GIANTS 2014: Full routes and schedule

As Liverpool hosts what is set to be its biggest ever event, Royal De Luxe the team that will bring the giants back to the city’s streets have announced the routes for the three day ‘walking’ element of the show. Memories of August 1914 will see the Little Girl giant, pet dog Xolo and her Grandmother cover 30 miles as they take in many of the city’s key landmarks including St George’s Hall, historic waterfront and both Cathedrals.

The action kicks off at 10:30am on Friday 25 July as the Little Girl Giant and Xolo wake up outside the entrance to the Queensway Tunnel and begin their exploration of the city. Meanwhile, the Grandmother, who will have spent the previous two days asleep in the magnificent surroundings of the Great Hall in St George’s Hall, will wake from her slumber outside the Hall (opposite Lime Street) and will set off in search of the youngster and her pet. The three giants will be reunited in Newsham Park around 8pm.

On Saturday 26 July the three huge marionettes will wake at 10am and head towards the city centre. They will part company to explore the city centre before re-uniting along the city’s waterfront finally settling in Clarence Dock at around 7:30pm.

The finale on Sunday 27 July will see the giants parade along The Strand before sailing away on the River Mersey. Starts 10am, finishes 12 Noon

Crowds of over 800,000 people enjoyed the Giant spectacular Sea Odyssey event in 2012 which generated £32million for the local economy. Memories of August 1914 will be the UK’s flagship 2014 cultural event, marking 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War.

Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, said: “Revealing the full route means everyone can get to grips with just how massive this event is – not just in terms of the scale of the planning and the production of the event itself, but it highlights that this city is ground breaking when it comes to hosting breath-taking artistic events of this scale. The show takes in two huge open spaces – Newsham Park and Clarence Dock – and giving people the details this far in advance means that visitors can plan their days and pick which locations they want to view the giants from.

And of course, it’s important we emphasise that all the timings given are a guide and not set in stone – after all, when these giants are awake, anything can happen!”

The full route for the giants is as follows:

*please note the times on the images are subject to change.

Friday 25 July

Little Girl Giant and Xolo 10:30am – 1.30pm approx

Wake up 10.30am and leave Queensway Tunnel entrance via Old Haymarket, St John’s Lane, Queen Square Bus Station, onto Whitechapel, Paradise Street, Hanover Street, Ranelagh Street, Great Charlotte Street, Elliott Street, Lime Street down to Renshaw Street, Berry Street, arrive at Chinese Arch at 1.30pm where they will have a siesta.

Grandmother 11.00am – 1.30pm approx

Wakes up at 11.00am and leaves St George’s Hall via Lime Street, onto William Brown Street to Queensway Tunnel entrance, continues down to Victoria Street, North John Street, Lord Street, Castle Street, Water Street, The Strand, arrives at Salthouse Dock at 1.30pm.

Little Girl Giant and Xolo 5pm – 8pm approx

Following a siesta, they will leave the Chinese Arch at 4pm, go up Upper Duke Street and continue onto Canning Street pass Falkner Square, onto Grove Street and then Oxford Street, Grinfield Street, Harbord Street and then turning onto Durning Road, Holt Road, Kensington, Sheil Road, onto Gardner’s Drive, arrive in Newsham Park at 8.00pm.

Grandmother 4.30pm – 7.30pm approx

Departs from Albert Dock, via The Strand onto Liver Street, Paradise Street, Hanover Street, Lime Street, Great Charlotte Street, Mount Pleasant, Brownlow Hill, Minshull Street and Low Hill, Kensington, Sheil Road, onto Gardner’s Drive, arrives in Newsham Park at 7.30pm.


Saturday 26 July

Little Girl Giant and Xolo 10.00am – 1.30pm approx

Leave Newsham Park at 10.00am via Gardner’s Drive and Sheil Road, onto Kensington, Low Hill, Erskine Street and Islington, onto Commutation Row to William Brown Street and arrives at the Queensway Tunnel entrance at 1.30pm.

Grandmother 10.00am – 1.00pm approx

Wakes up in Newsham Park at 10.00am, leaves via Gardner’s Drive, Sheil Road, onto Kensington, Low Hill, Erskine Street and Islington, onto Commutation Row and William Brown Street, passes the Queensway Tunnel entrance, up Old Haymarket and St John’s Lane and arrives at St George’s Hall at 1.00pm.

Little Girl Giant and Xolo 4.30pm – 7.30pm approx

Following a siesta at the Queensway Tunnel entrance, they will wake up at 4.30pm, and leave via Old Haymarket, Victoria Street, Crosshall Street, Dale Street, Castle Street, James Street, across the Strand onto Mann Island, continue on Canada Boulevard, Water Street, New Quay, Bath Street, Waterloo Road to arrive at Clarence Dock at 7.30pm

Grandmother 4.30pm – 7.30pm approx

Leaves St George’s Hall at 4.30pm after a siesta, walks down Queen Square Bus Station, Whitechapel, Paradise Street, Liver Street, Strand Street, onto Mann Island, continue on Canada Boulevard, Water Street, New Quay, Waterloo Road, arrives at Clarence Dock at 7.30pm.


Sunday 27 July

All three giants 10am-12.00pm approx

All the giants wake up at Clarence Dock and leave at 10.00am, walk on Waterloo Road, Bath Street, New Quay and The Strand and onto Canning Dock where they will depart at 12.00pm.The Giants will sail down the River Mersey.

giants 2014 sunday route map


Please note – all the times are approximations and there may be some slight changes on the day.

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