Liverpool has a wide range of attractions, including many tours looking into the lives of the Beatles. There is Anfield Stadium for the football fans and there also many art galleries and museums.
Liverpool is a diversely populated city along the Mersey Estuary in North West England. A European cultural capital since 2008 and a World Heritage Site, Liverpool offers a fantastic range of museums and art galleries, world-class architecture – with more listed buildings than any city outside London, superb shopping facilities and of course is the home of Liverpool FC – the country’s most successful football club. Residents or people born in Liverpool are known as ‘Liverpudlians’ or ‘Scousers’, instantly recognisable with their strong Northern accent. The famous Liverpool John Lennon Airport makes travelling to Liverpool from other parts of the UK quick and easy, and with its fantastic culture, superb selection of hotels and excellent business facilities, Liverpool the ideal destination for a cultural weekend break or business destination.
Music in Liverpool
The city of Liverpool is renowned worldwide for its music, in particular the popular rock ‘n’ roll band The Beatles, and they are still a massive attraction for visitors today. Many follow The Beatles’ journey from their first gig in the Tavern to international stardom via The Beatles Story audio tour. Liverpool also has more to offer with a variety of music festivals such as dance music – with the Creamfields dance music festival, an international event which was inspired by the Cream nightclub in Liverpool.
Arts and Culture in Liverpool
The city of Liverpool is full of great architecture and in recent years has been rejuvenated and boasts many impressive sightings and a stunning refurbished waterfront. In 2004 several areas throughout Liverpool city centre were granted World Heritage Site status by UNESCO. In 2007 the city celebrated its 800th anniversary, and in 2008 Liverpool held the European Capital of Culture title. For arts and culture in the city of Liverpool you’ll be spoilt for choice in this great city. There is the Walker Art Gallery with regular temporary exhibitions and spectacular fine and decorative art collections, Tate Liverpool with an impressive permanent collection, retrospective shows and special exhibitions by the world’s most famous living artists, and the oldest Grade 1 listed building in Liverpool’s city centre – The Bluecoat, where creative displays such as visual art, music, literature, dance and live art are featured.
Museums in Liverpool include the World Museum Liverpool with its thousands of fascinating exhibits, Merseyside Maritime Museum, which is great for families, a ship-shaped museum in the Albert Dock, with four floors of fascinating galleries exploring the city’s maritime legacy, a slavery museum and the Western Approaches Museum – World War II Top Secret Underground Headquarters an intricate labyrinth of rooms, once a top-secret nerve centre in 1940s wartime Britain.
Shopping in Liverpool
Liverpool has some of the best shopping in Europe; with a mix of high street shops, boutiques and independent retailers, Liverpool is the capital of shopping.
Saint John’s Shopping Centre is situated in the heart of Liverpool City Centre next to St. Johns Beacon and is Liverpool’s largest covered shopping centre offering 100 shops on two levels. Liverpool One is a brand new shopping complex also in the city centre and is the size of 28 football pitches, bringing the best in fashion, home and leisure to the Liverpool with its 160 shops.
Cavern Walks is Liverpool’s independents epicentre, situated on the famous Mathew Street, it is the place to come for something special. There is even a famous statue of The Beatles in Cavern Walks. The metquarter is one of Liverpool’s newest and most stylish shopping centres, home to many large designer stores including Diesel, Firetrap, Miss Sixty, Molton Brown and Timberland.
Football Clubs in Liverpool
Liverpool is home to two football clubs who play in the top-flight of English football – the Premier League – Liverpool F.C. and Everton. Liverpool is the most successful English football team ever and play their home matches at Anfield.
Everton are the older of Liverpool’s two professional football clubs, formed in 1878, and play their home matches at Goodison Park. A stadium tour around both grounds is a fascinating experience, or even better watch a hotly contested derby match between Liverpool’s two football teams if you are lucky enough to get tickets.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL) is an international airport serving the city of Liverpool and North West England and is one of one of Europe’s fastest growing airports. Airlines that fly from Liverpool John Lennon Airport include: Aer Arann, Eastern Airways, EasyJet, Flybe and Ryanair. Destinations include internal flights, Ireland, the Channel Islands and Europe.