The most iconic buildings to visit in Liverpool
The most iconic buildings to visit in Liverpool

A short walk anywhere in Liverpool is a treat for your eyes. Everywhere you look, you’re likely to be enamored by the buildings in this city. Every structure is a page that tells the story of Liverpool’s 300 year old history.

When you’re in Liverpool, make sure you head over to these iconic buildings to get a taste of its rich architecture:

1. Bluecoat Chambers

Bluecoat ChambersSource: Liverpool One

A place famous for hosting programmes of visual art, literature, music and dance throughout the year, Bluecoat Chambers is also known for being the oldest building in Liverpool. Located at College Ln, this building has been standing tall since the early 1700s. This Georgian architecture was originally intended to be a charity school, and is now an arts and culture hub.

Take a short walk from FM Living to explore this beautiful structure.

2. Albert Dock

Albert DockSource: Visit Liverpool

A visit to Liverpool is incomplete without visiting Albert Dock. Situated on the city’s waterfront, the Victorian Albert Dock boasts the largest selection of Grade I listed buildings in the UK. What was once primarily a warehouse and docking system is now the most popular area for a wide gamut of activities. Interestingly, this structure built in 1846 was the first one in Britain to be built without wood.

If you’re up for it, a 15 minute walk from FM Living can get you there.

3. The Three Graces

The Three GracesSource: Liverpool Underlined

If you find yourself at Albert Dock, make it a point to look for ‘The Three Graces’ buildings. The most popular among these is the Grade I listed Royal Liver Building. Opened in 1911 as the home of the Royal Liver Assurance, this imposing structure dominates Liverpool’s waterfront skyline. It was also one of the first buildings in the world to be built using reinforced concrete.

Nearby stands the Port of Liverpool Building. This Edwardian Baroque-style structure built in 1907 is Grade II listed and is a part of Liverpool’s UNESCO-designated World Heritage Maritime Mercantile City.

The Cunard Building completes the Three Graces. It was completed around 1917 and was the headquarters of a popular Anglo-American cruise line – The Cunard Line until the 1960s.

For nearly a century, these buildings have defined Liverpool’s skylines along the Mersey River. Make sure you enjoy their view from aboard the Mersey Ferry.


4. Liverpool Town Hall

Liverpool Town HallSource: The Guide Liverpool

When you’ve stayed long enough at Liverpool, you’ll know just how popular Liverpool Town Hall is. This in-demand building is considered to be one of the finest surviving 18th century town halls. Built in 1754, the Liverpool Town Hall reflects Georgian craftsmanship at its best. It hosts several events round the year and can also be booked for weddings and tours.

When you’re staying at FM Living, make sure you visit this building located at only a 5 minute walk.

5. Liverpool Anglican Cathedral

Liverpool Anglican CathedralSource: Central Dock

Head over to Liverpool Anglican Cathedral and marvel at the largest cathedral in Britain. It took over 74 years to construct and boasts the world’s tallest and widest gothic arches. You can climb over this intricate building and admire at the elegant Georgian townhouses below.

It’s a short taxi-ride away from FM Living.

6. Victoria Building

Victoria BuildingSource: Wikimedia

If you should come across a stunning, red-brick structure in Liverpool, you’re probably standing in front of the Victoria Building. This Grade II listed building designed by Alfred Waterhouse in 1892 was the first purpose-built structure for what was to become the University of Liverpool. This three-story, terracotta brick building has been home to the Victoria Gallery & Museum since 2008.

You can take a short taxi-ride to this beautiful structure from FM Living

Turn your Liverpool stay into an architectural experience in itself by booking your rooms at FM Living.

FM LivingSource: FM Living

Wonderfully restored from the 100 year old Produce Exchange Building, FM Living is a perfect blend of Liverpool’s architectural past and contemporary style. Stay with us to experience unmatched luxury at affordable prices – right in the heart of Liverpool.

Nestled in the heart of Liverpool’s vibrant leisure and business districts, it offers a world of comfort and luxury that resonates with your living style and further accentuates it with the city’s unique charm
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