Gustaf Adolf Kyrka, 138 Park Lane, Liverpool, L1 8HG – Visit Now
During the 19th Century, Liverpool was a major stop-off point for Scandinavians making the arduous journey across the seas to find their American dream. The number of dreamers was such that the priest whose duty it was to visit the emigrants’ ships soon found his rounds were impossible, and a Swedish seamen’s church was built. Gustaf Adolf Kyrka, Liverpool is one of just four octagonal churches in England and is of great architectural significance. Today it has been adapted to the modern needs of both resident Scandinavians and the local community, offering a range of social and religious events such as craft fairs, coffee mornings and choral evenings.