John McFerran

Profile updated 14/12/18

Regional Qualification(s):

Liverpool City Region / Merseyside



Phone Number(s):

07776 166209, 07776166209, 0151 3484043

Contact guide


Sharing my love for this fantastic region through guided tours. Discover with me the treasures of the "rainbow city" of Liverpool, from its humble origins to the second city of the empire to the world heritage site of today.
In Liverpool, we not only have the Beatles with John, Paul, George, and Ringo but a history of music which has been recognised by Unesco as the new Unesco city of music. The world famous Cavern club and much more
Liverpool is now recognised as one of the great architectural cities of the Uk. Liverpool has more Georgian architecture outside of London than any other town and talking about architecture, there are three magnificent cathedrals in the Chester and Liverpool region.
Let me tell you the story of Liverpool's influence on America from architecture to cotton to slavery to war.
. I take people on a walking tour and exam Liverpool's role in the Slave trade and its Privateering past
Explore together the jewels of the Wirral Peninsula, including Port Sunlight - the 19th-century exercise in prosperity sharing by William Lever. A walking tour of the village followed by a highlights tour of the Lady Lever art gallery is a must.
Peaky Blinders has been described as the best BBC drama in the last few years. Let me take you to the homes of Tommy Shelby, the filming locations of Peaky Blinders, the dramatic story of Alfie Soloman played by Tom Hardy and so much more. What will series five bring?
Let me take you on a highlights tour of the Lady Lever Art Gallery where you can see the world famous Jasper Wedgewood collection, amazing pre-raphaelite paintings by Millais, Holman Hunt, Rossetti, Waterhouse, paintings by Romney and Reynolds. Magnificent tapestries and 18th English furniture. Perhaps a highlights tour of the Walker Art Gallery, starting from Medieval paintings of Simone Martini to Lowry and Hockney. ( It has been said that the Walker Art Gallery is the best Gallery outside of London ) or we could combine the two Walker Art Gallery and the Lady Lever Art together. Liverpool has a Biennal art exhibition and of course, we have the famous Tate Art Gallery

Join me as I share with you a tale of two cities - Liverpool and Chester and their wonderful architecture and history. Take a walking tour around the walled city Chester and take in the eclectic architecture from the 13th century to the present day

Personal Interests:

It is said we have one cathedral and one to spare . Join me on a tour of the two cathedrals , joined by a street called Hope .
Port Sunlight
Introductory wine talks
Fascinating history of the Pubs
walking tour of Hope street
american connection
the port of liverpool
Introductory walk in liverpool

Special Interests:


Peaky Blinder tours in the Liverpool area and cheshire .I am a real fan of this BBC Tv Series .

Churches & Cathedrals

Let me take you on a walking tour of the two Liverpool cathredrals


Beatles Yeah Yeah , Walking tours or special private car tours arranged

Decorative Arts/Arts & Crafts

Guided tours of the Lady Lever Art Gallery and the Walker art gallery

Churches & Cathedrals

Chester cathredral and a walk through time from Roman to the present day,


Gardens from Bondant to Ness to Tatton

History & Prehistory

from King John in 1207, to king Cotton to the present day

History & Prehistory

The impact of America on the growth of Liverpool . How American History is interwoven with Liverpool and the effect of the American civil war

Maritime Britain

40% of all the imports and exports came through Liverpool . A talk/walk on the Liverpool waterfront

Walking Tours

walking tours around Liverpool, Port sunlight and chester

Additional Qualifications:

BA History and Geography, WSET advanced, Mediator

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