Joel

Great For
Budget travellers, Bar lovers, Hip / Trendy scene
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

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.

Languages

English

My Interests

Travelling, Skateboarding, Music Production, Live music performance, Sampling live music

Total: GBP
per adult

How it works

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1. find and book

Find and book an experience or browse our 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 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

Skateboarding in the streets and skateparks of the city centre Visiting the John Rylands and Central Libraries Sampling the nightlife and diverse Manchester music scene Viewing the city's fine architecture and learning about the history behind it

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  • Tom Is Great For

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

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    English

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

My name is Alasdair and I am an enthusiastic, friendly student from Manchester. I have always loved meeting new people and making new friends wherever I am in the world. My main passion in life is helping people and to some day save a life, hence why I am a First Aider and am hoping to get into Medical School. Lots of my friends like me because they find me funny and sassy (in a comedic way), if a little bit weird. But I always say everyone has to be a bit weird otherwise the world would be boring. One thing that I think makes me unsual is that I can recite the entire script of The Dark Knight (the movie) and that I can play the french horn, if quite poorly. I love Manchester because there is always something to do, there is always a gig going on and always an event to see. I also love Manchester because of the huge diversity of people and cultures there are to see and explore, from Chinatown to the Jewish community in the North.

  • Alasdair Is Great For

    Bar lovers, Budget travellers, First time visitors, Foodies, Partying & clubbing, Solo travellers

  • Languages

    English

I am an engineering graduate from the University of Manchester with a great enthusiasm for city architecture, public and food! I lived in the USA during my early childhood and then grew up in the UK for most of my life, living in various places like Cambridge, North Wales and now Greater Manchester. Before I moved, I knew some parts of Manchester since I've visited many times and then when I actually did move for higher education, I really started getting to know the city and beyond to explore other towns and cities in the north (Liverpool, Preston, Blackpool, Lancaster, Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Sheffield and more) by hopping on and off buses, trains and trams. I've also explored every borough in Greater Manchester, with pictures of major centres of each one. As I have a travelling mind and an excellent geographical idea of everything, I'll be happy to help anybody, whether they're new to the city or just need someone to help them move around the city faster without missing out on the major sights and big bargains! Even though I've lived in Manchester for just over 2 years, I know the whole city as if I've lived here for 20 years! I absolutely love the great diversity of cultures as well as the mix of old and the new, especially the architecture from Grand Victorian town halls to towering skyscrapers of the modern times. I know exactly how to spend time and visit places efficiently. I hope you will enjoy travelling around the city with me!

  • Ayman Is Great For

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    English, Bengali

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