Walking Tours around Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, York, Cardiff and Liverpool

We offer alternative tours to locals and tourists.

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

Uncover Stories of Crime and Punishment

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Leave your guidebooks at home and dive into the local cultures that make each destination so special. Uncover Stories of Crime and Punishment.
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Edinburgh

The Royal Mile – Edinburgh’s Most famous Street

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This Edinburgh walking tour covers the most famous street in the city, the Royal Mile.
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Edinburgh

The Alternative Story of Leith

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The Alternative Story of Leith. Leith is a vibrant and yet lesser-known part of Edinburgh. At Invisible Cities, we have a Leith expert and local legend: Dakota!
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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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Glasgow

The People of Glasgow with Angie

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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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Manchester

Ales & Alleyways: Andy’s Stories of Pubs

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Andy leads you on a guided tour of Manchester, taking the route of his nights out in the 1980s, but reflecting on how the venues have played a significant role in shaping Manchester’s history.
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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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Manchester

We Built This City From Depression

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This tour transports you back to a time where Manchester looked very different. We Built This City From Depression uncovers the tombstones that the Northern city’s roots have grown over.
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York

York’s Railway Heritage

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This tour provides a unique insight into how and why York became an important centre for the railway industry, and the four men named George, who were instrumental in shaping the city’s railway heritage.
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York

The Story of Guy Fawkes

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Beyond a tale of gunpowder, treason and plot, this walking tour of York tells the comprehensive story of Guy Fawkes.
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York

The Health and Wealth of York

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Our Health and Wealth York city tour is an expedition through time, which explores just some of the most significant buildings and their influence on the city’s economic growth.
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Cardiff

Poetry, Protest and Place with Johnny

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Visit the sites where protests have animated the city of Cardiff and paved the way for change.
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All Destinations

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Embark on the most fabulous of journeys and discover Edinburgh's rich queer history straight (pun intended) from the early mediaeval era to present day and looking forward
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Edinburgh

Edinburgh 360 Virtual Tour

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Visit the sites where protests have animated the city of Cardiff and paved the way for change.
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Cardiff

City of Layers: Monopoly to Metropolis

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History has acted as Muse in the cubist-like mapping of my guided walking tour entitled City of Layers: Monopoly to Metropolis, exploring Modern Cardiff’s evolution as a city through the wealth of the South Wales Coalfield.
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Cardiff

City of Imagination with Larysa

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City of imagination is the ultimate love story between people and place.
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