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Walk leader

Brian Murphy


The walk is about 4.1 miles, all on road and relatively flat.  It takes in some Liverpool’s most important historical buildings and locations. Some of the highlights en route include the Jewish Synagogue near to the start point at St Nicholas; the Cathedral and St James Garden; the Homeopathic Hospital and the Philharmonic Dining Rooms.  The walk then takes us past the old infirmary; St Georges Hall; the main Bridewell; Ye Hole in the Wall pub and Martins Bank..

There are quite a few more building of interest along the way, with I hope a few interesting snippets. The walk route is shown on the map below and there is also a downloadable PDF file (9 pages) with more information about Lliverpool’s rich architectural heritage.  The walk details are also attached as a PDF for anyone wishing to print off walk details.

There are lots of watering holes, but the main stop is planned at the Pier Head – weather permitting.  From the Pier Head we can return to the satrt point by bus or walk, which should take about 30 minutes.

Start time and meeting point

Meet 12 noon at the front of The Greek Orthodox Church of St Nicholas, 3 Berkley Street, Liverpool L8 1XB.  Click here for google maps

Directions to start

At the end of the M62, turn left onto Queens Drive for 1.6 miles.Then at the main intersect, bear right onto the A562 Smithdown Rd, continuing into Upper Parliament Street for 2.5 miles.  Turn left into Princess Avenue (B5175) at the lights. You should see the Church at this point and almost immediately turn right into Upper Stanhope Street.


On road parking is free and quite safe. I park here for my night class and have never had any bother of any kind.

By train from Manchester

Unfortunately there are some problems with the weekend travel into Liverpool.  Firstly works causing trouble coming into Lime Street and secondly unreliable services from Northern.  You will need to enquire nearer the date about train services on the 14th.  Allow about 30 minutes walk time from the station to the meeting point. 

Here is a suggested walking route.
Exit the main entrance down the steps turning left along Lime St 
Continue along past the Adelphi Hotel, crossing ahead into Renshaw St. 
Again, at the end, cross over into Berry St, passing the front of St Lukes Bombed out Church.
At the end of Berry St you will see the Chinatown Gates ahead.Cross over and turn left into Upper Duke St past the Anglican Cathedral.
At the lights, turn right into Hope St passing the rear of the Cathedral.  At the end of Hope St you will enter Upper Parliament St. Cross over and turn left.
At the next major traffic lights you will see the church on your right behind the Co-Op funeral building.

If running, off peak returns from Manchester Picadilly to Liverpool Lime St are £12.10 full and £8.00 with railcard. 

Contact on the day

Brian on  07855197607