From 1 August, our celebrated Discover Manchester walk is free. Simply show up on the day at 1100 at Manchester Central Library and enjoy a ninety-minute tour of the original, modern city with our qualified guides. You are welcome to tip your guide at the end of the walk.

Discover Manchester

What You’ll See

Manchester's official, accredited, tour - and now for free. Simply tip your guide if you would like to at the end of the walk. (The previous charge for these tours as £12 per head.)

Always led by qualified Green or Blue badge tour guides. Discover a city of firsts, the birthplace of the industrial revolution - the original, modern city.

You'll see our beautiful civic buildings - including Manchester Town Hall, Central Library, the Midland Hotel, John Rylands Library and the Royal Exchange. You'll hear all about the city's Victorian and Cotton eras as well as what makes Manchester great today.

Meets 11am, every day of the year, whatever the weather, on the Central Library steps in Saint Peter's Square, M2 5PD.

DM Town Hall Angle DM Town Hall Foliage DM Opera House DM Postbox Crowd DM Britannia Manc One DM DGS construction DM Central Library Portico DM JS D Iscover DM CJC DM Midland rear DM Town Hall Entrance DM FTH Arms DM Exchange Int DM Suz DM St Peters Sq Tram DM Opera House crop
About the Guide
Jonathan Schofield

Jonathan is one of Manchester's best known guides and commentators. He also wrote the city's best guide book.

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£Tips Per person
Walking Tour
Booking is welcome, or you can just turn up on Central Library steps just before 1100. Click here to book in advance!
Meeting time


Meeting point

M2 5PD, Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom