Walk Manchester - City Centre Guided Tours

Walk Manchester - City Centre Guided Tours Guided Tours Around Manchester City Centre
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Check out our website for a full list of walks and a timetable for public walks. Pub walks and general history tours for office groups and parties available. We offer bespoke tours and private booking for groups of any size. Educational walks for school groups and college students also available. John Alker is a trained green badge guide working in the centre of Manchester, the world’s first industrial city. He currently offers a wide range of informative and entertaining guided tours specialising in the political and industrial history of Manchester, popular culture, art and architecture. John’s walks combine a depth of specialist knowledge with fascinating human stories, urban myths, and tantalising pub facts about the city once known as “the workshop of the world.” Discover Manchester Walks: A general history tour looking at Manchester as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, the home of Free trade and a powerhouse for radical and progressive politics, from Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto to the Pankhurst sisters and the beginning of suffrage. These walks also reveal how Manchester, the first industrial city, became the home of pioneering movements in popular culture and music, from Ewan McColl to Morrissey and beyond. Pub Walks: General history and pop culture pub tours ending with an entertaining pub quiz. Perfect for office parties and visiting tourist groups. Industrial Walks: Explore the cholera pits, mills, canals, markets, warehouses, railways, and ragged schools that made Manchester, the home of a world wide industrial revolution. Popular Music Walks: Investigate the personalities and impresarios who put Manchester on the international musical map. Madchester pilgrims will be taken to all the shrines of this movement, from the Hacienda to the legendary Dry Bar. Smiths fans will be taken to the places referenced by Morrissey in his many songs about the city and find out why Manchester has been the home to so many world renowned musicians from The Hollies to Joy Division, Oasis and Elbow. Art Walks: Stand and look with fresh eyes on the art and architecture that has shaped the city. See the influences of Andy Warhol, Mondrian, Picasso, Robert Venturi and Salvador Dali on the city centre’s sculptures and buildings. See the legacy of the Pre-Raphaelites in both the city’s art gallery and Town Hall murals, visit the hidden gems in Manchester Cathedral and find out more about the elusive L.S. Lowry. John Alker’s background is in education with over 10 years experience in schools and 20 years in further education as a senior lecturer. He is a trained classical musician (BA Hons) and he currently lectures part time in music, fine art, performing arts and contextual studies. He occasionally works as a visiting lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University. There is an existing timetable of walks but John is also available for private bookings outside this schedule.

31/03/2020

All walks are off at the moment but we will return ASAP

13/03/2020

The new list of this Spring’s walks are out on walkmanchester.com

Don’t miss the “Manchester Impressionist” guided walk featuring the work of Adolphe Valette. Starts 1 30 on 16 th May fr...
28/04/2019

Don’t miss the “Manchester Impressionist” guided walk featuring the work of Adolphe Valette. Starts 1 30 on 16 th May from City Art Gallery
Catch this Edwardian jewel on the very streets he drew his inspiration from.

Don’t miss the “Manchester Impressionist” guided walk featuring the work of Adolphe Valette from City Art Gallery Manche...
28/04/2019

Don’t miss the “Manchester Impressionist” guided walk featuring the work of Adolphe Valette from City Art Gallery Manchester on May 16 th at 1 30 pm. Catch this Edwardian jewel on the very streets that inspired him.

Don't miss the" Formidable women of Manchester" guided walk this Friday 26th . Starts 11am at the Midland hotel Peter st...
23/04/2019

Don't miss the" Formidable women of Manchester" guided walk this Friday 26th . Starts 11am at the Midland hotel Peter street .

Check out the guided walks in Manchester at walkmanchester.com
15/04/2019
Walking tours of Manchester

Check out the guided walks in Manchester at walkmanchester.com

Providing walking tours of Manchester including architecture tours, music tours, Manchester uncovered tours and more.

Don’t miss the Formidable Women of Manchester guided walk on April 26. Start 11am outside the Midland Hotel, Peter stree...
15/04/2019

Don’t miss the Formidable Women of Manchester guided walk on April 26. Start 11am outside the Midland Hotel, Peter street Manchester.

