Sonny, an Edinburgh local, offers you a tour of his Edinburgh, taking you along the streets that he knows and following the stories of crimes, hangings, and jail time! Hear Sonny’s story and uncover his journey!
We believe you don't have to be a woman to be a feminist so this tour can be delivered by any of our Edinburgh guides, depending on availability (you cannot choose though!). Discover stories of women throughout History: witches, murderers, mothers and doctors.
Paul, an Edinburgh local, will give you a tour of Leith, a buzzing port district located in the northern part of the city which is rich in local history.
Start at the foot of the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade down to the Tron, on the junction with the Bridges for a brief introduction to how Edinburgh's Royal Mile has developed from timbered medieval buildings to the complex street of today.
Follow Angus who will will tell you about many of the Mile's famous closes, offering a quiet retreat from the busy main street, and a glimpse into the layers of language underlying the present names of many buildings and areas.
Continually altered, repaired, adapted and sometimes restored, the Royal Mile is a living witness to Scottish history since the Middle Ages.
The tour may run an extra five or ten minutes due to crowds or traffic.
Walk through the streets of the city, with your guide Angie, and discover Edinburgh attractions from a new perspective as you hear stories of festivals, poetry, and more.
Join the Invisible (York) ‘Family Friendly Fun Tour’, which is the only tour of the city that has been specifically developed with children in mind.
Tour guide Gavin is an affable dad, who has struggled with mental ill health and homelessness in the past, but draws upon his personal experiences as a former play-worker and teaching assistant to present a unique view of the city.
Gavin has had an enhanced DBS check and his immersive tour is designed to spark the imagination and curiosity of adults and children alike.
York has been a hub of transportation since the Romans established the city in AD71, linking it to an efficient road system and making use of its waterways.
However, the city is also famed for its rich railway heritage and is home to the largest railway museum in the world.
Tour guide Gemma is a transgender woman, who found herself sleeping rough and living in hostels following the sudden unexpected death of her landlady. She is a passionate railway enthusiast and her tour explores how the railway has shaped and transformed the city.
Beyond a tale of gunpowder, treason and plot, this tour tells the comprehensive story of Guy Fawkes, from his family history in York to growing up and the influences surrounding him as a Protestant and later a recusant Catholic.
Tour guide Vicki first became interested in Guy Fawkes in 2009, and her passion is one of the reasons that she moved to the city.
She interweaves her own personal journey of being diagnosed with stage 4b cancer, treatment, and remission, with the story of his life.
With more attractions per square mile than any other destination in the UK, there’s always something exciting just around the corner in York, and our Health and Wealth tour is an expedition through time, which explores just some of the most significant buildings and their influence on the city’s economic growth.
Miles is a father of two who combines his own life as a former banker with his personal experience of homelessness and recovery journey from addiction to alcohol, to uncover layers of local history that highlight how York’s Health and Wealth has been continually shaped.
This unique walking tour is led by Danny, an “adopted Mancunian”, to show people the city’s streets as he has lived them. His tour is a thoughtful and poetic exploration that will transport you to the flip side of Manchester, beyond the mere surface of its tourist attractions and into the depths of his own experience of homelessness.
His passion is abundantly clear throughout the tour as he helps you see Manchester in a different light by contextualising some of the city’s most beautiful areas in the experience of Manchester’s homeless community, and his own personal experience. Each stop is marked with either a poignant poetry piece, written by Danny, or an anecdote from his time on the streets.
This tour is educational and enjoyable in equal parts, with a wonderful guide who is happy to answer any of your questions about his experience of homelessness. Combating stigmas around homelessness with his words, Danny’s tour will open your eyes to the real experiences of homeless people in Manchester.
What to expect?
Yourexperience starts at the Manchester Cenotaph, where you’ll meetDanny with his green hoodie on and set off on a thoughtful and poetic tour of the city. Looking beyond its famous sights into its lesser-seen stories of the city - this tour will make you stop and appreciate landmarks as emblematic as Manchester Cathedral down to singular pieces of street art in the Northern Quarter.
Duringthe two-mile walk you’ll visit places including:
St. Peter’s Square, where the Cenotaph war memorial is located
Albert Square, home of the impressive neo-Gothic town hall
St. Mary's Catholic Church, also known as the Hidden Gem
St. Ann's Square, where the Homeless Jesus statue rests
Manchester Cathedral, with its beautiful medieval architecture
The Northern Quarter area, where there’s street art on every corner.
Eachstop is marked with either a piece of Danny’s poetry or a personalstory about his time on the streets, and he’s happy to answer anyquestions you might have - he describes this as a walking talking tour; any question, any time.
Thetour finishes at 111 Piccadilly, where you’ll see a striking muralcreated by local artists who are or have been homeless.
As a transgender woman, Laura explores the history of inspirational Mancunian women who have influenced her journey of transition. Her exuberant character and cheerful attitude makes for a unique and exciting tour of Manchester’s city centre.
Her passion for the city's female culture and history is infectious. She truly celebrates the rich past of our radical feminine history by linking the history of women or of a particularly notable woman at each stop. The highlight of the tour is when she delves into stories about Emmeline Pankhurst and the Suffragette movement. Laura’s powerful tour opens one’s mind to ideas, challenges and stories about strong women, Manchester’s history and homelessness.
What to expect?
Your experience starts at one of Manchester’s finest listed buildings, the Central Library, in St Peter’s Square. Where you should keep an eye out for Laura in her green hoodie which you’ll be welcomed with a meet and greet!
The one and a half mile walk will take you to places like:
The tour will end in the centre of the Northern Quarter. This tour will take you around the seen and unseen of Manchester’s streets.
Turning the invisible, visible.
"Crimes & Punishment in the Merchant City" start at the People's Palace in Glasgow Green and will take you through the Merchant City to finish right in the city centre of Glasgow, in front of the Modern Art Gallery. The tour is about 2 hour long and costs £15 per person. To book please email us below: