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Gas Street Basin

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Neighborhood: 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
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+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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Great walk on a sunny winters day

This is a lovely place to take a stroll down the canal and pop into a pub or bar or two! Great selection of eateries, particularly at the Mailbox and at Brindley Place.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Birmingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a lovely place to take a stroll down the canal and pop into a pub or bar or two! Great selection of eateries, particularly at the Mailbox and at Brindley Place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A short walk from the centre of Birmingham. You can enjoy a good walk alongside the canal or sit down a have a nice meal or drink in one of the local pubs. You can reach Brindley Place and Symphony Hall within a few minutes walk where you can find more pubs and restaurants.

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Shifnal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I remember Gas Street from the 1960s when it was hidden away from most people. The redevelopment of the area has been well done and the walk along the canal is very pleasant. The cafes and bars are worth a visit, especially the Tap and Spice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't have high exectations of Birmingham , however we have been really surprised by its beauty, particularly the canals. The Cube is a stunning piece of architecture overlooking the canals. Top floor has a Marco Pierre White restaurant. Unfortunately we couldn't do it this time round. A stroll along the canals was really pleasant and easilly accessible from the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting part of Birmingham. Loads of different restaurants, bars etc. Nice area to walk and view different sights. Can have trips up the canals and hire barges for parties. Easy accessible from the Mailbox, synphany hall, broad street in Birmingham . Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It used to be easy to come to (greater) Birmingham - or even live there - and not notice the canals. They were there - usually next to railway lines - but I never paid any attention to them. The first time I visited Gas Street was an eye-opener. Here is an area dedicated to canals, which made me realise... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A relic of the waterways that saw so much industrial work Gas street Basin is now a delightful venue set just off Brindley Place and offering canal trips and eating venue.

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Retford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

This is the heart of the British canal system. It was built to support industry but now is a brilliant venue for strolling, eating out and just relaxing around the water.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

lovely place that gives tranquility to a stay in the busy city, nice bars and restaurants in area, definitely reccomend

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

If Birmingham's extensive canals truly do make it "The Venice of the North", Gas Street Basin is the heart of the network. Modernised and welcoming, it's well worth a towpath stroll. Many of the local restaurants and bars are rather chain-y, but independent gems can be found more easily as you move away from the basin itself.

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