If ever there was a city with a bit of everything for people of all ages and interests, it would have to be Liverpool in England. The city was declared the European Capital of Culture in 2008 and also has the distinction of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Liverpool is also known the world over as the home of the world’s most famous band – The Beatles.
Here are some of the highlights you should not miss in this endlessly fascinating city.
Museums and Galleries
This museum houses over 5 floors of exhibits. A vast array of art, archaeological collections, cultural artefacts and a newly added aquarium are the many attractions. Entry to the museum is free.
Merseyside Maritime Museum
The legacy of Liverpool as an important maritime port is well known. This museum documents its history over the years, with 4 floors of exhibits dedicated to the role played by the port in shaping maritime history.
The Tate gallery is home to one of the largest collections of modern art in the UK. They also have regular special exhibitions of famous artists like Picasso and Monet. The cafe at the Tate is also a great place to sit back with a coffee which overlooks the famous Albert Docks.
The Beatles Trail
No trip to Liverpool is complete without a tour of the places of interest connected to The Beatles.
Mendips and 20 Forthlin Road
The childhood homes of the John Lennon and Paul McCartney are a great place to start the Beatles tour.
Casbah Coffee Club
This is where it all started for the greatest band in history. It is in the basement rooms of this club that the Beatles used to have their first jamming sessions.
The Beatles Story
The Beatles Story is a visitor attraction that showcases the life and times of The Beatles. It is home to several Beatles musical artefacts that have never been exhibited before.
The Cavern Club
This iconic venue was where the Beatles first started out. Have a look at the Beatles and other famous rock and roll memorabilia while listening to bands playing Beatles covers all day long at the Cavern.
Home to the iconic Liverpool Football club, the KOP stadium at Anfield is one of the most visited attractions in the city. Tour of the stadium are possible on non match days.
Liverpool Football Club Museum
A must see for any football fan. The Museum showcases all the trophies won by LFC, the most famous of which is the 2005 European Champions Cup.
The largest Anglican Cathedral in Europe is a magnificent structure which was built fairly recently. The city views from the top of the Cathedral are simply stunning.
Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King
This impressive structure is a fine example of the modern architecture in the 1960s. There is also a permanent exhibition showing the history of this Catholic Cathedral.
Head to one of the several pubs on Mathew Street for more Beatles history. The whole street has a fabulous atmosphere, one that is dripping in Beatles legacy.
Liverpool is home to a vibrant university scene, with thousands of British and International students who have made Liverpool their home. Many of them can be found partying at clubs in Hardman street or Seel street.
Make sure to learn a few words of the local British lingo before you make the trip to Liverpool!