• Experience Manchester With A Local Book a like-minded Local Host to explore Manchester together and experience the best of the city based on your interests
  • Experience Manchester With A Local Discover amazing walks, venues and events that most tourists don't know about
  • Experience Manchester With A Local Ditch the guidebook. Our Local Hosts will show you the best of the Manchester you want to experience.
Manchester Experiences
100% private and personalised to what you want to see and do
Do Manchester like a local
Get advice or be shown around by a like-minded Local host
Money back guarantee
We'll refund your money if you're not happy with your experience
Kids go free
Kids up to 15 years old go free

How it works

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Find and book an experience to explore an area or a theme with a Local Host

We'll assign a Local Host who will be in touch to personalise the experience to what you want to see and do

Meet up and explore your chosen area or theme together and experience the city through the eyes of a local

Find and book your favourite Local Host to explore the city together

Your Local Host will be in touch to design a fully personalised outing for you

Meet up and explore the city together. Experience the places, things and people that locals love and which make the city unique

Find and book a Local Host for an hour chat to get tips and advice

Agree a meeting time and place

Meet up for a coffee and get tips and advice on things to see and do during your visit

Our Local Hosts in Manchester

Select a Local Host and book them to just get advice or to see the city together

Not sure which Local to book? We know each of our Locals individually, so leave it to us to find the Local who best matches your interests, personality and requirements. Simply book below and we’ll be in touch within 24 hours to find out more about you so we can choose a like-minded Local who can create an experience in Manchester that you will love. Alternatively, contact us directly at bookings@cityunscripted.com to let us know the proposed details of your trip so we can find the perfect Local for you!

  • Your Perfect Local Is Great For

    Bar lovers, Budget travellers, Disabled travellers, First time visitors, Foodies, Halal food, High-end travellers, Hip / Trendy scene, LGBT scene, New residents, Off the beaten-path, Partying & clubbing, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Travellers with babies, Travellers with kids, Travellers with teenagers, Vegans, Vegetarians

  • Languages

    English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, Hindi, Italian, German, Dutch, Many Others

Hello travellers! I am a fellow traveller but this time will be welcoming you to Manchester. If you are interested in finding out what makes Manchester different from everywhere else - the quirky shops, pubs and eateries in the Northern Quarter, the picturesque canals, the hidden music events and social groups which meet up and are hidden just out of sight... I'm your perfect host! A lifelong northerner, my grandad used to bring home squished tomatoes from Bury Market on his truck back in the 1950s and, in addition to family anecdotes of Mancunian life, as a history student I can provide an insight into the city's industrial and unusual past... It would be a pleasure to show you around.

  • Jasmine Is Great For

    Bar lovers, Budget travellers, Disabled travellers, First time visitors, Foodies, Hip / Trendy scene, LGBT scene, New residents, Off the beaten-path, Solo travellers, Vegans, Vegetarians

  • Languages

    English, Spanish

Ciao! I am Francesca and Italian teacher who lives in Manchester. I moved here only one year and eights months ago but I've been dreaming about moving to this amazing city for a long time? Why? Because Manchester has everything you need, if you know where to look for..football and music above all, but also museums, great walks and restaurants and its University and culture. I will bring you around the city while listening to some good Mancunian tunes to discover its hidden gems

  • Francesca Is Great For

    Budget travellers, First time visitors, LGBT scene, New residents, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Travellers with teenagers, Vegans, Vegetarians

  • Languages

    English, French, Spanish, Italian

Hi, I’m Roy and a very proud resident and lover of my exciting, vibrant and cosmopolitan City of Manchester. I've lived in Manchester for 64 years and find that my city, Manchester, is one of the most exciting cities in the world. Manchester has been the founding bedrock of the industrial revolution and innovation and has many exciting museums exhibiting this. More recently Manchester has been the inspiration for some of the most creative musical minds in the world from the Hollies; Simply Red and Oasis. What I love about Manchester is that it constantly surprises me with new things to see and experience whether that is culture, the arts, the fabulous architecture, sport or music. All my acquaintances from all over the world are surprised by the diversity of interests when they visit Manchester. Manchester has many hidden gems that they just fall in love with in this vibrant and exciting modern city. If you make a booking with me I can take you on wonderfully relaxing walking exploration of this wonderful city, we can find many interesting things to do in the ‘town centre’ such as the vibrant Northern Quarter, with its rich history and which also comes alive at night. You may want to know about the alternative modern areas such as Spinningfields, well known for exciting places to relax and dine. There is also the famous ‘Village’ and historic Castlefield all within easy walking distance. So, if you want to discover one of Manchester’s coolest neighbourhoods that has something for everyone then I'm your Local!

  • Roy Is Great For

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  • Languages

    English

I'm a spanish native, but I have lived in Manchester for over two years. I fell in love with the city while I was learning the language. Before moving to Manchester, I used to live in Cartagena, Málaga, Guayaquil (Ecuador) and Barcelona. I think that the best way to know a city is walking around and trying different places. My favourite thing is discovering new places to go and share with my friends and the people around me. Manchester is a great city, with a lot of lovely places where you can have fun, discover fantastic food from Britain and around the world, enjoy an independent film or just take a drink by the canals. Book me and I will show you the best places to eat and drink, the most interesting buildings to visit, as well as all the secret places and green areas.

  • Gloria Is Great For

    First time visitors, Off the beaten-path, Foodies, Bar lovers

  • Languages

    English, Spanish

I am a university graduate, music lover and skateboarder with an endless amount of energy and a positive attitude. I produce electronic/hip-hop music, play drums and enjoy nothing more than discovering new music and meeting new people. I have studied in the UK and France but I have loved Manchester for its people, culture, history, skateboarding community and vibrant music scene since I was young.

  • Joel Is Great For

    Budget travellers, Bar lovers, Hip / Trendy scene

  • Languages

    English

I'm a history graduate from the University of Manchester, a musician, and a freelance journalist. I've lived here for over three years now - enough time to gain a pretty vast knowledge of the ins and outs of Manchester culture. I know the area of the Northern Quarter particularly well; I can show you all of its nooks and crannies - from record shops to independent galleries and book shops. One of the things I love most about Manchester is its immense pride in itself as a city, and its visible efforts to remember and continue on from its past. You're bound to meet great people and discover great things. The arts are well funded, local architecture is cherished and respected, and history is recognized on every street corner. What's more, my passions - music, film, football, art, history - collide with things that make this city so great. I'm very open-minded and love meeting new people - especially if you bring an open mind too!

  • Henry Is Great For

    Bar lovers, Budget travellers, First time visitors, New residents, Off the beaten-path

  • Languages

    English

I'm a person who has a thirst for knowledge, learning and adventure and I am always keen to do new things. What people like about me (according to them) is my kindness and loyalty. I would say the only unusual talent I have is making youtube videos.

  • Christopher Is Great For

    Partying & clubbing, Bar lovers

  • Languages

    English

Peace of mind

Trustworthy

Trustworthy

All our Local Hosts are friendly, knowledgeable and trustworthy

Interviewed

Interviewed

We meet and interview all our Local Hosts to ensure they meet our strict criteria

Insured

Insured

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Guaranteed

Guaranteed

We are so confident that you will love your experience that if you don't we will refund your money*