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Liverpool

Home to some of the biggest and best British bandsin history, top museums and with a rich maritime history, this compact northernEnglish city is one of Britain’s finest cultural destinations.

Liverpool, once hometo one of the busiest ports in the world, has now been transformed into acultural enclave. The city has a fascinating Victorian history and musicalheritage of which some of the most famous British musicians belong, includingthe great Beatles. Much of the historic port area of Liverpoolwas awarded the UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2004, and in 2008, thecity was named the cultural capital of Europe.

Make sure you go to the Albert Dock and check outwhat is the cultural heart of the city. The complex, which was once home tosome of the largest ships in the world, is now a bustling area crammed withrestaurants, bars and galleries. Try a plate scouse, a typical northern Englishstew, in a waterfront restaurant. Check out the Merseyside Maritime Museum andbrush up on your knowledge about the maritime history of the city. The area onthe waterfront is also the location of one of the most iconic buildings in thecity, the high Royal Liver Building.

The Beatles are, undoubtedly, the most famous bandto emerge from this awesome city and are a big part of the rich musical life ofLiverpool. Discover the Beatles Story and how themost famous band in the world started its career right here, or attend aconcert at one of the oldest venues in the city, the LiverpoolEmpire Theatre.

The people of Liverpoolare avid lovers of their sports, and if you visit the city in the chilly wintermonths, you'll see them proudly waving their scarves. Go and see LiverpoolFootball Club play in the historic AnfieldRoad Stadium or watch the local amateur play in the local SeftonPark. Want to get active yourself? Try hiking in the greenery of Sefton Park,one of the many green areas in the picturesque town.

Liverpool is a citythat appeals to a wide variety of travellers and is suitable for every budget.Whether your passion is sports, music or history, there will no doubt besomething in this cosy northern city that will appeal to you.

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Where to stay in Liverpool

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral which includes a church or cathedral

Georgian Quarter

4/5Very Good!(16 area reviews)

Travellers come to Georgian Quarter for its abundant dining options, and you can see top attractions like Philharmonic Hall and Unity Theatre while you're in town.

Georgian Quarter

Top hotels in Liverpool

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Richmond Apart-Hotel
The Richmond Apart-Hotel
4 out of 5
24 Hatton Garden, Liverpool, England
The price is €58 per night

Located in Liverpool City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Royal Court Theatre, Cavern Club and Liverpool Empire Theatre. Liverpool ONE and Royal ...

4.1/5Very Good! (888 reviews)

"We were in an attic room which was fine until I started to think about the possibility of a fire and how quickly/slowly we could evacuate!"…"

Reviewed on 29 Feb 2020

The Richmond Apart-Hotel
Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel
Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel
4 out of 5
Chapel Street, Liverpool, England
The price is €46 per night

Located in Liverpool City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Royal Liver Building and Cavern Club. Liverpool ONE and Albert Dock are also within ...

4/5Very Good! (990 reviews)
fab stay

"After a mix up with room, we were given a twin room not the double I booked, the manager was very apologetic and it didn’t ruin our stay, staff were very friendly. Would definitely stay again, location was brilliant, highly recommend"…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2020

Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel
Novotel Liverpool Centre
Novotel Liverpool Centre
4 out of 5
40 Hanover Street, Liverpool, England
The price is €78 per night

Located in Liverpool City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Neptune Theatre and Concert Square. Liverpool ONE and Cavern Club are also within 10 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (989 reviews)

"Didn’t get to use them, but the pool and the downstairs bar/restaurant looked great."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Novotel Liverpool Centre

Popular places to visit in Liverpool

Albert Dock
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Albert Dock

4.5/5(1,007 reviews)

Liverpool’s fashionable waterfront precinct is home to some of the city’s best restaurants and bars, and many of the city’s best museums.

Liverpool ONE
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Liverpool ONE

4.5/5(905 reviews)

Shop, dine, play a round of golf or catch the latest movies in this enormous outdoor shopping and entertainment complex, right in the heart of Liverpool.

Anfield Road Stadium
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Anfield Road Stadium

4.5/5(297 reviews)

Many locals consider the home of Liverpool’s soccer team sacred, and on a game day it is one of the most exciting places in the city.

Top things to do in Liverpool

Beatles Ticket to Ride Walk & Luxury Transport - Full Day
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Beatles Ticket to Ride Walk & Luxury Transport - Full Day

94% of travellers recommend
€83
Per adult
Liverpool Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Liverpool Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

86% of travellers recommend
€34
Per adult
The Beatles Story Experience
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The Beatles Story Experience

92% of travellers recommend
€19
Per adult
LIVERPOOL: North Wales Adventure Sightseeing - Day Trip Tour
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LIVERPOOL: North Wales Adventure Sightseeing - Day Trip Tour

€52
Per adult
Red Route Multilingual Hop-On-Hop-Off City Tour 24 hr Ticket
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Red Route Multilingual Hop-On-Hop-Off City Tour 24 hr Ticket

€13
Per adult
Liverpool Guided Walk & 138m Tower Tour
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Liverpool Guided Walk & 138m Tower Tour

96% of travellers recommend
€28
Per adult

Reviews of Liverpool

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

17 Mar 2020

So much to do. Clean in moorfields.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

17 Mar 2020

Having been born in Liverpool and moved away in the late 1980’s it is fantastic to return to a city which is transformed. There is great pride in this great city ( and rightly so)

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

16 Mar 2020

We love Liverpool, friendly, lot's to see and do. Great for shopping, eating out etc.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

15 Mar 2020

Vibrant city with good shopping and some fantastic restaurants ... recommend Viva Brazil and Kasbah cafe

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

13 Mar 2020

You cannot see everything in 1 day. I suggest a long weekend and probqbly on a pay day. Really lovely place.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

12 Mar 2020

Lots of interesting things to do and see. Great dining and shopping opportunities. Iconic buildings and excellent museums.

Merseyside featuring interior views as well as a small group of people

Birkenhead

Photo "Haydock" by Galatas (CC BY-SA) / Cropped from original

Haydock

Warrington which includes a fountain

Warrington

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