The Modern History of the Northern Quarter Tour

Part of our Tours and Activities guide

Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor
Hayley Flynn

The Modern History of the Northern Quarter at Shudehill Metrolink Station, Manchester, 16 September–24 November 2018, from £9 - Book now

Walk the Northern Quarter and learn about its recent history through its eclectic street art. The Northern Quarter, nestled in the heart of the city, has a long-standing reputation as the ‘cooler’ side of town. Whether you are someone who has lived in Manchester for years or just visiting, this tour spotlights some of the less obvious artistic features of the area.

Skyliner is aka Hayley, who has been developing tours for six years. The Modern History of the Northern Quarter has run for the past two and is ever-popular, making us look up and pay attention to the places we live, work or visit. Every bit of a city has a very human history which we all often take for granted.

Historical past considered, walking through the backstreets of Tib Street and Stevenson Square in pursuit of stunning large-scale murals, poetry, installations and artistic architecture will make anyone feel like they’re seeing the place for the first time. The tours vary depending on what’s happening on the day – perhaps involving a delicious doughnut from one of the cafés en route, or making a donation to a charitable event.

You can find one of Skyliner’s two-hour tours twice a month. They start at 11 am next to the Shudehill Interchange Metrolink platform. Specialist tours for mums & babies are also available on a less frequent basis. These ones last around an hour and end with a coffee and a chat. Keep an eye on Skyliner blog and website for more details, an engaging read in its own right.

This tour runs twice a month. Dates vary so please check the website.

The Modern History of the Northern Quarter at Shudehill Metrolink Station, Manchester

16 September–24 November 2018
From £9

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