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27th July 2016

Return of Sampad’s FREE ‘My Route’ taxi tour of Stratford Road, August 2016!

Back by popular demand!

One of the runaway successes of My Route was a free taxi tour which took place during Summer 2014. The tours brought local history vividly to life with a 1970s-styled taxi taking visitors on a trip down memory lane with sensory props, music and audio of personal anecdotes from residents past and present immersing passengers in the sights, sounds and memories of the Road. At the end of the tour participants had a special chance to sample some of the delicious food available at Al Faisal’s restaurant, in the heart of the Balti Triangle. The tours proved a hit with people of all ages, to the point that all eighteen tours were sold out!

Now, thanks to additional funding from the Sir Barry Jackson Trust, Sampad is delighted to announce that the free My Route Taxi Tours will be running again during August 2016! Tours will take place on the dates shown below. PLEASE NOTE:

  • There are two tours per day, departing at 12pm and 1pm
    (additional tour at 11am on Saturday 20th).
  • Tours are FREE but advance booking is essential and is secured on a
    first come first served basis.
  • The tours are in English and are suitable for adults and children aged 8+
  • Duration approx. 45 mins followed by complimentary food-tasting at
    Al Faisal’s, Stoney Lane, Birmingham
  • There are 5 places available on each tour.

12 pm or 1pm, Tuesday 16th August 2016

12 pm or 1pm, Wednesday 17th August 2016

12 pm or 1pm, Thursday 18th August 2016

12 pm or 1pm, Friday 19th August 2016

11am, 12 pm or 1pm, Saturday 20th August 2016

To book your free seat, please call Sampad on 0121 446 3260 or email

Read more about the My Route Taxi Tour here
Read about guest blogger, Josh Ray’s Taxi Tour experience here.

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