6 reasons to visit St John’s Beacon, Liverpool BID Company’s February Business of the Month
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The top Liverpool landmark – and home to Radio City and Greatest Hits Radio – gives the most fantastic 360° view from the heart, and height, of town!
When you love a city like we do, you’re always trying to find places to see it at its best – and if it’s a panoramic view you’re after you’ll find it hard to beat the one from St John’s Beacon.
Along with the most fantastic 360° views, you can add the latest honour from Liverpool BID Company which has just named it their Business of the Month for February.
Beth Locke, engagement manager for Liverpool BID Company, said:
“St John’s Beacon has got to have one of THE best views of the city, because it’s right in the heart of it, and at that height you can see for miles.
“You get a totally different perspective of the city from the Beacon than the one we’re all used to from the ground, and it’s a great vantage point to take in so many of Liverpool’s distinctive and spectacular buildings and features.”
“St John’s Beacon is one of those places. We all know it, and yet people often forget that you can go up it!”
If you’ve got a head for heights, St John’s Beacon is well worth a visit, and if you need any more persuaded to pop along, what about this:
Explore one Liverpool’s most iconic landmarks
You can proudly say you’ve ‘been there and done that’ and ventured up one of Liverpool’s most iconic landmarks. Like the Liver Building, the cathedrals or the Royal Albert Dock, St John’s Beacon is one of the most recognisable sights from all the well-known Liverpool skyline pictures and it’s famous around the world.
360º views of the city and beyond
The views are breathtaking. As well as the city itself, you can take in the stunning scenery from the Wirral, North Wales, and Lancashire. You can even see as far away as the Lake District and Blackpool on some days.
Witness Liverpool evolving before your eyes
See the changing landscape! Liverpool is altering rapidly with new buildings and sights cropping up all the time, and if you want to see it as it undergoes its transformation, form an orderly queue!
Discover its history
Be part of the city’s history and heritage and learn more about the brilliant Beacon. Building began in 1965 and took around four years to complete, and it was originally created to provide a ventilation shaft for the shopping complex below.
One of the tallest buildings in Liverpool
Although the title has now been taken by the 40-storey Beetham West Tower (home to the Panoramic Restaurant) the tower was once the tallest building in Liverpool, standing at 138 metres above sea level.
You might see some famous locals
Keep your eyes peeled. You might see some of the famous faces from the world of radio, like the lovely Leanne Campbell from Radio City’s much-loved breakfast show, or Simon ‘Rossie’ Ross from Greatest Hits Radio.