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The Alternative Manchester Walking Tour

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  • Private Tour
  • Live Guide
  • 2 hr

This new tour by 'Free Manchester Walking Tours' is a walking tour of Manchester's bohemian Northern Quarter neighbourhood, always led by a guide actively working in creative industries. Our story of the Northern Quarter will include the legends of our poets, musicians, protestors and radical book shop owners. There will be plenty of photo opportunities, as we show you the Northern Quarter's street art, public art, and Hollywood film locations. Plus, our local guides will be able to offer tips for food, live music, parties and good coffee.

Itinerary Details

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Afflecks

We will discuss the importance and influence of this bohemian maze of markets.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Manchester Craft and Design Centre

We will show and tell you the hidden histories of the Craft and Design centre.

Duration: 10 minutes

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We will talk about Manchester's (infamous) music venues, and music history, from Northern Soul to post-punk and raving acid house.

Duration: 10 minutes

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We will talk about the Northern Quarter's food culture, and the incredible stories behind some of the restaurants.

Duration: 10 minutes

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We will show you a number of the area's listed buildings, and how they are being used in vibrant new ways today.

Duration: 10 minutes

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We will show you some of the most unique street art and public art, that can be hard to find on your own, and tell you their stories.

Duration: 10 minutes

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This tour is about the Northern Quarter, and Manchester's more alternative side. Discussing the Northern Quarter's characters, street art and counter cultural movements, we hope to show you the Manchester of today.

Duration: 10 minutes