Liverpool

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Royal Liver Building which includes heritage architecture and a city

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

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

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

The Beatles are, undoubtedly, the most famous band to emerge from this awesome city and are a big part of the rich musical life of Liverpool. Discover the Beatles Story and how the most famous band in the world started its career right here, or attend a concert 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 winter months, you'll see them proudly waving their scarves. Go and see Liverpool Football Club play in the historic Anfield Road Stadium or watch the local amateur play in the local Sefton Park. 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 city that 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 be something in this cosy northern city that will appeal to you.

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Where to stay in Liverpool

Malmaison Liverpool
Malmaison Liverpool
4 out of 5
7 William Jessop Way, Liverpool, England
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €87 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan
Located in Liverpool City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Royal Liver Building, Cavern Club and Liverpool ONE. Albert Dock and M&S ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (934 reviews)
"We have stayed at this hotel many times before. It’s at a good location and easy to get into the city centre."

Reviewed on 8 Jan 2022

Malmaison Liverpool
Titanic Hotel Liverpool
Titanic Hotel Liverpool
4 out of 5
Stanley Dock, Regent Road, Liverpool, England
The price is €101 per night from 3 Feb to 4 Feb
Located in Vauxhall, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse, Cavern Club and Albert Dock. M&S Bank Arena and Royal Liver Building ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (949 reviews)
"Beautiful and spacious rooms."

Reviewed on 4 Jan 2022

Titanic Hotel Liverpool
The Shankly Hotel
The Shankly Hotel
4 out of 5
Millenium House, 60 Victoria Street, Liverpool, England
The price is €101 per night from 17 Jan to 18 Jan
Located in Liverpool City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Royal Court Theatre and Cavern Club. Liverpool Empire Theatre and Liverpool ONE are ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (859 reviews)
"Great room, great staff, amazing jacuzzi built into the bathroom. Amazing all round"

Reviewed on 16 Jan 2022

The Shankly Hotel
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Staycity Aparthotels Liverpool Waterfront
Staycity Aparthotels Liverpool Waterfront
3.5 out of 5
25 Drury Lane, Corn Exchange, Liverpool, England
The price is €66 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan
Located in Liverpool City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Liverpool ONE, Beatles Story and Albert Dock. World Museum Liverpool and St. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (884 reviews)
"In a great location."

Reviewed on 5 Dec 2021

Staycity Aparthotels Liverpool Waterfront
Quest Liverpool City Centre
Quest Liverpool City Centre
4 out of 5
72 Church St., Liverpool, England
The price is €74 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Located in Liverpool City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Liverpool Playhouse, Cavern Club and Liverpool ONE. Liverpool Empire Theatre ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (186 reviews)
"Well maintained, great desk staff, and the perfect location to serve as touring base."

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2022

Quest Liverpool City Centre
Cove Paradise Street
Cove Paradise Street
4 out of 5
39 Paradise St, Liverpool, England
The price is €74 per night from 17 Jan to 18 Jan
Located in Liverpool City Centre, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Cavern Quarter, Cavern Club and Liverpool ONE. Albert Dock and M&S Bank ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (46 reviews)
"Property was very clean and in an excellent location for the price. Some concerns about minor scratches on walls and doors as they keep a security deposit and then check for damages after you leave. These marks were here before us and they didn’t warn us about them but it’s not an issue as the security ..."

Reviewed on 10 Jan 2022

Cove Paradise Street
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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