North Western Hotel, Liverpool

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North Western Hotel
North Western Hotel August 01 2010.jpg
North Western Hotel
Coordinates 53°24′30″N 2°58′44″W / 53.40827°N 2.97881°W / 53.40827; -2.97881Coordinates: 53°24′30″N 2°58′44″W / 53.40827°N 2.97881°W / 53.40827; -2.97881
OS grid reference SJ 350 906
Built 1871
Built for London and North Western Railway
Architect Alfred Waterhouse
Architectural style(s) Second Empire
Governing body John Moores University
Listed Building – Grade II
Designated 28 June 1952
Reference no. 1084209
North Western Hotel, Liverpool is located in Merseyside
North Western Hotel, Liverpool
Location in Merseyside

The former North Western Hotel is on the east side of Lime Street, Liverpool, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.[1]


The hotel was built in 1871 as a railway hotel by the London and North Western Railway to serve Lime Street Station. It was designed by Alfred Waterhouse, and contained 330 rooms. The hotel closed in 1933 and remained empty and unused for over 60 years. In 1994 it was bought by John Moores University and, at a cost of £6 million, was converted into a hall of residence for students, which opened in 1996.[2]


The building is constructed in stone with a slate roof in the Renaissance Revival style. It has five storeys, a basement and an attic, and is in 21 bays. The end bays and the bays flanking the three-bay centre are carried up into towers. The central entrance is round-arched, and is flanked by Doric columns.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Historic England, "Lime Street Chambers (Former North Western Hotel) (1084209)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 18 September 2012 
  2. ^ Pye, Ken (2011), Discover Liverpool, Liverpool: Trinity Mirror Media, p. 26, ISBN 978-1-906802-90-5 

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