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Liverpool Hidden History and Dead House Evening Walking Tour

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Audiences can expect a 90-minute, theatrical, walking tour with the infamous and distinctive flavor of street theater-style guiding with exclusive access into the city's darkest and less well-known avenues within the boundary of the city's seven original streets. Locations include the lofty banking halls of Castle Street, the regal opulence of Town Hall, the crooked alley-ways, and sulfuric lamp-lit lanes in the now bustling commercial district. Ending the immersive tour experience within the boundary of a medieval garden hidden beneath a Gothic spire, entered through a trapdoor, and named by Herman Melville himself...The Dead House.
  • Join a spirit guide for a theatrical journey through Liverpool’s dark past
  • Discover the eerie Dead House, entered via a trapdoor below a Gothic spire
  • Hear chilling tales of slavery, plague, cholera, and the unquiet dead
  • Stroll darkened streets and lamp-lit alleyways as you learn the city’s history
What to Expect
Greet your spirit guide at the Queen Victoria Monument in the evening and set out through the city’s streets. Listen to captivating tales of Liverpool’s dark history from the miserable medieval period to the Victorian age of contrasts. Discover the banking halls of Castle Street and the lamp-lit alleys around the commercial district. Admire the city seascape that once inspired Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick, and the hidden corners that once concealed Confederate headquarters during America’s Civil War. Descend through a secret trapdoor into the mysterious Dead House before you end your tour amid an ancient churchyard where unquiet spirits wander.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Queen Victoria Monument, Liverpool
Departure Time
1h 30m
Return Details
Concludes at Our Lady and St. Nicholas Church, Old Churchyard, Chapel Street, Liverpool, Merseyside. L2 8TZ
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless mentioned
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when you book with two adults; children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems, heart complaints, serious medical conditions, or pregnant women
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or wheelchair users
  • Sensible, weather-appropriate clothes and flat shoes are recommended
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviewed 5 August 2019 via mobile

I bought this tour as a present for my wife and we really enjoyed it. We both live in Merseyside but still found the tour interesting and informative. The guides were so entertaining, particularly our female companion. She had us involved throughout and was a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Frogrun1
Reviewed 7 May 2019

Did a private tour for a 60th birthday. Chilla and ghoulie Walters where excellent so much fun was had by everyone. Would highly recommend anyone to do it.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 5 May 2019 via mobile

Did the Auld City walking tour with Paul and Robin in the wind and driving rain and had a brilliant time. They were both hilarious, energetic and very knowledgable of the dark and sordid history of Liverpool. I won’t spoil the ending ........

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank DafyddRWilliams
Reviewed 14 April 2019

Entertaining funny informative and a good way to spend a couple of hours would do it again when weather warmer think you would take more information in

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Susan M
Reviewed 7 February 2019

My son had booked my oh and myself in as a xmas present, and although dubious at first, from the very first minute, my doubts were gone and we both had a most enjoyable evening of entertainment on 31 January. The "Grimm brothers" were not...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Penny S
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Connor S
30 June 2018|
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Couple of hours, depends how any questions people ask. It’s great fun
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  • Duration: 1h 30m
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