We keep coming back to Lutyens’ Crypt at the Metropolitan Cathedral. We can’t help it, it’s one of the most beautiful venues in Liverpool and has the space that we need to put on the conference we want to give you.
If you don’t know about the crypt, here’s some background taken from the cathedral website:
“The Crypt is all that remains of an earlier Cathedral for Liverpool, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in the 1930’s. Lutyens’ Cathedral was to have a dome bigger than St Peter’s Basilica in Rome – but plans faltered when funds proved hard to find after the second world war.
The Crypt reveals the scale of Lutyens’ ambition. But, more than just a glimpse at what might have been, it’s a beautiful, atmospheric space in its own right.
The deep purple bricks (all six million of them) and enormous granite dressings hewn from Cornish quarries were chosen to take the weight of the cathedral above. Now, they line vaulted passageways, cool side chapels, graceful halls and concert room.”