Welcome to our Liverpool Guide, a useful guide that provides you with a glimpse into the unique city sights, popular visitor attractions, superb shopping and nightlife available in this vibrant city. A UNESCO world heritage site Liverpool is recognised worldwide as the home of the Beatles and offers visitors a host of world class visitor attractions, rich music history, superb shopping opportunities and a diverse city centre.
Getting there Attracting millions of visitors every year Liverpool is easily accessible across the country and overseas via an extensive network of road, rail, air and sea links. Within easy access of major motorways, including the M62 and M6, travelling to Liverpool by road is simple and direct. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is located only 7 miles from the city centre and connects to 750 worldwide destinations via KML airlines. Liverpool Lime Street train station is set in the heart of the city and offers direct connections to Manchester and access to London in 2 hours. Those arriving via cruise ships or ferry can do so via the City of Liverpool Cruise Terminal and Pier Head Ferry Terminal.
Getting around Liverpool’s vibrant and compact city centre is easy to navigate, with regular ferry crossings, a superb train network and frequent bus services, getting around this fabulous city is simple. Mersey Ferries provides transport across the famous Mersey, with three terminals Liverpool’s Pier Head, plus Seacombe and Woodside on the Wirral you can enjoy tour on the boat or simply cross to the other side of the river. Merseyrail offers a great service for those wanting to get out and explore the Liverpool area and beyond.
Liverpool Attractions Immerse yourself in Liverpool’s rich music heritage at the popular Beatles Story . Spread over two sites at the Albert Dock and Pier Head, the Beatles Story takes you on an enlightening journey into the life, culture and music of the Beatles. Alternatively, enjoy some culture at the Tate Liverpool, explore the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings at the Albert Docks or admire the cities two magnificent cathedrals situated at either end of Hope Street. Further afield, there’s Sefton Park, Blue Planet Aquarium and Knowsley Safari Park where you can explore the wild side of Liverpool.
<ul><li>Must do’s by day: </li></ul><ul><li>Discover Liverpool’s cool music heritage at The Beatles Story </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the Albert Dock and admire the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Soak up some culture at the Tate Liverpool, Merseyside Maritime Museum and Liverpool Walker Art Gallery </li></ul><ul><li>Take a trip across the Mersey onboard one of the river’s famous ferries </li></ul><ul><li>Spend a day shopping at the fabulous Liverpool ONE shopping centre </li></ul>
<ul><li>Must do’s by night: </li></ul><ul><li>Experience the famed Cavern Club on Mathew Street </li></ul><ul><li>Sample the classics at the Philharmonic Hall </li></ul><ul><li>Crack a smile & enjoy a joke at one of the city’s comedy clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Catch your favourite act live at the Echo Arena Liverpool </li></ul><ul><li>Experience the vibrant nightlife in one of Liverpool’s many bars and clubs. </li></ul>
Nightlife Home to a fantastic selection of chic bars, traditional pubs, sleek restaurants and live entertainment venues, Liverpool is thriving. From live music at the Echo Arena and Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and hilarious comedy nights at the Blue Bar and Grill to annual events including the Mathew Street Festival, which attracts over 300,000 people each year, this brilliant city caters to all your needs. What’s more, with plenty of restaurants from the favourite chains to award winning fine dining Liverpool has an array of delectable flavours to choose from. Be sure to visit the chic waterfront area with its collection of stylish bars, pubs and restaurants.
Live Entertainment Whether in search of live music in the Cavern Quarter, comedy, theatre or a good pub there is plenty to entertain you in Liverpool. From live pop and music acts at the Echo Arena, horse-racing at Aintree Racecourse, premiership football matches at Anfield and classics at the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool has something to entice and entertain you until the sun comes up. Be sure to catch one of the many popular annual events and festivals, including the Mathew Street Music Festival.
Shopping! From the bohemian shops of Lark Lane to designer shops on Cavern Walk and a shopper’s paradise at Liverpool ONE, Liverpool has plenty of shopping choices. Situated in the heart of the city, Liverpool ONE is the shiny new designer shopping centre home to 160 high street stores from Cath Kidston to John Lewis. Just a few minutes' away, the Metquarter is home to a selection of chic fashion and beauty outlets including Molton Brown and MAC. For the latest fashion trends and this seasons collection, Cavern Walks is Liverpool's premier fashion destination or alternatively head to Bold Street for its selection of bohemian food stores, alternative boutiques and relaxed cafe culture.
Hotels Liverpool offers visitors a wealth of hotels catering from budget family rooms to five star luxury properties. From Beatles themed rooms at the Hard Days Night Hotel , stylish city centre hotel rooms and spacious chic apartments, there’s a range of Liverpool hotels to suit most tastes and budgets. For those wishing to stay closer to the airport or wanting to explore beyond Liverpool, be sure to consider a hotel near John Liverpool Airport, Widness or Southport, which offer visitors quick access to major motorways and rail networks.
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