City Orientation Walk, Liverpool (Self Guided)

The Beatles capital Liverpool is more than just Beatles. Other than the places associated with the Great Four, the city is noted for its historic landmarks, world-class sport arenas and shopping/entertainment. The abundance of museums and galleries will delight culture lovers and history buffs. All of this makes Liverpool a highly attractive tourist destination. This orientation walk will guide you to some of the key sights of Liverpool you don't want to miss.
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City Orientation Walk Map

Guide Name: City Orientation Walk
Guide Location: England » Liverpool (See other walking tours in Liverpool)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 20
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Author: Caroline
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Steble Fountain

1) Steble Fountain

The Steble Fountain is located on William Brown Street, immediately to the west of another famous Liverpool monument, Wellington’s Column. The fountain is named after Lieutenant Colonel Richard Fell Steble, a local army officer and former Mayor of Liverpool, who paid for the construction of a fountain on the site. Designed by Paul Lienard, it was unveiled in 1879, though low water pressure meant the opening ceremony was something of an anti-climax.

The Steble Fountain is formed from cast iron, and comprises a 30 foot circular basin, with a tower rising from its centre. At the top of the tower are statues of four marine gods – Neptune, Amphitrite, Acis and Galatea. As well as a natural accompaniment to the elaborate water feature below, this is a nod to the city’s rich maritime history and location, close to the Irish Sea. The fountain is 23 feet high, and is a Grade II* listed monument.

The water which flows through Steble Fountain is driven by an electric pump housed in the basement of nearby St. George’s Hall. The original steam pump was replaced when the noise began to disrupt sessions in the hall’s court rooms. The fountain was restored in 1992 as part of the city’s preparations for its hosting of the Tall Ships Race.
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Wellington's Column

2) Wellington's Column (must see)

Wellington’s Column is a towering memorial to the Duke of Wellington, located on William Brown Street in the historic heart of Liverpool city centre. Commissioned after the Duke’s death in 1852, it is the work of two Scottish siblings – Andrew Lawson, who designed the Greek style column, and his brother George, who created the statue of Wellington. It was one of the last column monuments to be erected in the UK, largely because of lengthy delays in its construction. Wellington’s Column was eventually completed in 1865.

Built from stone sourced at local quarries in Runcorn and Darley Dale, the column is 81 feet high. The statue of Wellington, said to be cast in bronze taken from the cannons used at the Battle of Waterloo, is facing to the southeast, towards the Belgian fields where Wellington claimed his most famous victory. Brass plaques at the base of the monument list the Duke’s many military victories, as well as a relief of the final charge at Waterloo.

The style and scale of the monument draw obvious comparisons with one of the UK’s most famous landmarks, Nelson’s Column. Wellington’s Monument measures 132 feet in total, just 30 feet shorter than its London counterpart. Full details of the measurements of this impressive feat of engineering can be found around the base of the column.

Why You Should Visit:
Unfortunately, visitors can’t climb to the top of the column, but an impressive part of Liverpool’s museum quarter, nevertheless.
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St. George's Hall

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

A fine example of Liverpool's neoclassical architecture, this Grade I listed building's Greek-columned facade is both impressive and imposing. The St. George's Hall hosts social events, including live music, and is open for visitors free of charge and you can also book a guided tour online – you will be greeted by the friendliest of guides and will be welcome to spend a few hours inside.

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 vault has allegorical figures of Virtues, Science and Arts. The highly decorated floor consists of 30,000 Minton tiles. The doors are bronze and have openwork panels which incorporate the letters SPQL (the Senate and the People of Liverpool) making an association with ancient Rome. The organ is at the north end and at the south end is a round arch supporting an entablature between whose columns is a gate leading directly into the Crown Court. The building also houses the world's first air-conditioning system from Victorian times.

Why You Should Visit:
Wonderful architecture from a time when bureaucracy knew that if they were going to keep you waiting half an hour to fill in a form, then it may as well be somewhere nice!

