The Hope Street Shivers

Meet outside The Philharmonic Pub on Hope Street in Liverpool’s culture quarter. Described as a trail blazing tour by Visit Liverpool this is Liverpool’s original and most famous historic ghost walk!

This tour is popular with all age groups and appeals to a broad spectrum of people. Families, group nights out, team building or a romantic scare for two this tour has something for everyone. Discover Liverpool’s most famous ghosts, grisly history and be taken on a journey that ends at the awe inspiring Gothic Anglican Cathedral.  Please scroll down for important information...


  • Listen to the most famous ghost story in Liverpool
  • Visit two of Liverpool's awe-inspiring Cathedrals
  • Walk down the most haunted street in Northwest England
  • Start your journey outside Liverpool's most famous Ale House
  • End your Journey in St James' Gardens where 58,000 souls are buried
  • Your tour guide will give all survivors tokens for the Philharmonic Dining Rooms- this will give you 20% off all drinks!

Tour Times:


Tours often book out we open up new time slots to meet demand so please pay special attention to your confirmation when booking.

The tour begins at 8.30pm (during winter- NOV-MARCH) and 9:30pm (during Summer APRIL-OCT)

Thursday Friday and Saturday

Tours can be booked at alternative times for bigger groups when pre-arranged with the head office - 0151-709-20-30. Please call the office for tour times available.


1 hour 30 minutes (or eternity)


£15.00 adult, £12.00 child, £41.50 family (2 adults/2 children)

Groups over 15 receive 10% Discount

If you survive ENJOY £1 drink token at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms this includes:

  • A Pint on selected ales/small glass of wine or a small soft drink!


This tour is wheel chair accessible, and there are disabled toilet facilities on the tour route. (Please note, that there are ramps and some of the location points may be difficult for anybody managing a wheelchair) For those with mobility issues, this tour is a none strenuous walk however it does involve some walking and time on feet listening to stories. Wherever possible Shiverpool always try to accomodate those with mobility issues or disabilities and make our tours inclusive for everyone. Please let us know when you book if you have any disabilities or mobility issues.

Start Location

Outside Philharmonic Pub, Hope St - View Map


End Location

St James Cemetery below The Anglican Cathedral - View Map

Getting here:

The meeting location for the Hope Street Shivers is about a thirty minute walk from most central Liverpool locations including Lime Street and Central railway stations and our main bus terminals. Talking about buses, routes 82, 86 and Citylink C3 all stop nearby. 

Car Parking:

City centre parking can be tricky, especially on Hope Street. We would recommend leaving the car and using public transport but if you really need a parking space then we would recommend parking here:

University of Liverpool Visitor car parking Mount Pleasant

Situated opposite the Metropolitan Cathedral (L3 5TQ), this car park is available Monday - Friday after 5.30pm, and all day on Saturday and Sunday. Take ticket on entry at the barrier, and pay with ticket at pay machine before leaving.

Cost: £2 up to 3 hrs £3 over 3 hrs

University of Liverpool Visitor car parking Cambridge Street

Situated opposite the Cambridge pub (L7 7EE), this car park is available Monday - Friday after 5.30pm, and all day on Saturday and Sunday. Take ticket on entry at the barrier, and pay with ticket at pay machine before leaving.

Cost: £2 up to 3 hrs £3 over 3 hrs

Previously listed: Myrtle Street / Hope Street

Situated opposite the Philharmonic Pub (L1 9BX). Please note this car park is now closed.

Please note that car parks are not operated by Shiverpool. Please check opening and closing times and prices of these car parks before parking.

Other Places of Interest in the area:

For inspiration on what's happening in and around Hope Street including bars restaurants and attractions, we would recommend using the creative tourist:
The Belvedere Hotel

Shiverpool are great believers in real ales or w’ales’ as we call them- and wholesome locally produced grub. After your tour why not join us at The Belvedere Pub on Sugnall Street, that is of course if you survive! Tucked away in the Georgian Quarter just off Faulkner Street- (the backdrop to many a movie such as Sherlock Holmes, Nowhere Boy and David Copperfield, The Belvedere’s cosy atmosphere boasts open fires, a street beer garden and the most delicious pork pies! So after your Hope Street Shivers Tour let our guides escort you to The Belvedere- The perfect ending to a perfectly enchanting evening with Shiverpool...  At least you can calm your nerves and toast your toes!

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