Getting to evening activities
The evening events take place within a stone's throw of Birmingham New Street station, and also very close to Moor Street Station. Meeting points and other details are given below.
Drinks at The Old Fox Theatre Bar
Time: any time from 19:30 (guests on the guided walk will join at 20:30)
Address: ebsite: https://www.facebook.com/OldFoxTheatre/?rf=109343189125061
Walking directions from the train station: map (depending on which station exit you use)
Birmingham Guided Walk
The evening before conference is always a great way to explore a city, whether you are new to it, or a frequent visitor. We've taken the opportunity to ask two local Blue Badge Tour Guides to give us a personalised walking tour of Birmingham City Centre before retreating to a local pub for a few replenishing drinks. The tour is free to attend and the drinks are on us!
There are limited places for the walk, and places are on a first come, first served basis. Registration is open to conference attendees only. Please register at https://www.geoplace.co.uk/news-events/annual-conference/registration.
Itinerary for the walk
Blue Badge Guides Dave Fisher and Tony Gulliver will be leading our guided tour of Birmingham. The meeting point for the walk is The Old Fox pub in Hurst Street, Birmingham at 6.30pm. We will divide the group into two and stagger the departure time by a few minutes.
We'll leave the Chinese Quarter where the pub is located and head towards the Markets and Bull Ring. From there we will walk through the main pedestrianised thoroughfare and up to the Cathedral-the highest point in the city.
The Council House and Town Hall is on the hit list, as well as several other listed buildings nearby before making our way up to the canal network via the stunning Library of Birmingham and picking our way back to the pub at around 8.30.
Luggage: if you have overnight bags that you'd like to leave somewhere during the walk, you can leave them with GeoPlace staff at the Old Fox.