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Liverpool Central Library

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Neighborhood: Central Liverpool
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Address: William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EW, England
Phone Number: 44 151 233 3069
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A magical place, that you simply have to visit, it is world class!

This should be a template for libraries all over the UK. It is an astonishing piece of architecture, and worth a visit even if you a day tripper. The reading room is a must see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Martin D
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This should be a template for libraries all over the UK. It is an astonishing piece of architecture, and worth a visit even if you a day tripper. The reading room is a must see, as is Audubon's book of birds. A magical place, that you simply have to visit, it is world class!

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Thank Martin D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is worth a visit if you're going to London for the day. It's both a modern but old fashioned type library! It's such a beautiful setting inside! If you can get a chance to get to the top, you can go outside onto a balcony and there's such a lovely view of Liverpool!

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Thank gypsycat8
Cheshire, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Frankly I wasn't expecting much when I went in to kill a few minutes waiting for a train at nearby Lime St Station. But it's a really interesting building, a blend of old and new architecture, lots of atmosphere in the old parts (I want to be a student again and live in a library!) Good reading spaces and interesting... More 

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1 Thank carolinerunner
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely visit to the central library. Take your time walking through both the modern section as well as the remaining old sections. Go all the way to the top floor and get an epic view from a patio outside. Well worth it!!

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1 Thank Ashley M
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This must be one of the best libraries in the world i would come here as a child growing up in LIVERPOOL and be amazed at the beauty of it the smell of the place the quite and it is just as enthralling now a must visit fi or travellers or locals

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Limbang, Sarawak, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The reading room is glorious! and make sure to check out the rooftop when the weather is good, you could oversee the view of the city, great for photo taking.

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Thank newdake
BARNOLDSWICK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The new library is fantastic but the Picton room is beautiful. Looking round the old library is well worth the visit.

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Thank Barbara M
Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just look at the modern and old architecture. Stay if you want to investigate your family tree. Go on the roof terrace, especially in good weather! FREE.

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Thank Chris B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not a massive reader but what a building. The modern and the historic mixed perfectly. The Pickford room is amazing..

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Thank andycam69
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I come here often to complete University work, the environment is very quiet and easy to work in. The staff are helpful and the Library has it's own Costa Coffee to purchase food and drink from.

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