Gas Street Basin, Birmingham

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Discover the city from a different angle on Gas Street Basin, the heart of Britain’s canal network. This canal once served as the center of a thriving commercial network, transporting cargo as diverse as coal, chocolate, and glass. Today, the historic canal is lined with trendy bars and restaurants. The canal is best toured by boat, though you can explore the area on foot or bicycle as well. Nearby you can visit a thriving area known for offering some of the finest shopping, entertainment, and dining options in the region. Just minutes from the canal you can visit the city’s hub of cultural activity, featuring the International Convention Center and the National Indoor Arena. Plan your boat tour for a sunny day, and don’t forget your camera. Using our world travel planner, Birmingham attractions like Gas Street Basin can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 21, 2017
    Good place to go for a lunchtime walk along the canals. There are a few nice bars and restaurants about and the canals go to the mailbox and off broad Street.  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    While it was hard to see how much industry was located along these canals, it was clear that they provided excellent access for materials that made Birmingham a powerhouse. Today, it is a charming par...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    A place off the Grand Union Canal there are plenty of narrow boats moored here for you to see as you walk around.  more »

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To experience the best urban attractions available in Birmingham, book your lodgings in the pedestrianized city center. This area is known for its attractive walkways, which provide easy foot access to most tourist sites. Centrally located hotels offer stunning views of the city's skyline and numerous modern amenities, including luxurious spa centers and award-winning restaurants. Staying close to the center will put you in the thick of the action, near all of the city's famous bars and nightclubs. If all you are looking for is a good night's sleep and a warm meal, consider booking your rooms at a family-run B&B in one of the quieter neighborhoods on the outskirts of town.
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