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Liverpool Blue Coat School

One of the oldest buildings in Liverpool, John Lennon's father was educated at the school and Yoko Ono's first paid art exhibit was in the building.

Nearby Attractions

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Royal Albert Dock
Built as the first docks without timber, they were the world's first fireproof docks and received royal charter status in 2018.
St George's Hall
The neoclassical multipurpose building is considered one of the finest neo-Grecian buildings in the world, though Roman elements are present throughout as well.
Radio City Tower
Also known as St John's Beacon, the radio tower has an observation deck 558 steps up in the air. We suggest taking the lift.
Wellington's Column
The Waterloo Memorial was built from the bronze in cannons captured during the Battle of Waterloo.
Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts
In the 50's, when it was known as the Liverpool Institute, George Harrison and Paul McCartney met on a bus ride home from school.
The Philharmonic Dining Rooms
A local pub in Liverpool, Paul McCartney performed here as a young musician.

Related Tours

Private Walking Tour of Liverpool
Discover the hometown of the Fab Four, and a city of industrial innovation that is rich in arts, music, culture and architecture and blessed with resplendent historic landmarks. On your private walking tour of Liverpool, you will: 

  • Discover the birthplace of the Merseybeat sound and Beatlemania in a city that has music at its heart
  • Understand Liverpool’s role in the arts, music, culture, and architecture, as well as place in the history of industrial innovation
  • Admire the dazzling architectural splendour of some of Europe’s most grand Listed heritage buildings, such as the city’s ‘Three Graces’ 
  • See how Liverpool’s maritime past, and strategic river-meets- the-sea influenced its unique culture
  • Marvel at notable landmarks, part of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the Pier Head and St George's Quarter. 
As the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is synonymous with the world’s most musically influential band and the Beatlemania phenomena. On this fascinating private walking tour of Liverpool, we will discover an extraordinary city that not only produced the Fab Four but also pioneered the arts, culture, architecture and industrial innovation. Our first stop is the Royal Albert Dock area, built in 1846 as the world’s first non-combustible warehouse system. Today, this fine collection of Grade I listed buildings forms the heart of Liverpool's UNESCO designated World Heritage Site together with the Pier Head, St George’s Quarter and more. Backdropped by the waterfront, it is also the site of Liverpool’s most-popular selfie spot, an iconic life size statue of John, Paul, Ringo and George.

After marvelling at the intricate decorative splendour at the Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building - “the Three Graces” - our next stop is Liverpool’s flamboyant Town Hall, an 18th century marvel adorned with goddesses and pineapples. After Wellington Column, a statue erected in the Duke of Wellington’s honour, formed of melted-down canons from the Battle of Waterloo will be wowed by the dazzling neoclassical design of St George’s Hall before our final stop at The Bluecoat - Liverpool’s hub of creative talent. Your tour ends with a drink at a local pub, where you can ask your guide for the best local recommendations for the rest of your time in the city. 
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