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Hour-long City Heritage tours (£8) start at the International Convention Centre moorings (30) (uk) and depart every 90 minutes from 11.30am-4pm; weekends only in winter months.
Cultural afternoon Birmingham’s industrial past is central to its character, and two museums in particular offer immersive glimpses into life during the city’s boom years.
Independent boutiques line the charming Great Western Arcade (25) nearby.
Be tempted by the cheerful, handcrafted macaroons from Miss Macaroon (uk), and if cheese is your vice, have a good nosy at the well-stocked cabinets in Anderson & Hill (uk).
A mini funfair operates at the weekend and you can also get active on a vast mini-golf course (£8.90 for 36 holes) or a giant swan pedalo.
It would also be criminal to visit Birmingham without dipping your fork into a balti or two.
Pop in from 5-8pm to enjoy a wide range of cocktails at the happy hour price of £4.50.
Dine with the locals Open every Friday and Saturday from 5pm-late, the Digbeth Dining Club (DDC) (27) (digbethdiningclub.com) is Brum’s sensory-overloading answer to London’s street food scene.
Cannon Hill Park (5) in south Birmingham boasts over 200 acres of green space, and it’s also home to the Midlands Arts Centre (uk) and Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Centre (uk/conservationpark).
In recent years, massive investment projects have transformed the park into a top leisure spot.
Return to the canalside path, then cross the canal via the suspension bridge (13).