Tip:
Try and find out when the original tile flooring is on show as that is a perfect time to go (doesn't happen very often).
Don't miss the coffee shop on the ground floor – superb value and quite reasonably priced and atmospheric.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am-5pm
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Walker Art Gallery

4) Walker Art Gallery (must see)

Along with St. George's Hall and the building which includes the Central Library and the World Museum, Walker Art Gallery completes the historic buildings of the monumental center of Liverpool. This gallery is worth a visit for two reasons: Firstly, from the outside, the building is already interesting, displaying a neoclassical style. And secondly, inside, where its real charm lies, you can visit some of the most varied exhibitions. It is particularly well known for its art collections (paintings and sculptures). Actually, it is so well known for housing one of the largest art collections in Britain, that it has become known as "the National Gallery of the North".

More specifically, the gallery's collection includes Italian and Dutch paintings from 1300–1550; European art from 1550–1900 (including works by Rembrandt, Poussin and Degas); 18th and 19th century British art (including a major collection of Victorian painting and many Pre-Raphaelite works); a wide collection of prints, drawings and watercolours; 20th century works by artists such as Lucian Freud, David Hockney and Gilbert and George; and a major sculpture collection.

Why You Should Visit:
To enjoy a really good selection of free exhibits that are easy to navigate, as well as additional exhibits you can pay for.
Even though the presentation is somewhat dated, the depth, variety, and quality of the art more than make up for it.
The café is good value and situated in the rear of the foyer, therefore convenient and with plenty of atmosphere.

Tip:
There are usefully-sized lockers on the ground floor to the left of the café – pay £1 coin for a token at the gallery entrance.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am-5pm
Free admission
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Picton Reading Room & Hornby Library

5) Picton Reading Room & 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 and antiquary Sir James Picton, though he did not actually design the building. The Reading Room is the work of Cornelius Sherlock – but Picton laid the first foundation stone. It was the first library in the UK to have fully electrified lighting – a safer option than gas light given the vast array of books it held.

The Hornby Reading Room, as it was originally known, was named after Hugh Hornby, and designed by Thomas Shelmerdine. It is located behind the Picton building and is known for the well-preserved interior demonstrating hallmarks of Edwardian Imperial style.

Why You Should Visit:
The architecture and internal design is something to behold, and there is more on offer than in most other British libraries.
Aside from the extensive book collections, some worth many thousands of £s, there are many collections of photos and maps.
A small coffee shop is also present if you just want to sit and take in the atmosphere and watch people milling around.

Tip:
Grab some coffee from the ground floor and take the lift to the top floor terrace – fabulous views of Liverpool!

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 9am-8pm; Sat: 9am-5pm; Sun: 10am-5pm
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St. John's Gardens

6) St. John's Gardens

St. John’s Gardens are an area of public park land close to William Brown Street, in Liverpool’s city centre. One of two parks within Liverpool’s World Heritage Site, they are bordered to the east by St. George’s Hall, a fine Neoclassical building which houses law courts and a concert venue. The Green Flag awarded gardens house ornamental shrubs and flower beds, as well as a number of memorials to the city’s famous citizens. These include statues of Liverpool University founder William Rathbone and former British prime minister W.E. Gladstone.

The spot of land on which St. John’s Gardens now stand has had a chequered history. Once an area of heath land known as the Great Heath, the land was swallowed up by Liverpool’s rapid development in the Victorian era. Through the intervening years, it has housed the city’s first hospital, a naval infirmary, an asylum and a range of industries – including potteries, windmills and a marble yard. The site also housed a church (St. John the Baptist) and a cemetery until the church was demolished in 1898. Six years later, the cemetery was relocated, and the land was redeveloped into ornamental gardens by Thomas Shelmerdine, who also designed the nearby Hornby Library.
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Town Hall

