"London Road walk"
A guided walk around the London Road area.The former carriage route to Prescot and later London, is full of historic interest. We also visit Shaw St. to see the former Collegiate School, a former Jesuit college and the school once attended by Charlie Chaplin.
It is occasionally possible to visit the former Royal Infirmary as part of this tour, which dates from the late nineteenth century and was designed by Alfred Waterhouse (architect of Victoria Building, North Western Hotel, Prudential Ace Building, London's Natural History Museum, Manchester Town Hall) with input from Florence Nightingale The interior of this building has recently been used by the BBC to film "Casualty 1906" and "Casualty 1907" and also for some scenes in "Lilies". It contains a beautiful tiled chapel (the waiting area in "Casualty 1906")! and the original circular wards. Please enquire.
This walk lasts approx.120 minutes plus any time spent on the guided tour in the former Infirmary. Some steps in the Infirmary