St. John's Beacon: Liverpool's Tower of Transformation

Standing tall in the heart of Liverpool, Radio City Tower, originally known as St. John's Beacon, is a distinctive cylindrical tower that has left an indelible mark on the city's skyline for over five decades. This iconic structure has a rich history and continues to captivate the imagination of both locals and visitors.

Radio City Tower, also know as St. John's Beacon in Liverpool

The story of St. John's Beacon began in 1969 when it first opened its doors to the public. At the time, it housed a luxurious 5-star restaurant on its top floor. The restaurant's unique feature allowed diners to enjoy exquisite cuisine while taking in breathtaking panoramic views of Liverpool and its surroundings. 

Over the years, the restaurant underwent several transformations, each offering a distinct culinary experience. However, the early 1980s marked the end of an era when the revolving restaurant closed its doors. St. John's Beacon stood dormant and unused for a time, leaving its future uncertain. The tower, once a symbol of culinary excellence and scenic beauty, fell into a state of neglect. 

In 1998, a new chapter in the tower's history began when Radio City, a local radio station, purchased the structure. The tower was reborn as "Radio City Tower" in 1999, signaling its transition from a culinary destination to a broadcasting facility. With this transformation, the tower found a new purpose, serving as a hub for radio broadcasting and media activities. 

Today, Radio City Tower remains an iconic symbol of Liverpool. While the revolving restaurant is no longer in operation, the tower's historical significance and stunning views continue to attract tourists and residents alike. It offers a unique vantage point to admire the beauty of Liverpool, its famous waterfront, and the ever-evolving cityscape.

Location: St. Johns Beacon, 1 Houghton St, Liverpool L1 1RL, England. 
Jurgen Huibers
Jurgen Huibers

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