Liverpool is a city brimming with culture and identity. Whether its music, sports or architecture, the city has always been right at the cutting edge – and the Littlewoods Building is the perfect example of that. Though it may not be as famous as The Beatles or Steven Gerrard, Littlewoods is an iconic symbol of Liverpool’s role as a centre of innovation.
OK, a company that sells betting coupons isn’t especially exciting, but it’s not the company we’re interested in – it’s the building! Built in 1938, this huge Art Deco landmark is an architectural wonder. Its dazzlingly white bulk dominates the east of the city, and its tall central clock tower is visible for miles around. There’s nothing quite like it. And though the building was left derelict in 2003, it’s currently being redeveloped as a new hotel and film studio complex – and we can’t think of a better place for it!
This design shows the impressive concrete façade of the Littlewoods Building. There’s something palatial and temple-like about its straight lines and geometric shapes, as if the building’s Golden Era architecture hailed back to ancient times. Go on: indulge your love of Liverpool with this stunning tea towel.