LiverpoolNamed European Capital of Culture in 2008, Liverpool has something exciting to offer to anyone: from a passion for football and music (it holds a Guinness World Record as the World Capital of Pop) to stunning architecture and important maritime heritage. What's more, the people of Liverpool feel a burning love for their city, and they'll be excited to share it with you.
The CityMost famous for its cathedrals, the Albert Dock, football, and for having been home to the Beatles, the city of Liverpool has a strong and interesting past but is constantly evolving, even more since it has won the prestigious award of European Capital of Culture in 2008. Your experience in the city will be made even better by the people of Liverpool, known as ‘Liverpudlians’ or ‘Scousers’, who are cheerful and friendly with visitors.
Do & See
Liverpool's most popular sons are undoubtedly The Beatles. Every year, millions of visitors come here to follow their journey, from their first gig in the Cavern Club all the way to their international stardom. But Liverpool is more than just The Beatles: it is also home to two top football clubs, Everton FC and Liverpool FC, the latter being amongst the most celebrated clubs in Europe with 18 League titles and 5 European Cup titles. Learning more about the city's historic sights and architecture is also recommended. Here are the best things do and see in Liverpool, England:
Liverpool's restaurant scene has blossomed over the past decades, with new eateries popping up all over town. The city is home to the oldest Chinese community in Europe, which, of course, has meant a plethora of brilliant Asian restaurants in the Chinatown area. There are plenty of other local ethnic restaurants with great food available all over the city. Below is a list of the best restaurants in Liverpool, England:
After walking all around Liverpool, which means walking a lot, here are some lovely cafes where you can rest your feet and enjoy a good cup of coffee or tea, after all, you're in England.
Bars & Nightlife
Liverpool offers a varied selection of bars in the city centre. The area around Victoria Street is naturally one of the most popular to visit amongst tourists–mainly because of The Beatles, but also because it offers good bars and clubs. Nightlife in Liverpool is very lively, and it is easy to have a fantastic time here. The city's universities help ensure a mixed group of people from all over the world. Below is a list of the best bars and nightclubs for a fun night out in Liverpool, England:
Shopping in Liverpool is a great experience. Most of the shops are located near the main streets in Williamson Square; however, there are a couple of very good side streets which house more unusual boutiques and shops, unique to Liverpool as well. The Liverpudlians are extremely style-conscious and also very big on brand names. It is therefore natural to find most high-end shops having at least one outlet in the city. The shopping centres in Clayton Square and St. Johns shopping centre are also worth a visit, and just outside Liverpool is one of Europe’s largest designer outlets, Cheshire Oaks. The Albert Dock also offers very trendy shops and has everything from clothing to furniture stores. If you need something different, you will need to head for Chinatown. Every Sunday they have a large Chinese market there that sells everything from cooking pots to fresh meat sausages.