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Manchester's music scene
Manchester's music scene

Tour Of Manchester's Music Scene

3 hours

Manchester's music scene

Wall to wall vinyl, a Salford Lads’ Club album cover and pints in an underground bar.

  • From 75.73 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 3 hours

  • Walking Tour

  • Hosted in English (On request: Arabic, Cantonese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish)

Manchester, the UK’s best live music city.

We’re not just saying it, there are more live music shows here than anywhere else in the country, and it has recently been crowned the UK’s best for live music.

So you’ll join one of our Manchester hosts to get to the bottom of a musical legacy intertwined with industrial roots.

And the best way to do this?

Visit the spots where music history went down, like the Free Trade Hall where the Sex Pistols held their infamous gig that inspired members of Joy Division, The Smiths and the Buzzcocks, and Salford Lads’ Club - you’ll recognize it from one of The Smiths’ album covers.

No doubt you’ll want a pint or two, and we know just the spot - a subterranean bar that was once a public bathroom, and somehow became the inspiration for an Elbow song.

And your experience wouldn’t be complete without a jaunt into the trendy Northern Quarter, where you can flip through vinyl at Piccadilly Records and check out the ‘sound bites’ - we’ll leave it up to your local to explain that one.

One more pint in the NQ? Oh, go on then.

    • Spend 3 hours with one of our music-loving Manchester hosts
    • Enjoy stories of the music history of the city and indulge in the eclectic Manchester music culture - get what you want from this experience
    • Your experience, your pace - pick one or two landmarks or walk the streets that bred bands like The Smiths and Joy Division
    • Stop by the very same pubs that hosted and inspired Manchester music icons, and enjoy a pint (or two)
    • Explore the Northern Quarter, flip through vinyl and see the ‘sound bites’
    • Get recommendations from your host for some upcoming gigs you could still get tickets for while you’re in town
    • This experience will be personalized to you!
    • What’s included
    • A private and personalized experience
    • 3 hours with your host
    • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
    • 2 craft beers or ales
    • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
    • What’s not included
    • Food and drinks
    • Tickets to any attractions
    • Transportation costs
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

  • Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

    COVID-19 Flexible Policy: you can cancel for free up to a day before the experience and receive a full refund.


How it works

  • 1
    Tell us about you! Once you book, fill in a quick questionnaire and tell us what you’d like from your experience.
    Tell us about you!
  • 2
    We introduce you to your perfect local Build your perfect tour and experience together
    We match you with a host
  • 3
    The best part! Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there
    The best part!
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