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Liverpool Do The Double: River Cruise and Open Top City Sightseeing Bus Tour Combination Ticket
"Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to sailing to redeem your ticket as the ferry departs on the hour between 10am – 4pm.On board this 50-minute river cruise visitors will discover the well-loved legacy of Liverpool and the river Mersey with its musical and maritime history. From The Beatles performing on the Riverboat Shuffle cruises in the early 1960s to tales of smuggling this ferry carries a cargo of memories. Just sit back and enjoy the fascinating commentary wonder at the wildlife and absorb the heritage.Departing hourly the 50-minute river experience sails from Liverpool Pier Head calling at Seacombe and Woodside
From GBP16.00
 
"Liverpool Experience including River Cruise
Liverpool Experience"Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to sailing to redeem your ticket as the ferry departs on the hour between 10am – 4pm.On board this 50-minute river cruise visitors will discover the well-loved legacy of Liverpool and the river Mersey with its musical and maritime history. From The Beatles performing on the Riverboat Shuffle cruises in the early 1960s to tales of smuggling this ferry carries a cargo of memories. Just sit back and enjoy the fascinating commentary wonder at the wildlife and absorb the heritage.Departing hourly the 50-minute river experience sails from Liverpool Pier Head
From GBP21.00
 
Mersey River Explorer Cruise from Liverpool
"Whether you’re looking for a relaxing way to see Liverpool or you want a full day of family-friendly attractions the Mersey River Explorer Cruise with optional upgrades is your ticket to Liverpool fun. The standard Mersey River Explorer Cruise lasts a leisurely 50-minutes with scheduled stops at Seacombe and Birkenhead Woodside ports. Enjoy the cruise as a hop-on hop-off tour to see what interests you most - simply hop off when you want and re-board the boat when you're ready to continue to the next stop.While taking in views of Liverpool's riverside architecture and wildlife you can listen to entertaining audio commentary about the River Mersey's fascinating maritime history. Hear tales of smuggling music and war - three diverse influences that have touched this friendly city over the years and given it a unique charm.Make a full day of it by upgrading your hop-on hop-off cruise to include tickets to the Spaceport attraction at Seacombe. Thi interactive exhibits and audio-visual experiences. Highlights include a ""Wallace and Gromit in Space"" feature - a themed display that showcases the popular main characters from the British animated short films. Alternatively
From GBP9.00

Public Art Tips (36)

European Peace Monument

There are so many monuments and name checks to the Beatles as a group and as individuals you can encounter things which have a name but actually commemorate one of the Fab Four. This is a...
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gordonilla
Aug 16, 2014

A Case History

As ever, cities like Liverpool have a huge amount of street art and sculpture. This was an unexpected find as we walked from one of the Cathedrals to the other.The sculpture is the work of John King,...
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gordonilla
Aug 15, 2014

A case history

27 bags of famous Liverpudlians from the Hope Street Quarter, designed by John King in 1998. John Lennon is represented by the guitar. Others include Giles Gilbert Scott (architect of the Anglican...
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Airpunk
Oct 12, 2013

Superlambanana

It has become quite popular in Europe to make plastic sculptures and give them to local artists do decorate. These are local symbols like bears in Berlin, the four city musicians from Bremen and many...
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Airpunk
Oct 11, 2013

Fab Public Art Project

If you enjoy public art projects you really should see the Metroscopes by Clive Gillman. The metroscopes are five large circular digital displays that constantly change. Each one represents Liverpool...
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SapineKuu
Apr 04, 2011

Walker Art Gallery

Located on William Brown Street, the Walker Art gallery is said to host one of the best collections of art and sculptures in Britain.As with most of the museums and art galleries in Liverpool...
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MrKarl
Apr 04, 2011

Watch out for Superlambanana

What in heaven's name is planxty writing about now, you may well be asking yourself. A Superlambanana, whatever is that? a good question and one I would not have been able to answer until my recent...
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planxty
Oct 30, 2009

I never thought it would happen!

The mere act of me writing this tip is actually a testament to a dear friend of mine. Nadean (Dino to her friends) is an art student easily young enough to be my daughter, in fact she calls me Da for...
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planxty
Oct 12, 2009

Statues

Throughout the city there are many examples of public art on display. In my short time there, I managed to photograph three of them connected with entertainment.Eleanor Rigby, from The Beatles song,...
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tim07
Sep 21, 2009

Suitcase Sculpture

This is John King's sculpture of suitcases. Installed just a few years ago it attracts only a few visitors. Each suitcase is individually labled, as they usually are, with the name of the owners, well...
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darkjedi
Apr 27, 2008

Titanic Memorial

Located on Pier Head is the Engineers' Memorial, commonly called the Titanic memorial (although the word Titanic is not inscribed on the memorial). The connection to Liverpool is that Titanic's...
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darkjedi
Apr 22, 2008

Super Lamb-Banana

The Super Lamb Banana was the original work of Japanese-based artist Taro Chiezo. Commissioned for the Art Transpennine Exhibition of 1998, the sculpture was a controversial, but welcome addition to...
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darkjedi
Apr 22, 2008
 
 
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Ferry Cross the Mersey

Some people may know the song "Ferry Cross the Mersey" sung by Gerry & the Pacemakers, turns out there is still a ferry cross the Mersey, used as both a tourist attraction and by commuters. Since...
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Central Library

Largest Liverpool Library housed in a listed (Grade 2) building which opened in 1860 as the William Brown Library and Museum Building. The building was extended with the Picton Reading Room (1879),...
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Chinatown

Liverpool as the oldest Chinese community in Europe. A Chinese quarter is known since 1834 and grew due to increasing silk trade. Of course, this is the place to go out if you like to dine out in a...
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Albert Dock

When it was opened in 1846, Albert Dock was the 1st of it's kind, the 1st enclosed, non-combustible dock warehouse system in the world, and the 1st structure in the UK to be built entirely of cast...
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Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo is a Zoo park/ Zoological garden centre which was originally opened in 1931. I have been to a few different Zoos in England and Chester Zoo is by far my favourite. It is home to many...
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Chester Cathedral

My visit to the new falconry garden at chester cathedral was so amazing that it's prompted me to join virtual tourist!! What a little gem it is after the hustle and bustle of shopping in the city....
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