About Liverpool - MP3 Tours

How to Download

By downloading the tour you will be able to listen to it whenever you want, either on your computer or by transferring it to a portable MP3 player. To download the tracks, right-click on the links below and choose either 'Save Target As' or 'Save Link As'. Once saved onto your computer you will be able to listen to the tour whenever you like, and you can also transfer the files to your MP3 player to listen to on your visit to Liverpool.

Downloading the Map

A map is available to help you find your way around the city and move from place to place on the tour. To download the map right-click the link below and choose either 'Save Target As' or 'Save Link As'. Once saved onto your computer you will be able to print off the map to take with you on your visit to Liverpool.

The tours are free and designed to be downloaded to a computer and transferred to a portable MP3 player and a downloadable map accompanies the tour

It takes around an hour to complete, passing points of interest and places where you can stop for refreshments so feel free to break your tour to find out more about the buildings that are open to the public or to enjoy Liverpool cafe culture. Listen for the directions when it's time to move to a new location on your tour and remember also to press pause on your MP3 player so that you can easily pick up the tour again.

Transcriptions of the tours are available on request from

Laurence Westgaph's Slavery Remembrance Tour

Discover more about Liverpool's role in the Slave Trade and its Abolition with our walking tour around the city
Laurence Westgaph a Liverpool historian and writer on the city's role in the Slave Trade takes you on a tour of buildings and places of interest related to this subject.


  • The Athenaeum to Doran's Lane : Track 1
  • Site of St. George's Church to Nelson Memorial: Track 2
  • Cotton Exchange to Merchant's Coffee House: Track 3
  • The Goree to International Slavery Museum: Track 4  

Slavery Remembrance Map

Loyd Grossman's Heritage Tour

Liverpool's bid for World Heritage status - based on the city's world famous waterfront and cultural buildings - was approved by UNESCO in July 2004. 

The city's bid was centred on Liverpool as a Maritime Mercantile city and reflected the city's significance as a commercial port at the time of Britain's greatest global influence.

Discover more about Liverpool with our World Heritage walking tour around the city. Heritage expert Loyd Grossman will take you on an hour-long tour through the city's eight centuries of history.


Heritage walk map

World Heritage Map

Pete Wylie's Music Tour

Discover more about Liverpool with our music walking tour around the city. Pete Wylie from the The Mighty Wah! will take you on a tour of Liverpool's music scene from the 1960s to the present day passing clubs and venues in the World Capital of Pop.


  • Introduction and Whitechapel to North John Street: Track 1 
  • Mathew Street: Cavern Pub, Cavern Wall of Fame and Cavern Club: Track 2 
  • Mathew Street: Liverpool Wall of Fame to The White Star: Track 3 
  • Button Street to Mount Pleasant: Track 4
  • Mount Pleasant to Hardman Street: Track 5
  • Hardman Street to Wolstenholme Square: Track 6
  • Wolstenholme Square to Albert Dock: Track 7  

Music Tour Map

Sound City - a guide to Liverpool's musical heritage

Beatles Map

Visit England Rocks for more information on music locations across the country


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The impacts of a year like no other - end of year review

In addition to the nearly ú4 billion that has been invested in the physical transformation of the city, early estimates show that Liverpool's position as European Capital of Culture has had an economic impact on the Liverpool City Region in excess of ú800 million in 2008 alone. Read the full review here.

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