Watch as we take you on a RIBA Walking Tour where the secrets of our city are unveiled

Most of us are guilty of walking around with our eyes half-closed and failing to see the beauty of our amazing city, so it’s not surprising RIBA North has created a series of walks to bring to life the fantastic spaces and buildings on our doorstep.

RIBA North is the official information hub of Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage Status, which opened in June 2017 and was awarded ‘Best Newcomer to the Visitor Economy’ at the Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2018.

Its new collection of two-hours walking tours are led by RIBA guides who are passionate about the city and its wide range of architectural styles from Neoclassical to Georgian and Baroque, Gothic, Art Deco…and more.


So lace up those boots and get ready to be put through your paces with RIBA North’s fabulous five new walking tours:

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 some of the city’s landmark buildings and public spaces, from the waterfront to the commercial district. 

Take a closer look at the iconic “Three Graces”, Oriel Chambers, Martins Bank and the Town Hall, and more modern developments like Mann Island and Liverpool ONE, where the tour ends.


City of Culture, Learning and Faiths 

The Guide Liverpool

Cathedral

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 including the award-winning Everyman Theatre, the Philharmonic Hall and Blackburne House.  

Walk down neighbouring streets to see beautiful Georgian terraces and historic buildings restored for modern use.   


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 which can be seen in its collection of former factories, small warehouses, merchants’ houses and terraces. 

Since the late 1990s, the Ropewalks has been redeveloped, bringing derelict premises back to life and introducing new buildings and open spaces from FACT, to Alma de Cuba and the Tea Factory.


Sculpture, Culture and Civic Pride

Explore Liverpool’s beautiful Cultural Quarter, home to some of the city’s most awe-inspiring buildings and neoclassical architecture. 

See inside the stunning 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 the Walker Art Gallery, the Central Library, the World Museum and St. John’s Gardens.


Liverpool ONE: The Remaking of a City Centre

Find out how 42 acres of land in the heart of Liverpool were transformed into a thriving commercial, residential and leisure complex which connects the city centre to the waterfront.

The tour takes in a range of architectural styles from the Bluecoat to the distinctive Bling Bling building.


Tours are limited to 16 guests and cost £8.50 / £6.50 concessions (students and 60+). To book go to www.architecture.com/contact-and-visit/riba-north

For more information email lct@riba.org or phone 0151 703 0107.

 

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