Discovering Manchester

Operated by: Free Walking Tour
Free Manchester Walking Tours, Discovering Manchester

In this walking tour through the city of Manchester, you will know in about 3 and a half hours its history, literature, politics and more. If it is the first time you visit the city this tour is essential for you. The starting point will be at Alan Turing Memorial and ends at Exchange Square.

  • Learn the history of Manchester by walk.
  • Take amazing pictures of the City.
  • Enjoy a beautiful view of Manchester.


Friday, Saturday and Sunday


3.5 hours


Alan Turing Memorial


Exchange Square



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Detailed Description

The meeting point will be at Alan Turing Memorial, Sackville Gardens, in front of Chez Café near Canal Street, at 11:00 AM. Here you will meet your local guide, Josh, who will be waiting for you to begin this adventure through the streets of Manchester.

Next, you'll start by hearing a bit of the history of Manchester, how it became the first industrialized city at the forefront of politics and innovation, you'll meet some poets, ravers and music creators.

Then, you will visit the most famous monuments and the least known peculiarities, so you can know this city as a real local. At the end, the tour ends at Exchange Square in front of Oyster Pub, near the National Football Museum.

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  1. What is this tour?

    A comprehensive and entertaining overview of Manchester, perfect for locals and visitors alike.

  2. How is this tour 'free'?

    We are an independent tour that believes everyone should be able to discover Manchester. This model also means we consistently work our hardest to deliver the best possible tour. We only ask you pay what you feel the tour is worth at the end, relative to your budget. You will never be pressured to tip.

  3. Is the tour definitely running?

    We always run on the days and times specified (including on bank holidays) unless otherwise stated on Facebook and Twitter.

  4. Is this tour accessible?

    These tours are only in the English language.
    El tour es solo en inglés.

    The tour is wheelchair accessible.

    If you have any other accessibility needs (eg hearing/medical) please contact us beforehand, and we will make sure you are fully accommodated.

    Anyone of any age is welcome.

    Dogs are more than welcome.

  5. Do I need to book?

    Booking is optional but not necessary. If you would like to book on Eventbrite, please follow the link:

  6. Where do we go on the tour?

    We like to keep the tour a secret, but we can say that we take in the big attractions (Town Hall, Royal Exchange, Free Trade Hall) as well as the lesser known quirks (Vimto Monument, Underground Manchester, Factory Records)

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