Liverpool, UK - May 17 2018: St George's Hall designed by Harvey Lonsdale Elmes, contains concert halls and law courts,  opened in 1854 and it's on the list of National Heritage List for England; Shutterstock ID 1384344167; full: digital; gl: 65050; netsuite: poi; your: Barbara Di Castro

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St George's Hall


Liverpool's most impressive building is the Grade I–listed St George's Hall, a magnificent example of neoclassical architecture that is as imposing today as it was when it was completed in 1854. Curiously, it was built as law courts and a concert hall – presumably a judge could pass sentence and then relax to a string quartet. It still serves as the latter; it's also the grandest wedding venue in town.

Inside, you can visit the recently refurbished courtroom and robing room, stop by the cells below, and get a nice vantage point on the Great Hall, home to Britain’s third-largest organ (its 7737 pipes were pipped by the organ in London’s Albert Hall, and then both were topped by the gargantuan organ built for Liverpool Cathedral).

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