This month’s guide focuses some of the most essential tours and activities for anyone visiting or living in Manchester. These are the tours that will really help you understand the heart of the city, whether that be through your curiosity to learn, your more artistic inclinations or your stomach.
Join local history experts Johnathan Schofield and Skyliner (Hayley Flynn) and dive into Manchester’s past with one eye on where it might be heading in the future. Both these guides have a unique style and a charismatic delivery when it comes to sharing the city’s stories. Their tours of Mayfield Depot and the Northern Quarter will open your eyes to the human activity behind the bricks.
Spend a cultured afternoon at Manchester Art Gallery or The Whitworth, with each offering free tours, it couldn’t be easier to find an accessible way into their collections. Hear the stories behind the art and bridge the gap between creator and viewer.
If you want to make the most of Manchester’s culinary scene we recommend checking out Scranchester and Manchester Food Walks. Both of these food tours will take you to scrumptious independent hidden gems giving you the chance to try a bit of everything, all in one meal.
For more tours and activities beyond Manchester, including a couple of Beatles-themed explorations around Liverpool, keep scrolling.
The Essential Manchester Walk for locals and visitors alike. An entertaining and knowledgeable guide will show you around the city centre, giving you a taste of the history, architecture and culture and showing you the major sites.
Because of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, we are unable to bring you our usual recommendations for things to do in Manchester and the North. Our thoughts at this time are with our readers and with the organisations and businesses who make the North of England a great place to live and visit. We hope you stay well and look forward to sharing more unmissable events and places with you later in the year.