Unexpected Liverpool

St George’s Church, Everton, Liverpool

Monday June 6th-Friday June 10th 2022

Tour-price per head:  £970.00

Full amount of tour-price due: Monday March 28th 2022

This tour explores the fascinating places of interest that Liverpool offers off the regular tourist routes.

Based at the unusual Mercure Atlantic Tower Hotel, overlooking the River Mersey beside Pier Head, the programme will include – among much else – a high-level view of the city from the Radio City Tower and a below-ground exploration on the Old Dock Tour, followed by a tour of the Williamson Tunnels at Edge Hill.

Among the unlikely buildings included will be a cinema that’s now a riding school, the Park Palace Ponies, a swimming baths that’s now a pet shop and The Florrie, a celebrated Victorian boys’ club that gave the late Gerry Marsden a start in his music career.

The itinerary includes the Ancient Chapel of Toxteth, built by Puritans in the early-seventeenth century, and the two remaining iron churches designed by Thomas Rickman for John Cragge of the Mersey Iron Foundry – St George’s, Everton and St Michael-in-the-Hamlet, Aigburth – and a spectacular Victorian church by George Frederick Bodley, St John the Baptist, Tuebrook.

For background information on some of the sites included in this tour, please click here.

Tour begins:  Monday June 6th 2022, 6.30pm

Tour ends:  Friday June 10th 2022, 4.00pm

Accommodation:  Mercure Atlantic Tower Hotel, Chapel Street, Liverpool L3 9RE

Telephone:  0151-228-4444

Website:  https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-A0H9-mercure-liverpool-atlantic-tower-hotel/index.shtml


  • people with sensory or other physical limitations are very welcome, but to participate fully guests need to be able to walk and stand in and out of doors for up to 90 minutes at a time
  • stout footwear and outdoor clothing are recommended
  • the Mercure Atlantic Tower Hotel is within walking distance of James Street and Moorfields railway stations and a taxi-ride from Central and Lime Street railway stations


  • four nights’ half-board accommodation
  • two lunches
  • coach-travel and admission to heritage sites
  • some journeys are made by public transport – guests who do not possess a National Bus Pass will be provided with a travelcard on request

To book this tour, please download the tour outline, booking form, optional travel-insurance information and terms and conditions, and post the completed booking form with an initial deposit cheque for £100.00 for each place, payable to Norman Allen Group Travel Ltd, to Mike Higginbottom Interesting Times, 63 Vivian Road, Sheffield, S5 6WJ.

All Mike Higginbottom Interesting Times holidays are booked with and operated by Norman Allen Group Travel Ltd (ABTA W9928).