Tours of Leeds – The New Name For Leeds Beer Tours

The multi-award-winning tour provider Leeds Beer Tours has rebranded as Tours of Leeds. First founded in 2019, 2024 opens the beginning of a new chapter for the local and independently run Leeds-based tours.

Founder Mike Hampshire, a Leeds resident for his entire life, first launched with a specialist pub and brewery tour, but has now decided to branch out to include new tours with different themes.

Tours of Leeds founder Mike Hampshire standing by the Rainbow of Hope Mosaic outside Leeds Kirkgate Market.

“Launching my own company and running guided tours that showcase the pub heritage and modern beer scene in Leeds has been great fun, but Leeds has a bigger story to tell than just beer,” said Mike. “The name change to Tours of Leeds helps me broaden what my tours are about and gives people who want to do a tour in Leeds even more options than before.”

As part of the re-brand, Mike has launched two audio self-guided tours via an app available on Android and Apple and has plans to launch a new guided tour later in 2024.

My guided heritage pub and brewery tour is still an important part of my tour offering, but in addition I am working on a different themed guided tour that I hope to have ready for Autumn,” said Mike.

“People have busy lives and a timetabled guided tour doesn’t always suit, so I have created some self-guided tours that can be accessed via a smart phone app and enjoyed anytime. These tours are even narrated by me – if you want to hear my voice in your ear, that is!”

The app tours include discounted refreshments at independent cafes and bars across Leeds City Centre. They also feature a quiz challenge, which involves searching each tour stopping point more closely for the answer to multiple-choice questions. There’s even a leaderboard to see how well tour participants do against others who have also completed the tour.

Tours of Leeds tours can be booked online at www.toursofleeds.co.uk and you can also find Mike on social media by following ‘ToursofLeeds’ on Instagram, TikTok and Facebook.

Mike standing beside the Dortmund Drayman.

More about Tours of Leeds

Tours of Leeds was founded, and is run independently, by Mike Hampshire, a Leeds born-and-bred local with a passion for his City.

Mike offers multi award-winning guided and audio tours of Leeds, including the Leeds Heritage Pub and Brewery guided tour and the This is Leeds audio tour.

Tours of Leeds has been the recipient of the Prestige Awards Yorkshire ‘Specialist Tour Company of the Year’ for 2020, 2022/23, 2023/24 and 2024/25. 

Tours of Leeds was originally founded as Leeds Beer Tours in 2019, before changing name in 2024.

Images provided by Tours of Leeds.

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