St George's Hall

St George’s Place
Liverpool
Merseyside
L1 1JJ

Tel: +44 (0)151 225 6909

The outside of St George's Hall with grass in the front and trees round the side.

Guide Prices

The Visitor Centre is free to enter, while there are also a range of ticketed tours available onsite or via stgeorgeshallliverpool.co.uk/whats-on

About

Celebrate. Experience. Discover.

The Grade I listed St George’s Hall sits within the heart of Liverpool in more ways than one; it is a place of congregation and celebration, offering a central location and a true sense of the city amidst incomparable surroundings.

Situated opposite Lime Street Station as part of St George’s Quarter, you’ll find one of the finest examples of neoclassical architecture in the world.

This magnificent structure stands at 169ft long and 74ft wide with a tunnel vaulted ceiling – the largest of its kind in the whole of Europe. Established in 1854 as a grand hub for music festivals and the Civil and Crown courts, St George’s Hall has been at the very epicentre of Liverpool life ever since.

After a £23m refurbishment, HRH Prince Charles befittingly reopened its doors on St George’s Day in 2007. In the years since, St George’s Hall has returned to its former glory as an unrivalled spot for world-class events, having hosted breath-taking spectacles from a live rooftop gig by Ringo Starr to the sleeping giants of Royal de Luxe and so much more.

In fact, the Hall hosts a great variety of free and paid public events and exhibitions all year round; from a range of fascinating, in-depth guided tours to mainstream music and comedy gigs. You may even be greeted by the cheers of wedding guests or the sight of corporate delegates on your visit, such is the multi-faceted magnitude of events that St George’s Hall entertains.

As for the aesthetics? The interior architecture is a reflection of the ostentatious display that Victorian Liverpool had, with a ceiling supported on massive red granite columns and figures portraying art, science, fortitude and justice. Look beyond the gold leaf and porticoes in the Great Hall; this is home to the greatest brick arches in the world, and houses a breath-taking Minton tiled floor of over 30,000 mosaic tiles, which has been revealed numerous times since the building’s reopening.

St George’s Hall is even a popular location for filming, having appeared in world class productions such as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Peaky Blinders.

Beneath the spellbinding grandeur of the Hall lies the doldrums of the prison cells and law courts, where many a Victorian prisoner awaited their fate. This cavernous and gloomy area of the building has recently been brought to life through an immersive experience, The St George’s Hall Experience: The History Whisperer™. The History Whisperer – a little girl named Livie – leads visitors through the social history of Victorian Liverpool, while providing a unique perspective into the sights and sounds of prison life. Along the way, visitors can unleash fascinating historic facts and events from the walls at the touch of their fingertips. Tickets for #TheHistoryWhisperer and a whole host of other events can be booked online via the St George’s Hall website, or via the Visitor Entrance (based on St John’s Lane, opposite Courtyard Bar & Kitchen).

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Facilities

Other

  • Accept Credit/Debit Cards
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Cafe/Restaurant
  • Car Parking
  • Disabled Access
  • Event Venue
  • Free Admission
  • Gift Shop
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals
  • Large Parties
  • Schools Accepted
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Visitor Centre

Catering

  • Licensed Bar

Children & Infants

  • Child Friendly

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Located in Liverpool City Centre opposite Lime Street Station, and only a 5 minute walk from the Liverpool Tourist Information Centre at Whitechapel. The Heritage Centre entrance is located on St Johns Lane.

Public Transport Directions

5 Minute walk from Liverpool Lime Street Station and Queens square bus depot

TripAdvisor

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Tripadvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2022
  • Excellent
    1090
  • Very Good
    385
  • Average
    73
  • Poor
    31
  • Terrible
    36

Recent Reviews:

  • Nell I
    The History Whisperer Tour
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 23rd May 2022
    The staff on this tour of the old Court and prison cells at St George’s Hall were amazing. We arrived just as the last tour of the day had started without having booked tickets but the staff allowed... Read full review
  • johndN8175QH
    Trip type:
    Couples
    St Georges HALL experience that doesn't include the Hall 😡
    1 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 8th June 2022
    Use to be a great place to go but now it's just how much money can we make Went on the St Georges Hall tour which doesn't show you the hall you get to see cells and the court but on a tour of St... Read full review
  • 923Dan
    Swindon, United Kingdom
    Impressive columned stone building in central Liverpool!
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 18th June 2022
    Walking back to the car from the art gallery, stopped off at the St. George's Hall. Impressive columned stone building in central Liverpool! Stands out from the modern buildings! Read full review

Opening Times

2022 (1 January 2022 - 31 December 2022)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
Tuesday10:0016:00
Wednesday10:0016:00
Thursday10:0016:00
Friday10:0016:00
Saturday10:0016:00
SundayClosed

Awards

  • National AwardsDisabledGo DisabledGo 2013
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020
  • Regional AwardsWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS

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