We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gas Street Basin

Neighborhood: Ladywood
Neighborhoods, Other
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Gas St., Birmingham B1 2JT, England
Phone Number: 44-121-643-2514
Description: 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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 337 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 177
    Excellent
  • 135
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Birmingham@s Gem

With more canals than Venice Birmingham boasts an unrivalled vibrant canal scene. With numerous bars and restaraunts conference centres and the NIA etc this is the social... read more

Review collected in partnership with HP Desktop icon

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
,
Solihull, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

337 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Solihull, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
205 reviews 205 reviews
124 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

With more canals than Venice Birmingham boasts an unrivalled vibrant canal scene. With numerous bars and restaraunts conference centres and the NIA etc this is the social centre.Great to have a walk around on a summers day.Great for pre concert eating. A great day out.

Review collected in partnership with HP Desktop icon

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Newark-on-trent, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely place to visit the canals are lovely , boat trips in season cafes and pubs alll along the canal side well with a visit

Was this review helpful? Yes
Peterborough
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We had heard about the canal walk and we were not disappointed. It was amazing to see how the canals in central Birmingham had survived & thrived and there is a good selection of pubs / restaurants on the route when you need a rest break.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pouance, France
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
55 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Totally re-furbished old Gas Street Basin - the hub of Birmingham's canal network. Superb ambiance that brings back the past in a modern setting.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely area of Birmingham. Strolling along the canals, even with a cold wind, was really lovely. There are some warm and welcoming pubs along the way and a pint of cider after a long amble watching the canal boats float along was a nice way to end the afternoon.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rugby, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Tucked away between Broad Street and the Mailbox, this retreat is a good place to be away from the road and the noise. We walked from Brindley place along the Worcs and Hereford canal onto the basin then had a coffee by the mailbox before ambling back to New Street to catch our train home. Wonderful place to relax and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Lots of restaurants to choose from although all chains - would be nice to see some independents - and walk along the canal is lovely. Hope the regeneration of the area settles in and develops a unique character but still nice to visit now

Was this review helpful? Yes
Camborne, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

nice to see the canals cleaned up and being used once more ,the buildings have been restored for other uses ,manly food outlets but its a cool place where modern meets old worth a visit

Was this review helpful? Yes
Walsall, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
26 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Just have a good wander around. It's lively, attractive and interesting, without being threatening. There are lots of good bars and restaurants to choose from. I personally like the Tap and Spile or the Ring of Eight (further up Broad Street, towards Five Ways) where you can get real ale.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brixham
Top Contributor
203 reviews 203 reviews
9 attraction reviews
601 helpful votes 601 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The gas street basin still offers a feel for the past and history of the waterways. Here you will see many narrow boats moored some then used as a business and others as residential. The towpath links part of the cit with the Mailbox and it's restaurants and bars and is a very popular night time area. The old James... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Gas Street Basin also viewed

Birmingham, West Midlands
Birmingham, West Midlands
 
Birmingham, West Midlands
 

Been to Gas Street Basin? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Gas Street Basin and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Gas Street Basin staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?