7) Town Hall

Liverpool Town Hall was built between 1749 and 1754 according to a design by John Wood the Elder. An extension to the north, designed by James Wyatt, was added in 1785. The town hall is built of stone with a slate roof and a lead dome. The building has two storeys and a basement; the stonework of the basement and lower storey is rusticated. The south face has nine bays. Its central three bays are occupied by the portico. This has three rounded arches on the ground floor, and four pairs of Corinthian columns surrounding a balcony. Above the upper storey windows on all faces are panels containing carvings. The dome stands on a high drum supported on columns. Around the base of the dome are four clock faces, each of which is supported by a lion and unicorn. On the summit of the dome is a statue, representing Minerva. It is a Grade I listed building, described in Images of England as "one of the finest surviving 18th-century town halls".
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Royal Liver Building

8) Royal Liver Building (must see)

The Royal Liver Building is located at the Pier Head and along with the neighbouring Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building, is one of Liverpool's Three Graces, which line the city's famous and iconic waterfront. A Grade I listed building, it is also part of Liverpool's UNESCO-designated World Heritage Maritime Mercantile City.

One of the first buildings in the world to be built using reinforced concrete, the Royal Liver Building stands at 98.2 m (322 ft) tall to the top of the spires, and 50.9 m (167 ft) to the main roof. Opened in 1911 (three years before World War I), it was the largest building in Europe up until the mid-thirties. It is now, however, only the joint-fourth tallest structure in the City of Liverpool, having been overtaken in height by West Tower, Radio City Tower and Liverpool Cathedral.

The Royal Liver Building remains one of the most recognisable landmarks in the city of Liverpool and is home to two fabled Liver Birds that watch over the city and the sea. Legend has it that were these two birds to fly away, then the city would cease to exist.

Tip:
Over the UK Heritage Open Days, you are allowed access to all areas inside and outside of this stunning building – from the marble lobby to the roof and a climb up the "chicken stairway" under the Liver Bird cupola. Yes, you can climb to as high as it gets and it is a quite incredible, unique experience, but in order to get tickets, you need to book well in advance. Make sure you are sitting at your computer at the time bookings open.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Cunard Building

9) Cunard Building (must see)

The Cunard Building is located at the Pier Head and along with the neighbouring Liver Building and Port of Liverpool Building is one of Liverpool's Three Graces, which line the city's waterfront. It is also part of Liverpool's UNESCO designated World Heritage Maritime Mercantile City.

It was designed by William Edward Willink and Philip Coldwell Thicknesse and was constructed between 1914 and 1917. The building's style is a mix of Italian Renaissance and Greek Revival, and its development has been particularly influenced by Italian palace design. The building is noted for the ornate sculptures that adorn its sides.

The building was, from its construction until the 1960s, the headquarters of the Cunard Line, and still retains the name of its original tenants. It was also home to Cunard's passenger facilities for trans-Atlantic journeys that departed from Liverpool. Today, the building is owned by Liverpool City Council and is home to numerous public and private sector organisations including The British Music Experience.

Why You Should Visit:
While there is no general public access to the building, it can be fully appreciated from all sides via the surrounding public thoroughfares.​

Tip:
Consider taking an extra layer of clothing when visiting this attraction as Liverpool's waterfront can be chilly on the sunniest days.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Port of Liverpool Building

10) Port of Liverpool Building (must see)

Like its neighbour, the Liver Building, the historic building of the Port of Liverpool is opposite the mouth of the Mersey River in the historic district of the city docks of Liverpool. It forms part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site which commemorates the historical importance of the city to the Merchant Navy. This building was designed in the early 20th century in Edwardian Baroque style, emphasizing the importance of Liverpool to the British Empire.

Throughout the building, there are numerous references to the sea and the maritime operations of both Liverpool and the British Empire. The main entrance gates are decorated with a globe supported by dolphins, while the cast iron gates and gate piers are decorated with mermaids, shells and anchors, and have shields with the initials "M.D. & H.B.". The outside light fittings are designed such that the lights themselves appear to be held in the hands of the Roman God Neptune. Similarly, the lifts are also decorated with maritime references, in the form of gilded emblems representing the globe, seahorses and anchors. In the central hall, the frieze between the ground and first floor is adorned with the words of Psalm 107: "They that go down to the sea in ships that do business in great waters these see the works of the Lord and his wonders in the deep. Anno Domini MCMVII".

