Peaky Blinders Birmingham

Peaky Blinders Birmingham – Fantastic reason to explore the 2nd city of England. We’ll show you where to go to soak up the Peaky Blinders vibe.

Reaching a global audience, Peaky Blinders is leaving a lasting legacy and has inspired everything from baby names such as Authur and Ada, superb street art, theme nights, to Peaky Blinders tours and Peaky Blinders Birmingham style clothing sales.

Peaky Blinders Birmingham Artwork

Peaky Blinders Gable End Artwork at Digbeth Court, Birmingham. Artwork by AKSE - Peaky Blinders Birmingham

Peaky Blinders Birmingham: Thomas Shelby artwork by Akse

This Superb outdoor mural painting of Thomas Shelby, by Akse of the P19 Graffiti Crew, is on the gable-end wall of Digbeth Court, 162-164 High street, Deritend in central Birmingham, England. Thomas Shelby is played by Irish actor Cillian Murphy.

Akse is a French-born Graffiti Artist of Vietnamese heritage, previously best known for his mural of Marcus Rashford MBE the football star and school meals campaigner.

BBC’s drama Peaky Blinders has transformed the image of Birmingham and has helped make the city a centre for creativity, TV and film production, and a tourist hotspot.

Created by Steven Knight, Peaky Blinders launched in 2013 and follows the Shelby family, who led the infamous Peaky Blinders gang.

Peaky Blinders become one of the BBC’s most popular dramas and is shown around the world with famous fans including Tom Cruise, Julia Roberts and Stephen Spielberg.

Steven Knight is also building a new film and TV studio in Digbeth, Birmingham, and the BBC announced MasterChef will be made at the studios from 2024. 

Many major production companies have chosen to film in the West Midlands including Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, American Assassin, and Mission Impossible 7.  

There are also plans by Steven Knight for a Peaky Blinders feature film to be produced in Birmingham. 

Peaky Blinders Birmingham – Who is Stephen Knight?

Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight is one of the key people who devised the ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, as executive producer.

Peaky Blinders – Commonwealth Games Birmingham

The opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in 2022 was about the people of Birmingham. It played out the story of what the city of Birmingham has achieved including the Peaky Blinders, and how was achieved. Stephen Knight, the Peaky Blinders creator has long been a proud ambassador for his home city and was a mastermind of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, watched by 1.5 billion people worldwide.

Peaky Blinders Birmingham: Digbeth – voted UK’s Coolest Neighbourhood

The Sunday Times voted Digbeth the ‘Coolest Neighbourhood in Britain’ in their guide to the ‘most happening neighbourhoods’

The Custard Factory

The Custard Factory has 15 acres of beautifully restored Victorian factories.

Custard Factory Reception Digbeth Birmingham
Custard Factory Birmingham Sign Post
Custard Factory Industrious Sign Digbeth Birmingham
Mocking Bird Cinema and Bar Custard Factory  Digbeth Birmingham

The Custard Factory is the heart of Birmingham’s buzzing creative and digital district. The Custard Factory’s range of food, drink and entertainment hotspots which include Ghetto Golf, Kanteen, Clink, Chitty’s Cakes, and independent The Mockingbird Cinema, all provide great reasons to visit Birmingham.

Chance Encounters board Game Café,, Sombremesa Bar, Mocking Bird Cinema
Custard Factory  Green Man by Tawny Gray
Custard factory graffiti
Matrix Virtual Reality Custard Factory
No Basic Bombshell Custard Factory

Custard Factory is a creative hub home to many independent shops, cafes, bars, restaurants, and the Mockingbird Cinema and is the heart of Birmingham’s buzzing creative and digital district. Many companies locally have graffiti-style murals. This includes pubs, eateries and entertainment venues.

Stag Bar and Barbers Custard Factory

Graffiti Art of Digbeth Walk

Moor Street Queensway, Birmingham,  B4 7UL

This fascinating walk shows you amazing graffiti art around Digbeth in Birmingham, central Birmingham. The walk starts and ends at Moor Street Railway Station, and is 3 miles long (4km) long.

Digbeth Graffiti with cars
Lower Trinity Street graffiti Digbeth Birmingham

There are cafes and bars along the route in which to take a break.

Peaky Blinders Tour

“Peaky Tours” The Original Peaky Blinders Tour Birmingham

The leader is Carl Chinn MBE Ph.D. F.Birm.Soc. Professor of Community History at the University of Birmingham. He is a direct descendant of Edward Derrick, an original Peaky Blinder.

You meet at The Old Crown pub on Deritend High Street in an area set aside exclusively for Brum Tours. Their guide will bring to life the real gangs and leaders that terrorised the racecourses of England in the 1920s.

