Lord Street is the main shopping street of Southport, in Merseyside. It is 1 mile (1.6 km) long, with a roundabout marking each end of the street. There are many water features, gardens and architectural buildings along the entire street, with a mix of residential, commercial and public buildings. It was laid out in the early 19th century.
In 1846 the future Emperor of the French, Napoleon III, lived for a brief period in lodgings just off Lord Street. It is claimed the street is the inspiration behind the tree-lined boulevards of Paris. Between 1854 and 1870, Napoleon III orchestrated the reconstruction of the French capital.