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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 St., 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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Hardly a 'tourist attraction' - but well worth a walk

Lovely place to stroll along the canal - and if you're turned on by a wider bit of canal - this will float your boat. However, it's a lovely walk and there are plenty of places to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Jon E
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Warminster, England, United Kingdom
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Warminster, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely place to stroll along the canal - and if you're turned on by a wider bit of canal - this will float your boat. However, it's a lovely walk and there are plenty of places to stop off and enjoy a pint or bite. Makes a change from the retail onslaught of the high street.

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Coventry England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a lovely relaxing place with plenty of small bars and restaurants to fill your needs, nothing nicer than a gentle stroll up the canal watching barges go by. Who would think that a city could be so gentle, highly recommended for a de-stress.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great for an afternoon walk and drink away from the city centre. Plenty of bars and pit stops for a bite to eat while you stroll along the canal

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Mottram
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The nice side of Broad Street, if you are in Birmingham and have had enough of the Banging music and students on Broad Street, head 30 yds down Gas Street and you will find 3 pubs and an excellent French restaurant. Truly an Oasis where you can recharge your batteries after a hard day shopping or working.

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

walked along to catch 1 hr canal cruise from outside Handmade Burger Co where we had a good lunch. Good for people watching and drifting on a summer's afternoon

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great blend of historic waterways and docks with a major eatery area. Well preserved canal locks with brightly painted narrowboats, provide a great backdrop to all the restaurants, cafes and bars. Very busy with lots of great places to enjoy the nightlife, and this contrasts, but also works with the relaxing canal trips / walks.

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good history all around with an abundance of eateries and time to relax and enjoy. Boat hire available with miles of canals to explore if that takes you fancy.

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for a stroll anytime of day/night with friends or newly acquired acquaintances . Good watering holes with excellent real ales.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great for walking by, cruising through, eating and drinking. Saturday night was loud and busy! Lots of bars and restaurants to choose. Close to Sealife centre, ICC and Barclaycard Arena. Walking distance from Snow Hill and New Street Station as well as Mailbox.

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although Brindley Place is now where most of the restaurants and pubs are, I remember way back in the early 70's when Gas Street Basin, with the Opposite Lock Club, was the place on the canal system for a good night out. Of course it is still an interesting place to visit because, in addition to the various pubs and... More 

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