They 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 -the term “Peaky Blinder” was first penned there. The walking part of the tour lasts around 45 -60 minutes.

After the walk, you go back to the Old Crown pub where you will be seated in an exclusive area for your meal and drinks.

We recommend this tour and you can book or add your name to the waiting list on their Brum Tours website

Peaky Blinders Black Country Museum

The Black Country Living Museum is 10.75 miles away from the Peak Blinders gang’s real-life home of Deritend and Digbeth and has been used for filming on all five series of The Peaky Blinders.

Peaky Blinders Nights Black Country Living Museum

At the Black Country Living Museum, you are able to walk in the footsteps of the Peaky Blinders show’s biggest stars as you explore one of the key filming sets.  

You can find several iconic Peaky Blinders locations in the Black Country Living Museum’s 26-acre open-air site, including:

  • Charlie Strong’s yard which was filmed at the Canal Arm,
  • Ada and Freddie’s secret meeting place filmed at the Canal Street bridge
  • A murder scene at St. James Academy

The Black Country Living museum’s blacksmiths, chairmaker’s, rolling mill and Workers’ Institute buildings are also locations

Peaky Blinders Nights

The Peaky Blinders Nights events run from 7 pm to 10:30 pm and enjoy the nightlife with music and entertainment around every corner. At the Peaky Blinders Nights you can visit their own Garrison pub for a pint of real local ale and enjoy fish and chips from Hobbs & Sons.

Whilst at the Peaky Blinders Nights, look out for Blue Plaques that highlight key locations from the series.

For Peaky Blinders fans, Peaky Blinders Nights are events not to be missed. There’s a great atmosphere with up to 95% of visitors dressing up for the occasion, parading the Peaky Blinders streets in their finery, eating fish and chips by the brazier fires lit on the streets.

Peaky Blinders Nights address: Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Rd, Dudley DY1 4SQ
Peaky Blinders Nights tickets cost £25 for adults (Carers £12.50) and are available in advance, or limited numbers are available at the door. Tel: 0121 557 9643

Peaky Blinders Talk

Peaky Blinders Birmingham Talks – theatre-based Peaky Blinders Talk

Talks are conducted by either Prof. Carl Chinn MBE a descendant of Edward Derrick and Professor of Community History at the University of Birmingham or Dave Fisher. Please check each date for the guide for the evening.

The Peaky Blinder talks are held at The Mockingbird theatre at the Custard Factory. You will be only yards from where the term “Peaky Blinder” was first penned.

They will bring to life the real gangs that terrorised the racecourses of England in the 1920s. With a fantastic variety of local drinks on offer, you sit back and relax as they take you back to the 1890s and early 1900s.

To conclude the Real Peaky Blinders story, they tell 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.

We recommend this talk and you can book through their Brum Tours website

Peaky Blinders Birmingham – Pubs

The Old Crown, Digbeth, Birmingham

The half-timbered Old Crown pub dating from 1368 is Birmingham’s oldest non-religious building. A real Peaky Blinders Birmingham pub.

The Old Crown a real Peaky Blinders pub in  Digbeth Birmingham

The Old Crown pub and events garden is in the heart of Digbeth, Birmingham’s thriving creative quarter. A great pub, now with a surprising outdoor facility for eating and watching televised sports and national events.  The Old Crown has an exclusive Peaky Blinders area which is set aside for Peaky Tours.

Queen Elizebeth 1st stayed at the Old Crown on her way back from Kenilworth Castle

The Old Crown's History Blackboard
Old Crown Digbeth Birmingham Outdoor Event Space seen from Heath Mill Lane
The Old Crown Digbeth. Peaky Blinders Pub outdoor beer garden and event space

The Old Crown Opening Hours:

The Old Crown Digbeth. Peaky Blinders pub outdoor beer garden and event space.

Monday – Thursday: 12:00 – 23:30

Foodservice until 9:00 pm

Friday – Saturday: 12:00 – 00:30

Foodservice until 9:00pm 

Sunday: 12:00 – 23:00

Foodservice until 5:45 pm

Monday – Thursday: 12:00 – 23:30

Foodservice until 9:00 pm

Friday – Saturday: 12:00 – 00:30

Foodservice until 9:00pm 

Sunday: 12:00 – 23:00

Foodservice until 5:45 pm

Peaky Blinders BirminghamThe Old Crown address: The Old Crown 188 High St, Deritend, Birmingham B12 0LD

The Rainbow Pub, Digbeth, Birmingham

A Peaky Blinders Birmingham pub – also just yards away from where the phrase “Peaky Blinders” was first penned.

