Designated European Capital of Culture, Liverpool is very much a vibrant, alive city and with so much history, you will be never be short of ideas on what to do.
Of course there is the whole Beatles thing, heard of them? More on that later.
Aside from the music, Liverpool also has a rich Maritime History, Black History and of course Sporting History.
Ok, back to the music. The Beatles rewrote musical history and it is no surprise that music fans come from all over the world to pay homage. As well as the Beatles Museum on the Docks, you can also board the Magical Mystery Bus, to take a historical Beatles trip all across the city. jpgr.co.uk Covering sights such as Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields and the childhood homes of the Fab Four. There is now a Beatles Themed (Boutique) Hotel located right in the centre of the city harddaysnighthotel.com/ and is conveniently situated around the corner from ‘the most famous club in the world’ The Cavern. cavernclub.org Here, you can enjoy live music, visit the Beatles shop or pose for a picture with the John Lennon Statue outside. Open daily and until 2.30am on Friday and Saturday nights.
Coupled with Music, Sport is the lifeblood of the city, with two premiership football teams based in the city at opposite ends of Stanley Park. If you are a Blue, you will want to visit Goodison Park and take a tour of the Stadium www.evertonfc.com. If you are a Red, then Anfield is the place for you, where you can visit the museum and go on the Anfield Experience www.liverpoolfc.tv
If Horse Racing is more your sport, then you are probably one of the 600 million people who tune in to watch the Grand National at Aintree every year. If you cannot time your visit for one of the races, there is a visitors centre open between May and October.
And there's more. . .
Liverpool is overflowing with arts,culture and history with an abundance of galleries, museums and architecture . Some other notable mentions are –
- The World Museum liverpoolmuseums.org.uk open daily and free
- The Walker Art Gallery liverpoolmuseums.org.uk open daily and free
- FACT visitliverpool.com/site/what-to-do/fact-foundation-for-art-and-creative-technology-p17141 the gallaries here are free and there is free wifi
- St Georges Hall stgeorgesliverpool.co.uk Free
- Liverpool Cathedral liverpoolcathedral.org.uk Small Fee