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Liverpool England Travel Tourism



In

2007, Liverpool is celebrating its 800th anniversary. Inhabitants

of Liverpool are referred to as Liverpudlians but are also known

as “Scousers”. This name comes from a local meal known

as ‘scouse’. Scouse is a form of stew. The word scouse has also

become synonymous with the Liverpool accent and dialect.


Royal Liver Building above Dale

Street Liverpool England

Liverpool contains over 2,500 listed buildings. It

is the inheritance of high-minded public spirit since

the late 18th century, largely with Dissenter impetus,

resulting in more public sculpture than in any UK city

aside from City of Westminster, more listed buildings

than any city apart from London It also has more Georgian

houses than the city of Bath.

Liverpool Waterfront is a UNESCO world Heritage

site.

The area around William Brown Street has been

labeled the city’s ‘Cultural Quarter’, owing to

the presence of the William Brown Library, Walker

Art Gallery and World Museum Liverpool, just three

of Liverpool’s neo-classical buildings. Nearby

is St George’s Hall, perhaps the most impressive

of these neo-classical buildings. It was built

to serve a variety of civic functions, including

both as a concert hall and as the city’s law courts.

Its doors, inscribed “S.P.Q.L.” (Latin

senatus populusque Liverpudliensis – “the

senate and people of Liverpool”), as well

as its grand architecture proclaim the municipal

pride and ambition of the city in the mid-nineteenth

century. Also in this area are Wellington’s Column

and the Steble Fountain.

Above: Liverpool Anglican Cathedral North elevation

Some of Liverpool’s landmarks are better known for

their oddness rather than for their role. Williamson’s

tunnels are architecturally unique as being the largest

underground folly in the world. The Philharmonic Dining

Rooms are noteworthy for their ornate Victorian toilets,

which have become a tourist attraction in their own

right.

On Renshaw Street there is the new alternative shopping

centre Grand Central Hall – which boasts not only fine

external architecture but also has much to offer inside,

such as the metalwork and ceiling decoration of the

Ground floor and the fantastic domed ceiling of Roscoe

Hall. Also in Roscoe Hall is the organ (although recent

shop additions to the hall have obscured the view somewhat)

which is a listed item itself.