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Liverpool Town Hall

Liverpool Town Hall

Liverpool Town Hall 

High St, Liverpool L2 3SW, United Kingdom

This majestic building stands in High Street at its junction with Dale Street, Castle Street, and Water Street in Liverpool. It is on the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building, and described in the list as “one of the finest surviving 18th-century town halls”. The town hall was built between 1749 and 1754 and designed by John Wood the Elder, replacing an earlier town hall nearby.

On Friday, 10th July, 1964, this was the site for a Civic Reception held in The Beatles’ honour following their triumphant return from America. Following the reception, they attended the premiere of their film “A Hard Day’s Night” at The Odeon Cinema on

With Beatlemania at its height, the band were greeted by 200,000 fans as they made their way from the old Speke airport, while outside Liverpool town hall another 20,000 fans gathered.

Watch the Beatles’ Civic Reception video here:

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