Acclaimed Architecture of Liverpool, Walking Tour, Liverpool

Acclaimed Architecture of Liverpool, Walking Tour, Liverpool
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the iOS app "Liverpool Map and Walks" on iTunes App Store or the Android app "Liverpool Map and Walks" on Google Play. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Liverpool's rich architectural development has become one of the predominant attractions for tourists. Beautiful landscapes are open to your view, and design and decor will help you enjoy the walk. Check out the list of the top tourist sites that you might wish to visit:

Acclaimed Architecture of Liverpool, Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Acclaimed Architecture of Liverpool, Walking Tour
Guide Location: England » Liverpool (See other walking tours in Liverpool)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Author: irenes
Albany Building

1) Albany Building

The Grade II* listed Albany Building is located on Old Hall Street, at the western edge of Liverpool’s city centre, and a short walk from Moorfields rail station. Constructed at the height of the city’s expansion in 1858, it is one of Liverpool’s most highly regarded works of architecture. The Albany Building was originally designed as a headquarters for the city’s many wealthy cotton brokers, under the instruction of local banker and race horse owner Richard Naylor. Recently...   view more
Liverpool Exchange-Mercury Court

2) Liverpool Exchange-Mercury Court

Liverpool Exchange railway station was a railway station located in the town centre. The station originally opened as the Tithebarn Street railway station on 13 May 1850. The station was extensively rebuilt and enlarged between 1886 and 1888, being renamed Liverpool Exchange on 2 July 1888. Under four extremely long roofs lay ten platforms, providing long distance services. Liverpool Exchange closed on 30 April 1977. Within a few years of closure the old station was demolished by Oldham Bros....   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Municipal Building

3) Municipal Building

The Municipal Buildings are located on Dale Street in Liverpool’s City Centre. Dale Street forms part of the city’s commercial conservation area. This region of the city, midway between Lime Street station and Albert Dock, comprises several streets of well preserved Victorian architecture, on the site of the medieval centre of Liverpool. The Municipal Buildings is the main publicly accessible council building in the city, and has served this purpose since it opened in 1866.

In the early...   view more
Temple Building

4) Temple Building

The Temple is located on Dale Street, a main thoroughfare in the commercial heart of the city. It sits alongside many other fine examples of Victorian architecture, including the Municipal Buildings. The Temple, like the nearby Hargreaves Building, was built by Sir James Picton at the request of local banker and philanthropist Sir William Brown. Picton and Brown are two of the city’s most famous figures from its Victorian heyday. Picton designed buildings across Liverpool, and lends his name...   view more
Royal Insurance Building

5) Royal Insurance Building

The Royal Insurance Building can be found on North John Street, in the historic heart of Liverpool’s Victorian city centre. As the name suggests, it was constructed as a national head office for the city’s successful Royal Insurance Company. The company moved out in 1980, and sadly the building is still disused. Having deteriorated since its closure, it was placed on English Heritage’s Buildings at Risk Register. There is hope for the grand old building yet, however, as plans are afoot to...   view more
Picton Reading Room and Hornby Library

6) Picton Reading Room and Hornby Library (must see)

The Picton Reading Room and Hornby Library stand side by side on William Brown Street, alongside other grand Liverpudlian landmarks like the County Sessions House, and the Walker Art Gallery. The two buildings were constructed thirty years apart, in 1879 and 1906 respectively, and together form part of the Liverpool Central Library.

The Picton Reading Room is the more distinctive of the two buildings, with its semicircular frontage and Corinthian columns. It is named after local architect...   view more
County Sessions House

7) County Sessions House

The County Sessions House is in Liverpool’s city centre. It is located to the east of the Walker Art Gallery, and close to the city’s famous World Museum. A Grade II listed building which, like many in the city, is clad in ashlar stone and built in the neoclassical style, County Sessions House originally functioned as a county court house.

Built between 1882 and 1884 and designed by local architects Francis & George Holme, the building once contained three separate courtrooms,...   view more
St. George's Hall

8) St. George's Hall (must see)

St George's Hall is a Grade I listed building in neoclassical style. The main entrance is in the centre of the east façade and is approached by a wide flight of steps. The front has a central portico of 16 Corinthian columns flanked on each side by series of square pillars. Between these pillars are reliefs which were added between 1882 and 1901. The roof is a tunnel vault carried on columns of polished red granite. The walls have niches for statues and the panelled plasterwork of the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia


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