On the corner of Digbeth High Street and Adderley Street, The Rainbow is a one minute walk on High Street from The Old Crown.

We believe there has been a pub called The Rainbow on the site since at least 1767, with the current rebuilt pub known from the 1880s.

The Rainbow is an iconic Birmingham pub at the heart of Digbeth’s nightlife with cocktails, great food, live music and live sport.

The Rainbow has had a £750,000 re-fit with bare, brick walls, wooden floors, and high-quality seating and fittings.

At the back of The Rainbow, there’s a spacious courtyard-style beer garden that cleverly feels completely open-air, even though half of the tables are sheltered from the elements. Check out the seat they’ve made from an old Mini car’s front end……….and get a selfie on the unique seat, created from its engine compartment.

Rainbow Pub Digbeth Basement

The Rainbow has a soundproof basement with its own mixing desk, computer-controlled light show, and there own house band on nights when guest bands aren’t been booked.  The Rainbow’s basement has a capacity of 200. A great night out.

The entrance to The Rainbow’s basement is also magnificent – local artist Panda has painted the words Digbeth Rainbow /Rainbow Digbeth hundreds of times around all of the walls and across the ceiling, to stunning effect.

The Rainbow Pub Opening Hours

Mon. – Thu.4:00 pm – 12:00 am
Fri. – Sat.12:00 pm – 2:00 am
Sun.12:00 pm – 12:00 am
The Rainbow Pub, Deritend Opening Times

Peaky Blinders BirminghamThe Rainbow Pub Address: 160 High Street, Deritend, Birmingham, B12 0LD

Peaky Blinders Pubs and Peaky Blinders Graffiti Map

Is Digbeth a good night out in Birmingham?

Yes, definitely. There’s a mass of bars such as at the outdoor Digbeth Arena – enjoy Luna Springs and In the near vicinity is The Rainbow, The Old Crown, Roxy Ballroom, Zumhof Biergarten, Drop Shop, Ghetto Golf, and Dead Wax Beer Vinyl and Pizza. and the Custard Factory with Birdies, The Mocking Bird Cinema & Bar plus many others you’ll discover.

Luna Springs, Digbeth, Birmingham

Luna Springs, Digbeth Arena, Lower Trinity St, Deritend, Birmingham

Luna Springs, Digbeth Arena, Lower Trinity St, Deritend, Birmingham

Dead Wax Digbeth, Birmingham

Dead Wax Digbeth, Birmingham

The Dead Wax in Digbeth, Birmingham hosts live acts at their 120, 230 and 100-capacity multi-room venue.

Dead Wax Digbeth features a renovated and expanded building incorporating live music spaces both upstairs with a 120 capacity, and outside in the heated and covered Duck Bath Yard which has a capacity of 230.

The main bar area has a 100-person capacity where you’ll find craft beers from Beavertown and Laine Brew Co. alongside guest draft beers from local breweries including Dig Brew Co.

Dead Wax’s bar has a 4,000 record collection, plus they have vinyl-only sets from a diverse line-up of DJs

Dead Wax Birmingham was developed by Brighton’s Laine Pub Co. which also has Dead Wax Social which is located in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine.

Roxy Ballroom Digbeth, Birmingham

Roxy Ballroom Digbeth Birmingham Booze and Ball Games

Roxy Ballroom Digbeth Birmingham Booze and Ball Games

The Roxy Ballroom in Digbeth is an adult playground and bar where you’ll find Ten Pin Bowling, American Pool, Table Tennis, Basket Ball, Shuffleboard and Beer Pong.

Zumhoff Birmingham

Zumhoff Birmingham

The Zumhoff Biergarten Birmingham is a German-style beer garden with indoor and outdoor seating, bratwurst, burgers, and various other street food vendors plus an extensive beer and lager list. Zumhoff Birmingham has Thursday to Sunday dance parties and live music – ideally located in buzzing Digbeth on Heath Mill Road, near the Old Crown.

Ghetto Golf and Locked & Loaded Street Food

There is graffiti and incredible artwork everywhere in Ghetto Golf, 18-hole adults-only crazy golf, cocktail bar, DJ music and diner venue.

Ghetto Golf and Locked & Loaded Street Food

Drop Shot Birmingham

The Drop Shot in Digbeth Birmingham offers pizzas cooked in their wood-fired Italian pizza oven, cocktails, wines, craft beers and lagers together with six Olympic-grade table tennis tables, two shuffleboards, pool tables, an electronic dartboard with over 20 games, Live Sky/BT Sports TV and a great sound music sound system.

