A guaranteed fun day out discovering The streets & Secrets Of Manchester!

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Welcome to our tour! This 2.5 hour Manchester walking tour with Joe will show you all the top attractions and insider stories of the city. 


Your local expert Joe will take you to all the must-see spots such as the filming sets of Peaky Blinders and Captain America, The venue of the start of the Football League, Northern Quarter artwork and so much more. 


You will go where buses simply can’t, with stories from Joe  that no other tour can match. Joe will give you the history of Manchester and give you an authentic introduction to one of the world’s favourite cities. 🐝

Rock and Goal Manchester Walking Tour Map

Learn about the venue where Bob Dylan had his infamous moment with the crowd!

Based on Rome’s Pantheon, this was the biggest public library in Britain.

The second largest Chinatown in the United Kingdom and the third largest in Europe. Learn why the Chinese came to Manchester, what they did originally and learn about one individual member of the Chinese community of Manchester and what makes him stand out!

Learn how the hotel survived the blitz during WW2 and visit where the Stone Roses signed their first record contract.

See‌ ‌the‌ ‌sets‌ ‌of‌ ‌BBC‌ ‌and‌ ‌Netflix‌ ‌series‌ ‌and‌ ‌Hollywood‌ ‌movies‌ ‌and‌ ‌see‌ ‌the‌ ‌venues‌ ‌where‌ ‌many‌ ‌famous‌ ‌bands‌ ‌started!‌

Over 300 whiskies from all over the world can be found here in the venue where Manchester bands The Smiths, The Stone Roses and 808 State rehearsed.

See the ingenious way that the police would catch criminals in the days before mobile phones, CCTV and even walkie talkies!

Learn‌ ‌about‌ ‌how‌ ‌the‌ ‌famous‌ ‌Northern‌ ‌Quarter‌ ‌started‌ ‌and‌ ‌hear‌ ‌the‌ ‌story‌ ‌of‌ ‌how‌ ‌one‌ ‌man‌ ‌became‌ ‌famous‌ ‌almost‌ ‌by‌ ‌mistake!‌

Learn how this former chip shop helped bands such as Elbow become famous. You’ll also hear how it’s adapting to the increase in city centre living. You’ll also learn how it’s been featured in the Netflix series ‘Safe’.

See‌ ‌where‌ ‌the‌ ‌football‌ ‌league‌ ‌started‌ ‌and‌ ‌how‌ ‌it‌ ‌became‌ ‌The‌ ‌Premier‌ ‌League‌ ‌broadcast‌ ‌annually‌ ‌to‌ ‌over‌ ‌4‌ ‌billion‌ ‌people!‌ ‌

Visit‌ ‌Manchester’s‌ ‌premier‌ ‌boutique‌ ‌arcade.‌ ‌You‌ ‌will‌ ‌learn‌ ‌about‌ ‌the‌ ‌mosaics‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌side‌ ‌of‌ ‌Afflecks‌ ‌and‌ ‌about‌ ‌the‌ ‌fashion‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌‘Madchester’‌ ‌music‌ ‌scene‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌80s‌ ‌and‌ ‌90s!

Enjoy this amazing manchester walking tour with your expert guide joe.

Joe lives and breathes everything Manchester. He grew up in the Haçienda days and has met or even knows  many famous bands such as Oasis which you will know and learn about on the tour!


Joe has also met and interviewed countless famous sporting heroes and pop legends in his journalistic career.


Joe has also played music all over the world alongside acts such as The Arctic Monkeys, The Enemy, Maximo Park and Pete Doherty. 🐝

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Here you’ll get to know much more about Manchester. Joe will teach you about the bands, art, sport and also the history and people, You’ll also learn about the Manchester language (Yes we have our own dialect!). 🐝

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Why Rock & goal is the perfect manchester walking tour!


Insider tips

Joe knows the streets of Manchester like the back of his hand - you'll learn so much and he's always happy to point you in the right direction no matter what you need! 🐝


Great stories

Joe is a born storyteller! Learn about all the interesting things about Manchester in a fun and playful way.
Joe will ensure that you will leave with great memories of Manchester and its people! 🐝


Tour Variety

Joe always follows the same route but will adjust the anecdotes according to the feel of the group. He's very good at reading what people enjoy and delivering according to that. No two tours are the same so if you come back you can be guaranteed more stories and fun! 🐝

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