The Lozells and Handsworth Heritage Trail showcases 10 architectural heritage sites in the inner-city areas of Lozells and Handsworth. The project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

We worked in partnership with South & City College Birmingham to provide training for local people to become volunteer Tour Guides for the Trail. Guided tours around the trail were delivered as part of the project and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The tour takes in some of the finest local Georgian and Victorian architecture, a convent design by Augustus Pugin, a church tower built over 1000 years ago, and one of the best examples of a Victorian park in the UK. Tours begin at Soho House, former home of the industrialist Matthew Bolton, and end on Soho Road, the vibrant heart of Indian culture in Birmingham. The sidebar to the left of this page lists all of the sites individually.

There is a virtual tour (viewed on our Videos page), where interviews with people associated with the sites were recorded by volunteer Media students at Birmingham City University.

The Trail attracted attention from local and national media and was featured on BBC Midlands Today and BBC Radio WM.

Tours take approximately two hours. To arrange a tour at a date and time to suit you please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (0121) 348 8159/8158


Heritage Walks 2017

All walks start at 12.00 noon from Soho House.

Wednesday 3rd May

Sunday 7th May

Wednesday 31st May

Sunday 4th June

Sunday 2nd July

Wednesday 5th July

Wednesday 2nd August

Sunday 6th August

Wednesday 30th August

Sunday 3rd September

Sunday 10th September    Heritage weekend


Other walks for specific groups can be accommodated by prior arrangement with the Legacy office.

Please call and enquire for private group walks on (0121) 348 8159/8158




We are grateful to our funders, for their support