Visit 4 historic taverns in this famous port City

Liverpool Tavern Trails operates pre-arranged guided walking tours of Liverpool’s historic pubs.

The City of Liverpool lies on the banks of the River Mersey facing West towards Wales and beyond to Ireland but is just over 2 hours by fast train from London.  From humble beginnings in 1207, Liverpool grew to be one of the most important ports in the world.  At its height Liverpool boasted that 40% of world trade passed through its docks.

The wealth created by this commerce was used to fund stunning public buildings and today it has over 2,500 listed buildings. In 2004 UNESCO designated the Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City a World Heritage Site. 

Liverpool was the birthplace of modern popular music when the Beatles burst onto the scene in the 1960s. It was well merited when Liverpool became the European Capital of Culture in 2008.  There is no better place to see that culture and the people of Liverpool than in its many pubs.

We have devised these 4 distinct walking tours, each including 4 different historic taverns:

Georgian Liverpool – Liverpool has more Georgian buildings than Bath and is often used by film producers for period location shoots.

The Seven Streets of Medieval Liverpool – we walk around the town hall along the original street pattern from the 13th century town and see how it has changed.

Maritime Liverpool – A walk through the seafaring history of Liverpool including Europe’s oldest Chinatown and the world’s first commercial wet dock.

St George’s Plateau UNESCO World Heritage site – we explore the events that took place in and around St George’s Hall that shaped the city and had a huge influence on the rest of the country.    

Each tour lasts about 2.5 hours and covers around 1.2 miles and can include a meal stop if needed.  The tours work best in the evening but can be booked for the afternoon if it would better suit your schedule.    


We normally operate the tours between April and October, with some limited availability outside this period.  We also usually require a minimum of 5 people to be booked on each tour for it to be viable.    

To book a tour, or for further enquiries, please contact Steve on +44 (0)7734 039041 or at : .

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