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About the guru Jimmy
I'm a singer/songwriter who was born in Liverpool and started out as a musical Liverpool tour guide about 4 years ago. I always had a passion for the Merseybeat era and the Liverpool city itself with it's very colourful history. So it was a simple choice for me to become a tour guide for my city. I try to encapsulate some of my passion in every tour and accompany it with a l... More »
I'm a singer/songwriter who was born in Liverpool and started out as a musical Liverpool tour guide about 4 years ago. I always had a passion for the Merseybeat era and the Liverpool city itself with it's very colourful history. So it was a simple choice for me to become a tour guide for my city. I try to encapsulate some of my passion in every tour and accompany it with a little tune or three on each of my trips too. Hope to provide you with a bit of Liverpool 'Scouse' wit, humour, entertainment and history on one of my tours once this current pandemic is over. Hope to see you all soon!
About the tour
WARNING!!-DUE TO CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS, THIS TOUR IS CURRENTLY NOT OPERATING!
LIVERPOOL CITY HISTORY TOUR.
Starting at World Unesco Heritage Site-Liverpool Pier Head, taking you on a historical walk of the St Georges and Albert Docks incorporating a history of Liverpool's maritime heritage. Giving brief accounts of where to find all the dockland museums, i.e. Tate, Maritime & Beatles Museum and among other things the world's first fireproof warehouse system built by construction engineer Jessie Hartley in 1846.
Before or after the tour, you may fancy a 45 minute long 'Ferry Cross The Mersey', This is a seperate tour and is not included which takes the traveler on a trip across the famous River Mersey returning later to the Liverpool ferry terminal. Forever immortalised in the worldwide 1965 Gerry & The Pacemakers No.1 song of the same name. The Ferry Terminal is also at our start point Canadian Boulevard.We can then explore the history of the 3 graces, better known as the Liver Buildings and take you on a walking tour of the city. We will be taking a walk over to the Cavern Quarter incorporating the Legendary Cavern Club and Mathew St, where it all began for the famous Merseybeat of the 1960s and a group called The Beatles.
The tour will then take you on a walk over to the Cultural Quarter on William Brown St and some of our most beautiful Grade II listed buildings including the Walker Art Gallery, Central Library, World museum and the jewel in the crown which is St Georges Hall.
We will cross the road over to The Liverpool Empire Theatre & Lime St Station. Walking on to The Adelphi Hotel, The Georgian Quarter, 2 magnificent cathedrals and many other famous landmarks in and around the city.
THE BEATLES FAB FOUR HISTORY TOUR
For those who want an extended Fab Four History tour (Fares are paid and arranged seperately in advance by travelers, and not arranged by the tour guide unless without prior advance booking) to see where The most famous band in the world-The Beatles once lived. This part of the tour incorporates a ride over to the nearby villages of beautiful Woolton and suburban Allerton. It can be arranged by the traveler for an extra seperate charge, to observe the location of the homes of John Lennon & Paul McCartney. The two most famous songwriters in the history of popular music. Showing where they started their longstanding songwriting partnership and popping over to Ringo's birthplace on the way. For those with a bit of extra time on their hands, we can also check out where George Harrison used to play as a kid. We will also visit and find out the fascinating history of Penny Lane, Eleanor Rigby & Strawberry Fields. Then returning to the city where you can hear the story of how, and showing you where The Beatles first met. All my tours are also interspersed with a few songs from me on Ukelele rekindling the memories of a bygone but still thriving Liverpool history. WARNING-The extra Beatles tour is only arranged through prior advance booking by groups of at least 5 people. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and hope to see you soon when the pandemic is over!