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Discover Manchester's music scene with a local guide - See the city unscripted

Free cancellation
Duration: 3 hours
Language: English
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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Discover Manchester music city with a local music lover

Enjoy a drink in a former public bathroom

Explore the UK's best city for live music

See the location of a famous Sex Pistols performance

What to expect

Manchester is a music city. There are more live music shows in this city than anywhere else in the country. No wonder it has recently been crowned the UK’s best for live music. Join your guide to explore the musical legacy intertwined with industrial roots.

During the tour, you will visit legendary music spots such as the Free Trade Hall where the Sex Pistols held their infamous gig. You may recognize the location from one of the album covers of The Smiths, the Sex Pistols inspired them as well as members of Joy Division, the Buzzcocks, and Salford Lads’ Club with this famous performance.

Your guide will then lead you to a subterranean bar that was once a public bathroom which somehow became the inspiration for an Elbow song. Finally, you will head to the upcoming Northern Quarter to visit Piccadilly Records to flip through some vinyl.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

Social distancing is enforced

Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected

Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors

All gear/equipment is sanitized between use

What's included

Private and personalized walking tour

Local guide

2 craft beers or ales

Meet up at accommodation (available on request for central locations)

What's not included

Food and additional drinks

Any tickets to attractions

Transportation to/ from meeting point

Public/private transportation during the tour


Manchester, UK

Meeting point:

Meet your guide at your accommodation or any central location in Manchester. To organize pick-up, contact local operator directly to confirm the time and place.


  • Daily with flexible starting times between 9.30 am and 3.00 pm
  • Please refer to calendar for updated availability



Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • Tickets are set as a group price, at checkout you can select 1 ticket matching the number of adults in your group
  • In case you have any children in your group, please specify the number of children during checkout
  • Starting times are flexible, please confirm the starting time of your choice with the local operator
  • A maximum of 8 persons is set per group
  • Meet your guide at your accommodation or any central location in Manchester, contact local operator to confirm the starting point using the contact details on the booking voucher