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Road closures announced ahead of the Giants' return to Liverpool

The Giants originally came to Liverpool in 2012. Photo: PA

Thousands of people are expected to line the streets as Liverpool's Giant Spectacular returns from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th July.

The event is one of the nation's landmark commemorations for the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War in August 1914.

The Giants' return follows the success of the Sea Odyssey giants that attracted 800,000 people to the city in 2012.

Royal De Luxe, the French artists behind the huge marionettes, have created Memories of August 1914, which marks a turning point in world history.

The story is being kept under wraps and more will be revealed nearer to the event.

You can find out more information from the following websites:

Road closures:

The Queensway (Birkenhead) Tunnel will be closed at the following times:

  • 10pm Thursday 24 until midday Friday 25 July.
  • 9.30pm Friday 25 until 1am Saturday 26 July.
  • 10.30am Saturday 26 until 1am Sunday 27 July.

The Kingsway (Wallasey) Tunnel will remain open, but it is expected to be busy, particularly through the Friday morning peak period.

So please allow extra time for your journey.

Click here for a full list of road closures.

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