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Radio City Tower (St. Johns Beacon)
Radio City Tower (St. Johns Beacon)

Radio City Tower (St. Johns Beacon)

St. Johns Beacon 1 Houghton Street

The Basics

Admire views of this centrally located landmark as you sightsee in the city, or opt to ascend to the 121-meter (400-foot) gallery to gain an overview of Liverpool; advanced booking is available. Once you’re on the platform, you can speak with informative guides, peek in at live radio shows, or simply absorb panoramas as you gaze out over Merseyside, looking for far-off Blackpool and perhaps even distant Snowdonia.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The high vantage point is ideal for first-time visitors to get their bearings.

  • The tower is very family-friendly, with free admission for children under 5.

  • Radio City Tower is wheelchair accessible, as there is elevator access to the viewing platform for all visitors.

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How to Get There

Entry to the tower is on Houghton Street, just a few minutes from both Liverpool Central and Liverpool Lime Street stations, as well as the Queen Square bus stop. St. John’s Shopping Centre on Lime Street has parking spaces with a per-hour charge.

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When to Get There

Clear weather brings the best views, with visibility stretching as far as North Wales on particularly good days. Otherwise, head up just before sunset during the darker months to see the distant sights, and then enjoy the atmospheric descent of dusk over a wintry Liverpool.

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Liverpool’s Tallest Structure?

Technically, Liverpool’s tallest building is the 140-meter (459-foot) West Tower, which has a fine-dining restaurant on its 34th floor. However, Radio City Tower has a 10-meter antenna on its roof, taking the structure to 148 meters (453 feet) and pushing it just higher than its skyscraping competitor, depending on your perspective!

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