St John’s Beacon was built in the 1960’s, towering above all the other buildings in the city at the time at 138 metres above sea level. Its main purpose was as a ventilation shaft for the shopping centre below. The top of the beacon was a revolving restaurant during the 70’s until it was closed down for health and safety reasons.
Now the ‘crows nest’ is home to Radio City broadcasting three stations across Liverpool and the North West.
Yesterday on yet another gloriously sunny day we took the lift, for a speedy 40 second ride to the viewing gallery at the top. It makes your ears go pop, it’s so fast.
Then we spent a long time just enjoying the views out across the Mersey and the city, spotting places we could recognise and trying to work out where the MSC entrance is.
We could see Albert Dock and Salthouse Dock quite clearly but not Tacet, the Hilton Hotel got in the way!