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Architecture walking tours​ of Liverpool

Whether you're a city resident or a first-time visitor, discover Liverpool’s rich architectural history on our walking tours.  

From Georgian terraces and the world-famous Grade I-listed Royal Albert Docks to grandiose commercial and civic monuments, explore the stories of Liverpool’s iconic architecture and buildings that chart over 300 years of history.  

“Excellent, personable guide with genuine knowledge and an interest in the history and architecture of this amazing city.”  Trip Advisor, 2018 

To guarantee a spot on one or both of our popular walking tours book in advance below.  

Tour 1: Waterfront Walk

Pier Head from Albert Dock (c) Rob Battersby

Join our guides for an insightful walk along Liverpool’s famous waterfront from the Pier Head to the Royal Albert Dock. As well as gaining insider local knowledge, you’ll uncover the history of architecturally interesting buildings, both historic and modern, and the public spaces and statues that make this area along the River Mersey unique. 

When: 11am, Wednesday and Sunday   

Meeting point: the atrium outside RIBA North (RIBA North Architecture Centre, Mann Island, L3 1BP) 

Tour ends: Behind the Maritime Museum 

Tour time: 90 minutes (approx.)  

“Liverpool is the most architecturally interesting city I have ever visited and that is because of …the stories behind the buildings which you get to hear all about on the RIBA walking tour”.  Trip Advisor, 2016 

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Tour 2: Cathedral to Cathedral

Marvel at Liverpool’s two stunning and contrasting cathedrals by taking a stroll through history along Hope Street. Located in the heart of the city’s Georgian quarter, it’s one of Liverpool’s most famous and vibrant thoroughfares, and home to the Philharmonic Hall and RIBA’s Stirling Prize winner, the Everyman Theatre.

When: 11am, Saturday

Meeting point: the bottom of the steps in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral, Mount Pleasant, L3 5TQ

Tour ends: Liverpool Cathedral, St James’ Mount, L1 7AZ

Tour time: 90 minutes (approx.)

“I never thought that you could appreciate the history and culture of a place by looking at buildings. Now I know you certainly can.” Trip Advisor, 2018

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Students of the University of Central Lancashire on tour with Bill

Private group tours

We can also arrange private tours for groups of any size. Tours can be specially tailored to suit your needs or one of our two regular tours can be delivered at a specific time.

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Visit RIBA North

On your visit to Liverpool why not stop off at RIBA North, our national architecture centre on the Liverpool waterfront?

Find out more about our joint programme with Tate Liverpool exploring art, architecture, and the environment and plan your visit.  

Tour accessibility

We strive to ensure our events are accessible for all. Occasionally our offsite visits may involve steps, inclines and uneven terrain. To discuss the route for specific tours please contact us at

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