For anyone who loves history, more importantly the history of Liverpool; be prepared to revisit the history of the city as a brand new theatrical experience is taking to the streets this summer.

A Tale of Two Cities Tour will recreate and revisit the humble beginnings of the city of Liverpool and has been devised by the creative talents at Lovehistory, an authority of bringing history to life.

A tale of Two Cities Tour presents Liverpool as a city of contrasts and reveals how a quaint fishing village nestled on the banks of the River Mersey became the second city of the British Empire. This enjoyable, revealing and fun experience traces Liverpool’s past through close encounters with the characters and figures that shaped our city and our identity including the old fish wives of Formby…they may be tough as old boots and they certainly aren’t afraid to speak their minds.

Beginning at Liverpool’s famous Town Hall, visitors will be led through seven of the city’s original seven streets, meticulously tracing the path walked by the ancestors of Liverpool. Groups will be guided around Liverpool’s earliest streets and ancient medieval hotspots including Hackins Hay, the burial ground for Quakers, Leather Lane, Dale Street, Victoria Street and William Brown Street; all of these streets have a tale to tell and Lovehistory leave no stone unturned in order to unravel these lost tales. The exciting tour ends in spectacular fashion on the steps of the iconic St. George’s Hall, a destination that has provided the city with a collective space for celebration, for mourning, for protesting and for remembering.

This tour is a must see, spookily accurate and superb value for money.

Tour times for Lovehistory’s – A Tale of Two Cities are Fridays 7pm till 8pm, Saturdays 2pm till 3pm and 7pm till 8pm and Sunday’s 2pm till 3pm. The tour starts at Liverpool Town Hall on High Street and ends at St. Georges Hall at St George’s Place.

Tickets are priced at £10 per adult, £8 per child. A family ticket is available at 32.50 and concessions available at £8.

To book a place on the tour call 0151 5465514 or 07714402141 between 10 am and 3pm to confirm places or alternatively visit the website and book online.

Ian D. Hall