St. George's Hall

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St. George's Hall
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Liverpool's iconic venue for heritage, tours, conferences, dinners, comedy events, weddings and more. A unique neo-classical, Grade I listed building.
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Nell I
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The staff on this tour of the old Court and prison cells at St George’s Hall were amazing. We arrived just as the last tour of the day had started without having booked tickets but the staff allowed us to join the tour. They were so accommodating and were a wealth of interesting facts about the hall and the history of Liverpool. At the same time as guiding us they were helpfully directing wedding guests to where they needed to be.
The hall is spectacular and the passion that the staff clearly hold for it brought it to life. Being from Liverpool myself, having a visiting friend with me on the tour made me very proud of the city and the people.
Written May 23, 2022
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK611,723 contributions
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Without a shadow of a doubt one of the most beautiful structures in Liverpool is St George's Hall.
My twin brother Stephen and I were heading to The North Western Pub and passed through St George's Place ,the way St George's Hall looked at night looked amazing.
Constructed between 1841 - 1854 ,the original architect Harvey Lonsdale Elmes died during construction, final work was carried out by Robert Rawlinson,John Weightman and Charles Cockerell ,its such an iconic building, a beautiful Grade I listed building, not only is the building beautiful to look at but the statue's and monuments in front of St George's Hall look fantastic, The Wellington Column, Disraeli Statue,Major General William Earle Statue ,The Cenotaph, Equestrian Statue of Queen Victoria, Equestrian Statue of Prince Albert and of course The Lion Statue's guarding St George's Hall, its a beautiful building, it adds to the joy of walking along William Brown Street.
Most definitely well worth checking out if you're in the area.
Written October 19, 2020
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK611,723 contributions
Friends
Although we are at present in hopefully the 3rd and last national lockdown I still look back at my last visit to our beautiful city centre in late December and walking around the magnificent St George's Quarter and enjoying the great architecture in this district, I walked over to St George's Hall and remembered the great times I've had in here over the year's in various beer festivals held within this beautiful building and with the rollout of the vaccines look forward very soon to visiting here again ,the new year has brought new hope that this pandemic will be tamed very soon and life will return to some sort of normality.
The beautiful building itself is in my opinion one of the most beautiful buildings in Liverpool, on a site once occupied from 1749 - 1832 by the Liverpool Infirmary rose St George's Hall, the work of architect's Harvey Lonsdale Elmes and Charles Cockerell this stunning Grade I listed building incorporated law courts and concert halls when it was opened in 1854 ,built in Neoclassical style of architecture incorporating touches of Roman architectural features, its one of the iconic buildings of Liverpool, held in such high esteem that architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner declared it to be the finest Neoclassical building in the world ,such is its beauty that when still unbuilt Queen Victoria and Prince Albert visited on the 9th October 1851 ,the exterior was complete, the interior incomplete, there are equestrian statue's to both Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in the courtyard of St George's Hall to mark their visit.
I love the look of the building, the St George's Quarter and in particular the buildings around William Brown Street are amazing, the jewel in the crown is undoubtedly St George's Hall ,if your planning a trip to Liverpool most definitely well worth checking out, I myself cannot wait for the next beer festival to be held in this iconic and wonderful building and to a brighter future in 2021.
Written February 5, 2021
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vikkip
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My husband and I went to St Georges Hall to take part in the History Whisperer Tour. It started with a video about a 12 year old girl called Livie and her brother in the 1800s and the tour carried on to tell what happened to them. Unfortunately the tour is on a timed loop and after the initial video we were taken to a cell for the next part of the story but the sound wasn't working and someone had to be called out to remedy it. Because of this we managed to see the video in the second cell and then it shut down to tell us to move to the court room which meant we couldn't see the video in the third cell. After watching the court video we asked if we could go back to see the third cell video. The volunteer guide went to ask but unfortunately the next group were going round and because it was timed we weren't able to go back. We were very disappointed by this and the other major criticism we had was that the music that was playing behind the talking on the videos was far too loud and it meant that we were unable to hear all of the story and when the judge was giving his verdict we missed most of it. Neither my husband or I have hearing problems and we weren't the only ones in our group who also had the same problem so it needs rectifying for future tours.
Written May 13, 2022
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Lee
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Family
I have both performed and visited with this beautiful, historic building many times and so was really looking forward to seeing the History whisperer. I was lucky enough to get tickets for £1 each. To be honest, after visiting, I am so glad that I only paid £1 per ticket as I really would have been disappointed if I had paid full price for this. We were hurried around the display and did not get to even see the video in the third self and could not interact with all of the pictures on the walls. The sound quality was appalling and the music was extremely distracting. The concept is really good but I don’t feel that it was done very well at all. I feel as if it was trying to be too artistic. Style over content. We were all really disappointed
Written November 3, 2021
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JTJD
United Kingdom823 contributions
Couples
This stunning & imposing building is one that you must see on any visit to Liverpool. When we visited the city it wasn’t open to the public due to Covid & also a lot of construction works outside spoilt the overall view of it slightly.
It’s grand, opulent & a typical display of wealth that the city had at its peak.
Written August 6, 2021
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Tiamaria04
Bedworth, UK217 contributions
Friends
We’ve never thought about going in here but the weather and with us being close by.. well what an experience.
One of the best few hours spent. Certainly makes you think what life was like in the 1800’s and how lucky we are today. It shows both sides of life from being so poor to how the other half lived and what’s so sad all under one roof. How many people was sent to Australia
It’s free to look round and you can make a donation. Follow the trail
It’s great to see how the building is being utilises today
Written February 29, 2020
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK611,723 contributions
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Without a shadow of a doubt one of Liverpool's most beautiful buildings is St George's Hall.
Situated on St George's Place opposite Liverpool Lime Street Railway Station, the hall looks amazing, constructed between 1841 - 1854 by at first architect Harvey Lonsdale Elmes ,he died during the build and the final work was carried out by Robert Rawlinson,John Weightman and finally Charles Cockerell.
Opened in 1854 ,its a beautiful Grade I listed building, a great example of Neoclassical architecture and adds to the joy of visiting the William Brown Street conservation area.
Approaching the building there are a wide set of steps with the statue of Benjamin Disraeli plus a statue to Major General William Earle, the impressive columns of the hall look superb ,very photogenic, makes for some great photographic opportunities, its such a beautiful structure especially when illuminated at night, the interior is no less stunning and is definitely well worth checking out.
St George's Hall is most definitely well worth checking out if your in the area or planning a trip to Liverpool and is easy to locate along William Brown Street on St George's Place in an area of outstandingly beautiful architecture.
Written June 26, 2020
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Brian K
Renfrew, UK541 contributions
Solo
This is a very impressive building from the outside but even more interesting inside . Entry is via a side door which leads you into a information / reception area which also has a nice little cafe . I think they do organised tours but you are able to do it in your own . The way to go is well sign posted and takes you through the building in a good and informative way . The holding cells have old photographs which I found especially poignant . The court room is impressive although it must have been terrible for the people brought there . The journey ends with a view of grand hall which I believe is used for special events . Worth an hour of your time and it’s free .
Written February 1, 2020
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James Bischoff
Cardiff, UK922 contributions
A tour of the building is a must. At the entrance you will be greeted by friendly and knowledgeable guides who introduce you to the history and importance of the building before they set you off on a tour of the goal cells, the court room, judges chamber and final the actual hall.
Unfortunately we couldn't go into the actual hall because it was being set up for an event but you get an excellent view from the galleries but you are unable to see the complete ceiling. I popped back a couple of days later and viewed the wonderful ceiling from the hall floor.
Written February 25, 2020
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