Manchester Music Taxi Tour

Quick Details
Availability: Available daily at 8am, 11am, 2pm and 5:30pm
Ages: All Ages
Duration: 3 hours
Tour Type: Private Tour
Starting Location: Central Manchester Pick up available
End Location: Central Manchester

Manchester Music Taxi Tour

A Manchester music taxi tour offers an immersive experience of the city's rich musical heritage, visiting iconic venues, studios and landmarks that have shaped the sound of popular music over the decades. From The Smiths to Oasis, Joy Division to The Stone Roses, you'll discover the history of the city's musical legends with your own expert guide in the comfort of an electric black cab.

Tour Highlights

  • Guided tour with a local music expert
  • Private Tour in the comfort of an electric black cab
  • Customise your tour with your guide based around the bands and artists you love
  • Visits sites from musicians including The Smiths, Oasis, New Order, Joy Division and many more
  • See sites in Manchester not normally visited on the tourist trail

Manchester is a city that has played a significant role in the evolution of popular music and continues to be a hub of creative energy. A Manchester music taxi tour is an excellent opportunity to explore the city’s rich musical heritage and to understand the influence that its musicians have had on the world. With the option to customise your own tour you will get to visit iconic venues, studios, and landmarks that have shaped the sound of popular music over the decades.

Visitors can see the legendary music venues that helped to launch the careers of some of the biggest names in music, including The Hacienda and The Ritz. These venues were at the forefront of the “Madchester” movement in the late 1980s and early 1990s, which brought a new level of creativity to the city’s music scene.

You will also get the chance to see the recording studios where some of the biggest hits of all time were produced. Here, visitors can learn about the techniques and processes that went into making some of the most memorable recordings of the last century.

As the tour continues, visitors will be introduced to the history of Manchester’s music legends, including Inspiral Carpets, James, Joy Division, The Stone Roses, Oasis, and many more. You will see the locations where these bands got their start and learn about the struggles and triumphs that helped to define their careers. The tour also highlights the current music scene in Manchester, showcasing the city’s thriving music community and highlighting the new talent emerging from the area.

Along the way, visitors will get an inside look at the city’s music-making history, from the influence of punk and new wave to the development of electronic music and the rise of indie rock. The tour is designed to appeal to both music fans and history buffs, offering an insightful and entertaining look at the cultural impact of Manchester’s music scene.

A Manchester music tour is a must-visit for anyone who wants to understand the city’s musical heritage and to experience the unique energy and creative spirit that has made it one of the world’s most important musical capitals. Whether you’re a lifelong music fan or simply curious about the city’s rich cultural history, this tour is a fascinating and unforgettable experience.

What’s Included

  • 3 hour taxi tour of Manchester
  • Knowledgeable, approachable & fun guide

What’s Excluded

  • Gratuities

What To Bring

  • Consider layers of clothing
  • Camera
  • Comfortable shoes

Good To Know

  • English language tour

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?

  • The tour is suitable for a wheelchair.
  • British Sign Language is not provided on the tour.

Is the tour suitable for children?

  • Yes
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Private Tour
Groups of 1 - 6 persons£210 per cab

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