Historic Properties: City Centre (Town Hall)
Liverpool Town Hall and Exchange Flags
High Street, Liverpool. L2 3SW • (0151) 233 3020
Liverpool’s Georgian Town Hall dates from 1749 and was designed by John Wood of Bath. A flagship building in the heart of the city, it is home to the Lord Mayor of Liverpool.
Its exterior decorative frieze which can be viewed from the ground depicts emblems of British international trade in Africa including depictions which refer to the trade in slave where Liverpool gained much of its wealth. The interior vestibule is graced by a Minton tile floor showing the arms of Liverpool, and the walls are decorated with murals created in 1909 showing scenes of the city’s history from King John creating Liverpool as a free port to Liverpool as a centre of commerce, education and progress.
Exchange Flags are an open space located behind Liverpool Town Hall where outside trading use to take place.
Liverpool Town Hall is a working building and generally not open to the public. It is though open for monthly tours and has annual open days throughout August and a Heritage Open Day during September each year.
Free Entry at Certain Times.
No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.
Liverpool Town Hall is a working building and generally not open to the public. It is though open for monthly chargeable tours, annual open days in August and a Heritage Open Day during September each year.
Advance booking required.
Located in the city centre at the junction of Dale Street, Castle Street and Water Street.
Liverpool James Street railway station: Five minutes walk.
Parking available nearby - payment required.
Liverpool Town Hall and Exchange Flags, High Street, Liverpool. L2 3SW • (0151) 233 3020
Last Updated Monday 20 April 2020
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