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364 Barlow Moor Road
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Skyliner is dedicated to the pursuit of rare and fascinating art and architecture, and the hidden histories contained within the concrete of a city. 

Based in Manchester - the Original Modern City, Skyliner also covers Liverpool - Gateway to the World.

Winner of Best Arts and Culture Blog at the UK Blog Awards 2014.

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Based in Manchester, Skyliner is dedicated to the pursuit of rare and fascinating art and architecture, and the hidden histories contained within the concrete of a city. 

Skyliner is a one woman mission to promote and preserve our region's heritage.

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, curator, location scout and researcher. Master of none. 

I am also the author of Central Manchester: Through Time (Amberley Publishing, 2015) and have been found writing for The GuardianUntapped Cities, Creative TouristManchester Confidential, MCR Magazine, and a variety of zines and local publications. In 2013 my article about the former Piccadilly Hotel appeared in print as part of Manchester Art Gallery’s Dreams Without Frontiers publication curated by Dave Haslam.

Skyliner is one person, and is self-funded. If you approach me to help on a project that will benefit from the information I share with you then please help me to make a living, or credit me so that others can.

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

Press, Projects and Awards


Best Arts and Culture Blog

UK Blog Awards 2014

Best City and Neighbourhood Blog

Manchester Blog Awards 2011


Best Arts and Culture Blog

Manchester Blog Awards 2011


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. 

So beware…

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