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RIBA Liverpool City Tours

RIBA Liverpool City Tours
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Liverpool is one of the UK’s greatest cities. From Georgian terraces and the world-famous docks to grandiose commercial and civic monuments, the city is alive with architecture and buildings that chart over 300 years of history and development. The...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
RIBA North - National Architecture Centre | 21 Mann Island, Liverpool L3 1BP, England
+44 151 703 0107
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All reviews world tour walking tour two hours civic pride volunteer guides key buildings fascinating tour waterfront buildings tour covers black glass architectural history knowledgeable and friendly guide water street excellent tour cultural quarter interesting details st george
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Reviewed November 9, 2018

Along with two mates, I joined the RIBA 'Gateway to the World' two-hour walking tour through the centre of Liverpool, and what an informative and enjoyable walk it turned out to be! Despite the three of us having had over a hundred years of working...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

just to echo the other reviewers - we did the Gateway to the World walking tour and it was an incredible insight into our great city. Eileen our brilliant guide was hugely knowledgeable and the two hours flew by as she gave us a fascinating...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Highly, highly recommended. I guess that people walking on a RIBA tour are either visiting Liverpool or else, like us, are residents of the city who want to learn more and appreciate an extremely knowledgeable and friendly guide (Eileen) showing and explaining buildings/plaques/mosaics and even...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JC-Liverpool1892
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Angela was friendly and knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and would highly recommend it. Angela was very informative pointing out the hidden gems of the area surrounding St. George's Hall. An excellent couple of hours.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Brian was a charming and entertaining guide who gave us fascinating insights into the back- story of the built environment. Amazing buildings made more impressive by some understanding of their context. Thoroughly worthwhile and enjoyable. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

If you could give a 5 Star plus rating this tour would well deserve it. We (a party of only 4) met up with Bill and Eileen at 2pm on Saturday at the stunning cafe/headquarters of RIBA on Mann Island. From here began our absolutely...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

A truly educational and entertaining way spend a few hours. Brian was a fabulous guide who truly knows "his stuff". A look back through the history of some of Liverpool's most iconic waterfront buildings. Would highly recommend

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Great tour, even though I've walked along Liverpool waterfront on many an occasion it was truly enlightening to understand it's true origins .... and what a beautiful waterfront it is. Our guide was Bryan who was very knowledgeable and entertaining, I would definitely do another...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Jane H
Reviewed September 30, 2018

We went on the Gateway walking tour led by Eilleen, an excellent guide who led us into corners of the city to experience a collection of interesting views of buildings accompanying some eye opening explanations. I never thought that you could appreciate the history and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Icenorum10
Reviewed August 22, 2018

This walking tour was centred around Hope Street, which is bookended by the Anglican and Roman Catholic cathedrals. Brian was warm and friendly, and had plenty of local knowledge in addition to the facts he was telling us about key buildings. He said up front...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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silvia s
June 7, 2018|
Response from CathH143 | Property representative |
Good afternoon, tickets are bookable through our website (TripAdvisor doesn't allow me to post the link so please google riba north) or in person at the RIBA North shop at our centre at Mann Island. Tickets are priced at... More
October 1, 2017|
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Response from Sue C | Reviewed this property |
Ours was sculpture, culture and civic pride. Not a lot of walking just around St George's hall and library area.
September 7, 2017|
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Response from Sharon56Kent | Reviewed this property |
Call the central Tourist Information Centre, you can book thru them. Very interesting tour with lots of historical tour, well worth booking so many hidden buildings to find in Liverpool.