About Us

Philippa Vishnyakov (Philippa Cave) is a Manchester Green Badge Tour Guide and Associate of the Institute of Tourist Guiding.  If you would like to find out more about tours of Manchester, please contact Philippa on 07932 041 217 or email philippa at revealmanchester.co.uk.

Philippa has appeared on national television (BBC2 Great British Railway Journeys) talking to Michael Portillo about Chetham's Library, Manchester's Victorian slums, and the influence of Manchester on the work of Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx.  She has also discussed Manchester's history and the city's contributions to the world, on local radio (BBC Radio Manchester and Manchester Radio Online).
What's a green badge? The green badge is awarded by the Institute of Tourist Guiding.  It's similar to a blue badge (the badges are awarded by the same institute, meaning qualified guides have passed exams specialising in the place they guide) but a green badge shows expertise in a concentrated area such as a city like Manchester, rather than a region such as the North West.