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.

Lonely planet best in travel 2021 community award.

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Our Tours

Our experienced tour guides, all of whom have been affected by homelessness, simply live and breathe their cities.

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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Edinburgh

Real Women of Edinburgh

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Leave your guidebooks at home and dive into the local cultures that make each destination so special. Discover stories of women throughout History: witches, murderers, mothers and doctors.
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Manchester

Wonderwalk Through Manchester with Nic

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This tour of Manchester maps the city’s illustrious history of music and art, focusing on the venues and musicians which have helped to shape Manchester’s music scene.
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Glasgow

Alternative Glasgow with Angie

From£15
Starting at The People's Palace in Glasgow Green, you will hear stories of Glasgow's dark past, as well as receive contemporary knowledge on Scotland's largest city.
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    Our Awards & Recognitions

    Lonely planet best in travel 2021 community award.
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    Invisible (Cardiff) Partners with voco St David’s

    We are thrilled to announce that in Cardiff our friends at voco St David’s will support our guides by purchasing a set amount of tickets every month for their guests,...

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