Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral has come out top in a poll to find the city's favourite building.
In an idea sparked by Ben Johnson's vast Liverpool Cityscape, currently being completed at the Walker Art Gallery, visitors were asked for their opinions in what they considered the great and the good, of an architectural nature, in the city.
Liverpool is not exactly wanting in this area, but with such a vast choice of Grade I and Grade II listed buildings (more than anywhere outside London to quote the oft-quoted statistic) it's a bit of a tougher ask than it would be if you lived in, say, Ipswich.
National Museums and Galleries report “hundreds of responses”. Liverpool Cathedral came first with 20 per cent of the vote, closely followed by the Liver Building with 17 per cent.
St George's Hall with 12 per cent. The Metropolitan Cathedral also made it into the top five.
Other mentions from visitors ranged from pubs like the Pilgrim and the Philharmonic Dining Rooms, through to landmarks such as St Luke's and Lime Street Station.
Said an NMGM spokesman: “The wonderfully diverse range of responses is testament to Liverpool's extraordinarily rich architectural heritage, proving that Liverpudlians really do love their city.”
But what do you think? Do you agree with the list: Tell us your best and least favourite city buildings and we might do a heroes and villains gallery.
1. Liverpool Cathedral
2. The Liver Building
3. St George's Hall
4. The Metropolitan Cathedral
5. Port of Liverpool Building
6. St. John's Beacon
7. St. Nicholas Church
8. Albert Dock
9. White Star Building
10. Walker Art Gallery
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