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Famous Buildings of Liverpool, Walking Tour, Liverpool
Guide Location: England » Liverpool
Guide Type: Self-guided city tour
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km
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Author: irenes
This self-guided walking tour is included in the iOS app "City Maps and Walks (470+ Cities)" in iTunes and the Android app "Liverpool Map and Walks" in Google Play.

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Liverpool is England's most famous city, with breathtaking buildings from many different architectural periods. Its architecture makes it one of the top destinations for visitors in the United Kingdom. Take the following walking tour to discover some of the best edifices in the city.
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Tour Stops and Attractions
1) Victoria Building
Victoria Building is a Grade II listed building which was designed by Alfred Waterhouse and completed in 1892. It was the first purpose-built building for what was to become the University of Liverpool. Victoria Building is constructed in Ruabon brick and common brick with terracotta dressings under a slate roof. It is an L-shaped building in three stories with 13 bays. The southerly eight bays have alternate gables and gabled dormers. The ninth bay forms the tower. It has an arched entrance...
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2) Liverpool Medical Institution
The Liverpool Medical Institution, or LMI for short, is one of the world’s oldest medical societies. Founded as the Liverpool Medical Library in 1779, it relocated to its present home in 1837. Housed in this Georgian era, Classical style building, the Institution is located on the corner of Mount Pleasant and Hope Street, close to Liverpool’s two university campuses. The building, designed by Clark Rampling, is noted for its distinctive curved design, a common feature in Georgian...
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3) Wellington Rooms
The Wellington Rooms, more commonly known as the Irish Centre, stand on Mount Pleasant, close to Liverpool’s city centre. A Grade II* listed neo-classical design, the rooms were designed by Edmund Aikin and completed in 1816. Opening its doors in the Georgian era, the Wellington Rooms were a focal point for the city’s wealthy upper classes, hosting frequent balls, parties and other social events. The Wellington Club, who paid for the construction of the building and organised all events that...
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4) The Philharmonic Dining Rooms
If you’re looking for somewhere in Liverpool to grab a drink or a bite to eat, you won’t find a more lavish setting for a quick pint than the Philharmonic Dining Rooms. Built in 1900 and a public house for its entire existence, the Phil (as it’s known locally) is recognised as one of the most spectacular pubs in the UK. The pub stands on the corner of Hope Street and Hardman Street, diagonally opposite Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall. One of several public houses added to the city in...
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5) Philharmonic Hall
Philharmonic Hall is the home of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society and is a Grade II listed building. It is not the original concert hall on the present site; its predecessor was destroyed by fire in 1933 and the present hall was opened in 1939. The hall is built with fawn-colored facing bricks, and is mainly in three storeys. It has a symmetrical frontage with a canopied entrance flanked by semicircular stair turrets. Above the entrance are seven windows that are separated by piers...
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6) Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, or LIPA for short, is one of the UK’s leading schools for the study of theatre, music and dance. It is housed within a reconstructed Georgian era building that was once a boys’ school. LIPA was co-founded by Mark Featherstone-Witty, manager of London’s Brit School for Performing Arts, and Sir Paul McCartney, a former member of world famous Liverpool band The Beatles. McCartney studied at the boys’ school, which closed in 1985, and was...
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7) The Oratory
The Oratory is a former funeral chapel, where services were held ahead of burials in the surrounding St. James’ Cemetery. Having fallen into disrepair when the cemetery closed, it was taken over by National Museums Liverpool in 1986, and now houses a collection of sculpture. Many of the pieces held within the Oratory are memorial sculptures, drawn from places of worship across the city, including the Anglican and Catholic cathedrals. The Oratory is located behind the city’s Anglican...
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8) Gambier Terrace
Gambier Terrace is a row of Georgian era townhouses which overlook Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral. The buildings are widely credited as the work of Liverpudlian architect John Foster, and were built between 1832 and 1837. Numbers 1 to 10 are the only houses built to his original specifications, and are Grade II* listed as a result. Gambier Terrace lies in the heart of what is formally known as the Rodney Street conversation area. Known to locals as the Canning area, it includes Rodney Street,...
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