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RIBA Liverpool City Tours

RIBA North | The Equator, Mann Island, Liverpool L3 1BP, England
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Excellent RIBA Liverpool Gateway walk

Yesterday my wife and I joined the Gateway walk, brilliantly led by Brian with help from Stella... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
mclaughlins2015
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New Malden, United Kingdom
Ropewalks Tour

I thoroughly enjoyed this tour discovering the old buildings and how many of them have been... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
travelledmuch
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England
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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RIBA North | The Equator, Mann Island, Liverpool L3 1BP, England
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Yesterday my wife and I joined the Gateway walk, brilliantly led by Brian with help from Stella. We saw all the important architecture in the Pier Head, Water Street and Castle Street areas finishing in Liverpool 1. Brian explained not only the architectural features but...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed this tour discovering the old buildings and how many of them have been innovatively restored. The 2 hours passed so quickly and we enjoyed the company of a very pleasant group including an architectural student who made some very interesting comments. The...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

It was great to discover that Liverpool's cultural offer began long before Cilla Black and The Beatles! The Cultural Quarter of the city has some stunning architecture which was brought to life by our two tour guides- Anne and Angela during a two hour walking...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Really enjoyed this very interesting tour - it's fascinating to learn some of Liverpool's history while seeing buildings and areas that I would never normally have visited. Being told about buildings that you would normally pass by opens up a whole new aspect.

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

We were a small group of ladies from 45plusnotgrumpy.com visiting Liverpool for the first time. There was so much to see and do but including a RIBA Tour was a 'high' for us. Our witty guide Brian was not only fun to be with but...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Thank you, RIBA, for providing such an informative and enjoyable tour, one of the best I’ve ever attended. This was our first visit to Liverpool and we’ve learned so much about this fascinating city and its history. Our guide Stella took us to places we...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Walking tours are such a great way to get an insight into a city - returning to the city where I grew up, it was wonderful to experience some of the historic Liverpool landmarks with a fresh pair of eyes. We took the Sculpture Culture...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Only the two of us turned up for the RIBA City Tour scheduled for that morning, so ours was a personal tour, led by an excellent guide called Catherine. As with all the volunteers leading these tours, Catherine takes people on these tours because she...More

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

We went on two tours on successive days, and I would highly recommend both if you are even mildly interested in architecture and history. Faith, learning and culture took in both cathedrals, university buildings, theatres and an amazing pub. Gateway to the world covered some...More

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Cath H, RIBA North at RIBA Liverpool City Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you so much for this wonderful feedback. We're so glad that you enjoyed both tours so much.

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of The Ropewalks today. Our guide, Pat, was excellent and extremely knowledgeable. The tour was very educational and I think in the future we will walk with our heads looking skywards, you see so much more! Highly recommended, thank you.

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Cath H, RIBA North at RIBA Liverpool City Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you for dropping by and leaving us these great comments. We really aim to provide even our local visitors with some great insight in to different parts of the city, so we're delighted you found the Ropewalks tour so educational.

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MichaelCambridge
1 October 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.
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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.
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