The Drop Shot Digbeth Birmingham

The Night Owl

The Night Owl on Lower Trinity Street is Dibeth’s soul and retro 250 capacity club and live music venue. The Night Owl Takes its name from the Northern Soul song The Night Owl by Bobby Paris. The Night Owl was the first ever purpose-built Northern Soul and Motown club and opened in 2015.

Enjoy Motown, ska, funk, disco, garage, psychedelia, rock music, rock and roll, Britpop, and indie from live bands and DJs every week.

The Night Owl Club Digbeth Birmingham

Driving In Birmingham Advice

What you need to know, including times and exemptions from the daily charge for vehicles entering Birmingham city centre:

Where is the Birmingham Clean Air Zone?

The Birmingham Clean Air Zone (CAZ) covers all streets and roads inside the A4540 Middleway Ring Road but does not cover the ring road itself.

Postcodes covered by the zone include B1, B10, B12, B15, B16, B18, B19, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7 and B9. The Birmingham Clean Air Zone includes the Peaky Blinders Birmingham postcode area of B12.

There are currently 67 ANPR (automatic number plate recognition) cameras to monitor traffic to register compliant and non-compliant vehicles entering Birmingham Clean Air Zone.

Birmingham Clean Air Zone Times

Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone restrictions are in place 24/7, 365 days a year.

Which vehicles are affected by Birmingham Clean Air Zone?

Any petrol vehicle which does not meet at least Euro 4 emissions regulations is subject to the Birmingham CAZ charge, and any diesel vehicle which is not Euro 6 compliant.

  • Generally, this means diesel cars registered before 1 September 2015 and petrol cars registered before 1st January 2006
  • Birmingham CAZ Charge: £8 per day for non-compliant cars, taxis, LGVs and minibuses.
  • £50 CAZ charge for vehicles over 3.5 tonnes
  • Exemptions: include the first two years from June 21 2021 for residents and the first one year for commuters and commuters earning less than £30,000 a year

How to pay in advance or pay within 6 days of entering Birmingham Clean Air Zone

Use this direct link to the official UK government portal to check your vehicle, pay a charge for a vehicle, or if you are a business wishing to create a free business account for multiple vehicles.

Can I appeal for a Birmingham Clean Air Zone Penalty Notice Charge?

These are the 7 standard statutory reasons to appeal against Birmingham Clean Air Zone Penalty Notice Charge:

  1. I was not the owner of the vehicle at the time it was used in the Birmingham Clean Air Zone
  2. The charge did not apply to the vehicle. For example, the vehicle met the applicable standard, or an exemption applied
  3. The charge for using the vehicle in the Birmingham Clean Air Zone was paid by getting a licence in time from the government pay site
  4. The vehicle was used in the Birmingham Clean Air Zone by someone else without my knowledge or consent (i.e. The vehicle had been stolen and the crime reported to the police)
  5. We are the hire or lease firm and the vehicle was used by a hirer / lessee
  6. Birmingham City Council has made a procedural error when dealing with my car or the PCN (Penalty Charge Notice)
  7. The penalty charge exceeded the amount applicable in the circumstances of the case

However, if none of the above 7 reasons are applicable to your case, you can still provide compelling reasons why you believe the PCN (Penalty Charge Notice) should be cancelled. You can do this online at

Digbeth Birmingham Parking and Custard Factory Birmingham Parking

In the Peaky Blinders Birmingham area in Digbeth, there is car parking off Heath Mill Lane, you’ll see the wall and an entrance made from crushed car blocks. There is also a taxi rank on Heath Mill Lane and on-street parking.

Digbeth Birmingham Parking and Custard Factory Birmingham Parking

Birmingham Bull – Brummie Bull

When in Birmingham don’t miss the opportunity to see Brummie Bull – made famous during the 2022 Commonwealth Games. He needs to be modified for long-term outdoor life because there is foam in his moving parts that will perish. Brummie Bull was seen in Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2ND after doing his bit for the Commonwealth Games and tourism in Birmingham. Brummie Bull is 10m high x 4.5m wide x 15m long!

Brummie Bull the mechanical bull in Birmingham, originally made for the 2022 Commonwealth Games

Peaky Blinders Film Release

Creator Steven Knight has confirmed writing the spin-off Peaky Blinders Film to replace season 7 of the TV show after it was confirmed season 6 of Peaky Blinders is the last.

They are shooting the Peaky Blinders Film, based on a specific story, that’s based on a true story from the Second World War at the studios in Digbeth, and on location in Digbeth, Birmingham during 2023 to 2024. The Peaky Blinders Film will be released from late 2024 to 2025.