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Birmingham Walking Tour: Migration Stories from the Stratford Road

Stratford Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B11 1AR
Birmingham Walking Tour: Migration Stories from the Stratford Road


Join us for a multi-sensory experience celebrating the diverse and vibrant heritage of the Stratford Road.

Immerse yourself in true stories hidden inside abandoned Irish pubs and woven into the Asian fabric shops.

The Stratford Road in Sparkhill has seen many migrants settle along it through the years. From the Irish to the Somalian community; their memories will be brought to life by our friendly walk leaders who will talk you through the changing scene of the road.

You will start at The Bordesley Centre and make your way past the aromatic bakeries serving Arabian sweet tea whilst enjoying some freshly made Yemeni bread. Learn about the famous Balti triangle as you venture through the bustling and lively atmosphere boasting numerous Pakistani and Indian grocers, fashion retailers, food stalls and more.
The tour will end with us sharing a cup of hot Karak Chai, made with fragrant cardamom in a little chai shop overlooking the colourful Stratford Road. Price includes Chai.

"It was fantastic, time flew by. We need more of these walks!"

Starting point: The Bordesley Centre, Stratford Rd, Birmingham B11 1AR
(Under Camphill Bridge, next to the 'Welcome to Sparkbrook' sign. It is next to the Bordesley Centre and Mohammed Ali Graffiti).
Ending point: Chai Shaii, 789 Stratford Road, Birmingham, B11 4DG


Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

By Car
The Bordesley Centre is located at the junction of the A4540 and the A34 in the centre of Birmingham. This junction is known as the Camp Hill roundabout and is easily accessible from the Bordesley Middleway (A4540) and via public transport. It is approximately one mile from the city centre. The car park is reached via Stratford Street North, which can be reached by taking a left turning into Henley Street which is the first exit on the Stratford Road (A34) at the Camp Hill roundabout.
By Bus
Buses that run past the Bordesley Centre include numbers 2, 3, 4, 5, 5A, 6, 31, 31A, 37 and X20.

Tel: 0121 446 3260

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