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LiverpoolUnited Kingdom

Home to some of the biggest and best British bands in history, top museums and with a rich maritime history, this compact northern English city is one of Britain’s finest cultural destinations.

Liverpool, once home to one of the busiest ports in the world, has now been transformed into a cultural enclave. The city has a fascinating Victorian history and musical heritage to which some of the most famous British musicians belong – including the great Beatles. Much of the historic port area of Liverpool was awarded the UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2004, and in 2008, the city was named the cultural capital of Europe.

Make sure you go to the Albert Dock and check out what is the cultural heart of the city. The complex, which was once home to some of the largest ships in the world, is now a bustling area crammed with restaurants, bars and galleries. Try a plate of scouse, a typical northern English stew, in a waterfront restaurant. Check out the Merseyside Maritime Museum and brush up on your knowledge about the maritime history of the city. The area on the waterfront is also the location of one of the most iconic buildings in the city, the high Royal Liver Building.

The Beatles are, undoubtedly, the most famous band to emerge from this awesome city and are a big part of the rich musical life of Liverpool. Discover the Beatles Story and how the most famous band in the world started its career right here, or attend a concert at one of the oldest venues in the city, the Liverpool Empire Theatre.

The people of Liverpool are avid lovers of their sports, and if you visit the city in the chilly winter months, you'll see them proudly waving their scarves. Go and see Liverpool Football Club play in the historic Anfield Road Stadium or watch the local amateur play in the local Sefton Park. Want to get active yourself? Try hiking in the greenery of Sefton Park, one of the many green areas in the picturesque town.

Liverpool is a city that appeals to a wide variety of travellers and is suitable for every budget. Whether your passion is sports, music or history, there will no doubt be something in this cosy northern city that will appeal to you.

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Where to stay in Liverpool

Royal Liver Building showing a city and heritage architecture

Liverpool City Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(2,773 area reviews)

Are you interested in fantastic nightlife, fascinating museums and beautiful waterfront views? A visit to Liverpool City Centre might be the perfect thing. You can also explore top sights like Liverpool ONE and Cavern Club.

Liverpool City Centre
Anfield Road Stadium featuring signage

Anfield

4/5Very Good!(27 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the museums and gardens in Anfield. You might want to make time for a stop at Anfield Road Stadium or LFC Museum and Tour Centre.

Anfield
Museum of Liverpool showing a river or creek and modern architecture

The Docks

Visitors to The Docks rave about its fantastic nightlife, beautiful waterfront views and popular shops. You might also want to make some time to see Beatles Story or Albert Dock while you're exploring the neighbourhood.

The Docks
Crosby, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

Crosby

4.5/5Wonderful!(12 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the beaches and bars in Crosby. You might want to make time for a stop at Crosby Beach or Blundellsands Beach.

Crosby
New Brighton, Wallasey, England, United Kingdom

New Brighton

4/5Very Good!(9 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the casinos and theme parks in New Brighton. You might want to make time for a stop at Floral Pavilion Theatre or Bliss Retreat.

New Brighton
Everton, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

Everton

3.5/5Good!(14 area reviews)

Everton is well liked for its restaurants and museums. If you're hoping to see more of the larger area, Anfield Road Stadium and Liverpool Empire Theatre are some interesting sights nearby to check out.

Everton

Top hotels in Liverpool

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Richmond Apart-Hotel
The Richmond Apart-Hotel
4 out of 5
24 Hatton Garden, Liverpool, England
The price is £57 per night

Located in Liverpool City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Royal Court Theatre, Cavern Club and Liverpool Empire Theatre. Liverpool ONE and Royal ...

4.1/5Very Good! (888 reviews)

"We were in an attic room which was fine until I started to think about the possibility of a fire and how quickly/slowly we could evacuate!"…"

Reviewed on 29 Feb 2020

The Richmond Apart-Hotel
Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel
Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel
4 out of 5
Chapel Street, Liverpool, England
The price is £41 per night

Located in Liverpool City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Royal Liver Building and Cavern Club. Liverpool ONE and Albert Dock are also within ...

4/5Very Good! (990 reviews)
fab stay

"After a mix up with room, we were given a twin room not the double I booked, the manager was very apologetic and it didn’t ruin our stay, staff were very friendly. Would definitely stay again, location was brilliant, highly recommend"…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2020

Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel
Novotel Liverpool Centre
Novotel Liverpool Centre
4 out of 5
40 Hanover Street, Liverpool, England
The price is £89 per night

Located in Liverpool City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Neptune Theatre and Concert Square. Liverpool ONE and Cavern Club are also within 10 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (989 reviews)

"Didn’t get to use them, but the pool and the downstairs bar/restaurant looked great."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Novotel Liverpool Centre

Popular places to visit in Liverpool

Albert Dock
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Albert Dock

4.5/5(1,007 reviews)

Liverpool’s fashionable waterfront precinct is home to some of the city’s best restaurants and bars, and many of the city’s best museums.

Liverpool ONE
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Liverpool ONE

4.5/5(905 reviews)

Shop, dine, play a round of golf or catch the latest movies in this enormous outdoor shopping and entertainment complex, right in the heart of Liverpool.

M&S Bank Arena
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M&S Bank Arena

4.5/5(179 reviews)

Catch an event at M&S Bank Arena during your trip to Liverpool.Wander the area's marina or simply enjoy one of its top-notch restaurants.

Anfield Road Stadium
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Anfield Road Stadium

4.5/5(297 reviews)

Many locals consider the home of Liverpool’s soccer team sacred, and on a game day it is one of the most exciting places in the city.

Beatles Story
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Beatles Story

4.5/5(430 reviews)

Explore this dedicated museum to John, Paul, George and Ringo and learn the story of the Beatles.

Cavern Club
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Cavern Club

4.5/5(580 reviews)

Situated in the cradle of UK rock and pop music, Liverpool, The Cavern Club is where legendary bands, such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Kinks, cut their teeth before launching the British Invasion upon the world.

Top things to do in Liverpool

Liverpool Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Liverpool Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

86% of travellers recommend
£30
Per adult
The Beatles & Liverpool Rail Trip with Magical Mystery Tour
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The Beatles & Liverpool Rail Trip with Magical Mystery Tour

90% of travellers recommend
£169
Per adult
The Beatles Story Experience
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The Beatles Story Experience

92% of travellers recommend
£17
Per adult
Beatles Ticket to Ride Walk & Luxury Transport - Full Day
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Beatles Ticket to Ride Walk & Luxury Transport - Full Day

94% of travellers recommend
£75
Per adult
Aspire Lounge by Servisair at Liverpool Airport (LPL)
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Aspire Lounge by Servisair at Liverpool Airport (LPL)

£29
Per adult
LIVERPOOL: North Wales Adventure Sightseeing - Day Trip Tour
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LIVERPOOL: North Wales Adventure Sightseeing - Day Trip Tour

£47
Per adult

Reviews of Liverpool

4.6

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

17 Mar 2020

So much to do. Clean in moorfields.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

17 Mar 2020

Having been born in Liverpool and moved away in the late 1980’s it is fantastic to return to a city which is transformed. There is great pride in this great city ( and rightly so)

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

16 Mar 2020

We love Liverpool, friendly, lot's to see and do. Great for shopping, eating out etc.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

15 Mar 2020

Vibrant city with good shopping and some fantastic restaurants ... recommend Viva Brazil and Kasbah cafe

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

13 Mar 2020

You cannot see everything in 1 day. I suggest a long weekend and probqbly on a pay day. Really lovely place.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

12 Mar 2020

Lots of interesting things to do and see. Great dining and shopping opportunities. Iconic buildings and excellent museums.

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