There's An Official Peaky Blinders Tour For Those Waiting For Season 5
If you're sick of waiting for Tommy Shelby and the gang to return to the BBC in series 5 of Peaky Blinders, why not visit the places it was filmed instead - by going on the Official Peaky Blinders Tour in Liverpool?
Despite the programme being set in Birmingham in 1919, most of Peaky Blinders was filmed in the city of Liverpool -and nearby Manchester - due to its well preserved Victorian industrial architecture and established reputation as a film-friendly city. The tour has been approved by the creators and producers of the show - which means you won't get a more authentic experience unless you have access to a time machine.
According to the official site, fans will have the opportunity to see the locations up close and hear anecdotes about the making of all four series of the show. It's a perfect trip for those waiting for season 5 and for fans of Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy and co.
The four-hour tour is jam packed with things to do. Britmovietours.com states: "On this four hour guided coach tour, starting in central Liverpool, you will delve into the history of the real Peaky Blinders; learn about Liverpool and the surrounding areas including the Wirral, and the area West of the River Mersey.
"During the Peaky Blinders tour you will get to visit more than 10 actual locations featuring numerous scenes in the show, and you may be surprised to find how many seemingly different scenes were filmed in the same locations.
"At the end of the tour you will be taken back to where the tour started at St Georges Hall, across the road from Liverpool Lime Street Station."
Some of the highlights include getting a picture outside the home of Polly, where Tommy was nearly beaten to death by Father Hughes' henchmen, seeing the home of Field Marshall Russell - which was targeted by the Shelbys with a letter bomb - stopping for a panoramic shot of Liverpool from the other side of the River Mersey and visiting the terminal where the Changretta's tried to escape to America in Series 3.
The half-day tour currently has a five-star rating on TripAdvisor with Brigitte L writing: "Must do for Peaky fans. Fun to see the sites there the series was filmed. Tour guide Gary was the absolute star. Told us loads about the series, the actors and showed clips of the sites, told us about the real Peaky Blinders and showed us a whole different side of Liverpool as well. And all in Peaky style!"
Here's all the details:
Sundays departing at 10am (Mar - Nov)
Saturdays departing at 10am (Mar - Oct)
Select Fridays departing at 10am (Jul- Aug)
Adult (16 years+): £35 Groups (10 or more persons): £28.
Outside St George's Hall, Central Liverpool.
St Georges Hall.Inclusions?
Professional guide, transport in a coach, admissions.
You can get tickets for the tour here.
If a half day isn't enough, then there's a full day option too - which you can find here.