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RIBA Liverpool City Tours

#18 of 66 Tours in Liverpool
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Address: | The Equator, Mann Island, Liverpool, England
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+44 151 707 0729
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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RIBA Liverpool City Tours tell the story of Liverpool past, present and...

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 four tours: 'Gateway to the World' (Sundays and Wednesdays), 'City of Culture, Learning & Faiths' (Saturdays), 'Sculpture, Culture & Civic Pride' (first and third Thursdays of the month) and 'The Ropewalks: Growth, Decline & Regeneration' (second and fourth Fridays of the month).

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Excellent perspective on the city

My friend and i happened to be the only people on the trip led by Eileen and Bill. It was well worth doing. We had wondered what we would be told about for the tour to last 2... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and i happened to be the only people on the trip led by Eileen and Bill. It was well worth doing. We had wondered what we would be told about for the tour to last 2 hours but Eileen and Bill were so knowledgeable that the time sped by. We covered many of the sights and landmarks of... More 

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LiverpoolCityTours, General Manager at RIBA Liverpool City Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I will make sure I pass this on to Eileen and Bill, and let us know how the Scouse goes! More 

edinburgh
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did the Gateway to the World Tour and was lucky to have both Bill and Paul as my guides.The tour was so interesting and informative.We even got to go into the Cunard building. Definitely I will be coming back to Liverpool and will do the other RIBA tours.£8.50 for a two hour tour with two knowledgeable and funny guides... More 

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took two tours-Gateway to the World, and Sculpture, Culture and Civic Pride led by Margaret and Anne respectively, Both gave a fascinating insight into the subject matter. Our guides were knowledgeable, articulate, friendly and helpful. A great initiative by RIBA and highly recommended.

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LiverpoolCityTours, Manager at RIBA Liverpool City Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for letting us know that you enjoyed both tours. We will certainly pass on your comments to the guides and we hope to see you on one of our other tours in the future. More 

Auckland Central, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brian & Eileen were brilliant. So many architectural gems that we would have missed just wandering around by ourselves. Really interesting general history too - not just for architecture buffs.

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LiverpoolCityTours, General Manager at RIBA Liverpool City Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for letting us know you enjoyed your tour with us. We hope to see you on another one soon. The RIBA LCT team. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend Peter and I booked onto the Ropewalks tour. It turned out that we were the only two people that day. Pat, our guide, led us through the streets of the Ropewalks district, talking us through the history, pointing out special interest, and answering our questions. It was brilliant; instructive and entertaining. Great value, too. We were so engaged... More 

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LiverpoolCityTours, General Manager at RIBA Liverpool City Tours, responded to this review

Hi Stephen. Many thanks for your review, it is always great to hear people have enjoyed our tours. We hope to see you on another one - but we cannot guarantee you will see Ken Dodd again! The RIBA LCT team More 

manchester
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

What a fantastic experience. I felt so honoured to be shown around this city by two passionate and knowledgeable Liverpudlians who obviously love their city deeply. Bob and Paul gave above and beyond what one expects in a tour guide. Really worth booking this tour to give you an insight into the many many wonderful buildings of this beautiful city.... More 

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london
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

As a prebooked group of architects we had an extended tour, covering much of the downtown area of Liverpool which is full of architectural treasures. Our guide was full of both background personal information, bringing the characters of the city alive, as well as furnishing much architectural and commercial detail Highly recommended.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent tour of many architectural gems in Liverpool city centre. Knowledgeable guides with detailed info.Opportunity to see inside a few including Port of Liverpool building. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 4 December 2016

What a fabulous place Liverpool is! With more listed buildings than any other city apart from London, the visitor can easily become mesmerized by street after street of fantastic buildings. This excellent tour sets these buildings in their historical and social contexts as well as pointing out the juxtaposition of the old and new in the street scene, both Helen... More 

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Milan, Italy
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143 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

On a sunny November Saturday morning, I was blessed by having two guides (Patricia and Catherine) all for myself! The tour was very informative and the guides showed me little details I would have certainly missed without their explanations. I think everyone visiting Liverpool should take this tour to get to know the history of the cit.

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LiverpoolCityTours, General Manager at RIBA Liverpool City Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review - we are so glad you enjoyed it. Do join us on one of our other tours next time you find yourself in the city! Kind regards, Anna More 

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