Your Perfect Local

Great For
Food & Drink, High-end travellers, LGBTQ, Off-the-beaten-path, Nightlife, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Children and families, Young adults
Vetted Locals
We handpick and interview all our Hosts to ensure they meet our strict acceptance criteria
Local Insights
Our 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 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

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 to let us know the proposed details of your trip so we can find the perfect Local for you!


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How it works


1. find and book

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


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


3. chat & plan

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


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

Your perfect Local will share your interests, personality and passion for meeting like-minded travelers, as well as understanding your lifestyle, language and culture. Whatever your interests are, we can connect you with a like-minded Local who can’t wait to show you the places you’ll love to visit, eat at venues where the food is to your taste and share a side of their city that they know will captivate you! But some of our Locals' favourite things to do in Manchester are discovering the city’s industrial past by searching for the ‘peeps’, appreciating the tranquility and neo-gothic architecture of cultural institutions, exploring vintage markets and pop ups in a historic (and empty) swimming pool, drinking at canal-side pubs in the ancient Roman neighbourhood, experiencing the vibrant night life and LGBTQ scene in the Northern Quarter and exploring Manchester’s cultural institutions.

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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 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

    LGBTQ, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Young adults

  • Languages

    English, French, Spanish, Italian

Having lived in Manchester most of my life and built a business here, I never get bored of this great city. I'm a big Manchester United fan and spend most of my social time eating and drinking in the city, or with my children at the many play areas and country parks dotted around the area. I know the bar, restaurant and nightlife scene well, have a reasonable knowledge of the city's music, art, cultural and history that all contributes towards making it the great place that it is today. I love Manchester's quirky areas such as Castlefield and The Northern Quarter, and everything in between too.

  • Kieran Is Great For

    Food & Drink, High-end travellers, Off-the-beaten-path, Nightlife, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Children and families, Young adults

  • Languages


I am very friendly and approachable, I have a great deal of knowledge about cool places to go in Greater Manchester ( that means Manchester + the surrounding towns and villages). I love this city and I have done since I came here 13 years ago! I find it to be an exciting and fun place to live, with great job opportunities. I am involved in the lively couchsurfing community and through CAMRA, the real ale scene. The new brew scene is very trendy at the moment, there is a renaissance of beer happening at this time. I also like to visit rural areas, canal walks, beauty art galleries, ancient monuments, thumping rock concerts, wild parties, sumptuous restaurants and calm english parks.

  • Kevin Is Great For

    Business travellers, Food & Drink, High-end travellers, History and culture, LGBTQ, Nightlife, Off-the-beaten-path, Parks and nature, Senior travellers

  • Languages

    English, French

Hi world! My name is Vittorio and I also went through the same situation as you, we were all new once. But no worries! I will make sure you feel at home, but in a completely new country and full of experiences to live. I am a very kind and friendly Student in Manchester always with a smile to offer and expert in getting along with anyone no matter what language you speak, where you come from or how old you are so do not hesitate to ask me or talk about anything, I always will be very pleased to hear you, It will seem like you've known me for years! Manchester have incredible things to offer for each kind of personality and nice stories to tell, so just tell me about yourself, what you like and of course! Also about how you imagine your perfect trip to manchester! And I'll take care of the rest. If you are over 18, ask me about my professional degree in parties, clubs and bars so let me show you the amazing night life of Manchester.

  • Vittorio Is Great For

    Nightlife, Food & Drink

  • Languages

    English, Spanish, Italian

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How many hours should you book?

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

1 hr
Perfect for advice or a short exploration
  • Meet your 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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