Do I need to book in advance?

No you don’t. You can arrive anytime between 10.15am and 5pm (note we close at 5pm). You can though if you wish purchase tickets on this site by clicking on the Book Now button. Bear in mind purchased tickets can still be used at any time during the day.

Is the tower wheelchair friendly?

Yes. There are absolutely no stairs to climb.

How tall is the tower?

St Johns Beacon is 138 Metres (457 Feet) to the very top. The Viewing Gallery is approximately 120 Metres high.

Is there a time limit on your stay?

None whatsoever. You can stay as long as you wish, though if working to a schedule most visitors stay approximately 25 minutes.

Is there a café at the top?

Unfortunately not. We don’t have the capacity for that unfortunately, though do we have what the boss describes as ‘the best value vending machine in Liverpool’.

Can you visit the studios of Radio City?

The tower is a working radio station so unfortunately we cannot enter a Live radio station. The studios however are on the same level as the viewing gallery so you can certainly view the harding work presenters and producers (their words) hard at work. Some of them might even wave!

How far can you see?

On clearer days, you can see as far as Blackpool, the Lake District and Snowdonia. Don’t be put off by bad weather – these are sometimes the best days to come up. Just because it’s sunny doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be clear.

Do you supply binoculars?

Sorry, we don’t. We did, but they got damaged to easily.

Can children enter on their own?

On their own, no. They need to be accompanied by an adult. (minimum age 17)