Tip:
You can step inside the lobby, but that's about it. Otherwise, take some photos.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Museum of Liverpool

11) Museum of Liverpool (must see)

The Museum of Liverpool is the newest addition to the National Museums Liverpool group having opened in 2011 replacing the former Museum of Liverpool Life. The intention is for the new venue to tell the story of Liverpool and its people, and reflect the city’s global significance. The museum is housed in a new purpose-built building on the Mann Island site at the Pier Head.

Exhibits from the entirety of National Museums Liverpool's collections are used for the Museum of Liverpool's displays. They tell the story of the city through items from collections of costume and decorative art, entomological and botanical collections and objects representing social and urban history, as well as oral testimonies, archaeological material, and photographic archives.

The Museum displays are divided into four main themes: The Great Port, Global City, People’s Republic, and Wondrous Place, located in four large gallery spaces. The Museum also features: Little Liverpool, a gallery for children under six; History Detectives, an interactive archaeology and history resource centre; a 180-seat theatre for community and audio-visual performances and meeting facilities. It also has a gallery called "City Soldiers" which tells the story of the King's Regiment.

Why You Should Visit:
Not only an outstanding piece of modernist design but also an amazing waterfront location, not to mention a surprising amount to learn about Liverpool's history.
Plus – helpul and friendly staff, gift shop, clean toilets on every floor, large affordable café, and even a separate room to use for indoor picnics when weather is poor.

Tip:
Use the lockers on the ground floor to save you having to carry any bags, then get the lift to the top floor so you can work our way down and not have to keep climbing stairs.
On the top of the floor, get into the exhibition room and walk straight till the end – there's a glass wall to enjoy the view of River Mersey and the Liver Building. The restrooms there have less of a queue, too.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am-5pm
Free admission
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Tate Gallery

12) Tate Gallery (must see)

Tate Liverpool was created to display work from the Tate Collection, which comprises the national collection of British art from the year 1500 to the present day, as well as international modern art. The gallery also has a programme of temporary exhibitions. Until 2003, Tate Liverpool was the largest gallery of modern and contemporary art in the UK outside London.

The gallery opened in 1988 and is housed in a converted warehouse within the Albert Dock on Liverpool's waterfront. The original conversion was done by James Stirling but the building was given a major refurbishment in 1998 to create additional gallery space. In 2007, the foyer area was redesigned by architects Arca to create an updated appearance and better proportions, as well as to improve visitor handling. Behind the scenes, Arca also made alterations to the hospitality, cloakroom, events and education areas.

Why You Should Visit:
Great layout & light, and although not all of the art may be to your taste, there is always something to like.
Surely not as massive as Tate London, but you can look at things without being pushed out of the way by tourists.
There's a café where you can enjoy a revitalizing drink; there is also a decent variety of food, plus a souvenir shop provided.
And, of course, unless you want to see the paid-for exhibitions, it's all free (although you're encouraged, not unreasonably, to donate).

Tip:
There are lockers in the basement for coats, bags, etc., which take a £1 coin that's refunded.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am-5pm
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Royal Albert Dock & the Waterfront

13) Royal Albert Dock & the Waterfront (must see)

Albert Dock, a historic complex of docks and warehouses on the banks of the Mersey river, is Liverpool’s biggest tourist draw, attracting over 4 million visitors each year. It was built in the 1840s and designed by local architects Jesse Hartley and Philip Hardwick. The new dock was ground-breaking in two ways – one of the first dock complexes to allow direct unloading of cargo into warehouses, it was also the first UK development not to use wood in its construction. The complex was crucial to Liverpool’s rapid development as a global trade port, with ivory, sugar, silk and tobacco stored in its five vast warehouses.

