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Manchester is such a fantastic city, with so many different areas and aspects.>

Manchester is such a fantastic city, with so many different areas and aspects.

Choose any of the areas below to find out a bit more about each one, and the chance to see our free virtual tours featuring our very own taxi driver and tour guide, John Consterdine. If there's an area that you'd like to see on this page that we haven't yet featured, please let us know and we'll see what we can do! For tour enquiries, get in touch with us here.

Choose any of the areas below to find out a bit more about each one, and the chance to see our free virtual tours featuring our very own taxi driver and tour guide, John Consterdine.

There are so many places to explore, and every time you turn a corner there's something brand new to take a look at. Now, we know that not everybody can make it to Manchester for a taxi tour - so we thought we'd do an online guide to the twelve main areas of the city centre, to really show everyone just how unique and wonderful all of the individual areas that make up this city really are!

Choose any of the areas below to find out a bit more about each one, and the chance to see our free virtual tours featuring our very own taxi driver and tour guide, John Consterdine.

Didsbury Virtual Tour

Didsbury Virtual Tour

Welcome to Manchester Taxi Tours’ virtual tour of the city. For those who haven’t quite had the opportunity to visit Manchester and explore the great wonders it has to offer, we thought we’d share our expertise and offer a free virtual tour of our most favourite places. We’ve been posting daily tour videos over on our Facebook page and YouTube channel, with our first chosen destination being Didsbury. Didsbury is one of the most desirable Manchester suburbs, sought out by young professionals who want to experience the vibrant going-ons of…


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Northern Quarter Virtual Tour

Northern Quarter Virtual Tour

Welcome to Manchester Taxi Tours’ virtual tour of the city. For those who haven’t quite had the opportunity to visit Manchester and explore the great wonders it has to offer, we thought we’d share our expertise and offer a free virtual tour of our most favourite places. We’ve been posting daily tour videos over on our Facebook page and YouTube channel, with our first chosen destination being Didsbury. Didsbury is one of the most desirable Manchester suburbs, sought out by young professionals who want to experience the vibrant going-ons of…


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Ancoats Virtual Tour

Ancoats Virtual Tour

Welcome to the third installment of our free Manchester tour, where we take a look around Ancoats. It was recently named one of The Times’ top 20 coolest places to live in Britain, due to “being revived by professionals seeking a cheaper place to live, drink and dance than the Northern Quarter next door”. Ancoats became the heart of the Industrial Revolution, even being branded “the world’s first industrial suburb”, with the cotton trade emerging as a leading industrial force for Manchester in the 18th Century. While some of the areas…


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Castlefield Virtual Tour

Castlefield Virtual Tour

Welcome to the next destination on our free tour of Manchester, which takes us to Castlefield, an inner city conservation area of Manchester. The area was once a hub of industrial activity, specialising in engineering works and warehousing, though there were also some cotton mills in the area. Castlefield was the site of the Roman era fort of Mamucium (or Mancunium), which gave its name to Manchester, protected by the Rivers Irwell and Medlock, and remains now only in ruins. It’s also home to the world’s first industrial canal, Bridgewater…


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Salford Quays Virtual Tour

Salford Quays Virtual Tour

Welcome to the fifth part of our free Manchester tour, where we visit Salford Quays. The area is situated near the end of the Manchester Ship Canal, and was once the site of Manchester Docks. When the dockyards closed in 1982, the area became the subject of one of the first and biggest urban regeneration projects in the UK. Today, it’s home to one of Manchester’s biggest digital hubs MediaCityUK, and attracts around 4.3 million visitors every year. The unique waterfront location is just around 15 minutes from Manchester city centre,…


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Trafford Virtual Tour

Trafford Virtual Tour

Welcome to the sixth installment of our free virtual tour of Manchester, where we’ll be visiting Trafford. This Manchester borough is home to the towns of Altrincham, Sale, Stretford and Urmston, and is packed with things to do and places to see. The area is famously the home of Manchester United FC, with their Old Trafford football stadium. Other notable locations in the area include Trafford Park industrial estate, and out-of-town shopping complex Intu Trafford Centre. It’s one of our favourite places to visit in Manchester, and you can often…


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Manchester University Virtual Tour

Manchester University Virtual Tour

Welcome to part 7 of our free virtual tour, where we’ve decided to explore somewhere a little different. It’s getting to that time of year where thousands of students head to the area to study at Manchester University. For many people, this will be their new home for the next few years – and we wanted to help them explore it. Manchester University isn’t the same as just any other, and has some incredible history behind it. One of the most notable events in the history of the University of…


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Heaton Park Virtual Tour

Heaton Park Virtual Tour

Welcome to the eighth installment of our free virtual tour of Manchester, where we’ll be visiting Heaton Park. Heaton Park is one of our favourite places in Manchester, away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. The area is a 600 acre municipal park, created in 1902. It is home to some incredible features including Heaton Hall, a Grade I listed 18th century country house, and one of the UK’s few concrete towers, the Heaton Park BT Tower. As part of a huge renovation which cost over £10 million,…


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Spinningfields Virtual Tour

Spinningfields Virtual Tour

Welcome to the ninth installment of our free virtual tour, where we’ll be visiting Spinningfields in Manchester city centre. Spinningfields is worlds apart from our previous virtual tour destination (Heaton Park), as a purpose built business, retail and residential development. Spinningfields is located between Deansgate and the River Irwell, and is made up of 20 impressive builds spanning over 430,000 sq metres, housing many offices, retail developments and residential apartments. The area is very much seen as one of Manchester’s most luxurious destinations to shop, dine and drink, with an…


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 Deansgate Virtual Tour

Deansgate Virtual Tour

Welcome to the tenth installment of our free virtual tour of Manchester, where we visit Deansgate. Deansgate is a main road running through the city centre, at over one mile long it’s the longest in the city centre, and one of Manchesters’s oldest thoroughfares. It has seen a complete transformation since the 1730s, where the rural area became part of a building development. The area is now home to landmark buildings such as Beetham Tower; the city’s tallest building and location of Deansgate’s Hilton Hotel, the incredible John Rylands Library, The…


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Medieval Quarter Manchester Virtual Tour

Medieval Quarter Manchester Virtual Tour

Welcome to the eleventh installment of our free virtual tour, where we’re visiting Manchester’s Medieval Quarter. Now, you might never have heard of the Medieval Quarter, but it’s an area bursting with character and history. It’s home to key visitor attractions and historical assets such as Manchester Cathedral and Chetham’s School of Music, the Medieval Quarter overlooks the River Irwell and sits close to the Salford City border. Although sitting in close proximity to the modern city centre, the area has managed to retain its charm and character which is…


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Piccadilly Virtual Tour

Piccadilly Virtual Tour

Welcome to the twelfth and final installment of our free virtual tour of Manchester, where we visit Piccadilly. This is an area between the city’s busiest shopping district Market Street, and the Northern Quarter. The main focal point of the area is Piccadilly Gardens, a green area in the centre which boasts an impressive water feature and concrete pavilion in 2002. The square at Piccadilly Gardens has been recognised as the central hub of Manchester’s public transport system, with being in close proximity to Manchester Piccadilly & Victoria railway stations,…


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