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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. Arrange to visit Gas Street Basin and other attractions in Birmingham using our Birmingham travel itinerary planner.
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  • Birmingham has re canals than Venice. They are exceptionally beautiful and cool. Lots of houseboats. Completely unexpected. 
  • Most of us have driven through Birmingham but not stopped to take a look at the canal area its smart and interesting. There are many cafes, bars and restaurants to visit and sit and people watch. 
  • This is an ideal place for walking along the canal on either side of the canal. There are lovely bars and restaurants that cater for all tastes. You can also access Sealife, Symphony Hall and NIA.