Don't miss The Formidable Women of Manchester Guided Walk April 26th Meet 11am at the Midland Hotel Peter StreetFor furt...
01/04/2019

Don't miss The Formidable Women of Manchester Guided Walk
April 26th Meet 11am at the Midland Hotel Peter Street
For further details see walkmanchester.com

Art, Architecture, Literature, Industrial and Political History, Manchester Music - find them all in the new list of cit...
16/03/2019
Walking tours of Manchester

Art, Architecture, Literature, Industrial and Political History, Manchester Music - find them all in the new list of city walks at walkmanchester.com
Just turn up or book on Eventbrite!

Providing walking tours of Manchester including architecture tours, music tours, Manchester uncovered tours and more.

05/03/2019

The new list of walks is out on walkmanchester.com You can now pre-book on Eventbrite. Happy hunting!

27/02/2019

The new list of walks is now out on walkmanchester.com. Politics Architecture, Art and lots more. Book ahead on Eventbrite!

17/02/2019

check out the new list of walks on walkmanchester.com you can pre book on Eventbrite

The new list of Manchester walks is now out on walkmanchester.comArt, politics, history, literature, and much more
18/01/2019
Walking tours of Manchester

The new list of Manchester walks is now out on walkmanchester.com
Art, politics, history, literature, and much more

Providing walking tours of Manchester including architecture tours, music tours, Manchester uncovered tours and more.

19/12/2018

Last chance for a guided walk around the city this year, why not start your Christmas with the best of Manchester. Walk starts 11 am from Central Library steps- History architecture theatre, politics the great and the good see your city like never before

09/12/2018

Check out a city centre walk this Thursday 11am starting at Central Library steps
Make sense out of Manchester’s best
Past present future
Architecture history arts and the rest

03/05/2016

get into the political heart of Manchester this Thursday with a Radical Manchester guided walk; Engels, Robert Owen, Peterloo, Fenians, Chartists and the rest
Starts Victoria station wall map 1 30pm

03/03/2016

2 great walks this week: Architecture of Manchester- starts 1 30 at the Tourist info centre Piccadilly 3 March
The Peterloo Massacre- starts 1 30 Central Library Steps 5 March

01/02/2016

The awesome Frederick Engels is the subject for this Thursday's walk, see how the motivation for communism starts on the streets of the city.
starts 1 30pm outside City Art Gallery

14/10/2015

2 great walks this Thursday
Discover Manchester at 11am starting at Central Library
Manchester fights back - Manchester siege Manchester blitz Jacobites and nuclear bunkers-starts 1 30 Victoriia station wallmap

16/09/2015

Don't miss this week's guided walk around Castlefield starts Thursday 1 30 at MOSI
Or Manchester Uncovered starts Thursday 11am from Central Library

01/09/2015

2 great walks this thursday: MANCHESTER UNCOVERED
starts 11am outside central library
RADICAL MANCHESTER-starts 1.30 at Victoria station wallmap

21/06/2015

3 walks this week:
Town Hall 11 am meet Midland Hotel
Discover Manchester 11am meet Central Library
Manchester artist Adolphe Valette 1 30pm meet City Art Gallery

18/11/2014

Formidable women of Manchester guided walk this Friday 1 30 starts at the tourist information Piccadilly @visitmcr

13/11/2014

Another chance to experience Manchester Uncovered this Friday 11 am from the Tourist Information centre Piccadilly. The best way to discover the city on a guided walk

11/11/2014

Politics and poverty guided walk round the mills and cholera pits of Manchester starts 1 30 this Friday from the tourist information centre Piccadilly

05/11/2014

100 years on celebrate the first world war with a guided walk centred around the Manchester pals regiment's action in that conflict."Walk with the Heroes" starts Victoria station wall map Friday 1 30pm

02/11/2014

Another 2 great walks this friday: Manchester Uncovered at 11am from the Tourist information centre Piccadilly and Walk with the heroes World war 1 Manchester Pals walk; starts 1 30pm from Victoria station wall map

23/10/2014

Another 2 walks this friday Uncovered Manchester at 11am from the Tourist Information Centre piccadilly and the History of the COOP starts 1 30 from Victoria station wall map
Keep an Eye out for Manchester by Moonlight in December-all walks on walkmanchester.com

