Free Walking Tours in Liverpool

This post lists the best free walking tours you can take in Liverpool, home of the Beatles, including self-guided tours and small group tours.



Free guided tours run on a pay-what-you-like basis. There is no set fee per tour, but you can pay the guide what you think the walk was worth at the end. 

This means these walks are very popular and affordable – which tends to attract larger crowds.  



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Liverpool was built up as a trading port, thanks to its access to the Irish Sea and the mouth of a major river.

The free tours will keep you within easy walking distance of the docks since the history of the city is based on maritime activity.

Luckily, several of the major Beatles sites are also close to the docks. 

For travelers who want to ensure an experience with smaller groups of people or one that focuses on a specific theme, we recommend paid small group tours.

Many of the available tours are focused on Beatles history. 

TIP: Take the popular hop-on-hop-off bus tour through Liverpool to cover more ground with a narrated audio guide.


If you’re planning on taking multiple tours or utilizing public transportation, purchasing the Liverpool Pass could save you some money.

The pass even comes with a tote bag for any souvenirs you may pick up during your explorations.


Liverpool Hop On Hop Off Bus


It includes a 2-hour walking tour with a local guide, a guide book of the city, as well as tickets for multiple modes of transportation. 

You can find hop-on-hop-off bus tours, boat tours, observation deck admission, and the guided walk included with the Liverpool city discount pass.



Here are the three available free tours in Liverpool, including a guided walk and some self-guided routes.

Sandemans New Europe Liverpool Tour

This free walking tour of Liverpool begins right in front of St. George’s Hall and runs for approximately 3 hours.

You’ll learn how Liverpool began as a major trade port and how the city recovered after the Blitz during WWII. Of course, Beatles’ history will be included! 

Tours start daily at 11:00 am, with a second tour on Saturdays at 15:00 (3:00 pm). All tour times offer English and Spanish guides. 

Discovering Britain

Discovering Britain is a website created by the Royal Geographical Society and offers hundreds of trails, city walks, and lookout points to explore in Great Britain.

The Liverpool walk is an in-depth guide with detailed maps and directions for the 3-mile route as well as insider information on what to find. 

Walking Britain

If you want to get to know the Liverpool City Centre this 4-mile GPS walk from Walking Britain will help you!

It starts at Lime Street Station and goes past the Metropolitan Cathedral, Anglican Cathedral, Albert Dock, and along the river. 


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