Free Walking Tour Manchester!

Every Day 10 Am From Chinese Arch! ⛩️

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Every Day at 10AM Starting at the Chinese Arch!

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We start at the the second largest Chinatown in the United Kingdom and the third largest in Europe. Learn why the Chinese came to Manchester, what they did originally and learn about one individual member of the Chinese community of Manchester and what makes him stand out! 🐝

Learn how the Gay village has evolved from an area of urban decay through to today’s trendy and bustling scene! 🐝

Find out what a Molly House is and learn about the murals on the side of the building and their connection to Manchester! 🐝

Learn about the history of this great resident and how he was instrumental in helping end World War II. 🐝

Hear about how, despite Stevie Wonder playing at this iconic nightclub,  it still closed down. 🐝

See one of the locations where a shootout for Peaky Blinders was filmed! 🐝

Learn about how this unique Manchester beverage came into being and how and why it is so popular in the Middle East! 🐝

See the building which gave the world the Madchester scene and how it still influences today’s music! 🐝

Come inside one of Manchester’s finest hotels. Find out why there is a 300 lb bronze horse in the foyer and follow in the footsteps of its resident ghost! 🐝

Hear about the squalid conditions the Irish workers experienced here and how they and their ancestors went on to lead the construction of  Manchester! 🐝

See how the proceeds from cotton built the Town Hall and some magnificent buildings nearby! 🐝

Join and discover all that Manchester has to offer on The Number 1 and Original Free Walking Tour of Manchester! 🐝

We believe that everyone has the right to a quality tour regardless of their budget. At the end of your free tour of Manchester you are the ones who can value the service.
With more than 10 years' of experience and a thousand positive reviews online, we continue to strive to provide the best service to travellers from all over the world.
We only work with experienced guides who were born and bred in Manchester. They are all respectful of the city and passionate about telling the best stories from all corners of Manchester.

Some of Our most frequently asked questions!

Free Walking Tour Manchester is actually free, although tips are warmly welcomed and very much appreciated. We understand that some people are not always in a position to offer payment so you can pay appropriately according to your circumstances. 🐝

Free Walking Tour Manchester lasts between 3 hours and 3 and a half hours taking into account different group sizes and how quick or slow people walk. 🐝πŸ•₯

Free Walking Tour Manchester is accessible to able bodied people and less abled alike. Wheelchair users are welcome as well as anybody happy enough to push a pram or buggy along. πŸ‘ΆπŸ

Yes, private tours are available! If required we can arrange tours at your convenience and can also create bespoke tours for your group if requested. Email me at [email protected] to arrange your private tour! 🐝

Our start point is at the Chinese arch which you will find on Faulkner Street in Chinatown! πŸβ›©οΈ

Pets are very welcome – we love animals, but only bring well behaved animals please πŸ™πŸΆ

Free Walking Tour Manchester takes a route that starts at Chinese arch and a photo opportunity, walks via the Gay Village and shows you some splendid pieces of architecture, explaining some fascinating anecdotes and uncovering the history of Manchester, ending near the Cathedral with another photo opportunity! πŸ“Έ

Of course you can! We welcome all ages on our tour and it’s always a delight to show children around our wonderful city! πŸπŸ§’

Unless weather conditions are extreme, our guides always work on sunny and rainy days. As long as it is safe, our tours run every day. πŸβ˜‚οΈπŸŒž


It’s always a good idea to check the weather conditions in advance and wear a comfortable and proper outfit. 🐝

At the moment, tours are only available in English. But we aim to offer more languages in the near future. 🐝

The only free tour owned and run by a manchester born guide.

Your guides have spent their entire lives in Manchester and they know it like the back of their hands. You will not only discover the secrets of Manchester, but you will also hear first hand stories and anecdotes that only a Manchester person would know! 🐝

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