Liverpool Architecture Tours: Walking Guide

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Liverpool Architecture Tours

Architecture Guides in Merseyside & Lancashire – Exclusive North West England Building Walks tailor made for Groups

Liverpool Walking Tours

Contact e-architect for your Merseyside architecture guide: +44 1620 825722 / isabelle@e-architect.co.uk

Liverpool Architecture Tours: Exclusive Guided Walks

Our Liverpool guided tours are all tailored to suit each booking, we do not allow for bookings to be joined. Our guided tours in Merseyside are all exclusive to each client.

Should you be planning an office trip, a conference, or university trip in Merseyside please contact us and we would be happy to take your booking.

Liverpool Architecture – Introduction

Liverpool is located in the north west of England, on the River Mersey as it heads into the Irish Sea. The city is famous for historic architecture such as the Catholic and Anglican Cathedral buildings, for the Three Graces on the waterfront, and for the pioneering Oriel Chambers building.

The Museum of Liverpool seeing across the River Mersey:
Museum of Liverpool Building
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Famous architects with buildings in the city include James Stirling, CR Cockerell, Gilbert Scott and Richard Norman Shaw. Other key architects with work in the city include 3XN, BDP, Wilkinson Eyre and Alfred Waterhouse.

Liverpool was European City of Architecture in 2008.

The principal ares for visits are the waterfront, the area around St George’s Hall and Liverpool ONE. Typically our walking tours last two to three hours and cover these three locations in the city centre.

Three Graces:
Liverpool Walking Tours
photograph © Tim Collins

If you only have a day in the city our suggested architecture walking tour would take in The Three Graces, the new Museum of Liverpool by Danish architects 3XN, the Tate Liverpool by James Stirling, the historic Albert Dock, then back into the city throguh the new retail quarter of Liverpool ONE to the Bluecoat Gallery, then up to Lime Street Station, North Western Hotel by architect Alfred Waterhouse, the celebrated Assize Courts & St George’s Hall, Lime Street (by Harvey Lonsdale Elmes ; CR Cockerell, architect) and the Walker Art Gallery. The centre of Liverpool is quite compact and all the major hisotrical and contemporary buildings are visitable by walking.

If your group has more than three hours then buildings such as Unity (2006, housing by AHMM) and the white Star Building (1898, by architects Richard Norman Shaw and J. Francis Doyle), BBC Radio building, Hanover Street by Glasgow architects PagePark, the unusual Bling Bling building, School Lane by London architects CZWG and the Foundation for Art & Creative Technology – FACT, RopeWalks (2003 by Austin-Smith:Lord) can be visited.

If you have a full day or two days available then you should definitely see both cathedrals, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral building – Cathedral Church of Christ in Liverpool by English architect Giles Gilbert Scott and the Modern Liverpool Catholic Cathedral (also known as ‘Paddy’s Wigwam’) by the less well known Frederick Gibberd architect.

Liverpool Architecture Walking Tours

Liverpool Architecture Tours can be aranged to meet your group’s needs, eg if you are mostly interested in contemporary architecture then e-architect can assist in preparing a suitable itinerary. Or perhaps you are interested in public realm, interiors or office buildings? If so our guides can tailor the architecture walking tour to show you the key examples.

Oriel Chambers Building
picture © Adrian Welch

Liverpool Walking Tours

Contact Isabelle Lomholt to arrange your architectural tour of Merseyside:
+44 (0) 1620 825722 / mob. +44 (0)7952 149814 / isabelle(at)e-architect.co.uk

A 25% deposit is required on initial booking ; payments must be made in full prior to the tour.

Liverpool Architecture : architectural news + key building projects
Bling Bling building
picture © AW

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Other than Liverpool, e-architect organise British architecture walking tours in other cities such as Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and London. We also have walking tour guides outside Britian. Contact us today for your architectural walking tour.

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Liverpool Building – Historic Architecture

Anglican Cathedral Building
Design: Giles Gilbert Scott, Architect
Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
photo © Isabelle Lomholt

Liverpool Cathedral Building

Catholic Cathedral Building
Frederick Gibberd, architect
Liverpool Catholic Cathedral
picture copyright AJW

Liverpool Catholic Cathedral

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Museum of Liverpool building
Museum of Liverpool Building
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Liverpool ONE masterplan + buildings in city centre
Liverpool ONE
photograph copyright David Barbour/BDP

Three Graces – famous Liverpudlian buildings – from the River Mersey
Three Graces
photograph copyright Tim Collins

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Unity Liverpool Building
photo copyright AW

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