Liverpool
Liverpool

Liverpool

Set sail for the quirky and heart-warming city of Liverpool!

5 good reasons to go

Four famous faces
Four famous faces
Liverpool is where the iconic Beatles lads grew up and launched their phenomenal music career. Fans won't want to miss out on a trip to The Beatles Story museum and the iconic gig venue, the Cavern Club. August sees the city riding high on the thrill of the International Beatles Week Festival, an entire event given over to Liverpool's most famous local boys.
UNESCO-listed trading heritage
UNESCO-listed trading heritage
Pier Head is one of Liverpool's most fascinating districts on the banks of the Mersey, and is a listed World Heritage site thanks to its 'Three Graces': the Cunard Building, the Port of Liverpool Building and the Royal Liver Building. Built at the turn of the 19th century, these impressive monuments were once the headquarters of world-renowned trading companies.
Stroll along the renovated docks
Stroll along the renovated docks
A stone's throw away from Pier Head, Albert Dock seems to float on the waves. Inaugurated in 1846, these quays were central to the British trade industry. Today, shops, restaurants, hotels and museums have popped up across this unusual testament to former glory, and it's also where you'll find the incredible Merseyside Maritime Museum.
Fascinating museums
Fascinating museums
But Liverpool is more than just its dockside past. The city is home to a smorgasbord of museums and galleries specialising in painting, music, and more. The Tate Liverpool, the World Museum, the British Music Experience and the Walker Art Gallery are guaranteed crowd-pleasers.
Rub shoulders with Liverpudlians
Rub shoulders with Liverpudlians
This port city is big on sport and just a little football mad, with locals from all walks of life going wild on match days. The two local teams are Liverpool FC and Everton at Anfield and Goodison Park respectively, both of which are open to the public. Go behind the scenes and soak up the pre-match atmosphere.

To see / do

Culture and history

Liverpool's two cathedrals

Liverpool's two cathedrals

One cathedral wasn't enough for Liverpool - the city boasts two! Liverpool Cathedral is a dizzying neo-Gothic monolith, an Anglican church built in the early 20th century with a 100-metre high tower. A mere 10-minute walk away is the Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral, juxtaposing nicely with its rival thanks to its muscular modernist style.

St George's Hall: a neo-Classical gem

St George's Hall: a neo-Classical gem

The 19th-century St George’s Hall is an exceptional listed monument and widely deemed to be one of the world's most stunning examples of neo-Classical architecture. Step inside its sumptuous vaulted chamber, and join a guided tour to unveil the fascinating story behind St. George’s Hall.

The Merseyside Maritime Museum

This museum leads you back in time, deep into the history of Liverpool and its eventful past, from leading European port to WWII military base. The slickly designed Merseyside Maritime Museum turns back the clocks and explains the events that helped make Liverpool what it is today. Kids will love it! The International Slavery Museum is tucked away in the same building and is well worth a visit.

Outings

Get your round in

Get your round in

Liverpudlians love nothing more than heading down to their local pub. This British institution is a fixture of local life across the isles, and Liverpool is no different. Some pubs have held on to all their faded, old-fashioned charm, while others dazzle in their contemporary vibe. Whatever your preference, you'll find a warm and welcoming pub to enjoy a pint or pie in.

Iconic nights out

One of Liverpool's most popular clubs is the legendary Cavern Club. Located on Mathew Street, the venue once hosted close to 300 Beatles gigs! Bands from around the world still take to the stage here in this underground club, and if its local musicians and singers you're after, simply cross the road and step into the Cavern Pub.

Gastronomy

Scouse, Merseyside's favourite stew

Scouse stew was once a firm favourite with sailors and is something of a speciality in Liverpool and Merseyside. To make scouse, lamb or beef is left to simmer with potatoes, carrots, herbs and beer in a delicious, thick stew. It's served with red cabbage and beetroot.

Say 'cheese...cake!'

Say 'cheese...cake!'

Loved by Brits and Americans alike, cheesecake is a tasty dessert you'll want to try while you're over here. A pressed biscuit base is topped with a hearty layer of cream cheese for a refreshing, heavy-on-the-arteries dessert you'll find in hundreds of different guises in Liverpool: try salted caramel, lemon, chocolate, or variations using different American biscuits…

Practical information

Flight duration

1h45

Time difference

-1h GMT

Currency

Livre sterling

Distance

966 km

Average temperature

Spring

13°C (max 19°C)

Summer

16°C (max 20°C)

Autumn

9°C (max 15°C)

Winter

7°C (max 10°C)

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