Following the success of the first virtual walking tour – ‘Central Squares’, this second tour moves to new parts of the city.

‘Centenary Square and canals’ looks at a key city square and how it has changed over the years. It then moves on through the International Convention Centre to the canals and Gas Street Basin.

The history, present day and future direction of travel of Birmingham are all considered during the tour.

Speaking of the new tour, author and publisher Jonathan Berg says: “The virtual tours are for everyone interested in exploring Birmingham.

“You can undertake them from the comfort of your own home anywhere in the world”.

The tours are also designed as self-guided tours taking you on a real walk round the city if you are in Birmingham and unable to join a ‘live’ tour at the present time. There are two versions of the tour available – a low resolution one for use on your phone and a HD version that plays well on a big screen!

The new tour is currently available free and can be ordered from the Visit Birmingham website.

At the end of the new tour are links to downloadable information especially useful for students studying Birmingham.  

Jonathan Berg says that: “This is the second virtual tour to be published with another two in development.

“The ‘box set’ of four will fully cover Geography GCSE requirements for studying a UK city, which schools who were intending to come to the city on field courses are already finding very useful”.