Join the RIBA guides for a tour of this fascinating area. In 1715 Liverpool led the world by opening the first ever enclosed commercial wet dock. The surrounding area was rapidly developed, with merchants houses, offices, warehouses and a variety of light industries serving the maritime trade - including ropemaking - hence the name "ropewalks".
The area is of outstanding architectural merit with over 90 listed buildings.
It includes the finest collection of warehouses in the country with many rare examples of Georgian and Victorian warehouses, which enables us to see how they developed through this period, from the smaller purely functional to the imposing finely detailed structures of the later 19th Century.
The next Ropewalks tour will take place on Friday 16 May to help celebrate Light Night. The tour runs from 5.30 - 7.30pm and departs from the Mersey Travel travel centre by Liverpool ONE bus station on Canning Place.
The tour costs £5 and bookings can be made by visiting the online booking website.