Caps on heads for a Blue Badge tour of locations that feature in the hit TV series Peaky Blinders.
Set in Birmingham starting in 1919, many scenes in the hit drama were actually filmed in Liverpool. Watery Lane, where the brothers grew up, Garrison Lane, home of the eponymous pub, and the shoot-out between Tommy and Alfie – all were recorded in Liverpool and the surrounding area.
Though Aunt Polly’s house in Peaky Blinders is located in Sutton Coldfield right outside Birmingham, the house used for filming is actually in a model village in Liverpool. The village, Port Sunlight, was built in the late 1800s as living quarters for workers at a nearby factory. Nowadays, it’s home to residents and the Port Sunlight Museum. Join a North West Blue Badge Guide to visit these iconic locations.
In the midlands is The Black Country Living Museum. Scenes in all seasons of Peaky Blinders have been filmed here. Set in 26-acres of land, it showcases 200 years of history and fans will recognize it as Charlie Strong’s scrap metal yard and other locations such as the Blacksmith’s building, Canal Street bridge, St James’s school and the Workers’ Institute. One of our Heart of England guides will show you the locations, and introduce you to the Brummy culture and dialect that is at the heart of the TV series.