Experience hosted by Lauren

2 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 5 people

What you'll do

We offer local and friendly walking tours guided by people who have experienced homelessness. In the 1980s, Andy and his pals fell in love with Manchester’s bustling nightlife and rock music scene. Today he guides you across the city taking the very same route of his night’s out in the 1980s, but this time reflecting on how the venues have played a significant role in shaping Manchester’s history. Guests will leave with a unique and personal insight Manchester's history and homelessness.
Other things to note
The great British pub is a hallmark of British society and culture, serving both positive and negative connotations. Please note, the tour discusses themes of drinking and alcohol but there is no drinking whilst on the tour. We hope that instead, the tour will help spread awareness about alcoholism.
We offer local and friendly walking tours guided by people who have experienced homelessness. In the 1980s, Andy and his pals fell in love with Manchester’s bustling nightlife and rock music scene. Today he guides you across the city taking the very same route of his night’s out in the 1980s, but this time reflecting on how the venues have played a significant role in shaping Manchester’s history. Guests will leave with a unique and personal insi…

Meet your host, Lauren

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Invisible (Manchester) is part of Invisible Cities, a social enterprise that trains people who have been affected by homelessness to become walking tour guides of their own city.

Andy, our guide, is a lovely man originally from Wigan. After experiencing homelessness, albeit brief, he got back on my feet and had some great opportunities. He sees his role as a tour guide as a chance to pass on his experiences of bad times and good times. If you are looking for a general history tour of Manchester, encompassing all things from specific personal tales to historical facts, then Andy’s tour is for you! An added bonus is that his corny humour will leave you chuckling as you navigate to and from each stop.
Invisible (Manchester) is part of Invisible Cities, a social enterprise that trains people who have been affected by homelessness to become walking tour guides of their own city.

Andy, our guide, is a lovely man originally from Wigan. After experiencing homelessness, albeit brief, he got back on my feet and had some great opportunities. He sees his role as a tour guide as a chance to pass on his experiences of bad times and good times. If you are looking for a general history tour of…
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About the organization: Invisible Cities



Invisible (Manchester) is part of Invisible Cities, a social enterprise that trains people who have been affected by homelessness to become walking tour guides of their own city. The purpose is to breakdown negative stereotypes that exist surrounding homelessness whilst simultaneously equipping people who have experienced homelessness with new skills that can be used to expand their horizon.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Invisible Cities.

Where you'll be

Each stop on the tour intelligently weaves elements of his memories, the story of that specific venue and how it is contextualised in Manchester’s history. He touches on music, the suffragettes, football, Peterloo, Little Ireland and art in Manchester. You will be amazed by the transformation of the city today as you glimpse into the past, perhaps even learn about some buildings that have vanished to make way for Manchester’s new skyline.

1 review

Philippa
August 2021
Andy was great. Very personable and lots of interesting facts!

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend.