penned.

On the corner of Digbeth High Street and Adderley Street, The Rainbow is a one minute walk on High Street from The Old Crown.

We believe there has been a pub called The Rainbow on the site since at least 1767, with the current rebuilt pub known from the 1880s.

The Rainbow is an iconic Birmingham pub at the heart of Digbeth’s nightlife with cocktails, great food, live music and live sport.

The rainbow has had a £750,000 re-fit with bare, brick walls, wooden floors, and high-quality seating and fittings.

At the back of The Rainbow, there’s a spacious courtyard-style beer garden that cleverly feels completely open-air, even though half of the tables are sheltered from the elements. Check out the seat they’ve made from an old Mini car’s front end……….and get a selfie on the unique seat, created from its engine compartment.

Rainbow Pub Digbeth Basement

The Rainbow has a soundproof basement with its own mixing desk, computer-controlled light show, and there own house band on nights when guest bands aren’t been booked.  The Rainbow’s basement has a capacity of 200. A great night out.

The entrance to The Rainbow’s basement is also magnificent – local artist Panda has painted the words Digbeth Rainbow /Rainbow Digbeth hundreds of times around all of the walls and across the ceiling, to stunning effect.

The Rainbow Pub Opening Hours

Mon. – Thu.4:00 pm – 12:00 am
Fri. – Sat.12:00 pm – 2:00 am
Sun.12:00 pm – 12:00 am
The Rainbow Pub, Deritend Opening Times

Peaky Blinders BirminghamThe Rainbow Pub address: 160 High Street, Deritend, Birmingham, B12 0LD

Peaky Blinders Pubs and Peaky Blinders Graffiti Map