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RIBA NORTH – Architecture Walking Tours of Liverpool

Liverpool is one of the UK’s greatest cities and has many wonderful buildings, open spaces and monuments which chart over 300 years of its fascinating history.
On our VisitEngland Quality Assured Tours, which take place on the UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will see a range of buildings and architectural styles such as Neoclassical, Art Deco, Gothic, Georgian, Brutalist and Modernist.
Whether you are a local resident or a visitor to the city, come and join our friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides and learn the story of Liverpool's past, present and future. 

All our tours last approximately two hours.
Places are limited to 16 per tour.

Gateway to The World

Hear how Liverpool gained an international reputation as a pre-eminent gateway for shipping, trade and the movement of people while exploring this fascinating area of the Unesco World Heritage Site.  See some of the city’s landmark buildings and public spaces as you walk from the waterfront to the commercial district.  Take a closer look at the architecture of historic buildings, including the iconic “Three Graces", Oriel Chambers, Martins Bank and the Town Hall and of more modern developments such as Mann Island and Liverpool ONE, where the tour ends.

City of Culture, Learning & Faiths

Marvel at Liverpool’s two stunning and contrasting cathedrals which bookend this tour.  Stroll along Hope Street, one of the city’s most important thoroughfares, and discover the beautiful architecture and intriguing history of a variety of cultural and educational buildings such as the award-winning Everyman Theatre, the Philharmonic Hall and Blackburne House.  Walk down neighbouring streets to see Georgian terraces, famous pubs and many historic buildings restored for modern use. 

The Ropewalks: Growth, Decline and Regeneration

Discover an area which once played a crucial role in the growth of the city as a world class seaport.  Evidence of this can still be seen in its large collection of former factories, warehouses and merchants’ houses.  Since the late 1990’s, the Ropewalks has been redeveloped, bringing derelict premises back to life and creating new buildings and open spaces.  See a range of architectural styles in buildings such as FACT, Alma de Cuba, The Bridewell and The Royal Institution in this vibrant and popular district.

Sculpture, Culture & Civic Pride

Explore Liverpool’s beautiful Cultural Quarter, home to some of the city’s most awe-inspiring buildings and neo-classical architecture.  See the stunning interior of St. George's Hall before taking a closer look at some of the wonderful sculpture and monuments on The Plateau.  Then stroll down William Brown Street to see more fascinating places of culture such as the Walker Art Gallery, the Central Library and the World Museum.  The tour ends in St. John’s Gardens where more historic memorials can be found.

Liverpool ONE: Remaking a City Centre

Find out how 42 acres of land in the heart of Liverpool were transformed into this thriving commercial, residential and leisure complex which connects the city centre to the waterfront.  Existing buildings were restored and new structures and open spaces created.  See a range of architectural styles from the historic Bluecoat to the distinctive Bling Bling building.  Liverpool ONE has proved to be a highly successful development and has had a huge impact on the economy and fortunes of the city.  

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