The dock ceased to function for trade purposes after the outbreak of WWII, instead becoming a base for Royal Navy ships. In the post-war era, Albert Dock fell into disuse, before a redevelopment plan was drawn up in the 1980s. The dock itself was regenerated and hosted the Tall Ships Race in 1983, bringing a million tourists into the city. Gradually, the historic warehouses around the water were renovated and used for a wide range of new attractions. They now host a Maritime Museum, the world’s only dedicated Beatles museum, and Liverpool’s Tate Gallery.

Albert Dock houses the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in the UK and is the jewel of Liverpool’s historic waterfront area. Immediately west of the dock, you will find the Pier Head, a peninsula jutting into the river which houses the Three Graces – three of Liverpool’s most famous buildings, including the Royal Liver building. The ornamental birds on the Liver building have become a symbol for the city’s university, council, and eponymous football team, Liverpool FC.

Why You Should Visit:
Industrial heritage, museums (some are free entry), art galleries, countless shops, bars & restaurants – a focal point of Liverpool.
The only problem with this place is, it is too big to discover in a single day.
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Merseyside Maritime Museum

14) Merseyside Maritime Museum (must see)

The city of Liverpool, and the surrounding county of Merseyside, both have a proud maritime museum. The region’s name comes from the River Mersey, a wide inlet from the Irish Sea which adjoins Liverpool. Access to the sea along the river allowed the city to become one of the world’s great trading ports during the Industrial Revolution. The Merseyside Maritime Museum is a celebration of Liverpool’s shipping history. It is located on Albert Dock, at the heart of Liverpool’s Mercantile Maritime City, an area of historic docklands that have been made a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The ground floor of the museum houses an exhibition on the shipping lines and companies that made Liverpool a global maritime trade centre. Other exhibitions show life in a port city in the modern day, including an interactive feature on Customs and border control, as well as a poignant tribute to the Titanic, the ocean liner which bore the city’s name on her doomed maiden voyage.

The museum also offers a range of child-friendly, nautically themed events throughout the year, as well as a guided tour of Liverpool’s Old Dock, which lies close to the building.

Why You Should Visit:
Engaging for both kids and adults with lots of interactive exhibits; a fantastic place to learn about Liverpool's maritime history.
Even if you view the ocean as little more than a scary, jellyfish-packed beach-separator, a visit to this nautical relic-fest is advised.

Tip:
On the ground floor, there are lockers to put belongings in to save you carrying bags and coats about.
If you find you have a spare hour, get booked in for an entertaining and informative guided tour.
Afterward, you can go to the top floor café (opens around noon), grab a drink or a bite and look out at the fantastic views of the docks and liver birds.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am-5pm
Free admission
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International Slavery Museum

15) International Slavery Museum (must see)

Liverpool’s International Slavery Museum houses a collection of exhibits relating to the Atlantic Slave Trade. Maritime routes established during the industrial revolution created a ‘trade triangle’ across the Atlantic. The infamous ‘middle passage’ of this triangle saw slaves from West and Central Africa shipped to the Americas in cramped and inhumane conditions, before being sold to plantation owners, or exchanged for the raw products produced by slave labour.

The Slavery Museum pays tribute to the history and culture of those who were enslaved, as well as recreating the harrowing ‘middle passage’ and life on a plantation. The attraction is housed above the Merseyside Maritime Museum but is being expanded to fill an adjacent building, formerly a TV studio. This new building will house a brand new Exhibition and Education Resource Centre, as well as an area of quiet contemplation for the victims of slavery.

Why You Should Visit:
To add a one-of-a-kind experience to your Liverpool itinerary – the contents, history, facts, statements and overall exhibition are impressive and shocking at the same time, even if you have knowledge over the subject already.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am-5pm
Free admission
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The Beatles Story

16) The Beatles Story (must see)

Situated in Albert Dock, the Beatles Story is a museum where you can get in touch with the very beginning of the band's history, starting in the late 1950s. A large amount of exhibition space is dedicated exclusively to the band and its four young lads. Your themed adventure will start with audio guides narrated by Paul McCartney, where he tells you how he first met John Lennon, and by Julia Lennon, who discloses the “Living History” of the band. You'll follow the Beatles in their hometown, to Germany and the Star Club, back to Liverpool in the famous Cavern Club and the next stops: London, USA and USSR. In addition, you can visit the "Going Solo" halls, the interactive Discovery Zone, FAB4STORE-1 with a multitude of souvenirs and merchandise for you and your family, the specially-designed Starbucks Coffeehouse and even see some of the band's original instruments.

