Rock and Goal Manchester Walking Tour

2 to 3 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Join Joe on the #1 Google rated walking tour of Manchester. Wander through the streets and learn some of the hidden gems and secrets of Manchester!

On your tour you will see some sets of BBC and Netflix series. You will also see where Hollywood movies were filmed and see that the architecture, staircases and pavements of the streets look like New York.

You’ll also experience the incredible street art of the Northern Quarter and find plenty of Instagram photo opportunities!

You’ll learn how one Manchester resident was instrumental in ending the 2nd world war. You’ll also see how Manchester had a huge role in leading the way to ending slavery.

You’ll see how Manchester gave the world many firsts including the handheld ice cream, women voting rights, vegetarianism and policemen! You will also see the meeting place which gave the world the Premier League!

Learn what famous singers did before they made it! And see how and why Manchester has more music than any other city in Britain!


  • Guided tour
  • Tour guide
  • Entry/Admission - Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel
  • Entry/Admission - Afflecks
  • Entry/Admission - Oldham Street

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, Portland St, Manchester M1 4PH, UK

Our tour starts with you learning why David Bowie, Rod Stewart and lots of other stars would come to this hotel by mistake!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Newton Street, Newton St, Manchester, UK

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

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Tariff Street, Tariff St, Manchester, UK

‌See‌ ‌the‌ ‌famous‌ ‌whiskey‌ ‌Jar‌ ‌with‌ ‌its‌ ‌300‌ ‌types‌ ‌of‌ ‌whiskey‌ ‌and‌ ‌learn‌ ‌how‌ ‌the‌ ‌area‌ ‌became‌ ‌the‌ ‌gateway‌ ‌to‌ ‌Manchester’s‌ ‌street‌ ‌art!‌

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Port Street, Port St, Manchester, UK

Learn‌ ‌how‌ ‌Manchester‌ ‌gave‌ ‌the‌ ‌world‌ ‌handheld‌ ‌ice‌ ‌cream‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌
reasons‌ ‌that‌ ‌the‌ ‌annual‌ ‌Italian‌ ‌Day‌ ‌Parade‌ ‌is‌ ‌so‌ ‌popular!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Little Lever Street, Little Lever St, Manchester, UK

‌Learn‌ ‌how‌ ‌Manchester‌ ‌gave‌ ‌women‌ ‌voting‌ ‌rights‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌first‌ ‌policeman‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌world!‌ ‌See‌ ‌how‌ ‌Police‌ ‌would‌ ‌catch‌ ‌the‌ ‌baddies‌ ‌before‌ ‌they‌ ‌had‌ ‌radios!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Stevenson Square, Manchester M1, UK

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

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Oldham Street, Oldhamstreet 13B, Manchester England

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

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Mosley Street, Mosley St, Manchester, UK

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

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Afflecks, 52 Church St.., Manchester M4 1PW England

‌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!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Shambles Square, Manchester, UK

We’ll‌ ‌end‌ ‌the‌ ‌tour‌ ‌by‌ ‌visiting‌ ‌the‌ ‌medieval‌ ‌quarter.‌ ‌Learn‌ ‌how‌ ‌the‌ ‌pubs‌ ‌here‌ ‌have‌ ‌changed‌ ‌position‌ ‌and‌ ‌how‌ ‌they‌ ‌are‌ ‌symbolic‌ ‌of‌ ‌Manchester’s‌ ‌resilience!‌ ‌

Duration: 10 minutes

Additional information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

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April 2023

Joe was brilliant, went above and beyond for us and his knowledge of the city is incredible! Highly recommended

April 2023

I grew up in Manchester and saw the legend Joe Feeley drum for The Jackpot. This my first time back in the city for over 10 years. What a fantastic come back to the city that I love from someone from the city. Highlights for me were the street art, and the Afflecks Palace. I think Joe was su...

April 2023

Joe, the tour guide, had great knowledge and obviously a love of Manchester, he was engaging on a very wet cold day! Thanks Joe for an intro to your very cool hometown.

Omar I
April 2023

Joe was great ! I learned so much about the history of the team I love (MUFC) and saw so much history surrounding the music , sport and industry of the city. I’d recommend it to anyone.

April 2022

A excellent walking tour.Very informative.The host Joe was superb.I would recommend this tour to everyone who wants an insight to Manchester while on holiday. Oh

March 2022

The amount of depth and knowledge of the tour was sensational.Joe was a fantastic host and so informative.A excellent and brilliant walking tour.

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