RIBA Liverpool City Tours

Tours begin and finish at different venues
The tours are delivered by RIBA North
RIBA North
21 Mann Island
Liverpool Waterfront
L3 1BP

Tel: 0151 707 4380

RIBA Liverpool City Tours

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Ticket£8.50 per ticket
Concession£6.50 per ticket

Pre-booking is essential. Please arrive ten minutes before the start of the tour to ensure the tour is able to operate to time.
Tours will leave promptly and it may not be possible to collect late-comers.
Unfortunately, RIBA are unable to refund bookings if you choose to cancel. If the tour has to be cancelled, RIBA will offer you a full refund or the opportunity to book onto another tour.

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RIBA Liverpool City Tours tell the story of Liverpool past, present and future through the buildings and spaces that make up the city.

Tours run throughout the year and last approx. 2 hours. Tours run in all types of weather so it's suggested you take an umbrella!

You can book online via www.architecture.com/liverpoolcitytours, by calling the Albert Dock Tourist Information centre on 0151 707 0729 or visiting either the Tourist information Centre, or RIBA North Shop in person.

For group tour bookings and enquiries please email: lct@riba.org


Liverpool established its international reputation as the pre-eminent gateway for shipping, trade and the movement of people leaving one continent to find new lives in another. The city that was created to service this exchange is rich in its buildings, streets and public spaces. Many of these have changed use since they were originally built, helping to create the vibrant modern Liverpool that exists today.

The 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.

Meeting Point: RIBA North, 21 Mann Island, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 1BP
The tour runs every Sunday at 11am and every Wednesday at 2pm.



Join the RIBA Liverpool City Guides on a walking tour around Hope Street, one of the most important streets in the city and discover more about the buildings and spaces that have influenced generations. Starting at one cathedral and ending at another (not many cities can boast that!), the tour tells the tale of a street that has inspired creativity and gives you a taste of the arts, education, music, politics, religion and even places to relax and unwind in.

There will be the chance to view the interior of some buildings.

Meeting Point:The Piazza Cafe (at the base of the front steps of the Metropolitan Cathedral), Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TQ.
The tour runs every Saturday at 11am.



Join RIBA to explore the attractions of Liverpool’s beautiful Cultural Quarter, of which the city is rightly proud. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, you’ll learn some fascinating facts about the architecture and history of a variety of buildings around St. George’s Hall, including theatres, pubs, an art gallery, a museum and a library. You’ll also take a closer look at several fine monuments, statues and sculptural panels on St. George’s Plateau and in St. John’s Gardens. It’s a great opportunity to discover more about the architectural and cultural heritage of this wonderful city during a pleasant 2 hour circular walk.

Meeting Point: The shop inside St George’s Hall, Liverpool L1 1JJ
The tour runs on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 2pm



This area once played a crucial role in the commerce and growth of the city as a world class seaport. Evidence of this can be seen in its large collection of warehouses, small factories, merchants’ houses and terraces. Over time it became forgotten, until the late 1990s when the city council decided to initiate the re-development of the area by bringing derelict premises back to life, introduce some new buildings and open spaces and so encourage greater use of the area for creative industries and for leisure activities. This now popular district received a name rooted in its past – The Ropewalks.

Meeting Point: Please meet at the Merseytravel shop behind John Lewis in Liverpool ONE, L1 8LB
The tour runs on the second and fourth Fridays of the month at 2pm.



Come along and join the RIBA guides on a discovery tour in and around Liverpool ONE. Find out more about the development that changed the way we interact with our city and the buildings that were built for it, as well as those that remain from before.

Meeting point: RIBA North, 21 Mann Island, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 1BP
Tours run on the first Friday of the month at 2pm.



Let the RIBA guides tell you the story of the iconic Albert Dock and the important role it has played in the history of Liverpool. Discover more about its origins, its deterioration and eventual regeneration to become a vibrant cultural hub for the city. The tour also looks at the surrounding docks, which all help to tell the story of Liverpool’s growth to become a great maritime port and city.

Meeting Point: RIBA North, 21 Mann Island, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 1BP

Tour runs on every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at 2pm.

Images: ©Paul McMullin

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Road access to Merseyside is excellent with the motorway network making access to central areas quick and easy. From the M6 follow the M56 or M62 to Liverpool.

Public Transport Directions

Regular services to and from Liverpool make it one of the most accessible cities on the UK rail network. Virgin trains operate a London-Liverpool service, with a journey time of just over 2 hours.National Express operate regular services from all major towns and cities in Britain to Norton Street Coach Station, Liverpool.www.merseytravel.gov.uk has comprehensive transport information and a ‘Journey Planner’ service or you can call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.


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Recent Reviews:

  • yvonne c
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 13th February 2019
    My husband and I signed up for the RIBA Gateway to the World two hour walking tour today and had a wonderful time. Brian was our guide and so informative. He opened our eyes to the wonderful... Read full review
  • magwWirral
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Excellent and really informative tour
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 13th February 2019
    Guided walk taking in the waterfront- “the meeting place”, port of Liverpool building, the ventilation shaft, Cunard building and liver building. Then up towards exchange flags, town hall and castle... Read full review
  • TrailBlazer515175
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    RIBA Liverpool City Tour
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 16th February 2019
    The RIBA Ropewalks tour was terrific. Being brought up in the area, I was pleasantly surprised to find that almost everything on this carefully designed tour was new to me. Highly recommended if you... Read full review

Opening Times

Tours run (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019)

* Please visit the wesbite for tour dates and times.

Sat 1 Oct / Sun 2 Oct 2011


  • VisitEngland Quality Assured Tour - Tour Operator
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