Liverpool: Commercial Quarter - Cultural Quarter

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Liverpool: Commercial Quarter - Dale Street - Cultural Quarter

Starting at Liverpool Town Hall (covered in Walk 2062: Liverpool Pierhead) we go north into the business district where some of the most spectacular new buildings have appeared, then up to St George's Plateau. This has been described as ' ...the greatest classical monument of the nineteenth century, the finest work of architecture in the north of England' (Quentin Hughes, Seaport). From there we go further inland, gaining height from which to look back over the city from the deck of the Metropolitan cathedral to the splendid architecture, both Victorian and modern, of the university district - not the endless, drab halls of residence blighting Liverpool just as anywhere - rather the inspiring architecture of the campus itself.

More photographs of the featured buildings can be found here:
www.silver-images.co.uk/pages/pool1.htm

England - North England - Merseyside - Town or city

Features

Cafe, Church, Industrial Archaeology, Mostly Flat, Museum, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Sea, Tea Shop, Toilets
13/11/2020 - John Wood

Really enjoyable and interesting/informative walk the other day around some of Liverpool's slightly less well known sites. Just a couple of comments by way of update: Point 8 - Don't think you will find the Moores brothers statue referred to in Old Hall St. It is actually in Church St, just up from M&S (or Compton House, which is worth checking out) and outside the less salubrious Primark! - only a very slight detour at the end of the walk, if you are keen to see it. Point 9 - St Paul's Square is now substantially redeveloped but the Cross Keys pub is still quite findable and you will then be back on track. Point 26 - the BS measuring plates took a bit of finding! You need to take a few steps down from the Wellington column towards the fountain.....

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