City Centre Buildings, Liverpool
St George's Hall, built in 1854, is one of the finest neo-classical buildings in the world. Built originally for use as a concert hall with adjoining court rooms. Its famous minton tiled floor is rarely on show - its kept under wraps for protection.
Today it provides the city of Liverpool with the most magnificent conference and events venue.
The Hall has beeny under wraps for a major overhaul - John Lennon wass gracing it with his portrait! - but now it is almost finished and is visible again . Check the website for a virtual tour of what can be seen.
Opposite Marks and Spencers a short side street leads to the Bluecoat Chambers.
This building dates from 1717 is the oldest in Liverpool and perhaps the lovliest - although many would argue in favour of the Liver Buildings.
It also has a great little cafe here, just a short step away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.
Favorite thing: The main shopping area is always a lively, bustling place and recently many sculptures can be discovered - such as this prancing horse - as Liverpool aims to be the "capital of culture" ahead of many other cities such as Newcastle. As always the tower dominated the city centre skyline.
For all your tourist info, maps and tours etc..head for Queen's Square (near the tower)
The walkabout self guides can be obtained here to help you find the must see's of Liverpool.
Tours of the Radio City Tower, the Magical Mystery Tour - which goes to all the places Beatles fand must see can all be booked here.
Located opposite the Marriot Hotel and Williamson Square.
Favorite thing: Shopaholics will have no shortages of brand name stores and smaller designer shops in Liverpool. Lord Street is the main shopping street but there are other small shopping malls too..like Clayton Square shown here from the inside in the pic.