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Crimes & Punishment -The Merchant City

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Zakia

2 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Your tour will start at the People's Palace in Glasgow Green. Go through Glasgow Green, onto the place of the last hangings in Glasgow. You will move on to learn more about "Murder Alley" and other social enterprises such as the Big Issue. 
You will also hear stories of Bible John, and the first Police Brigade in the UK. 
Your tour will end right in the centre of Glasgow by the Duke of Wellington Statue. 

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Meet your host, Zakia

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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I'm Zakia, the founder of Invisible Cities, an organisation that trains people who have experienced homelessness to be tour guides.
Daniel, our first Invisible (Glasgow) guide! After selling the Big Issue in the West end of Glasgow for 8 years, Daniel trained with Invisible Cities to be the first person to represent Invisible (Glasgow). Let him take you on a journey through HIS Glasgow!
The theme and content of this tour was made by Daniel himself. After completing his training on public speaking, self confidence and customer service (delivered by the Radisson Red) he spent time tailoring his tour, to showcase monuments and stories he wanted to tell. 
I'm Zakia, the founder of Invisible Cities, an organisation that trains people who have experienced homelessness to be tour guides.
Daniel, our first Invisible (Glasgow) guide! After selling the Big Issue in the West end of Glasgow for 8 years, Daniel trained with Invisible Cities to be the first person to represent Invisible (Glasgow). Let him take you on a journey through HIS Glasgow!
The theme and content of this tour was made by Daniel himself. After completing his training on pu…
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About the organisation: Invisible Cities



Invisible (Glasgow) is operated by Invisible Cities, a social enterprise that trains people who have experienced homelessness to become walking tour guides of their own city. We offer these tours to tourists and locals alike.  As a social enterprise 100% of our profit is reinvested in the development of our guides, with further training or opportunities or in organising events for the wider homele

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Invisible Cities.

Where you'll be

Your tour will start at the People's Palace in Glasgow Green. Go through Glasgow Green, onto the place of the last hangings in Glasgow. You will move on to learn more about "Murder Alley" and other social enterprises such as the Big Issue. 
You will also hear stories of Bible John, and the first Police Brigade in the UK. 
Your tour will end right in the centre of Glasgow by the Duke of Wellington Statue. 
Daniel will also tell you stories of his
Anne
August 2020
Daniel is a wonderful guide with great insight into the history of Glasgow. His heartwarming personal story is humbling, funny & inspiring. Please take the time to go on this tour ...you will not be disappointed.
Amy
March 2020
I was very disappointed. My boyfriend and I are big true crime enthusiasts and we were excited for something so close to home for us but we spent an hour and 20 minutes on the tour and mainly heard about Daniel's life. I feel this was falesy advertised and I can understand him bringing parts of his life into the tour but we heard basically nothing of what we actually wanted. He spoke about the hanging in Glasgow green briefly at the beginning and there after it didn't have anything to do with crime or punishment
I was very disappointed. My boyfriend and I are big true crime enthusiasts and we were excited for something so close to home for us but we spent an hour and 20 minutes on the tour…
Lesley.Hodgson@Hotmail.Com
March 2020
Daniel was excellent. His stories were fascinating and he'd obviously really done his research. He was honest and kind and a pleasure to be with. I cant recommend this tour enough.
Barbara
February 2020
We had a really interesting and enjoyable time with Daniel, despite the fact that it poured with rain solidly for 2 hrs! I have been on other tours of Glasgow in the past, the ones that tell you all about the buildings and the famous figures. This one connects much more with the people that have lived and worked there over the years - where and how they lived, worked, and where they went out to the dance on the Saturday night! Daniel is really friendly, chatty , great fun with a never ending collection of tales. Highly recommended.
We had a really interesting and enjoyable time with Daniel, despite the fact that it poured with rain solidly for 2 hrs! I have been on other tours of Glasgow in the past, the one…
Stephen
January 2020
Apparently two groups of people had cancelled their tours, which gave me the rare treat of a tour for one, with Daniel. It was a great way to spend a couple of hours, fascinating stories, about Glasgow, Daniel's life, and crime & punishment. Really can't recommend it enough.
Apparently two groups of people had cancelled their tours, which gave me the rare treat of a tour for one, with Daniel. It was a great way to spend a couple of hours, fascinating…
Isabella
January 2020
Looking on the back side of the city helped me to see beyond the high gloss tour guide book impressions. Impressive and highly professional, Daniel delivered figures and facts, showed flexibility and sprinkled fun. Highly recommended if you - *seriously* - can handle Glaswegian ;) I enjoyed it all the way!
Looking on the back side of the city helped me to see beyond the high gloss tour guide book impressions. Impressive and highly professional, Daniel delivered figures and facts, sho…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

What to bring

Comfy walking shoes