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Official Blue Badge Tours & Exciting Talks Covering Manchester, Liverpool & the North-West…100+ Tours & Talks to Choose From!

We are the only group of Manchester guides open to all official guides, plus experts in their field. We are the only group of north-west guides who can offer tours and talks in Manchester and Liverpool on everything – from the Pankhursts to Hacienda-era music tours and the Beatles’ Liverpool; from sights and sites associated with Alan Turing, Friedrich Engels, L. S. Lowry and the Pre-Raphaelites to the glories of Manchester’s Victorian architecture, the horrors of slavery, the drama of Peterloo, Britain’s first canals, industry, science, cotton, Ancoats, Angel Meadow, Strangeways…

Perfect for visitors, tourists, locals, private groups, clubs, barmitzvahs, hens, stags, solo travellers…

From Kim —- after the recent Slavery tour:
“A brilliant tour today. Humorous, so informative and thoroughly entertaining.”
Home Ed on the weekend 😳….

From D, Olly
D, Olly and I ventured into town with a different purpose on Sunday. What a fabulous free tour from on Angel Meadows. Immersing ourselves in the rather grim side of the Industrial Revolution and the squalid living conditions of the time. What a way to learn! We’ll be back on Wednesday to hear about Dickens before heading to Lowry Theatre Manchester to check out the latest exhibitions ❤️


Our Manchester area programme
Alan Turing – Ancoats – Angel Meadow – Architecture
Around Manchester in 80 Minutes – Art – Ashton Canal
Bridgewater Canal
Castlefield – Central Library – Charles Dickens’ Manchester – Chetham’s
Chorlton-on-Medlock – Classic Corrie – Cotton
Dark Side of Manchester – Days Out – Didsbury – Docks
East Manchester – Elizabeth Gaskell – Engels & Marx
Fame is the Spur – Football – Free Trade Hall
Gangland Manchester – Grand Hotels – Great Treasures
Hangman’s Manchester – Haworth – Heaton Park
Hebden Bridge & Heptonstall – Hell Is A City – Heroes & Villains
Hidden Gems – History of Manchester in 20 Objects
Hitler’s Plans for Manchester – Hulme
Industry – Irish Manchester – IRA Bomb – Italian Manchester
Jewish Manchester – John Cooper Clarke’s Manchester – John Dalton
John Rylands Library – Joy Division’s Manchester
King Street – Knutsford
Literary Manchester – Little Ireland
Lost Graveyards – Lost Rivers – L. S. Lowry
Manchester Cathedral – The Manchester Guardian – Manchester in 10 Architects
Manchester in 10 Paintings Manchester in 10 Songs – Manchester in 11 Footballers
Manchester Inventions That Shook the World – The Manchester Man
Manchester Ship Canal The Mancunian Way – Marple – Midland Hotel
Northern Powerhouse – Northern Quarter
Pankhursts – Peak Forest – Peterloo – Press Gang – Pub Walks
Railways – Religion – Road to Wigan Pier – Roman Manchester – Rusholme
Salford Explorer – Salford Quays – Science – Secret History of Manchester
Seditious Salford – The Smiths – Southern Cemetery – Strangeways
Street Names
Ted Hughes Country – Ten Manchester Events That Shook the World
Thomas De Quincey’s Manchester – Tony Wilson’s Manchester
Town Hall on Zoom
Underground Manchester on Zoom – University Quarter
Victorian Diseases
War – Welcome to Manchester – William Shakespeare’s Manchester

Those are some of our public tours, so see this website for the programme and for private tours contact Ed Glinert here at New Manchester Walks on


Want to become a guide? Manchester is down to the bare bones due to retirement, new jobs post-Covid and some sad passings. We are now desperately short of good tour guides here in Manchester and the surrounding areas.

We have around hundred tours but hardly anyone to do them!

For instance, Ed Glinert has led the Pankhurst tour more than a hundred times. It’s a great earner but no  one else has come forward to do it since he invented it in 2009. Which means that when a request for a private tour comes in, and Glinert is otherwise engaged, the group heads for Liverpool and a Slavery tour instead.

Come on people, you could be earning. it can’t be that difficult. Actually it is. You need to know your stuff intimately. Even the great Jonathan Schofield cocked it up by saying that the Suffragettes famously interrupted a Liberal Government rally in October 1905. Er no. There was a Tory Government. But never mind. We all make mistakes. If you think you wouldn’t, let us know. There’s money in the streets. Promote Manchester history with us. You don’t need a blue badge (best not to have one of those), a green badge or even a Tufty club badge – just knowledge and the ability to entertain and inform people.