About Us

Want to know more about art and culture blog Creative Tourist? Read all about it.

What is CT.com?

creativetourist.com is the UK’s only dedicated art and travel site. It began life in Manchester and is expanding across the North; it uncovers the best art and cultural events, and publishes insider guides to some of the UK’s most creative destinations.

Who reads CT.com?

With social media integrity and a loyal, national readership, creativetourist.com attracts over 60,000 unique readers every month. This niche readership is made up of the sorts of people who actively seek out one-off cultural events, interesting places to eat and drink, boutique shops, bars and hotels, and the kinds of events and experiences that make a location distinct.

What do you write about?

Everything a creative tourist might need: features about art, interviews with artists, previews of festivals, music events and film, restaurant reviews, our picks of the best indie and boutique shops and bars – all this and more. We highlight great architecture, museums and history; we run guides to everything from where to get a good breakfast to unusual arts venues. And all of our content is original. You won’t find it anywhere else.

What else do we do?

We don’t just report on what’s happening. We like to get on and make stuff, too. Alongside our online editorial, for example, we also publish print guides (such as the Where To Go Manchester guidebook, on sale now in Waterstone’s) and run boutique events such as the annual Manchester Weekender.

Can I get in touch?

Feedback is great. If you’ve got something to say, just email us at info@creativetourist.com or better yet, Tweet us @creativetourist. Or if you just want to stay in touch, join our email list by clicking the envelope symbol in the top right corner of this page. Don’t worry: we look after your personal data, and we don’t share it with anyone – ever. (For more details on this, read our privacy policy.)

Who works with CT.com?

We think collaboration is more fun than splendid isolation. Our publishing partners and friends include The Double Negative, Our Favourite Places, Culture 24, Axisweb, Corridor8, Open Stories, The Culture Vulture and the Big Issue in the North. We also co-founded the Blog North Awards.

Our recent and current partners, supporters and advertisers include The Whitworth Gallery, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester Museum, Cornerhouse/HOME, Tate Liverpool, Brompton Bicycles, Opera North, TUSK Journal, Cumbria Tourism, Visit Manchester, The Hallé Orchestra, Arts Council England and many others.

Who is behind CT.com?

This site is run by a small and ever so slightly overworked editorial team; sometimes we can’t respond to all the emails we get just as we receive so many. Read more about the editorial team in our Contributors Directory. The site as a whole is part of Creative Tourist Ltd., a communications agency that works on cultural tourism projects across the country. You can read more about that work here.

Opinions, and T&C

The views and opinions expressed by authors and contributors to this site are not specifically endorsed by Creative Tourist Limited and do not necessarily reflect the views of our funders or partners.

Use of this site assumes acceptance of our full terms and conditions. Please note that all work here belongs to Creative Tourist Limited; please do not copy, duplicate or re-publish our work without our express, written permission; and keep it clean, folks: check our content standards on our terms of use page for acceptable behaviour (which boils down to being nice; trolls beware).