The Giants 2018 Route: Plan Your Stay and Journey
It’s here – the Giants 2018 route! Our giant visitors will arrive on Thursday 4 October and leave on Sunday 7 October, for “Liverpool’s Dream” bringing the trilogy of Giant spectaculars to a jaw-dropping close.
World-famous street theatre company Royal de Luxe, have still not yet revealed which of the giants will be heading to the city, but they have revealed the Giants 2018 route, so you can plan your visit and journey round the region to keep up with our much-anticipated visitors.
The Giants 2018 Timeline & Accommodation
The route will cover 20.6 miles, with the Giants being on the move from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 October, starting from 10am on Friday 5 October in Liverpool, at St George’s Hall Plateau.
Over the water in New Brighton at 11am on Friday another Giant will wake at Fort Perch Rock, taking a day to roam Wirral and its sights and sounds.
On Saturday all the Giants will move to Liverpool, coming together in the afternoon and spend the rest of their time in the city, with the action culminating on Sunday on the waterfront for a parade finale, with the event team hinting at some big surprises.
Much of the main activity focuses on The Strand and the waterfront, of which many of our apartments have excellent views. So, if you want to the be at the heart of the Liverpool action, there is still availability at our city centre apartments, why not contact us to book your place today?
You can find images of all the routes here, but there are text descriptions below as well.
The Giants 2018 Route
Friday 5 October
Liverpool Giants 2018 Route
10am – 1pm (approx)
Wake up 10am on St George’s Hall Plateau, walk 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 a siesta will take place.
4.15pm – 7.15pm (approx)
Wake up 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, turn onto The Strand onto Queens Wharf for an evening sleep.
Wirral Giants 2018 Route
11.15am – 1pm (approx)
Wakes up next to the lighthouse at Fort Perch Rock, walk along Marine Promenade, onto Coastal Drive towards Kings Parade to have a siesta.
3pm – 5.15pm (approx)
Wakes up at The Dips, head along Kings Parade, Marine Promenade, Tower Promenade and Magazines Promenade.
Saturday 6 October
Liverpool Giants 2018 Route #1
10am – 1pm (approx)
Wake up in Queens Wharf, onto Wapping, The Strand, Paradise Street, Hanover Street, Church Street, Whitechapel, Stanley Street across Victoria Street, Dale Street, Castle Street, Derby Square, James Street across The Strand to Mann Island where there will be a stop for a siesta.
3.30pm – 5.45pm (approx)
Wake up at Mann Island, continue onto Canada Boulevard, Water Street, The Strand before making a u-turn returning onto The Strand, George’s Dock Gates where all Giants meet and continue onto New Quay, Bath Street, Waterloo Road and Clarence Dock for their evening sleep.
Liverpool Giants 2018 Route #2
11am – 12.50pm (approx)
Wakes up at Canning Dock, onto 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 onto Derby Square where there will be a siesta.
3.50pm – 5.45pm (approx)
Wakes up at Derby Square and continues onto Castle Street, Dale Street, Moorfields, Tithebarn Street, Chapel Street, George’s Dock Gates, where all Giants meet up and continue onto Bath Street, Waterloo Road and Clarence Dock for their evening sleep.
Sunday 7 October
All Giants 2018 Route
10.15am – 12 pm (approx)
Leave via King Edward Street, George’s Dock Gates and 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.
All Giants 2018 Route – Final Parade
2.30pm – 4.00pm (approx)
Leave Sefton Street onto The Strand, Giants parade and bid farewell at Canning Dock.
Delays and Road Closures
All times are approximate and there may be slight changes on the day. Residents and visitors ar also warned that, due to the scale of the event, there will be some disruption as a result of road closures across the three days.
You can find an interactive version of the map is online, as well as a downloadable copy via www.giantspectacular.com. Printed versions of the maps will be available at selected locations throughout the city region.
Keep up with the latest news by following Giant Spectacular on Facebook and Instagram, or follow @giantspectacleon Twitter or visit www.giantspectacular.com where you can also download a full copy of the route map. Follow the story with #LiverpoolGiants.
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