Roy

Great For
First time visitors
Vetted Locals
We handpick and interview all our Local hosts to ensure they meet our strict acceptance criteria
Local Insights
Our Local hosts know their city very well and can share insights, tips and stories that a guidebook can't
100% Personalised
No cookie-cutter tours. Our Local hosts plan experiences around what you want to see and do.
Real Authenticity
Our Locals host visitors in their spare time because they love sharing their city and meeting new people.

About me

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!

Languages

English

My Interests

Reading, cycling, golf, Walking and hiking, Local History

Total: GBP
per adult

How it works

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1. find and book

Find and book an experience or browse our Local Host's profiles and book your favourite one directly

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2. tell us about you

We'll send a questionnaire to find out more about you, the places and things you want to see and the type of experience you're after

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3. chat & plan

We'll match you to your ideal Local Host (if you didn't book one directly) and they'll contact you to plan your personalised experience.

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4. explore together

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

My most exciting things to do in Manchester

I love the architecture with so many wonderful buildings also the contrast of old and new. Dining out in the 'banking;' area is wonderful. Going to the theater and the Bridgewater Hall are stunning.

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Hello! I am a 20 year old Manchester native and have lived here all my life. I see myself as a very social person who is easy to chat to and outgoing. I love going out with friends and socialising which is something I am more than happy to do with complete strangers. I am young yet I have a vast knowledge of various cultural topics particularly to do with Manchester. I am Manchester's biggest fan, I love living here and would love to share my passion with visitors and tourists and have a laugh at the same time. I am closely in touch with the reviving music scene in Manchester and I have many good entertainment recommendations for people young and old. I know Manchester travel and transport very well which is useful for people visiting for the first time. My friends would tell you I am perfect for this role as I find it easy to get on with people and I am the proudest of Mancunians.

  • Tom Is Great For

    Bar lovers, Budget travellers, First time visitors, Foodies, Hip / Trendy scene, Partying & clubbing

  • Languages

    English

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

Ciao! I am Francesca and Italian teacher who lives in Manchester. I moved here in 2015 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 and will give you tips for the best restaurants in town.

  • 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

I am a music producer who has recently worked with Chanel and Vogue Magazine on the music for a Spanish advert. I simply love music and creativity. Subsequently, upon moving to Manchester I quickly found my interests and I continue to find new establishments and mini communities to satisfy my creative interests as Manchester is a city that is growing at an incredible rate. I am part of the new wave of people who have moved to Manchester in the last 3 years and it has been an absolute pleasure. I come from London and so I really know about the difference between a tourist good time and a local good time. I love how Manchester can be incredibly busy and feel like London in some areas, and in others it is really tranquil and you have beautiful parks. Additionally, people in Manchester are willing to speak with you more than they are in London. Londoners are more friendly to Londoners while Mancunians seem to be friendly to everyone. I like eating out a lot and visiting a variety of communities. From Cheetham Hill to Hulme/Moss Side to Didsbury (where I live) to Chorlton. The different areas of Manchester are distinct once you become really acquainted with them.

  • Lehin Is Great For

    Bar lovers, Budget travellers, First time visitors, Foodies, Halal food, Hip / Trendy scene, New residents, Off the beaten-path, Partying & clubbing, Solo travellers, Vegans, Vegetarians

  • Languages

    English

How many hours should you book?

Following is a brief guide to help you decide how many hours to book your Local Host for

1 hr
Perfect for advice or a short exploration
  • Meet your Local Host for a coffee anywhere in the city or at your hotel and get advice on things to do and see during your stay
  • Explore a small area or street of the city to get insider insights and advice from your Local Host
2 hr
Perfect for exploring a small area of the city
  • Explore a mainstream area of the city to see the main tourist sites but also to discover hidden gems that most tourists miss
  • Discover an "off the beaten path" area of the city loved by locals and get a feel for what makes the city so special
3 hr
-4 hr
Perfect for exploring a larger area of the city or an in-depth discovery of smaller area
  • Visit some of the main tourist sites, get insider insights from your Local Host and discover hidden gems along the way
  • Focus on a specific neighbourhood or larger area of the city, discover its streets and places locals frequent and get a real insight into what really makes the city beat
  • Explore an area of the city that offers interesting things to see and do day and night and stop for a drink at some of the best bars along the way
  • Visit a child friendly area of the city and have time for the kids to run around and explore any interesting shops and attractions. Get advice from your Local Host on child friendly places to eat and visit during your stay
5 hr
-6 hr
Perfect for exploring 2 or 3 areas of the city
  • See all or most of the main tourist sites in different locations of the city, stop for a drink or quick lunch at a cafe or restaurant recommended by your Local Host and based on what you like, get insider insights and discover hidden gems along the way
  • Mix it! Visit some of the main tourist sites and then go off to explore an off the beaten path neighbourhood loved by locals. Stop for a drink or quick lunch along the way
  • Choose a theme such as food discovery, best markets, vintage shopping, music scene, trendy scene, history, art etc and let your Local Host plan an outing across several areas of the city covering the best of your chosen theme
7 hr
-8+ hr
Perfect for spending a day experiencing the best of what the city has to offer based on your interests
  • Give your Local Host a list of all the places you want to visit and things you want to do and let him/her plan an outing that makes the most of your time including organising tickets to attractions etc.
  • See all the main tourist sites in different locations of the city, stop for lunch at a cafe or restaurant recommended by your Local Host, have time to pop into any shops, galleries or places of interest along the way, get insider insights and discover hidden gems
  • Mix it! Visit the main tourist sites and then go off to explore one or more off the beaten path neighbourhoods loved by locals. Stop for lunch or dinner and drinks along the way