We offer alternative tours to locals and tourists.
Invisible Cities is a social enterprise. We don’t believe in labels or stereotypes. We want to show that everyone has great potential, a fact reflected in our tour guides.
We train people affected by homelessness to become walking tour guides of their own city and offer these alternative tours to tourists and locals.
Our training focuses on confidence building, public speaking and customer service. We partner with professional tour guides to build bespoke tours and practice our routes.
We are super excited to announce that in Edinburgh, we are taking part in the Leith Comedy Festival!05 August 2020
As Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow has long been a favourite destination for those travelling in the UK. Though it can be overwhelming to know what to squeeze into your visit. We offer walking tours in Glasgow, all told from the perspective of people who used to be homeless on the city’s streets. We know the city very well and would like to help you make the most of your stay, so we have prepared the following itinerary of our personal recommendations for a 3-day trip to Glasgow.
For the first day, we recommend exploring Glasgow’s beautiful West End, which is famous for its leafy streets of iconic tenement buildings, excellent bars and eateries, spacious parks, and magical university campus.
On day 2, we recommend taking in some of the best attractions in the city centre and the Merchant City. You will have a busy day ahead of you, so be sure to stop for a delicious breakfast. The centre has options to meet all tastes, but an excellent starting point would be Gordon Street, just along from Glasgow Central Station. Here you will find some of the best coffee the city has to offer at the Riverhill Coffee Bar, and if you have a sweet tooth, Tantrum Doughnuts is just next door––two big favourites with the locals.
Reserve the final morning of your trip for a relaxing spot of shopping around the centre, then take a train over to Finnieston, an area which has seen a wealth of new businesses opening in recent years leading to it being named as one of the trendiest places to live in the UK. If eating in Finnieston, The Kelvingrove Cafe is an established favourite among foodies, while The Steamie Coffee Roasters is an excellent place to get your caffeine fix.03 August 2020