- DURATION 2 x 60 mins
Magnificent Liverpool – Part 1
Liverpool is a world-renowned port city, famous for its rich history, music, and football culture. It is also home to stunning architecture spanning over three centuries. In this two-part virtual tour, we will explore the very best of Liverpool's iconic landmarks and hidden gems.
Part 1: The Georgian Quarter and Cultural Heritage
Tuesday 25th July
In the first part of the tour, we'll begin our journey in the elegant Georgian Quarter, where Hope Street connects Liverpool's two distinct cathedrals. From there, we'll make our way to St. George's Hall and the Cultural Quarter, featuring some of the most spectacular architecture from the 19th century. Along the way, we'll discuss Liverpool's role in transatlantic migration, the fascinating history of St. George's Hall, and John Lennon's college days. We'll also touch on Liverpool's links to the slave trade and how the city has reconciled with its past. Join me as we explore Liverpool's endlessly fascinating and surprisingly attractive cityscape.
Magnificent Liverpool – Part 2
Liverpool is a city steeped in history and culture, known for its world-class music and football culture, and breathtaking architecture from past centuries. In this two-part virtual tour, we will explore the very best of Liverpool's iconic landmarks and hidden gems.
Part 2: The Commercial District and Docks
Tuesday 1st August
In the second part of the tour, we'll start at the site of Liverpool's first medieval settlement, focusing on the bustling commercial district and the vibrant docks area. We'll explore the grand banks, insurance companies, and trading offices that line the streets, reflecting Liverpool's trade wealth. As we head towards the River Mersey, I'll share stories and history behind the city's development. We'll take a close-up look at the iconic Pier Head area, including the famous Liver Building, before taking a stroll along the beautifully restored Albert Dock area. And who knows? We might just run into a certain four local lads along the way! Packed with information and stunning views, this tour takes you to the heart of what was once one of the world's most important ports.
- Duration: 2 x 60 mins
- Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
Meet the Host, Ian Braisby
Ian has a degree in Commerce and German and worked for several years as a project manager and translator before deciding on a complete career change and qualifying as a tourist guide. He holds the Blue Badge, which is the UK’s highest tour guiding qualification and is a member of the Institute of Tourist Guides.
With a passion for sharing places and stories with people from around the world, he offers a combination of in-person tours, virtual tours, and presentations, in both English and German. He has a friendly and informal style and a flair for bringing history to life with anecdotes about people and events.
Preparing for the Event
For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).
We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!
What if I can’t make the event?
If a recording’s available for the event, you can still register for it and we will send you an email with a link to a recording shortly after it ends.
Will my camera be on and will I be visible to the other people?
Your camera and microphone does not need to be on for you to enjoy the event. The choice about whether to do this is completely yours.
How do I watch the live event?
Rest Less events are hosted on Zoom, a computer application that allows you to attend online events just by clicking a link. For detailed instructions, please go to our "FAQ" page, which you can find a link to in the nav bar at the top of the page.
How do I sign-up for and access the recording? (Recorded events only)
Book the event as normal (as if you are attending live). After the event ends you will automatically receive a post-event email with a link to the recording, as long as the event was recorded. You do not need to do anything else and there is no separate booking process for recordings only. Please note it can take up to 24 hours for Zoom to process recordings.