Liverpool Music Icons Tour

Available to purchase at checkout when you buy a Liverpool Pass.

Liverpool is world-famous for its musical legacy, most notably The Beatles. However, this proud musical city has produced a conveyor belt of musical talent before and since Beatlemania, the story of which has not been fully told until now.

The Liverpool Music Icons Tour by Brit Music Tours is a brand new and unique experience that offers fans a chance to immerse themselves into the music scene from the 1980s / 1990s with someone who was at the beating heart of it. The experience will be led by one of the following music icons:

Pete Hooton (lead singer of The Farm): Sunday 23 April, 14 May, 10 June, 15 July, 12 August, 23 September, 14 October at 2pm.
Keith Mullin (lead guitarist of The Farm): Saturday 8 April at 11am and 16 September at 2pm and Saturday 21 October at 11am, Sunday 7 May, 18 June, 23 July, 18 August at 11am.
Brian ‘Nasher’ Nash (lead guitarist with Frankie Goes to Hollywood): Saturday 15 April, 20 May, 24 June, 29 July, 26 August, 30 September and 28 October at 11am.

One of these artists will lead your tour and give you their own personal curated story as they take you around central Liverpool.

Discover little known places not normally visited on the tourist trail and hear stories not available anywhere else.

Starting at LIPA (Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts) your music icon will lead your group on a personal 2-hour walk around Liverpool giving you not only his own personal story and rise to stardom but also sharing many anecdotes about what really happened during that vibrant period of music history.

You will see gig venues, recording studios, pubs, hangouts, and more on this easy slow-paced walk. Limited to a max of 12 people you will have the full attention of your music icon and get a fascinating insight into the world he experienced over several decades.

You will also get to see the biggest studio complex outside London and the first UK Superclub that changed the face of dance music in the UK. You’ll also see the location of Probe Records home of the second wave of Liverpool groups in the 1970s/1980s and take a visit to the Ministry Rehearsal Rooms where Echo and The Bunnymen, Teardrop Explodes, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, The Farm, Wah Heat, Black, Flock of Seagulls. The Pale Fountains played.

The tour will conclude with a personal chat with your musical icons over a complimentary drink at an iconic pub in central Liverpool. Here you will have a chance to relax, ask questions, get pictures or memorabilia signed and take selfies before taking the groovy train home.

What's Included

  • 2.5 hour walking tour of Liverpool’s central city area with no more than 12 guests.
  • Knowledgeable, approachable & fun music icon and guide.
  • Meet your icon face to face and hear their personal story.
  • Free drink at the end of the tour
  • Fantastic selfie opportunity!
  • See sites in Liverpool not normally visited on the tourist trail


What's Not Included

  • Gratuities


Meet outside Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Mount St (L1 9HF) by the suitcases on Hope St.



Know Before You Go!

What To Bring:
Consider layers of clothing
Comfortable shoes for a leisurely walking tour

Good To Know:
Accessibility: The route follows largely flat terrain but in parts, there are different levels and some cobbles to traverse. Parts of the route are pedestrianised (some, though, involve crossing roads which are controlled by traffic lights).

Note: tour does not go inside the Cavern Club (also: no other entrances included in tour)

Is the tour suitable for children?

How long is the route?
The tour is approximately 1 ½ miles long with cobbles and some gradients.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
The tour is not suitable for a wheelchair due to the pavements and uneven surfaces on the route. British Sign Language is not provided on the tour.