Visit Peaky Blinders Film Locations Across Britain

Friday 18 January 2019

Set in Birmingham in 1919, many scenes in the hit TV drama, Peaky Blinders, were actually filmed in and around Liverpool, Leeds and several parts of Yorkshire. Expect to learn about history, architecture and art in these filming locations across Britain, all easily accessible and open to visitors.

Black Country Living Museum, Dudley

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Scenes in all seasons of Peaky Blinders so far have been filmed at the Black Country Living Museum. This open-air museum set in 26-acres of land showcases 200 years of history. See costumed characters as they recreate life from bygone eras, period shops and homes, live demonstrations like metal working and glass cutting, and an underground mine. When visiting the museum, fans will recognize it as Charlie Strong’s scrap metal yard and will notice other locations used including the Blacksmith’s building, Canal Street bridge, St. James’s school and the Workers’ Institute.

Getting there: Dudley is a three hour drive from London.

Port Sunlight, Wirral

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Though Aunt Polly’s house in Peaky Blinders is located in Sutton Coldfield right outside Birmingham, the house used for filming is actually in a model village in Liverpool. The village, Port Sunlight, was built in the late 1800s as living quarters for workers at a nearby factory. Nowadays, it’s home to residents and the Port Sunlight Museum where visitors can learn more about the village.

Getting there: Port Sunlight is a four hour drive from London.

Arley Hall, Cheshire

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Arley Hall is a country house in the village of Arley and served as Tommy Shelby’s sprawling manor house in Peaky Blinders. The Hall that currently stands was built in 1832 and the grounds have been home to Viscount Ashbrook and his family for over 500 years. On a visit to Arley Hall, explore the interior to see Tommy’s dining room, drawing rooms, library, and more. The garden, trails, and restaurant - The Gardener’s Kitchen - are also open to visitors.

Getting there: Arley Hall is a four-hour drive from London.

Victoria Baths, Manchester

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The building deemed “a water palace of which every citizen of Manchester can be proud of” doubled as the location of the horse fair in Peaky Blinders. This water palace, known as Victoria Baths is a Grade II* listed building built in 1906 that provided facilities for swimming. Throughout the years, many well-known Olympic swimmers began their careers at Victoria Baths. The building was used as a venue for dances (and is now used as a wedding venue), bowling, badminton, basketball and of course, film sets.

Getting there: Victoria Baths is a four-hour drive from London.

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway is a 5-mile long heritage railway where all train scenes were filmed for Peaky Blinders - including the climactic scene with Grace and Inspector Campbell. The railway is located in the heart of Haworth, also known as Bronte Country as this is where the famous authors and sisters were born and lived. A trip on the railway will take you through wild moors, which served as inspiration for the Brontes' works.

Getting there: Keighley & Worth Valley Railway is a four and a half hour drive from London.

Admiral Grove & Powis Street, Liverpool

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Admiral Grove and Powis Street are tiny lanes nestled in Liverpool, serving as the Shelby’s domain in Small Heath. But it isn’t just a filming location, it’s also where The Beatles’ Ringo Starr grew up - at 10 Admiral Grove. After visiting the area to see the Shelby’s turf and Ringo’s childhood home, walk about a mile north to the Georgian quarter to see many of the film locations for the upcoming season of the TV series, Victoria.

Getting there: Liverpool is a five-hour drive from London.

St. George's Hall

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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If a film or TV show was filmed in Liverpool, there’s a high possibility a scene was shot at St. George’s Hall. Several scenes in and outside of the building famously made an appearance in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. And in Peaky Blinders, characters are seen going to a lavish party in this neoclassical building - but not everyone leaves. These characters aren’t the only people allowed to have parties at the hall. The hall is available for hire as a venue for conferences, events and weddings; in addition to hosting theatrical and musical events, there are guided tours for visitors to get an in-depth experience of Liverpool’s most iconic building.

Getting there: Liverpool is a five-hour drive from London.

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