Radio City Tower

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General Information

The Radio City Tower is a radio and observation tower in Liverpool, it is also known as St John’s Beacon. The tower was opened by Queen Elizabeth II after its build was completed in 1969.

Radio City Tower stands at 452ft tall (138 metres), it was designed in Birmingham by James A, Roberts Associates. With its antenna included it is the tallest building in Liverpool. The building is a long concrete shaft with a circular nested structure built at the top, the structure at the top used to be a restaurant with the observation deck on top. In 1999, a refurbishment took place and the observation deck was built on to make offices and radio studios for Radio City 96.7, the latter took the place of the restaurant on the bottom floor.

Getting there

The tower is situated in the city centre and accessible by the public transport, mainly buses. It is at a walkable distance from ‘Liverpool Lime Street’ train station.

Opening Times and Admission

Entrance to the viewing deck comes at a cost, there is no time limit on your stay though and you get a 360 view of Liverpool and on clear days a view 40 miles into the distance.

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