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Discover and Support Street Barber (Edinburgh) with Invisible Cities

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(8 reviews)
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Invisible Cities, the social enterprise that trains people who have experienced homelessness to become walking tour guides of their own city, also organises a lot of community events. One of them is the Street Barber (Edinburgh) where they provide free hair cuts, shaves and toiletries to homeless men in Edinburgh. After the Covid 19 Pandemic, this will be the first time the event is taking place again and we hope it will be a busy one! Follow your guide Paul, as he starts on Leith Walk (once a seperate city to Edinburgh) and provides historical context to this part of town. Then he will be at the Street Barber (Edinburgh) live, where you will see the great work happening locally by the team, and volunteers! This tour will support the lcoal initiative and all tips will be used to continue organisning the Street Barber events on a monthly basis.


Meet Invisible Cities - Paul

Invisible Cities - Paul

Paul is Invisible Cities's first tour guide to offer tours on Heygo. An Edinburgh local himself, he is passionate about making people discover his city in a unique way. He is also a mentor to other local guides helping people who have experienced homelessness become walking tour guides of their own city. Invisible Cities is a multi-award-winning social enterprise that trains people who have been affected by homelessness to become walking tour guides of their own city. With walking tours in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and York, they give people a voice and opportunities to thrive within the tourism sector. Each of their guides are passionate about their city and want the world to discover all the gems and unknown stories that make them so special. The not for profit supports people with training, skill development but also access to wider professional and educational opportunities and organises events in their local communities to support the most disadvantaged people. Paul, is one of Invisible Cities' guides based in Edinburgh.


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Edinburgh with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Edinburgh. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Edward S.

06 June 2021

Although I couldn't stay for the entire tour, I enjoyed myself and found Paul to be knowledgeable, interesting and professional. I look forward to participating in future tours hosted by Paul.

Katie L.

06 June 2021

It's a great thing Invisible Cities are doing! Hope it spreads to more cities, and even abroad! Nice of Paul to show where all our contributions are going to. Love hearing Paul talk and laugh.

Hazel T.

06 June 2021

Great tour for a wonderful cause. I love Paul's sense of humour but also his ability to handle sensitive subjects respectfully and honestly. He has the best laugh!

Katrin A.

05 June 2021

Very interesting tour, thank you very much

Nancy W.

05 June 2021

Great humour and thoughtful of those who are touring with him. I look forward to doing more tours with Paul!


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