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Off the Cobbles with Danny

2 Hours From £12 GBP per person

This unique walking tour of Manchester 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. Danny helps you contextualise some of the city’s most beautiful areas in the experience of Manchester’s homeless community, including 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.

Tour Highlights

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?

Your experience starts at the Manchester Cenotaph, where you’ll meet Danny 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.

Each stop is marked with either a piece of Danny’s poetry or a personal story about his time on the streets, and he’s happy to answer any questions you might have - he describes this as a walking talking tour; any question, any time.

The tour finishes at 111 Piccadilly, where you’ll see a striking mural created by local artists who are or have been homeless.

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Tour Details

Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 –13:00 (includes a 15-minute comfort/refreshment break). Private tours available on request for groups any day/time of the week.
Tour Parcipitants
Maximum 20 participants per tour
The tour involves approximately two miles of walking on pavements, with a short break in the middle. All stops apart from the Hidden Gem are fully accessible for wheelchair users.
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