Invisible Cities is a social enterprise that trains people who have previously experienced homelessness, to become walking tour guides of their own city. They offer a number of themed family friendly tours across the UK in cities including Edinburgh, Manchester, Glasgow, York and Cardiff. Their impact is three-fold.
Tours focus on distinct neighbourhoods within iconic cityscapes
Invisible Cities, the alternative tour guide company that introduces locals and visitors to some of our greatest urban heartlands, is launching a new nationwide project.
The social enterprise, which has generally focused on city centres, is now delving deeper into local neighbourhoods and encouraging everyone to discover what is on their doorstep – from Glasgow’s once-notorious Gorbals slum area to Manchester’s Fallowfield and the inspirational women of Edinburgh’s Leith.
Zakia Moulaoui Guery, CEO and Founder of Invisible Cities says, “Every year we take thousands of tourists and locals on our tours but, If there is one thing lockdowns have brought us all, it is a new appreciation for our local areas. Until now we have tended to focus on city centres or easily-accessible areas but we have realised that our local areas, neighbourhoods and some lesser-known places are also well worth exploring.
“As a result, we’ve created Invisible Neighbourhoods and curated a series of fascinating new tours detailing some really interesting facts and locations that will appeal to anyone visiting or living in these vibrant areas.”
Invisible Cities train people who have previously experienced
Cardiff city tours coming soon!
These Cardiff guided tours will be organised by The Wallich, Wales’ leading homelessness charity. The Wallich provides accommodation and support to around 9,000 people each year, engaging successfully with some of the most vulnerable and marginalised people in Wales to enable them to live happier, safer and more independent lives.
For more information on Invisible Neighbourhoods visit http://invisible-cities.