The following tours can be booked.

Me (Green coat) leading a tour around Ancoats. Image courtesy of Rachel.

Walking Tours

Ancoats and New Islington – Ancoats with its mills, tales of gangland violence, working class heroics and modern day development around regenerated canal basins.

Looking at neo-gothic architecture with a group in John Rylands Library.

Architecture – modernist mixed with the medieval, or maybe you prefer yours mixed with a dash of baroque or the simplicity of the classical. Manchester has a surprise of beautiful architectural offerings.

Group admire stunning windows inside Mechanics Institute, Manchester

Ballot Box Radicals – Salford and Manchester have had their share of radical politics; suffragettes, strikes, chartism, anti-corn law league, riots, massacres and philanthropists.

Charles Dickens in Manchester – he came, he visited family, he acted on our stages, he pondered our many questions of social injustice, delivered speeches and even had a roving eye whilst he enjoyed our hospitality.

Dog Friendly and pram friendly walking tours: (a) Manchester canals to sporting legends (b) Salford and the river Irwell (c) The Bridgewater Canal

Discover Manchester – a great introduction to the City and it’s architecture; Manchester Town Hall, John Rylands Library, Central Library, Royal Exchange Theatre etc

Discover the Northern Quarter – a funky area of vintage shops, hidden street art, huge murals, independent coffee bars, micro-brew taps and old market buildings.

Manchester Music – Buzzcocks, The Smiths, Joy Division, New Order, The Bee Gees, Elbow, Charlatans, Northern Soul, Twisted Wheel, Factory Records…it all began here!

The Peterloo Massacre – follow the events of the day as they unfolded, 16th August 1819. A crowd assembled to hear orator Henry Hunt. They walked from humble homes at Oldham, Bolton, Stockport etc. Unprepared for the stampede of men and horses that followed.

Group using Peterloo 200th anniversary exhibition map at John Rylands Library.

Quirky Weird and Wonderful Manchester – this tour takes you to hidden spaces, I tell far fetched whacky stories and look at the beauty in the City too.

Women who made/make Manchester – Lydia Becker, Hannah Mitchell, Emmeline Pankhurst, Rachel Haugh, Maxine Peake – historic and modern women uncovered.

Social group enjoying Manchester sunshine and Emmeline Pankhurst Statue

Elizabeth Gaskell – tour the sites around Manchester City centre associated with Mrs Gaskell and her family, plus a tour of Gaskell House, 84 Plymouth Grove her former home.

Final destination…Elizabeth Gaskell House, Manchester

Pub Tours: pub tours are a great social way to network with colleagues, friends whilst learning about the City and it’s fascinating history over a tipple of your choice.

The best old boozers and micro-bars – learn about the history of the pubs, step inside and admire the decor, enjoy the lovely local brews amidst fun stories and history anecdotes.

Manchester Women Thinkers & Drinkers – visiting pubs, partaking of the odd cheeky drink and hearing stories of suffragettes, poisoned women beer drinkers and feisty feminists.

Manchester Historic Drinking Clubs and Societies -amusing rituals, political clubs, tales of the occult and symbols of society where business was brokered.

Manchester Literary Thinkers & Drinkers – opium drug infused prose of Thomas De Quincey, radical writings of Friedrich Engels, modern masterpieces with Jeanette Winterson. There is so much to share and enjoy whilst stepping inside a few pubs along the way.

End of pub tour with guests….plus John Cooper Clarke artwork – Kings Arms, Salford.

Manc Poetry pub tour – from classics, to the radical and the modern spoken word the Manchester region has a wealth of amazing poets you need to hear over a beer! (see what I did there:)

John Cooper Clarke Punk Poetry pub tour – for the love of the Salford punk poet we enjoy pubs he has frequented, learn about his amazing career and of course there will be poetry spoken!

Pausing at Summerseat Station, Bury

Steam train tours – Rail Ale – a day spent on and off steam trains, visiting local pubs, enjoying lunch and the history of the region whilst passing through sleepy villages.

Taste of the North – stories about food and why they came to the North. Plus food sampling as part of the tour.

Hike for your Hops – full day walking, lunch, visiting micro-pubs and brew taps amongst a backdrop of hills and countryside.

Pissotiere to Piccadilly – taking in pubs around the University district then up to Piccadilly; an area of old pubs, micro-bars and brew taps.

Food Taster Tours

Taste the City – food tasting at different venues across Manchester City Centre. Includes history knowledge. On this tour we might stop off and taste a few savoury delicacies with a wine pairing, or maybe your taste buds want sweet stuff, washed down with a milkshake. Tours to suit your budget.

Raucous Afternoon Tea Events

Raucous writers at Gaskell House me (top left)

Raucous Women’s Afternoon tea event – afternoon tea is served, your costumed host delivers tales of heroic women, business divas, science leaders, suffragettes and a few surprise “less respectful” women!

Raucous Writers Afternoon tea event – regional writers and their lives plus characters they’ve introduced whom we love and loathe.

Wider Manchester area

Group at Peel Park, Salford

Salford: Old Salford, Worsley, Roe Green & Worsley, Monton & Eccles

Bury: Bury Town Centre, Ramsbottom, Rawtenstall

Hall’I’th’Wood museum Bolton

Bolton: Bolton Town Centre, Bolton Town Hall, Astley Bridge, Samuel Crompton story

Salford Quays, Media City and Manchester United

Rochdale: Tour of Rochdale -Co-operatives, stunning interiors and photo firsts

Coach Tours

Your Guide Suzanne leading a bus tour in Manchester

Manchester Panoramic Coach Tour – covering Manchester United Football ground, Manchester City Football Ground, Manchester city centre and Salford Quays.

Taste of Lancashire Coach Tour – small villages await on the outskirts of Manchester, with manor houses, baronial halls and stunning gardens.

Brewery bus tour – visiting various breweries, brew taps and micro-bars around the region.

.Contact: Suzanne Hindle 07853181299 e-mail

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