Most of us like to believe that we know our hometown pretty well – but there is a whole world of secret tunnels and underground lakes that you would never know existed.
Liverpool is a city full of hidden gems, little surprises and fascinating spaces you never even knew existed.
From hidden tunnels to secret streets and little-known buildings that most of us have not even noticed
From tiny houses hidden along the railroad tracks to disused tunnels from our city’s past, we have tried to bring you photos and videos that give you a glimpse of these spaces over the years.
Many of these hidden spaces are hidden below street level and exist right under our feet on some of the busiest streets in the city.
We are also blessed with photographers who have visited many of these places and shared their images with us.
We have taken you in many secret rooms in and around Liverpool – and here are some of the best.
Liverpool is a city with an amazing history, which it has left behind with a tangle of underground tunnels and a legacy of great buildings that are simply unknown to the public.
In the meantime, ECHO journalists have also visited many forgotten and unusual buildings and structures to make them accessible to our readers. One of them, the Bramley Moore Dock, could soon become one of the most visited places in the city.
They have taken us to the eerily well-preserved railroad tunnels beneath the streets, to a secret lake below the city center and – in the case of the “urban explorers” – to abandoned houses.
A tiny house is hidden in the darkness below the center of Liverpool – and many of us may have passed it unknowingly on our way to work.
It was built more than 100 years ago by track workers who took their breaks, and represents a hidden part of the city’s history.
The miniature house is located deep in the tunnels that run between Liverpool Lime Street Station on the way from Edge Hill.
When you look at the dark building, it is hard to imagine anyone spending any length of time inside the haunted house.
But according to Network Rail the hut was built more than 100 years ago as a “Mess Hut”.
Although the house is located near one of Liverpool’s busiest commuter lines, you can only reach it when there are no trains running….