Batman has once again returned to the screen with yet another reboot. Undoubtedly there will be many fans out there who despise the new movie, The Batman (2022), while others will applaud it. Gotham City is a dystopian version of New York City but this new movie was not principally filmed in NYC or in the United States - it was shot in England.

Liverpool is a remarkable city that everyone should visit. It is famous for being the home of the Beatles (Beatles tours in Liverpool are a must) as well as for having Liverpool Cathedral - the largest cathedral in the United Kingdom. If Liverpool isn't on one's bucket list for the United Kingdom, then it ought to be.


The Filming Of The Batman (2022)

The cities of the United Kingdom that double as Gotham City were London, Glasgow, and Liverpool - but especially Liverpool. Locations outside of Liverpool include the Glasgow Necropolis and Central Saint Martins art school in London.

  • Filming Locations: Liverpool, London, Glasgow, Chicago

There were also some shots from Chicago with the rest being filmed in movie studios in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. The finishing touches were finished off with computer-generated visual effects.

Visit Liverpool in the dark months of the dreary English winter and on will see how Liverpool could be the foreboding Gotham City. The idea was to make Gothman City feel like an American city (especially New York City), but one that no one had ever been to.

This isn't the first time that Liverpool has doubled as the Big Apple. It served as the filming location for New York in other blockbuster movies like Captain America: The First Avenger, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, and Florence Foster Jenkins.

  • Gotham City Hall: St George's Hall, Liverpool
  • Gotham City Police Department: Liver Building
  • Anfield Cemetery: The Cemetery At The End With Batman And Catwoman on Motorbikes
  • Gotham Cityscape: Heavily Altered Liverpool Waterfront

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St George's Hall - Gotham City Hall

One of the most noticeable buildings in The Batman was St George's Hall which stood in for Gotham City Hall. This impressive building is opposite Lime Street railway station in the center of Liverpool. It is eye-catching for its size, its statues out the front, its large columns, and its Neoclassical design.

  • Opened: 1854

It was opened in 1854 and contains concert halls and law courts and has been said to be one of the finest neo-Grecian buildings in the world.

Learn about this impressive building with their "St George’s Hall Experience: The History Whisperer." The event displays what's behind the grandeur of its impressive Great Hall and Concert Room (lauded by the likes of Queen Victoria and Charles Dickens). One will see the depressing doldrums of the prison cells and law courts.

This experience transports visitors to a time when this extraordinary building was the meeting point of both opulence and destitution. It is a great way to learn about the social history of Liverpool.

  • Tickets: Adult £6 ($8.00)

Royal Liver Building - Gotham City Police Department

A keen eye of anyone who has visited England's Liverpool would notice the Liver Building's clock tower and domed turrets as Batman leaps off the roof (although the giant Liver Bird was airbrushed out during its transformation into the Gotham City Police Department).

One of the main attractions in Liverpool and the most stunning buildings in The Batman's Gothman City is that of the Royal Liver Building. It is in the scene where Batman escapes the police department and jumps off the building in his wingsuit.

The Royal Liver Building is located on Liverpool's stunning waterfront and was built in 1911. It was purpose-built for the Royal Liver Assurance group and is one of the first buildings in the world to be built using reinforced concrete.

  • Height: 98.2 meters (322 ft) To The Top Of The Spires and 103.7 meters (340 feet) To The Top of The Birds

It is regarded as one of the most recognizable landmarks of the city of Liverpool and is famous for its two Liver Birds who watch out over the city and the sea (the Liver Birds are 18 feet high). The building is one of the tallest in England and the 4th tallest building in Liverpool.

  • Admission: The Visitor Center is Free But The Tour Is Paid
  • Single Ticket Prices: Adult 16+ £15.00 ($19.00)
  • Opening Times: Hours Change Seasonally
  • When: Guided Tours Usually Every 15 minutes From 9.00 am

The building is open to the public and one starts on the ground floor at the visitor center. There one will learn about both the history of the building and that of Liverpool. There are guided tours to the tenth and fifteenth floors where one can gaze out over spectacular 360° views of the Liverpool skyline. One can also experience a world-class digital projection show inside the historic clock tower.

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