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RIBA Liverpool City Tours

Address: The Equator, Mann Island, Liverpool, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)151 707 0729
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Ranked #10 of 127 Activities in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: RIBA Liverpool City Tours tell the story of Liverpool past, present and future through the...
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Owner description: RIBA Liverpool City Tours tell the story of Liverpool past, present and future through the buildings and public spaces that make up the city. RIBA guides will lead a walking tour that puts the spotlight on key buildings and spaces that form part of the contemporary city landscape, its characters, its commerce and its culture. We offer two tours: 'Gateway to the World' (Sundays and Wednesdays) and 'City of Culture, Learning and Faiths' (Saturdays).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We went on the Gateway to the World Tour which was truly eye opening and taught me so much about the history of the city and its place in the world. I have lived in Liverpool most of my life, but was introduced to so many beautiful buildings I never noticed and was also able to see the stunning interiors... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We took the Culture, Learning and Faiths tour taking in both cathedrals and lots in between. As the only participants we had personal guides in Catherine and Helen B. They were both excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our two hours in their company.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We'd never done a RIBA tour before, but knowing that Liverpool has a wide variety of architecture we thought this would make for a perfect activity. Whilst we really enjoyed the tour, our guide was clearly new and nervous, and initially stumbled in remembering what she was supposed to say. This meant that right the way through the tour she... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We are local and took the tour when we had visitors from London. Even though we knew the buildings it made us look at them more closely and we learned things we didn't know. Our friends were very impressed both by the buildings we looked at, and the way they illustrated Liverpool's history and its grandeur at the height of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

This was part of a PlacED Summer school. Tour was very informative and took in Mann island and along the front. Our tour was with Barry and Anne who were very nice and gave advice to me on the Liverpool/Wirral regeneration. Keep it up and would deffinately reccomend a tour to anyone visiting the city. Ryan

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Our guides, Stella and Barry, accompanied by Margaret, could not have been more welcoming, informative and entertaining. The 2 hour tour took in about a mile yet was packed full of interest with so many buildings illustrating the changing fortunes of the city. I shall certainly be booking other RIBA tours.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I did the Gateway to the World tour and really enjoyed this excellent two hours being led by people who are clearly passionate about what they do. I could have kept going for another 2 hours! Going inside some of the buildings was really special and I have some great photos of extraordinary; doors, staircases, ceilings, entrances etc. This was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A great way to see how the buildings tell the story of Liverpool. Very informative, without ever being dry or boring, the guide pointed out fascinating details which are so easily missed without an expert's knowledge. Going inside some of the buildings gave an extra dimension to the tour and made it especially interesting. The two hours flew past. Many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We travelled from West Yorkshire for this 2 hour tour, entitled Gateway to the World. The tour covered about 4 miles, walking at a leisurely pace and ably led by RIBA guides Chris & Kim. These professionals explained in detail the individual features of each building. The architecture is stunning; we visited many buildings formerly offices of Insurance Companies, Banks,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We really enjoyed our tour, the guides Barry and Paul really knew their stuff, very good value, give it a try

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