The Bluecoat school in Liverpool was opened in 1717 as a school to teach poor children to read, write and cast accounts. The building, in the Queen Anne style, is only a few yards from the city centre and now provides a centre for the arts. It has just undergone a multi-million pound facelift and not long after the re-opening in 2008 part of it was damaged by fire.
And there is a superlambanana in the grounds as well.
A day out