St George’s Hall – Henry Lonsdale Elmes/Charles Cockerell 1841-1854
Arriving in Liverpool St George’s Hall is one of the first things you notice. Situated opposite the train station this building provides a wonderful first impression of Liverpool. I remember being wowed by it as soon as I saw it.
St George’s Hall is unusual as it’s beautiful grand rooms (entertainment and exhibition spaces) are housed in the same building as the old courthouse and jail holding cells. Merging the two very different types of building together was done to keep costs down. This compromise was made so that the detailing of the grander parts of the building did not have to be compromised.
On a guided tour you can learn all about the fascinating history of St George’s Hall. A must do in my opinion.