Skyliner is a multi-award winning, one woman mission to promote and preserve our region's heritage and to explore urban issues. 

The creator of Skyliner is Hayley Flynn.

A lover of looking up, opening closed doors, microfilm, and architectural illustrations. I love art and cities, and as a consequence I am now a tour guide, place writer, curator, and researcher. I was the first and only City Curator for National Trust.

Images that are by Skyliner throughout the site are shot on a Nikon F501 using a variety of 35mm films.

Long form journalism, place writing, analogue photography.

Press, Projects and Awards


Best Arts and Culture Blog

UK Blog Awards 2014

Best City and Neighbourhood Blog

Manchester Blog Awards 2011

Shortlisted/Runner Up

Best Arts and Culture Blog

Manchester Blog Awards 2011

Best City and Neighbourhood Blog

Blog North 2014

#5 Best Travel Blog in Manchester



Since its beginning Skyliner has been featured and recommended in publications across the globe, including Creative Tourist’s Best UK Arts BlogsThe TelegraphFlavorwireThe British Council, New York Magazine, and The Guardian

At the beginning of 2013 Skyliner premiered its first art show; Streetview at 2022NQ to critical acclaim across the UK - the show was also featured in many national publications including coverage from the BBC and The Guardian. Prints from the show are available to buy here

Skyliner is part of the UK Web Archive

All locations on Skyliner are visited with permission, as such there can be delays between articles because we’re busy securing access, or finding the right equipment and photographer for the visit. Those waits between articles are the most exciting time because, for us, that’s when we’re likely to be on a roof, or crawling under a floor space somewhere and, for you, we sometimes get the opportunity to run tours in those spaces - so keep your eye on our Facebook page for news.

Unless otherwise stated, all written work and images are my own.