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Our Neighbourhood

Outside London, Liverpool has more listed buildings than any other city. There are 2,500 in fact, 27 of which are Grade I and 85 Grade II*. Hope Street has one of the former and 13 of the latter so we want to show off a little (the city also has the highest number of public sculptures outside the capital, so we’ll throw a couple of those in too).

Here is a potted history of the life and times of some of our neighbours.

Victoria Gallery & Museum

Let’s start if not strictly on Hope Street at least on its lay line; behind the crown of the Metr...

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King

It is built on the site of the city’s workhouse and fever infirmary, home to the sick and dest...
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The Liverpool Medical Institution

It was purpose built in 1837 to house one of the country’s oldest medical societies and its libr...
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The Everyman Theatre

It was originally built as Hope Chapel in 1834, becoming a concert hall in 1853 and then the city’s...
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The Philharmonic Dining Rooms

They were built as a gentlemen’s club by Robert Cain & Son, the brewers, and opened in 1898. The...
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Philharmonic Hall

The original Philharmonic Hall was built in 1849 to house the country’s second oldest music society....

Hahnemann Homeopathic Hospital

The French chateau style of the Hahnemann Homeopathic Hospital was designed as an ornate advert for...
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Blackburne House

John Blackburne’s house was eventually donated to the city, becoming the women’s branch of the...
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Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

It was built in 1835 as the Liverpool Mechanics’ Institute. Its primary purpose was to provide...
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Liverpool College of Art

Built in 1883, Liverpool College of Art is a Grade II. Facing both Mount and Hope Street, the...

A Case History

As you approach the art school there is a sculpture by John King, ‘A Case History.’ Installed in...

The Oratory

Built in 1827 and Grade I listed, was originally the chapel for St James’ Cemetery which in turn was...
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Liverpool Cathedral

It was consecrated in 1924 but not completely finished until 1978. It is the fifth largest Cathedral...