Thursday, 28 February 2008

India Buildings, Liverpool


Although the external architecture of Liverpool city centre is quite spectacular visitors rarely get the chance to see inside some of the marvellous office buildings. To get into many of them you have to jump through hoops. For the court buildings, for example, you have to go through metal detectors and give your inside leg measurement but surprisingly in this day and age a few can still be entered without any fuss at all. One of these is India Buildings – the entrance to which is pictured above – blocked by a parked bus unfortunately!

India Buildings, which was completed early in the year 1931, occupies an island site, facing the main thoroughfare of Water Street and Brunswick Street and with side frontages on to Fenwick Street and Drury Lane, in the heart of the business and banking quarter of Liverpool and within five minutes walk of Princes Landing Stage on the River Mersey.

Prior to the outbreak of war in 1939 India Buildings was practically fully let and became fully occupied during 1940. This satisfactory position continued until the building was to a large extent destroyed by enemy action on the 4th May, 1941. Reconstruction of the building was completed early in 1953.

You can find out more about India Buildings at

This super (unique?) George V post box is in the entrance doorway of India Buildings.


  1. Thanks for your article and images on India Buildings. It's one of my favourites in the City.


  2. Thanks Dave,
    I enjoy your website. Your waterfront ones at night are brilliant!
    All the best,


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