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A new tour, perfect for groups! Around Manchester in 80 Minutes

Next public date: Friday 21 January, 10.45am from the Emmeline Pankhurst statue, St Peter’s Square. Please book on Eventbrite.


Perfect for groups! Book Ed Glinert, Manchester’s most prolific tour guide and author of Penguin’s legendary Manchester Compendium, on a whistle-stop expert tour of the world’s great industrial city. This is a quick-fire run-down of all the great Manchester sights and sites, with all the most mesmerising and memorable stories. Here’s the route and set-list.

  • Emmeline Pankhurst – celebrated suffragette and Tory candidate.
  • Central Library – Why does it look like the Pantheon, of London, not Rome!
  • The Midland Hotel– where Rolls and Royce did NOT meet.
  • Chepstow House – the city’s most beautiful former cotton mill.
  • Bridgewater Hall – should have been the Barbirolli Hall.
  • The Peterloo Memorial – not the first such tribute.
  • The Free Trade Hall – where Manchester pledged support for Lincoln.
  • The Ralph Abercrombie pub – where Jubilee Street became Coronation Street.
  • The John Rylands Library – home of the world’s oldest piece of the New Testament, but for how long?

and more