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We don’t just do walks! We do tours, talks, cruises, PR…

For instance on Sunday 17 June India played Pakistan at the Cricket World Cup, a wonderful event which brought so many people to Manchester. New Manchester Walks’s Ed Glinert took a lovely party of Indian visitors on a coach tour of Manchester on the Saturday, the day before the match, together with Joan Davies of Manchester Guided Tours.

On the Monday Ed Glinert chaperoned another group of lovely Indian visitors on an all-day tour: a visit to Manchester United’s museum and stadium tour, a coach tour of the area, and a boat trip with historical commentary on the Princess Katharine boat. So, don’t forget to book our guides for something similar.
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New for September: Smiths-Morrissey Coach Tour: All the Manchester Area Sites & Stories

Smiths-Morrissey Coach Tour:
All the Manchester Area Sites & Stories

* Sat 21 September, 11am-2pm (finish time depending on traffic).
* Meet coach stop Albert Square (opposite the Town Hall).
* Please press here to book with eventbrite.
* Cost: £21 including eventbrite/Facebook booking fee

You’ve heard the records, lived the life, sang along to the songs, given up meat, cut your hair like Johnny Marr, bought an Andy Rourke-styled suede jacket, raised your eyes at Moz’s recent statements…now visit the sites where Mozzish music history was made (by coach and foot).
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* Here’s a tip. Don’t waste your time booking onto a tour of the Midland Hotel where the guide tells you Rolls & Royce met within. They didn’t!
* How do we know? Ed Glinert of New Manchester Walks is one of the best researchers in the country, the author/journalist/tour guide who, yes, cracked the Jack the Ripper mystery (East End Chronicles, Penguin, 2005), and he’s come up with some startling information.
* It wasn’t difficult, but nobody else ever bothered.
* Transport groups and historical societies have not been able to prove him wrong.
* The hotel isn’t happy but we want them to promote accurate history!
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We are New Manchester Walks, a walks, talks and tours outfit, open to all guides who want to make the history of Manchester, the world’s first industrial city – the industrial strength city – come alive.

We provide an unrivalled and unmatchable programme of historical trips and tours in and around Manchester: from the Gothic glories and cotton palaces of central Manchester to the gleaming new dock side towers of Salford Quays; from the coal face of industrial Eastlands to the winding alleyways of Knutsford in leafy Cheshire.
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Thu 20 June L S Lowry’s Manchester
Meet TfGM Travelshop, Piccadilly Gardens, 11.30am.

Fri 21 June May Angel Meadow pub tour
Meet Victoria Station wallmap, 6pm.

Sat 22 June Manchester Music: 40 Years of Unknown Pleasures Meet HOME, 11am.
Sat 22 June Secrets of the Northern Quarter
Meet Queen Victoria Statue, Piccadilly Gardens, 2.30pm.

Sun 23 June Alan Turing Tortured Genius of the Computer Age
Meet Manchester Museum reception, 11.30am.
Sun 23 June Strangeways No Escape!
Meet Victoria Station wallmap, 2.30pm.
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People of Manchester! People of Britain! People of the World! It’s the long-awaited (after six years) return of Underground Manchester in …

“Underground Manchester – Don’t Mention the War!”

This is an exciting and entertaining brand new tour devised by Manchester’s hardest-working tour guides, New Manchester Walks. 

We will descend…
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How To Come On One Of Our Tours

Please book on eventbrite if possible. This is because a number of tours get heavily booked and we need to know how many guides to put on.

However if you can’t do that, because you
* Don’t trust t’Internet
* Don’t have a computer
* The dog ate your credit card

then just come along and pay cash on the day. But please check on the morning of the walk to ensure there are places and it is still taking place.
Just ring 07769 29 8068 and leave a message.
He won’t answer, because he’s probably watching The Bill, but he’ll sort it out for you pronto.
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Here’s a tip from one who knows. Avoid the free tours. They’re a rip-off. Yes, you don’t have to stump any cash – and who carries much money around with them anyway these days? – but you’ll be wasting your time and your intelligence will be insulted if you make the mistake of going on them.

If you’d like to discover a general broad-brush history of Manchester there’s a “Discover Manchester” tour going on every day at 11am from Central Library, hosted by our colleagues from Manchester Guided Tours.
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