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Liverpool & Wirral routes revealed for final Giants spectacular

The full route for next month’s third and final Giants spectacular has been revealed.

Royal de Luxe will present ‘Liverpool’s Dream’ on both sides of the River Mersey from Thursday 4 – Sunday 7 October.

Whilst the French street theatre company wants to keep details of which Giants are coming to Merseyside under wraps, the 20.6-mile route they will follow has been released.

The main ‘walking’ part of the show will take place from Friday to Sunday (5-7 October), with the action getting underway from 10am on Friday in Liverpool on St George’s Hall Plateau.

On the other side of the water in New Brighton, another Giant will wake at Fort Perch Rock at 11am before spending the day enjoying the sights and sounds of Wirral.

Saturday will see all the Giants meet up in Liverpool – coming together in the afternoon and spending the rest of their time in the city together.

The show culminates on Sunday (7 October) with a focus on the waterfront and a parade finale – as this is Royal de Luxe’s final visit to the city, attendees are being told to expect some surprises.

Details of the static element of the show taking place on Thursday (4 October) will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Friday 5 October (Liverpool) 

10am – 1pm (approx.)

The Giant will rise at 10am on St George’s Hall Plateau, before walking to Lime Street, Renshaw Street, across St Luke’s Place onto Berry Street, Upper Duke Street, Catharine Street, across Upper Parliament Street onto Princes Road, Princes Gate West, Devonshire Road and into Princes Park where it will take a siesta.

4.15pm – 7.15pm (approx.)

The Giant will come alive in Princes Park, walk to Devonshire Road, Princes Gate West, Princes Road, across Upper Parliament Street, Catharine Street, Canning Street, Upper Duke Street, Duke Street, Paradise Street, Liver Street, before turning onto The Strand and then Queens Wharf for an evening sleep.

Friday 5 October (Wirral) 

11.15am – 1pm (approx.)

On Friday morning the Giant will wake up and walk along Marine Promenade and have a siesta when he reaches The Dips, stopping at a roundabout, known locally as The Clown Roundabout.

3pm – 4.30pm (approx.)

The Giant will reanimate at The Dips, head along Kings Parade, Marine Promenade, Tower Promenade and Magazines Promenade.

Saturday 6 October (Liverpool)

Giant route #1

10am – 1pm (approx.)

The Giant will wake up in Queens Wharf, head along Wapping, The Strand, Paradise Street, Hanover Street, Church Street, Whitechapel, Stanley Street, across Victoria Street, Dale Street, Castle Street, Derby Square, James Street and across The Strand to Mann Island where it will stop for a siesta.

3.30pm – 5.45pm (approx.)

The Giant will revive at Mann Island, continue onto Canada Boulevard, Water Street and The Strand before making a U-turn and returning along The Strand to George’s Dock Gates where all the Giants will meet up and continue onto New Quay, Bath Street, Waterloo Road and Clarence Dock for their evening sleep.

Giant route #2

11am – 12.50pm (approx.)

The Giant will wake up at Canning Dock, walk along Salthouse Quay, The Strand, James Street, Castle Street, Dale Street, Crosshall Street, across Victoria Street, Whitechapel, St John’s Lane, St George’s Place, Lime Street, Elliot Street, Great Charlotte Street, Ranelagh Street, Church Street, Lord Street and onto Derby Square where there will be a siesta.

3.50pm – 5.45pm (approx.)

The Giant will reawaken at Derby Square and continue onto Castle Street, Dale Street, Moorfields, Tithebarn Street, Chapel Street, George’s Dock Gates, where the Giants will meet up and head onto Bath Street, Waterloo Road and Clarence Dock for their evening nap.

Sunday 7 October (Liverpool)

10.15am – 12pm (approx.)

The Giants will leave Clarence Dock via King Edward Street, George’s Dock Gates and head onto The Strand.

At this point one Giant will depart via the docks. The remaining giants will continue along The Strand and onto Sefton Street where they will stop for a siesta.

Giants final parade

2.30pm – 4.00pm (approx.)

The Giants will depart Sefton Street and head onto The Strand before a parade and final farewell at Canning Dock.

*Wirral route times updated

About Author: Lawrence Saunders

Lawrence is a journalist at Move Publishing. He can be contacted via email at lawrence@movepublishing.co.uk or by phone on 0151 709 3871.