One of the most diverse and exciting cities in the United Kingdom, Liverpool was voted the European Capital of Culture for 2008. From soccer, music and maritime culture Liverpool England is steeped in history with no shortage of entertainment throughout the year for all ages and interests.
Liverpool tourism is busiest during the summer months but Liverpool boasts excellent transport links. Whether you arrive by air from John Lennon Airport with connections to all over Europe or by train from London in just over 2.5 hours, Liverpool England offers a fantastic break from the capital. Liverpool tourist information provides a wealth of means to explore the city itself. Book in advance for the Magical Mystery Tour and visit the sights and sounds that inspired some of the Beatles most memorable songs like Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane. Take the Liverpool City Explorer and visit the historic waterfront or hire a bicycle and do it all your own way.
Boasting impressive internationally recognised architecture, including Anglican and Metropolitan Cathedrals, the World Museum Liverpool offers an admission free insight into Liverpool’s legacy as a major port. Situated within the heart of the historic waterfront, now a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Merseyside Maritime Museum at the Albert Dock highlights this heritage. A popular option with Liverpool tourism and one of the best ways to see the city is from the deck of the city’s famous ferries while taking a leisurely cruise along the River Mersey.
With more museums and art galleries than most cities other than London, The Tate and Walker Art Galleries reflect the city as a champion of contemporary art. For those theatrical persons check out the Empire and Everyman theatres for touring productions and musicals. Liverpool tourist information lists current events on offer.
A major attraction for Liverpool tourism is the reputation of the city for producing music artists such as local heroes The Coral, Echo and the Bunnymen and most notably the Beatles. No visit to the city for any discerning Beatles fan can be complete without a trip to the Casbah Coffee Club and world famous Cavern Club, still one of the best venues to catch live music. The Liverpool UK art deco style Philharmonic Hall or ‘The Phil’ as it is affectionately known, is a superb entertainment venue owned and managed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and provides a program of classical and contemporary music with folk, blues, jazz, rock, pop and comedy shows year round.
Shopping in Liverpool England offers a mix of high street clothing stores with designer brands like Prada and Gucci in the city’s newest shopping district, the Met Quarter. More of interest is the independent boutiques like iconic British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood’s that can be found along buzzing Cavern Walks.
Built on the back of the Cavern Club the Liverpool nightlife always provided an unforgettable experience. Its popularity is increasing once again. Alma de Cuba, a converted Polish church encourages you to indulge in carefully crafted cocktails, while the city hosts annually Liverpool UK favorite summer electronic music festival, Creamfields. Centred at Concert Square, traditional pubs, designer chic cafes and restaurants make for a lively scene. Elsewhere at Albert Dock, hip boutique bars and clubs, up for it locals and TV show personalities make for long nights and even longer hangovers. Liverpool tourist information lists venues likely to grab your attention from soccer matches, comedy clubs, theatre and music events. It’s not hard to see that bursting with personality Liverpool UK is once again a lively city full of culture and one not to be missed.