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Health & Wealth of York

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Experience hosted by Zakia

90 mins
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

The tour vividly illustrates the changing use of local buildings throughout time, and how entrepreneurs and health innovators, from William Thomas and Lord Burlington through to Joseph Terry and Joseph Rowntree have been crucial to the city’s ongoing development.
It not only reflects the economic diversity of the city, but reveals a whole host of architectural gems that many visitors simply pass by and local residents take for granted in their busy lives.

Zakia's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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From $14
/ person
Fri, Oct 2
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
$14 per person
$14 per person
Sat, Oct 3
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
$14 per person
$14 per person

Meet your host, Zakia

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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Hi, I am Zakia, the founder of Invisible Cities, a social enterprise I started in Edinburgh to support people who have experienced homelessness tell their own story and have their voices heard. I will not be guiding you directly on this tour, Miles, our newest guide in York will!

Miles - a father of two who delivers these tours and combines his own life as a former banker with his personal experience of homelessness and recovery journey from addiction to alcohol, to uncover layers of local history that highlight how York’s Health and Wealth has been continually shaped.
Hi, I am Zakia, the founder of Invisible Cities, a social enterprise I started in Edinburgh to support people who have experienced homelessness tell their own story and have their voices heard. I will not be guiding you directly on this tour, Miles, our newest guide in York will!

Miles - a father of two who delivers these tours and combines his own life as a former banker with his personal experience of homelessness and recovery journey from addiction to alcohol, to uncover layers of…
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About the organization: Invisible Cities



Invisible Cities is a social enterprise that trains people who have experienced homelessness to become walking tour guides of their own city. They offer alternative, off the beaten track tours of UK cities and use 100% of their profit to support and develop guides further, providing them with training and employment opportunities. They also organise community events for local homeless communities.

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

Where you'll be

The tour will start at Library Square and will take you along the streets of York, depicting stories of how the city has changed over centuries but also going through some of the social issues it is currently facing.

Choose from available dates

2 available
  • Fri, Oct 2
    2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    $14 per person
  • Sat, Oct 3
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    $14 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

All you need is pair of comfy shoes and an open mind to let yourselves being guided through the streets of York by Miles.