The demise and rise of the Northern Quarter, a story about street art.

Skyliner run occasional walking tours looking at the alternative side of Manchester.

They are not a Blue Badge holder so the tours are informal but informative, and the only northern tours to feature in Telegraph Travel's Incredible Street Art Tours.

Skyliner's aim is to promote honest tourism which means discussing issues as well as celebrating the positives (this is also known as anti-tourism).

The tour that is most regularly run is The Modern History of the Northern Quarter and Skyliner use public art as the theme to tell the story of changes to the area, from success to dereliction and back again, since the 1970s.

It delves into gentrification, private vs public space, community groups, homelessness, drug use, and preservation and loss of heritage assets.

Are Children Allowed?

Yes, but that’s down to your judgment. It suits older children best of all as younger kids may get bored.

Some tours discuss drug use and other topics that might need some further explanation by an adult.

The Modern History of the Northern Quarter tour is very popular with home schoolers and student groups but if it were a film I’d rate it 'PG’.

Babes in arms always welcome and I occasionally run mini-tours especially for parents of babies and toddlers - if you’d like to arrange one of these with a parent group you’re involved with please contact us.

See additional information for accessibility and some frequently asked questions.

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Wheelchair users are welcome on all tours but it’s always worth letting me know ahead of booking so Skyliner can tweak the route if necessary. Email Hayley at [email protected] or call/text/Whatsapp: 07542002485

Skyliner strive to make their tours as accessible as possible, they want there tours to be open to everyone so if there's anything they can do just let them know!