Why You Should Visit:
However expensive, the place is tastefully laid out and very well organized, and the admission fee does include a multi-lingual headset which adds quality to the visit.

Tip:
It can be difficult to get tickets on the day, so if you are planning to go then it would really be worthwhile booking online (that way, you also avoid queueing). Cheaper tickets available if you search the web for discounts/vouchers.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am-6pm (subject to change – check online before you visit)
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The Bluecoat

17) The Bluecoat (must see)

Built in 1716-17 as a charity school, Bluecoat Chambers in School Lane is the oldest surviving building in central Liverpool. Following the Liverpool Blue Coat School's move to another site in 1906, the building was rented from 1907 onwards by the Sandon Studios Society. Based on the presence of this art society and the subsequent formation of the Bluecoat Society of Arts in 1927, the successor organisation laid claim to being the oldest arts centre in Great Britain, now called The Bluecoat.

The centre offers a full program of events and exhibitions including art, film, and performances, and explains why Liverpool was European Capital of Culture in 2008. One of those places where local artists (writers, musicians, etc.) have an opportunity to show their art and where tourists can enjoy the cultural richness of a city that is full of artistic reminiscences both old and current. To enhance the experience, Kernaghan Bookshop which is located in the courtyard is a bookworm's dream. The espresso bar serves coffees and cakes while the upstairs bistro provides more hearty fare (their delicious scouse is a must try for anyone visiting Liverpool). Come for the coffee, stay for the events!

Why You Should Visit:
Very relaxing place to have a drink or a snack; fully recommended in nice weather so you can sit outside and just relax!
Great venue if you're looking for somewhere that little bit more special than other places you may be considering.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 9am-6pm; Sun: 11am-6pm
Please note the Gallery opens at 11am daily
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Bold Street

18) Bold Street

Bold Street is known for its cafés and for the Church of St Luke, which is situated at the top end. The bottom end leads into the area surrounding Clayton Square, which is part of the main retail district of central Liverpool. The bottom end contains more shops which are chain stores. The middle area contains bars as it leads towards Concert Square, a square containing clubs and bars, and the top end contains more independent shops and cafes. For the most part, Bold Street is pedestrianised and cars do not have access.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Lord Street

19) Lord Street

Lord Street is the main shopping street of Liverpool. It is one mile in length and is packed with boutiques, stores and shopping centers. Located close to the famous local docks, it begins with the Queen Victoria's Monument, which stands on the site of the 13th century castle. Here you will find stores such as Pret a Manger, Debenhams, Wayfarers Arcade, and Costa.
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Mathew Street

20) Mathew Street

Mathew Street is an unassuming side road in Liverpool city centre that houses a world famous musical attraction – the Cavern Club, the city’s most famous music venue and a place forever associated with the Beatles. The Liverpudlian four piece, considered by many to be the world’s greatest ever band, played at the venue several times in their early years. As a result, the street is visited by thousands of tourists each year, and is the centre of the Cavern Quarter, a bohemian area of arcades filled with must see attractions for Beatles fans.

In addition to the Cavern Club, which is still a hugely popular night-time venue, the street hosts a music festival each August. The largest free festival in Europe, the Mathew Street Festival plays host to dozens of tribute bands – with a Beatles act usually headlining. The street is also notable for the Grapes pub, often frequented by the Fab Four, and an unusual statue by Arthur Dooley, depicting the four band members in a religious pose. The statue, built into the wall on Mathew Street, bears the inscription ‘Four Lads who Shook the World’. The street was also believed to be visited by renowned philosopher Carl Jung; a plaster statue of the great Swiss thinker also stands on the street.

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Taking Care of Your Feet


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