10 Iconic Buildings to explore in Merseyside
Merseyside is a metropolitan and ceremonial county in North West England. Visit the home of British glass at the World of Glass museum in St Helens, a fascinating town also known for its rugby league heritage. See wild animals up close and personal at Knowsley Safari Park, take in Anthony Gormley’s unique art installation on Crosby Beach and visit Formby Point to see one of England’s last strongholds for red squirrels – go see before they disappear for good.
The Liverpool Central Library is situated in the Victorian grandeur of William Brown Street. Inside is Liverpool's collection of over one million books, forming one of Britain's biggest and oldest public libraries. The Liverpool Record Office is one of the country's largest and most significant County Record offices.
Croxteth Hall and Country Park is a stunning heritage venue,With more than 500 acres of free to explore grounds surrounding this historic family home dating back centuries. The remaining grounds, Croxteth Park, were at one time a hunting chase of the Molyneux family and are now open to the public. The hall is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building.
251 Menlove Avenue is the childhood home of the Beatles' John Lennon. The Grade II listed building on Allerton Road was owned by George Smith, the husband of John Lennon's Aunt Mimi.The musician stayed at the home as an infant with his mother, Julia and after his mother's death would frequently visit the house and his family.
The Royal Liver Building is a Grade I listed building in Liverpool, England. It is located at the Pier Head and along with the neighboring Cunard 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.
The Port of Liverpool Building is a Grade II listed building located at Liverpool’s Pier Head. It is one of the city’s Three Graces, along with the Cunard Building and Royal Liver Building who together form such a distinctive part of the city’s identity. The building is described by the World Heritage Liverpool website as, " a monumental structure in the Edwardian Baroque style with pediments and tall lantern towers!
The Sefton Park Palm House is a Grade ll* listed building, the jewel of Sefton Park, and an iconic Victorian Glasshouse. you’ll be surrounded by over 20 different varieties of Palms, 32 Orchid Plants, and one of the oldest horticultural collections in Britain. The plants inside are from 5 different continents. The glasshouse is also popular with lovebirds, with over 60 weddings taking place each year.
St George's Hall is on Lime Street in the center of Liverpool, opposite Lime Street railway station. Opened in 1854, it is a Neoclassical building that contains concert halls and law courts, and is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building.
Sudley House is a historic house in Aigburth, Liverpool. it is now a museum and art gallery which contains the collection of George Holt, a shipping-line owner, and former resident, in its original setting. The House has a strong relationship with its local community and regularly hosts historic costume exhibitions from the collections of National Museums Liverpool.
Built in 1716–17 as a charity school, Bluecoat Chambers in School Lane is the oldest surviving building in central Liverpool, England. 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.