Area 5

The Cultural Quarter

“A building for all times, one of the great edifices of the world.” 

Norman Shaw describing St George’s Hall

William Brown Street is a testament to Liverpool’s exceptional maritime mercantile wealth and created through enormous philanthropic and civic investment.

In the mid-19th century it was transformed into the principal cultural quarter, creating a new cultural forum at the point of arrival by rail and road. It includes a high concentration of impressive public buildings, great cultural collections, art and monuments of international acclaim.

The major cultural, educational and civic institutions of the city are located in this area.  St George’s Plateau has been the focus of many of the most significant events in the city’s history.

Key buildings include:

  • St George’s Hall
  • Walker Art Gallery
  • World Museum
  • Central Library