The Tour Details

We are proud to have one of, if not THE most reputable historians of his generation, Prof. Carl Chinn MBE in charge of our tours.

Tours With Prof. Carl Chinn MBE

Peaky tours is great for socialising, birthdays, parties, corporate nights out.

Meeting at The Old Crown on Deritend High Street. On arrival, you are welcome to have a drink and relax in area set aside exclusively for Peaky Tours. There Prof. Carl Chinn MB will bring to life the real gangs that terrorised the racecourses of England in the 1920s and the real gang leaders. After just over an hour, he will take you on a tour back to the 1890s and early 1900s, recounting the story of the Real Peaky Blinder gangs and taking in the Rainbow Pub close to where the term "Peaky Blinder" was first penned. The walking element of the tour lasts around 45 minutes to one hour (dependent on questions). 

Carl will then lead you back to the Old Crown, where you will be sat in an exclusive area set aside for Peaky Tours. Here, you will handed your choice of house wine, ale or non-alcoholic drink and a typical Victorian dinner (tour choice dependent). 

Once your belly and palate are contented, Prof. Carl Chinn MBE will conclude the Real Peaky Blinders story by telling you about the violent and bloody gang war that erupted on the racecourses of southern England in 1921 and explain what happened to the gangs and their leaders. He will then take any questions you may have. 

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You will also get the chance to buy merchandise including the Prof. Carl Chinn's best-selling book. 

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We have Two Types Of Tours

Tour conducted by Prof Carl Chinn MBE with drink and dinner:

Price: £39.95 
Includes:
Introduction Talk.
Walking Tour.
Drink (Peaky Blinder Pint / House Wine / Soft Drink).
Dinner with an 1880's theme.
Q&A with Professor Chinn MBE.


Tour conducted by Prof Carl Chinn MBE with drink:
Price: £29.95
Includes: 
Introduction Talk.
Walking Tour.
Drink (Peaky Blinder Pint / House Wine / Soft Drink).
Q&A with Prof. Carl Chinn MBE

FEATURED PRODUCT: The Real Peaky Blinders

Written by our very own Carl Chinn MBE, this best seller is a must for any REAL Peaky Blinder fan!

Stylish and dark, the BBC series the 'Peaky Blinders' is set in the backstreets of Birmingham after the First World War and tells of the rise to power of Thomas Shelby and his criminal gang. Yet the real stories behind these fictional characters are just as dramatic, bloody and compelling as the TV series. Thomas Shelby's arch enemy Billy Kimber was in real life a Brummie from Summer Lane. 

He was a feared fighter with an astute mind and magnetic personality which earned him the leadership of the Birmingham Gang that dominated the highly profitable protection rackets of the racecourses of England. The members of this gang had once been 'sloggers' or 'peaky blinders' and their rise to supremacy was attributable to their viciousness and to Kimber's shrewd alliances with other gangs. But they soon incurred the envy of the Sabini Gang of London who fought violently to oust Kimber and his men and take over their rackets.

FANCY A CORPORATE NIGHT OUT WITH A DIFFERENCE?

Here at Peaky Tours, we believe we offer a corporate night out with a difference.

Whether it be for a team get together or a Christmas gathering, we can offer you and your colleagues a fantastic evening. Whether it be 25 or 200 guests, we have options for everyone.

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