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Liverpool
Travel Guide

Royal Liver Building showing a city and heritage architecture

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

Titanic Hotel Liverpool
Titanic Hotel Liverpool
4 out of 5
Stanley Dock, Regent Road, Liverpool, England
The price is £82 per night from 17 May to 17 May
Located in Vauxhall, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse and Royal Liver Building. Cavern Club and Liverpool ONE are also within ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,142 reviews)
"This is our 5th Christmas stay here and, fair dues, covid has impacted on its greatness. No longer are the buffet breakfast like all hotels however still charging the full price for a served ‘fry-up’ is not something I’ll be happy paying for. Especially when the vegan option is so limited. Also the ..."

Reviewed on 26 Dec 2020

Titanic Hotel Liverpool
Malmaison Liverpool
Malmaison Liverpool
4 out of 5
7 William Jessop Way, Liverpool, England
The price is £61 per night from 18 May to 18 May
Located in Liverpool City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Royal Liver Building, Cavern Club and Liverpool ONE. Albert Dock and Beatles ...
4.3/5Excellent! (990 reviews)
"Great location, staff and views. Beds were very comfortable...not so keen on the pillows. Reminds me of the W Hotels ambiance."

Reviewed on 4 May 2021

Malmaison Liverpool
Hard Days Night Hotel
Hard Days Night Hotel
4 out of 5
Central Buildings, North John Street, Liverpool, England
The price is £59 per night from 16 May to 16 May
Located in Liverpool City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Cavern Club and Liverpool ONE. Liverpool Empire Theatre and Beatles Story are also ...
4.3/5Excellent! (994 reviews)
"Excellent room, lovely staff, great breakfast all really good value for money. We went for our wedding anniversary and I’ve already booked it again for next year."

Reviewed on 30 Dec 2020

Hard Days Night Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
La Reserve Aparthotel
La Reserve Aparthotel
4 out of 5
7 Ducie Street, Manchester, England
The price is £63 per night from 6 Jun to 6 Jun
Located in Manchester City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Affleck's Palace and Manchester Arndale. Manchester Palace Theatre and Manchester ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (438 reviews)
"Great stay friendly staff very clean"

Reviewed on 9 May 2021

La Reserve Aparthotel
Native Manchester
Native Manchester
4.5 out of 5
51 Ducie Street, Manchester, England
The price is £98 per night from 16 May to 16 May
Located in Manchester City Centre, this luxury aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Piccadilly Gardens, AO Arena and Albert Square. Etihad Stadium and O2 Apollo ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (116 reviews)
"Great room and friendly staff"

Reviewed on 29 Apr 2021

Native Manchester
SACO Manchester - Piccadilly
SACO Manchester - Piccadilly
4 out of 5
6 Minshull Street, Piccadilly, Manchester, England
The price is £61 per night from 6 Jun to 6 Jun
Located in Manchester City Centre, this eco-friendly apartment building is steps away from The Gay Village and Canal Street. Piccadilly Gardens and Manchester ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (231 reviews)
Great apartment definitely come again
"King size bed was so comfy and the apartment was so clean very happy with the stay :)"

Reviewed on 9 Dec 2020

SACO Manchester - Piccadilly
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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