The Official History of Liverpool is a media website based on past and present districts of Liverpool. You can view our Website at a glance. This page is the portal for the main services that we link to, and you will find news, weather and local services linked from here. There are maps displayed to help you get around as a visitor, and more importantly, a Local District and Districts Today menu which will offer both the history of our area. A current 'what's on' in the way of each area and its latest news. There is something for everyone here and we hope you enjoy your stay!
Liverpool is a city of diversity and it boasts the most Georgian buildings in the UK, Europe's oldest Chinatown, several striking Victorian buildings and plenty of world-class attractions. The historical Albert Dock was restored in the 1980s and is now one of the city's most popular attractions, housing chic restaurants, bars, shops and museums, including the Merseyside Maritime Museum and the Tate Liverpool. The city boasts two world-class football clubs, Liverpool and Everton, and fans can explore the grounds of their favourite teams.
There is also plenty of Beatlemania to satisfy fans, including the International Beatles Week every August, and several Beatles-related museums and points of interest. Liverpool is well-pedestrianised, and visitors can enjoy many of the city's sights and sounds on foot, but taxis, buses and trains are readily available. An underground system also operates between the city's four main train stations. The city is relatively easy to negotiate by car, and there are several car rental agencies available. A great way to explore the city and its surrounds at a leisurely pace is on the Mersey Ferry. A regular service links Liverpool's Pier Head to neighbouring Birkenhead on the Wirral.
30 James Street, formerly known as Albion House, was designed by Richard Norman Shaw and J. Francis Doyle. The iconic building was constructed between 1896 to 1898, and is located on the corner of James Street and The Strand, opposite the famous Pier Head.
During World War II, the White Star Line building suffered damaged to her gable following the Liverpool Blitz, and she was not rebuilt until the late 1940s. Whilst many buildings were destroyed in the World War II attacks, Albion House survived due to the cast iron girders that were installed by the same engineers who built RMS Titanic.
Welcome to the official website and guide for the historic village of Hale.
Designed to help you find out about the village and make the most from your day out here if you plan to visit the village.
Liverpool has been described as having "the most splendid setting of any English city. At 53°240N 2°590W (53.4, 2.98), 176 miles (283 km) northwest of London, located on the Liverpool Bay of the Irish Sea the city of Liverpool is built across a ridge of sandstone hills rising up to a height of around 230 feet (70 m) above sea-level at Everton Hill, which represents the southern boundary of the West Lancashire Coastal Plain.
The Mersey Estuary separates Liverpool from Birkenhead, Wallasey and the Kirby[disambiguation needed] sands to the south west. The boundaries of Liverpool are adjacent to Bootle, Crosby and Maghull in south Sefton to the north, and Kirkby, Huyton, Prescot and Halewood in Knowsley to the east.
Liverpool's history means that there are a considerable variety of architectural styles found within the city, ranging from 16th century Tudor buildings to modern-day contemporary architecture. The majority of buildings in the city date from the late-18th century onwards, the period during which the city grew into one of the foremost powers in the British Empire. There are over 2,500 listed buildings in Liverpool, of which 27 are Grade I listed and 85 are Grade II* listed.
The city also has a greater number of public sculptures than any other location in the United Kingdom aside from Westminster and more Georgian houses than the city of Bath.This richness of architecture has subsequently seen Liverpool described by English Heritage, as England's finest Victorian city. The value of Liverpool's architecture and design was recognised in 2004, when several areas throughout the city were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Metquarter is situated in the heart of Liverpool and plays host to aspirational brands such as MAC, Hugo Boss, Jo Malone, A|X Armani Exchange and Diesel.
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Welcome to the official historical website about St Luke's Bombed Out Church. Discover some very rare interior pictures and read all about its full history and how it was once the Corporation showpiece for Liverpool.
The Church holds amazing history and is still open to this day for further viewing and exploration.
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A group has now been set up to review the history of the White Star Line HQ which can be found here. It features very rare archive material from the White Star Line HQ, original architect drawings, full detailed descriptions of the opening of the building, and of course information on the White Star Line, Ismay and Imrie and how they shaped the shipping world.
The building is undergoing change again. Restored in the past as a hotel, it has been taken over by a new business and this new chapter should bring back the 'White Star' service that the building once knew.
This is an exciting time for the building, as once again, the public will be able to see inside, see the original cast iron beams of the internal structure and be guided around in the same steps that Thomas and Bruce Ismay took when they owned the building.
Whether you want to hit the shops for some of the best shopping in Liverpool, eat delicious food in one of the restaurants, or treat yourself to a cocktail in one of the lively bars, you’ll always have a fun packed day at Liverpool ONE.
With around 170 stores and services, Liverpool ONE is the largest shopping centre in the city. There are a total of six districts, Hanover Street, Peter's Lane, New Manesty's Lane, Paradise Street, South John Street, and The Park.