08/10/2014

WRONG SIDE OF THE LAW WALK-this Friday 1 30pm Manchester Victoria Wall map --Hangmen, Prostitutes, Murder most foul, Body Snatchers, and the lawless streets of the city--they're all included

24/09/2014

2 great walks this FRIDAY:
Manchester Uncovered 11am Tourist information centre Piccadilly
Castlefield explorer-1 30pm- from the Museum of science and Industry

26/07/2014

4 walks this week
Manchester Town Hall- 11am Tuesday -Meet Midland Hotel
Manchester Uncovered 11am Friday - meet Tourist info Piccadilly
Politics and Poverty 1 30pm Friday-- meet Tourist info Piccadilly
World War 1- Walk with the Heroes 130pm Saturday- meet Victoria Station wall map
All details on walkmanchester.com web

21/07/2014

Another 2 great walks this week:
Manchester Uncovered- 11am from the tourist Information Piccadilly
The Pre-Raphaelites tour - 1 30 City Gallery

30/06/2014

2 great walks this week: Manchester Uncovered 11am Friday from the Tourist Information Piccadilly
Architecture Revealed: 1 30 pm Friday from the Albert Memorial Albert Square

24/06/2014

Catch up on the best in Manchester music this Friday on a guided walk starts 1 30pm from the tourist Information centre Piccadilly

16/06/2014

4 great walks this week: Manchester Town hall 11am Tuesday--meet Midland Hotel
Great War; Walk with the Heroes 1 30pm Thursday-- meet Victoria station wall map
Manchester Uncovered 11am Friday--meet Tourist information Piccadilly
Wrong side of the Law 1 30pm Friday--meet Victoria station wall map

13/06/2014

Find out what how the CO-OP started on today's guided walk; starts 1 30pm Victoria station wall map Manchester.

04/06/2014

Get inspired this Friday on the Formidable women of Manchester guided tour starts 1 30pm from the tourist information centre Piccadilly

19/05/2014

The Famous Politics and Poverty guided walk in Manchester starts this Friday at 1 30 pm from the Tourist Information centre Piccadilly.

14/05/2014

2 great walks in Manchester this Friday: Manchester Uncovered 11 am from the tourist information centre
The life and work of L.S. Lowry 1 30 Art Gallery

28/08/2013

Catch a Welcome to Manchester tour on every Friday morning and a specialist walk in the afternoon :this week its Politics and Poverty an insight into the mill conditions and cholera pits of the City. Starts at the Tourist Information centre 11 am, 1 30 pm. See all details for walks at walkmanchester.com

10/07/2013

Still nearly 2 weeks left of the Manchester International Festival, why not come on an Art Walk Theatre Walk, Culture walk of Manchester or just a Welcome to Manchester tour?
see walkmanchster.com fro details

03/07/2013

Check out the guided walks for Manchester International Festival- visit walkmanchester.com for details or better still chose a walk from the 30+ on the list and book a private walk with friends or family

21/05/2013

Guided walk of the northern quarter this Friday; Boho bars, home of Factory Records, independent Manchester, Industrial history plus great stories of the people and places. starts visitor information centre 1 30pm

15/05/2013

Great guided walk on Rochdale Pioneers this Thursday, starts 1 pm from the new Museum Toad Lane Rochdale
2 great walks on Friday in Manchester: Discover Manchester, starts 11am at the Visitor Information Centre
Manchester Music, starts 1 30 again t the Visitor Information centre.

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Don't miss next Thursday's (28th March) Literary tour de force of Manchester. Starts 1 30pm at the Tourist information centre Piccadilly gardens. The Manchester Literary Walk Join the bards, poets and playwrights of Manchester’s best on this literary romp through the city’s heritage. You’ll hear Gaskell at the Portico, Burgess, Banks, Shakespeare at the Theatre Royal. Read John Cooper Clarke, Shelagh Delaney, Carol Ann Duffy The Mask of Anarchy, this is a tour de force of the best there is.
The new list of walks in Manchester are out now on walkmanchester.com Book early on Eventbrite so as not to be disappointed