Revealing then vs now photographs show how much Liverpool has changed over 120 years

Side-by-side pictures of iconic Liverpool streets and landmarks from the past and present reveal just how much the city has developed.

Liverpool is a city that is forever evolving. From the original seven streets laid out by King John in 1207 it developed into one of the most important merchant ports in the world.

In 2008, Liverpool was named European Capital of Culture and a new wave of rejuvenation washed over the city. Empty dockland warehouses were converted into sought-after waterfront apartments and Liverpool ONE brought a freshness to the shopping district.

And there are more grand plans afoot, with the city set to get its own New York-style Central Park as part of a project that will see over 2,300 homes built in the central docks near Everton’s new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.

The city has seen enormous change over the last century and it continues apace. These images help us look back at an era when the city seemed unrecognisable and compare it, side by side, to what it has become.