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Metropolitan Cathedral Tours

Metropolitan Cathedral
Visit the modernist Metropolitan Cathedral and gain insight into Liverpool’s religious history as you explore its crypts, treasury, and unique structure. As you take in its unusual circular design, learn about the Catholic cathedral’s close relationship with its Anglican sister on the other end of Hope Street, or attend a service or concert for an immersive experience.

The Basics
The cathedral, completed in 1967, was based on design by Frederick Gibberd, but proposed designs date back to 1853. In 1933, building began on Sir Edwin Lutyens’ vision for a massive church, but only the crypt, which remains today, was built. Visit for the architecture or to attend the annual Beer Festival. See the church and other Liverpool highlights via the hop-on hop-off bus, and combine a visit with one to the cathedral’s Anglican neighbor.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The cathedral is a must for anyone interested in Liverpool’s social history.
  • Entrance to the main building is free, but a donation is encouraged. There is a small charge to enter the crypt and treasury.
  • The cathedral is wheelchair-accessible, with a sloped entrance and access to the crypt via a lift.

How to Get There
The Metropolitan Cathedral is about 10 minutes’ walk from central Liverpool. Bus No. 25 stops at Brownlow Hill, next to the cathedral. The cathedral has a paid parking lot available to all visitors, with marked disabled spaces. Hop-on hop-off bus tours also stop nearby.

When to Get There
The cathedral is open daily, though as an active church it holds regular services throughout the day, which visitors are welcome to attend. It also hosts many concerts throughout the year, including carol concerts in December. The annual beer festival, held in the crypt, is a popular event.

Fish and Chips
Bishop David Sheppard and Archbishop Derek Worlock hold a special place in Liverpool’s heart. The two religious leaders worked together during the sectarian divide of the 1970s and 1980s. Affectionately nicknamed “fish and chips” because they were “always together and never out of the papers,” their work is commemorated via the Sheppard-Worlock Statue on Hope Street, the road that unites the two cathedrals.
Address: Hope Street, Liverpool L3 5TQ, England
Admission: Varies
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9 Tours and Activities to Experience Metropolitan Cathedral

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Walking & Drinking Evening Tour

Walking & Drinking Evening Tour

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On this two-for-one, evening walking tour of Liverpool, you won’t just get to see the city’s highlight landmarks—you’ll also discover its lively pub culture when you visit three different watering holes. With just a small group for company, follow your guide to sights ranging from Liverpool’s two cathedrals, its historical Chinatown, and the Cavern Club (where the Beatles began their career). As you go, learn all about the city’s history, and stop at three different pubs for beverages en route.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.09
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Private Self-Guided Treasure Hunt around Liverpool - The Two Cathedrals

Private Self-Guided Treasure Hunt around Liverpool - The Two Cathedrals

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A fun and different way to see Liverpool! Solve satisfying clues and follow beautiful maps sent to your phones. Spot things other people take for granted! You’ll learn interesting facts and stories. Everything is outdoors and you can do social distancing.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.50
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Liverpool City Center Small-Group Bike Tour

Liverpool City Center Small-Group Bike Tour

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Get to know Liverpool and see more sights in less time than you could on foot with this small-group bike tour. With a guide, pedal through the streets and enjoy photo stops at highlights such as the two Cathedrals, Albert Dock, and the Cavern Club, all while learning about Liverpool’s history. Ideal for day-trippers and weekend visitors who want to cover the sights in the shortest time possible, the tour includes a bike and helmet.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.21
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Private Self-Guided Treasure Hunt Around Liverpool - The Grand Voyage

Private Self-Guided Treasure Hunt Around Liverpool - The Grand Voyage

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A fun and different way to see Liverpool! Solve satisfying clues and follow beautiful maps sent to your phones. Spot things other people take for granted! You’ll learn interesting facts and stories. Everything is outdoors and you can do social distancing.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.76
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Enjoy Liverpool by Night - Luxury Transport

