Invisible Cities is a social enterprise that trains people who have experienced homelessness to become walking tour guides of their own city.

We offer alternative tours to locals and tourists.

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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.

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6 Unique Things to Do on The Royal Mile in Edinburgh

The Royal Mile is a microcosm of Edinburgh; its buzzing atmosphere, music, and history show some of the best things Edinburgh has to offer in just a 1.81km stretch. It's hard not to get swept away by the enchanting atmosphere of The Royal Mile, each nook and cranny is rich in stories of tales long gone by.

Step into Advocate's Close

Step back to the 15th century and wander down Advocate's Close. The entrance is opposite St Giles’ Cathedral on The Royal Mile and is a must-visit on your Edinburgh trip.

See the Street Performers

There's a certain magic to The Royal Mile; in a way, it almost feels timeless.

Caricature Artists

Treat yourself to a flattering (or not so flattering) portrait of yourself and your loved ones with caricature.

Experience The Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

Located at the top of The Royal Mile, The Camera Obscura and World of Illusions is a great day out for all the family.

There you have it! We hope you've enjoyed our tour through the best spots on the Royal Mile, some of which you may never have heard of!

17 May 2022
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info@invisible-cities.org

For general or press enquiries please contact Zakia:

+44 (0) 7500 773 709

zakia@invisible-cities.org