Liverpool's Streets in the Sky

Mon Jun 03 2024 at 05:15 pm to 07:00 pm

LAF Architecture Showase | Liverpool

Liverpool Architecture Festival
Publisher/HostLiverpool Architecture Festival
Liverpool's Streets in the Sky
Discover Liverpool's lost network of “streets in the sky” on a guided walking tour.
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Liverpool's Streets in the Sky

Liverpool once had a network of “streets in the sky” - and you can still see it its fading ghosts if you know where to look. From the 1960s, walkways appeared around buildings and over roads, so pedestrians could stride across the city without touching the ground. Those bridges and passages have long vanished, but the city wouldn't look like it does without them.

Journalist Alistair Houghton will take you on an alternative tour of the vanished city in the sky and tell you all about how the spirit of 60s high-rise optimism curdled.

Alistair Houghton is a Liverpool-based journalist who is editor of national news website BusinessLive and a former business editor at the Liverpool Echo

The walk will centre around the commercial district.

Please meet 15 minutes before the tour is due to start.


Access Information:

Please be aware the building tour includes stairs and uneven surfaces, which may not be suitable for some. Please contact [email protected] if you have any accessibility concerns or queries.



17:15 - Meet inside The Architecture Showcase Venue, Former Johnson Dry Cleaners at Unit 2, 22 Dale Street Liverpool, L2 4TR

17:30 - Introduction Talk

18:00 - Tour Starts

19:30 - Tour Ends



Start - The Architecture Showcase Venue, Former Johnson Dry Cleaners at Unit 2, 22 Dale Street Liverpool, L2 4TR

End - Exchange Flags, Nations House, Edmund St, Liverpool, L3 9N

© Image - Alistair Houghton

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LAF Architecture Showase, 22 Dale Street, Liverpool, United Kingdom


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