Liverpool audio tour: A Hope Street stroll: See the sights from Metropolitan Cathedral to the LIPA

A Hope Street stroll: See the sights from Metropolitan Cathedral to the LIPA

Walking Tour

35 mins

About the Tour

Taking a stroll along Hope Street you’ll soon discover that it's the hub of Liverpool's arts and entertainment industry. In addition, the area's restaurants and bars make it an ideal place in which to relax and absorb the atmosphere.

Your walk begins at one of the city's most magnificent buildings, the Metropolitan Cathedral and ends at Liverpool's other magnificent cathedral, the Anglican. Moving on, you’ll hear the history of four unique theatres and some of the famous performers who've walked the boards. And we’ll pass a diverse range of eateries and restaurants including one of the finest in the country. As well as the street’s connection to The Beatles. I’ll even point out which bar was favoured by the young John Lennon and what was his rather unusual tipple when there.

At the heart of the street stands the city's finest and oldest concert venue, the wonderful Philharmonic Hall. From here, you’ll venture into the second half of the street where you’ll first pass one of two world renowned arts and entertainment educational institutions. Their patrons are equally renowned in the world of popular music. (One of whom is a non-Liverpudlian. You'll discover his name on the way).

Tour Producer


Tommy Allen

I was born in Liverpool and raised about a half mile from where your tour begins. After leaving school, I went on to study History at Liverpool University. Following graduation, I began teaching History and Sociology at Liverpool College. In 2015, I left the teaching profession to fulfill my ambition of becoming an author. Subsequently, I have written four books on different aspects of Liverpool history. There is a link to my Amazon website below. I also offer private guided tours around Liverpool city centre. There is also a link to that website below

Major Landmarks

  • Metropolitan Cathedral

  • Anglican Cathedral

  • Philharmonic Hall

  • LIPA

Directions to Starting Point

The start of the tour is the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King at the north end of Hope Street. The cathedral is located about half a kilometre east of Lime Street Station and about a kilometre and a half east of the River Mersey

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Places to stop along the way

Everyman Theatre, Philharmonic Hall and pub, A Case History, the Anglican Cathedral

Best time of day

Tours are best at mid-morning or mid-afternoon


The street is mainly pedestrianised, though there are a couple of busy roads to negotiate.


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A Hope Street stroll: See the sights from Metropolitan Cathedral to the LIPA