Don’t waste your time on the so-called free tours with guides talking total tripe about Rolls and Royce meeting at the Midland Hotel, the “three rivers” of Manchester, George Orwell calling Manchester “the belly and guts of the nation” and the pillar box on Corporation Street being the one that survived the 1996 bomb. Book a tour with a proper guide. If we’re doing nowt there are other registered guides.
Meanwhile, if you want to get to know Manchester better. Of course you do! It’s the world’s first industrial city (quiet, Birmingham), Britain’s second city (quiet, Birmingham), home of the world’s most famous football team (no, not Real Madrid, pay attention), the country’s best-loved TV soap (no, not Crossroads), birthplace of the heroic Emmeline Pankhurst, workplace of the equally heroic Alan Turing, setting for the country’s first man-made canal, the world’s first passenger railway, the place that gave us glorious Gothic revival architecture, Pre-Raphaelite paintings, a powerful history of political protest and some of the most exciting music the world has ever heard.
This is Manchester – the industrial strength city. Want to get to know Manchester better? The only solution is to book one of our Zooms or walking tours. There is no alternative.