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True Social History

True Social History can be found here, Look around at the old buildings and you can imagine the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wisbech, United Kingdom
Great place but very fumey

Great to see the barges but we didn’t want to pay the price for a trip along the canal. The boats... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Rich H
Derby, United Kingdom
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Once a thriving port, this area where several canals meet offers colorful canal boats, bars, cafes and restaurants.
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Gas Street Basin Gas Street, Birmingham B1 2JT, England
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Reviewed yesterday

True Social History can be found here, Look around at the old buildings and you can imagine the past. Although a lot of upgrading has taken place it's still a lovely place to visit if you enjoy imaging times past. The Back to Backs are...More

Thank Fishynews
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great to see the barges but we didn’t want to pay the price for a trip along the canal. The boats looked very worn and were very smelly with fuel fumes.

Thank Rich H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Another great day around the canals.Always a real buzz in the bars and restaurants . My wife and I love having a little pub crawl and something to eat around this area.

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plenty of restaurants and bars in this revitalised locale, adjacent to the night life of Broad Street.

Thank d1verchris
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a quaint location with many narrow boats and eateries. We enjoyed walking along the canal each day.

Thank mitsilad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled on this area while strolling along the city canal. Even in the middle of the day it was full and bustling with life. The bars and restaurants were clean and friendly and no more expensive than in the rest of the city. Well...More

Thank chrispalmer16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to walk, both during the day and evening, with plenty of watering holes and eateries along the way.

Thank Gastrolovers3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is now all about leisure. Narrow boat trips, restaurants , bars or just strolling along the canals thinking about the past or the future.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is just such an interesting place to spend time! It is so lively and busy with the narrow boats going by and the lovely pubs to sit and watch the world go by. The history is great too - could come here again and...More

Thank suehillage
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hidden away in the city centre and hard to find due to the road works and diversions it was definitely worth the effort. There were several bars and restaurants along the canal paths and we ended up at the Mailbox, a centre with designer shops...More

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Simon H
January 9, 2016|
Response from David B |
Try contacting the rivers and canal trust they should be able to help
March 21, 2015|
Response from luchesasmith |
it's not very near. in fact it's in another country. hope you have a good time in Italy.