Fans of Peaky Blinders will know how much the hit TV series features canals, with its characters using the Midlands’ waterways as their route of transport up and down the country.
Now that it is in its ultimate series, Peaky Blinders’ popularity is only set to grow and grow, which could mean TV viewers will be hiring luxury narrowboats in their droves to replicate scenes from their favourite show.
Copy Tommy, Arthur and John Shelby by hopping on one of Britain’s oldest forms of transport and enjoying a leisurely trip through the countryside and between its historic, industrial cities.
Going on a canal boat holiday also gives holidaymakers the chance to get close to some of the famous locations Peaky Blinders was filmed in during its six series.
One of the most iconic is the Black Country Living Museum in Birmingham. This open-air museum showcases more than 300 years’ worth of history by reconstructing houses, shops and other industrialised areas.
The Dudley museum’s Canal Arm has featured in many shows in the past but will be most recognised as Charlie’s Strong Yard from the BBC drama. The canal-side location has been the scene of many arguments, deals and celebrations.
There is also the Canal Street Bridge where Ada Shelby secretly met with her fiancé in Series 1, while Tommy was also taken away on a narrowboat when he got wounded in the second series.
While a bit further away, Manchester was also the chosen city for many canal scenes in the most recent series. The producers chose Castlefield as the perfect place to represent Birmingham’s Small Heath due to its narrow canals, cobbled streets, and bridges.