Reel Tours: Liverpool Film Location Walking Tour

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Liverpool is one of the most filmed in cities in Europe and with us, you will embark on Liverpool's only dedicated Film & TV location walking tour in the region. You will visit the sites of some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters, right through to some of the most exciting, independent features of recent years. Even if you're not a movie buff, there is plenty to enjoy with a whole host of pop-culture and local history trivia thrown in for good measure. Your guide, Gary regularly appears on BBC radio discussing the latest projects being made in the city and he also frequently hosts Q&A events with stars of the stage and screen. He has also worked on numerous productions that have been made in the region, so expect anecdotes and personal tales that you wouldn't be able to find anywhere else. If you want to discover how Liverpool shaped Gotham City, why Tom Hardy loves Merseyside and what started Samuel L. Jackson's love affair with the city, then this is the tour for you!

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Reel Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Williamson Square

Williamson Square is the starting point of the tour. Here guests will see one of the first squares in the city, which is home to one of Liverpool's major film locations as well as numerous other cultural sights - including the Williamson Square Fountain.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Eleanor Rigby Statue

Whilst on Stanley Street, guests will see two important filming locations in the city and directly next to one of them, is one of Liverpool's first statues, dedicated to The Beatles, which is the Eleanor Rigby statue. Guests will learn of the hidden history of the statue as well as that of the two film locations which are merely yards away.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Cavern Club

During the tour, we take a stroll down Mathew Street where you will see the exterior of the world-famous Cavern Club. Bookers will learn the history of the street along with information regarding the many popular musicians who have played in the venue over the years. The street has also featured in numerous film & TV shows over the years, so you will learn all about these and although we don't go inside the actual club, photographs are shown to give you an idea of what it was like inside back in the 1960s.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Castle Street

Castle Street is synonymous with film. Three major motion pictures have all been filmed on the street. Guests will hear about the making of these movies and how they were represented on the silver screen as well as taking in some of the wonderful views of Liverpool Town Hall and also the Queen Victoria monument. Gary, your guide, will also inform guests on some of the local history of the area - Yes, there was actually a Castle on Castle Street, long ago!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At:

As the tour approaches the famous River Mersey, Gary, your guide, will take you back in time to discuss the significance of the Strand - The 8 mile road that links together many of the Docks in Liverpool and how vital this road was in the advances of cinema.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Pier Head

On the banks of the wonderful River Mersey, you will be able to take in the spectacular views of the "Three Graces" of Liverpool. The Port of Liverpool, The Cunard and the Royal Liver Building - arguably the three most iconic buildings in the city. Gary, your guide, will take you through the history of the area and how it relates to cinema and TV - which famous independent and Hollywood blockbuster films they have all appeared in as well as discussing how prominent the river has been in films made in the area.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Royal Liver Building

Outside the entrance of the Royal Liver Building, your guide will show you, with visual aids, which film and TV shows it has featured in over the years, as well as giving guests some interesting behind-the-scenes information from the cast and crew of when the cameras have stopped rolling. Want to hear how they transformed one of Liverpool's most iconic buildings to look like downtown Manhattan in the 1940s? This is the stop for you!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Exchange Flags

From Exchange Flags, you will see the exteriors of the magnificent Martins Bank and Liverpool Town Hall. You will learn some of the history of each building and then which famous films they have featured in and which once in a lifetime cinematic events have they hosted. This is a perfect stop for fans of recent Hollywood blockbusters as well as musical lovers.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Dale Street

A stop mid-way down Dale Street, will reveal all of the secrets about a particular scouse cinematic staple and you will also discover why this road happens to be a personal favourite of Tom Hardy.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: William Brown Street.

The penultimate stop of the tour is at the magnificent William Brown Street. Here, guests will see the mesmeric views of St John's Gardens, the World Museum, Central Library, the Walker Art Gallery, County Sessions House and much more. This stop has arguably the richest heritage regarding film and TV in the city. It has featured in countless productions over the years with household names and Oscar winners performing up and down the pavements and cobbles. To find out its relationship with the silver screen, your guide, will take you through the decades, to discover just what a prominent area it has been, perhaps without you even realising it.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St. George's Hall

On the steps of St. George's Hall, the tour reaches its conclusion, but it does so with an impressive list of some of the biggest hitters to have filmed in the city. Guests will hear some first hand, behind the scenes tales of some of the productions that have been filmed in the vicinity. If you're after some of the backstage gossip that includes some A-List stars of the screen, then this is the stop for you. Learn about which small food company went global because of something that happened on the steps of St. George's Hall, how a student became mega rich because of the movies on this site and of course how many different cities across the world, St. George's Hall has doubled for.

Duration: 15 minutes
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