Famous Buildings of Liverpool, Walking Tour, Liverpool

Famous Buildings 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 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.

Famous Buildings of Liverpool, Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Famous Buildings 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: 1.6 km
Author: irenes
Victoria Building

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...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Liverpool Medical Institution

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...   view more
Wellington Rooms

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...   view more
The Philharmonic Dining Rooms

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...   view more
Philharmonic Hall

5) Philharmonic Hall (must see)

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...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

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...   view more
The Oratory

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...   view more
Gambier Terrace

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,...   view more

Walking Tours in Liverpool, England

Acclaimed Architecture of Liverpool, Walking Tour

Acclaimed Architecture of Liverpool, Walking Tour

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:

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Landmarks Tour, Liverpool

Landmarks Tour, Liverpool

Liverpool is an old city with many notable historical sites. Some of the landmarks you will discover during this tour are the Wellington Column, the Church of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas, and the famous St John's Gardens. Take this tour to learn more about Liverpool's history through its landmarks.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

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.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km
Famous Buildings of Liverpool, Walking Tour

Famous Buildings of Liverpool, Walking Tour

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.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km
Museums and Galleries Walk II

Museums and Galleries Walk II

A wonderful mix of classic and contemporary art styles can be enjoyed at some of the best artistic venues in Liverpool. The city's numerous galleries invite you in. Liverpool is home to numerous extraordinary museums, as well. As the European Capital of Culture in 2008, the city is ready to show you diverse aspects of its historical and maritime past and present. Take the following self-guided tour to discover the most popular museums and galleries in the city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Acclaimed Places of Worship Walking Tour, Liverpool

Acclaimed Places of Worship Walking Tour, Liverpool

The architecture of religious buildings is especially impressive in the United Kingdom. A mix of styles such as Gothic, Victorian, and Scandinavian makes Liverpool's landscape unforgettable. You will find some of the most popular religious attractions on this tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km

Useful Travel Guides for Planning Your Trip


Top 18 Pubs in Liverpool England

Top 18 Pubs in Liverpool England

In this fantastic city is a great selection of bars and pubs to have a drink or two. This directory can help you decide on where to go. Choose which part of the city you would like a drink then take it from...