Skyliner is a multi award-winning online magazine about cities and edgelands.


The creator of Skyliner is Hayley Flynn. 

A lover of looking up & opening closed doors. I love art and cities, and as a consequence I am now a tour guide, curator, and researcher. I am studying for an MFA in Place Writing at Manchester Writing School & I was the UK's first and only City Curator for National Trust.

I work freelance and have written for publications such as The Guardian, Caught By the River, Untapped Cities, & Elsewhere Journal. I have given tours to journalists, influencers and tourists from all over the world and my tours and creative projects been featured in The Telegraph, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, BBC, New York Magazine, Creative Tourist, & 50 Things to Do in Manchester Before You Die.

I am interested in alternative tourism (whatever that is).

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Public space is our passion.

Skyliner set out to promote and preserve Manchester's heritage by documenting unspoken stories, unearthing unique historical research, and exploring and capturing unseen sights. This took the form of many collaborations with photographer Andrew Brooks; working together to present the stories of redevelopment sites across the region - think Urban Exploration only with permission.

Skyliner specialises in long-form journalism and place writing and has garnered a reputation as a go-to source of knowledge and inspiration for residents and visitors of Manchester. As Skyliner grows creative journals will become more of a feature and we expect our geographical reach to broaden. 




Best Arts and Culture Blog

Manchester Blog Awards 2011


Best City and Neighbourhood Blog

Blog North 2014


#5 Best Travel Blog in Manchester

Custard 2016


Best Arts/Culture/Literature

Northern Blog Awards 2017




Best Arts and Culture Blog

UK Blog Awards 2014


Best City and Neighbourhood Blog

Manchester Blog Awards 2011


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