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Gas Street Basin

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Address: Gas Street Basin Gas Street, Birmingham B1 2JT, England
Phone Number: 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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Such a brill place to walk around stop off for food and drinks really good atmosphere when everyone is outside eating and drinking.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Linda D
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Such a brill place to walk around stop off for food and drinks really good atmosphere when everyone is outside eating and drinking.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A super day in the midst of busy Birmingham. The quiet of the water. Plenty to see lots of places to eat and great shopping near by. Take a water bus on the canal or coffee on the barge cafe.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are into all types of food, Canals and Narrow Boats its a must. The Shogun Japanese is to die for lovely food with a bit of theater.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you take a trip on one of the many boats up and down the canal or you sit outside one of the many bars along the canalside you can sit and watch people walking by. Lots of different bars, some with food some just for drinks all happy atmospheric places. Safe to walk along.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the heart of Birmingham the canals all run to the centre point and this being Gas Street. There are bars and restaurants everywhere making this a great place to visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting Birmingham, then the Gas Street Basin should probably be on your to-do list. It is great to see that these old canals have been rescued and the area makes for a pleasant stroll. Next time I visit I shall try to book a walking tour, as I think it would be interesting to know the history... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We first came through here on a narrow boat in the early 80's, when the area was mostly derelict, and British Waterways had more or less given up with any sort of maintenance or repairs. I'm pretty sure that most people walking along Broad Street didn't know of the canals existence, and would have avoided it anyway due to the... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a long boat hour long trip on the Birmingham canals, including Gas Street basin. To start with it was very pleasant but soon realised that all around the canals is being slowly re-generated for last thirty years or so. Most of the ride was through derelict canal side buildings, not pleasant at all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went back to stroll around the Basin, after being taken here by our guide from Positively Birmignham Walking Tours, it made the place more interesting after learning about its history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We sailed into Birmingham on a narrow boat and viewed the city in a refreshing and different perspective Gas St Basin doesn't sound very attractive but it really is. The waterside is paved with a number of Venice style pedestrian footbridges leading to Sea World TV studios and a great variety of eating places. A number of them waterside with... More 

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