Freshwalks City. Movers, shakers and city slickers.

Our City walks are bite-sized versions of the original experience, courtesy of our team of qualified tour guides.

Our mission is to get Manchester’s business community walking more and lunchtime is perfect to stretch your legs around town. You are going to meet some amazing people, make valuable business contacts and return to the office buzzing with energy and ideas.

There’ll be a few nuggets of local knowledge sprinkled across the walks but first and foremost, it’s about learning something new whilst getting gentle exercise on carefully selected routes that will stimulate interaction and conversation.

  • Light exercise
  • Network on the move
  • Learn something new
  • Stimulate your brain (and have a more productive afternoon)
  • Lunch or coffee at a local independent
  • Encourage positive behavioural change in yourself

Art and Heritage Tour

Enjoy a look at sculptures you may have walked past many times but never noticed, new public art about life in the Deansgate village, Georgian urban sketching, ‘that’ Deansgate photograph, L.S. Lowry and Adolphe Vallette. Followed by entry into the preview evening of The Manchester Art Fair.

Your ticket price includes access to the exclusive preview evening of Manchester Art Fair at Manchester Central which is where we’ll end the tour.

17:15 - 18:15

Protest, Conflict and Peace

Hear ‘the voices of the people’ – workers’ voices, gay voices, women’s voices and more – as we explore Manchester’s history of Protest, Conflict and Peace.

We’ll meet outside Manchester Town Hall in Albert Square and finish 45 minutes later at Albert’s Schloss on Peter St where we’ll take lunch.

12:30 - 14:00
Albert's Schloss

Britannia Basin

Explore an area of the city beyond the Castlefield Basin, tucked away near the Bridgewater Canal. Once a rural idyll, then an industrial hub, and now a predominantly residential district, discover this ‘village’ within a city, with stories of Hulme Hall, rowing regattas, mills, molasses and 21st Century city living.

We’ll meet outside The Wharf in Castlefield and finish 45 minutes later at the Banyan Tree, Ellesmere St where we’ll take a buffet lunch of sandwiches, fries & salad.

12:30 - 14:00
The Banyan Tree