Enjoy Liverpool by Night - Luxury Transport

This is the only bookable private 2 hour Liverpool by night tour in luxury transport for from 1 to 6 guests in your private group with stunning waterfront views from the opposite side of the River Mersey. We can meet you at your hotel and drop you off as you wish within Liverpool City centre. Face masks are available from your guide at a small additional cost and there is hand sanitiser gel in the luxury vehicle.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.56
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Fab6 Beatles Tour - Penny Ln, Strawberry Field, Beatles Homes up to 6 guests

Fab6 Beatles Tour - Penny Ln, Strawberry Field, Beatles Homes up to 6 guests

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Travel safely in a sanitised luxury vehicle in this private tour for your own group from 1 to 6 guests. Avoid the risk of travelling in a motor coach in this private tour to learn all about the Beatles locations in the south of the city centre, Penny Lane, Strawberry Field, outside the Beatles childhood homes and lots more. You will also have a short guided tour of the city centre in luxury transport and as it is a private tour your guide can meet you at your preferred location anywhere in Liverpool City Centre. If you want to learn about all the Beatles locations within the city centre then there is the option to add a 2-hour socially distanced walking tour from the waterfront to William Brown Street. Your qualified Tour Guides and Driver/Guides will have hand sanitiser and there are face-masks available at a small additional charge if you require those. After your tour your local tour guide will help you to plan the rest of your visit avoiding the busiest locations.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$98.56
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Liverpool Beatles & Heritage Walk Route 2 - socially distanced small groups

Liverpool Beatles & Heritage Walk Route 2 - socially distanced small groups

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This tour starts opposite Liverpool Lime Street station only 2 hours journey from London and your qualified fun tour guide will lead you through the World Heritage Site showing you how and why this vibrant city has changed. The tour is the second route in a series of tours using Beatles themed stops to showcase the city. The tour is safe in small groups and is totally outside in the fresh air and your tour guide will avoid all the busiest places. After your tour the guide will help you plan the rest of your visit and there is the chance to book a private 90 minute guided tour to the south of the city in a luxury mercedes at an additional cost from your tour guide. Although this tour uses Beatles themed stops, this tour has something for everyone with stunning architecture, not one but two cathedrals and this tour explores the Georgian Quarter built in the late 1700's. The best way is to combine routes one and two or to add the private tour to make the most amazing full day out.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$19.71
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Liverpool Private City Tour – Crosby Beach

Liverpool Private City Tour – Crosby Beach

Liverpool, the birth place of the Beatles and one of the best cities in the world of architecture. Before we reach Liverpool city, we stop at Crosby Beach and then you will visit: - Albert Dock - International Slavery Museum, this museum is closed on Monday and Tuesday, we will visit the Metropolitan Cathedral instead - Liverpool Anglican Cathedral is British biggest Cathedral - St. James Cemetery is an urban park behind Liverpool Cathedral - Church of St Luke, more commonly known as the bombed-out church - Liverpool´s Three Graces which are part of Liverpool´s UNESCO designated World Heritage: the Port of Liverpool Building, the Royal Liver Building and The Cunard Building. At lunch time why don’t you head for Chinatown and enjoy some Chinese food? Now is the moment to have your cameras ready!! We are going to stop at Penny Lane Road, pass by Powis Street and Carven Pub. Finally, quick stop at Everton Brown Park PLEASE NOTE: Walking is involved MISSING YOU ALREADY!!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$426.67
Price varies by group size
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$426.67
Price varies by group size
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Liverpool Sightseeing Walking Tour: The Beatles to The Blitz

Liverpool Sightseeing Walking Tour: The Beatles to The Blitz

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Find out why Liverpool was named the European Capital of Culture in 2008 on a 2.5-hour walking tour. Hear the origin story of The Beatles, see the remaining signs of World War II, and discover local culture. The tour is perfect for people short on time or visitors who want to orient themselves to the city. Other highlights include Chinatown, the bombed-out church, and Lime Street Station.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.77
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