A guide to your visit to Liverpool
Liverpool; the birthplace of the Beatles, home to two major Premier League football clubs, European Capital of Culture ‘08, and much more… There are many reasons why hundreds of thousands of people flock to the city of Liverpool each year.
Perched on the mouth of the Mersey Estuary, Liverpool is a proud port city with plenty of things to offer visitors. Its UNESCO World Heritage waterfront boasts the famous three graces – the Port of Liverpool Building, the Cunard Building and the Royal Liver Building, the home of the city’s iconic liverbirds – the grand surveyors of the city and its surrounding scenery.
Industrious and innovative; musical and magical – the city of Liverpool has always held an important place in history. Once revered as one of the biggest and most important ports in the world, Liverpool has maintained its maritime heritage, and you will find visitors and tourists winding in and out of the beautiful and majestic buildings that make up Liverpool’s iconic waterfront.
The Albert Dock, Tate Liverpool, the Beatles Museum, the Echo Arena…the list is endless – and that’s even before you’ve ventured inland. Wander away from the waterfront and you can find the UK’s biggest collection of museums and art galleries anywhere outside of London.
You’ll find Mathew Street, once the epicentre of the Merseybeat scene; an era which influenced global music during the swinging sixties. You’ll find the UK’s first red brick university. Not to mention that you’ll find two stunning cathedrals, rising majestically from either end of the same street, Hope Street. There’s world class sporting venues and there’s stunning architecture.
But most importantly – there’s spirit.
The city of Liverpool has soul, and it has heart; with a diverse and friendly population, everyone is made to feel welcome in the city.
Located just a Mersey tunnel journey from the picturesque Wirral Peninsular, Liverpool is the perfect base for a day trip to the countryside. Alternatively, take the short trip to Crosby, less than half an hour from the city centre, and home to Antony Gormley’s famous sculptures ‘Another Place’. If you fancy venturing further, Manchester is a 40 mile drive from Liverpool, and the historic city of Chester is even closer.
Liverpool is also the home of some of the biggest events in the world. Every April, horse racing fans flock to the city to witness the Grand National, the world’s biggest steeplechase. Visit the city in the summer for the International Festival of Business, an event which attracts some of the world’s biggest businesses, and has called Liverpool its home since its inauguration in 2014.
Any time of the year, there’s always something exciting happening in the city of Liverpool.