Entertaining and comprehensive tour led by locals, covering our main attractions as well as the lesser-known quirks. We run Every Day at 11am, starting by the Alan Turing Memorial in Sackville Gardens. Booking is not required - just turn up!
On this tour, we tell the story of Manchester. We share our famous characters, political movements and musical legends. It is an adventure through Manchester’s many terrains including hidden backstreets, opulent interiors, canal walkways and industrial infrastructure. We don’t just point and give facts - this tour is poignant, funny, poetic and political. Plus, our local guides will offer you insider tips and suggestions of what to do with your time in the city
Start Time: Every Day, at 11am
Length: Approximately 3-hours, including a 15-minute break.
Meeting Point: Alan Turing Memorial, Sackville Gardens, near Canal Street (M1 3HB)
End Point: Exchange Square, near Oyster Pub and the National Football Museum (M3 1BD)
Booking not necessary.
How can I contact you?
Is the tour definitely running?
Yes! We run every day in all weather, excluding Christmas Day and New Years Day.
Is the tour accessible?
The tour is wheelchair accessible.
Anyone of any age is welcome.
Pets are welcome.
Who are your guides?
My name’s Josh. I’m from Manchester, attended the University of Manchester, and I founded the original free tours of Manchester almost 5 years ago. Aside from the tours, I work as a playwright. Today, we are a small team of local guides, who take pride in sharing the city’s unique story with the world.
How is this tour free?
We are an independent tour group that believes everyone should be able to discover Manchester. This ‘free’ walking tour model is popular all around Europe because it means we have to work our hardest to deliver the best possible tour! Tips are invited by the guide at the end, but you will never be pressured to tip.
Do I need to book?
Booking is not required. We understand some people like the comfort of booking, so if you would like to book, please visit our eventbrite page:
Do you do private tours?
Yes, we regularly deliver private tours; please get in contact for further information.
Large parties (8+) and school groups must always contact us in advance.
We are 2 mins from the Chorlton Street National Express bus station, 5 mins from Piccadilly Train Station and 5 mins from Oxford Road Train Station.
Sackville Gardens is situated between Canal Street, Whitworth Street and Sackville Street by Esquires coffee shop.
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