LIVERPOOL. 41. Route. 341
on a four-wheeled cab, and lOOlbs. on a hansom. Between midnight and
li a.m. a fare and a half.
Electric Tramways run through most of the principal streets and to
the various suburbs. The chief starting-point is the Pier Head (PL A, 3).
To Bolton, etc., see p. 348. — Overhead Electric Railway, skirting the entire
line of Docks (p. 346). and extending on the N. to Seaforth Sands (where it
connects with the L. & Y. R.) and on the S. to the Dingle (fares 3d. and 2d.).
Steamers. A. River Steamers, starting from the S. end of the Land¬
ing Stage (PL A, 3), ply to Birkenhead (Woodside; every few min.; fare
Id.; between midnight and 3.30 a.m., 6d.), Rock Ferry (p. 339), Egremont
(2d.), Eastham (p. 339; 4d.), New Brighton (p. 347; 3d.), New Ferry (2d.),
Seacombe (p. 348; Id.), and Tranmere (id.). — B. Coasting Steamers ply
to Llandudno, Bangor, and Beaumaris, daily in summer, in 4 hrs.; to
Mostyn and to Blackpool, daily in summer; to Penzance, Falmouth, and
Plymouth, at irregular intervals (fares 25s., 15s.); to Milford and. Bristol in
28 hrs. (12s. 6d., bs.l; to the Isle of Man, see p. 35S; to Dublin (7s.-13s. 6d.)
and Belfast (12s. 6d., 5s.); to Londonderry, thrice a week (20s., 12s.); to
Cork, thrice a week (17s. 6d.); to Glasgow several times a week in 20 hrs.
(lis., 5s. 6d.); and to various Continental ports. — The American Liners
also start from tbe Landing Stage (Riverside Station, see p. 340). Other
steamers leave Liverpool for almost every part of the globe.
Shipping and Forwarding Agents. Pitt A Scott, Corf's Buildings, Pree-
son's Row; Wells, Fargo, 4c Co., 18 James St. See also p. 347. — Steamer
Chairs may be obtainedat Bidston's, Copperas Hill (opposite Adelphi Hotel)
and 21 Lime St. (comp. p. xix).
Theatres. Shakespeare (PI. E, 3), Fraser St., London Road; Court
(PL D, 4), Queen Sq.; Prince of Wales (PL C, 4); Rotunda, Scotland Road;
Parthenon (PL D, 4), Great Charlotte St., Star (PI. C, 4), Williamson
Square. — In Birkenhead: Royal, Argyle St ; Mitropole, Grange Road.
Music and Concert Halls. Grand Theatre (PL C, 4), Paradise St., stalls
2s.; Empire Theatre of Varieties, Lime St.; Olympia, West Derby Road —
Philharmonic Hall (PL E, 6), Hope St., with room for 2500 persons. —
Hippodrome, West Derby Road. — Organ Recitals in St. George's Hall
(p. 342), on Thurs. at 3 p.m. and on Sat. at 3 and 8 p.m. (adm. 6d.; on
Sat. evening Id.).
Baths. George's Public Baths (PL A, 4), belonging to the Corporation,
adjoining the Landing Stage, with salt-water, swimming, and other baths;
Corporation Baths also in Cornuallis St., Lodge Lane, Margaret St., Lister
Drive, and Steble St. (bath tid.-ls.). Turkish Baths, Duke St., and Eberle St.
General Post Office (PL O, 4), Victoria St.
American Consul, Hon. John L. Griffiths, 26 Chapel St.; vice-consul,
Wm J. Sulis. — American Express Company, 10 James St.
Principal Attractions. The "Docks (p. 346); St. George's Hall (p. 342);
the Exchange and Town Hall (p. 344); Custom House (p. 344); Walker Gallery
(p. 343) • Prince's and Sefton Parks (p. 345); a river-excursion to Birken¬
head (p'. 340) and New Brighton (p. 347), or upstream to Eastham (p. 339J.
__ To gain some idea of the characteristic feature of the city the visitor
is advised to ride from one end of the Docks to the other (8 M.) on the
Overhead Railway (see above), which affords the best views.
Liverpool, the second city and principal seaport of England, is
situated on a sloping site on the right bank of the estuary of the
Mersey, about 3 M. from the open sea, and in 1901 contained
684 947inhab., including many Welsh and Irish. It is the seat of a
bishopric, created in 1880. Opposite Liverpool the Mersey is about
3/a M. wide, but above the city it expands and forms a basin 3 M.
across. Its mouth, which is strongly fortified, is partly closed by
large sandbanks, leaving two channels, the Queen's and the Formby,
for the entrance of vessels. The highest ground in the city is about
250 ft. above the sea. Owing mainly to its magnificent river and