Liverpool, Pop Capital of the World
Many significant people and events come to mind in reference to Liverpool. It is listed in the Guinness World Records as the World Capital of Pop, thanks in no small way to The Beatles, Gerry and the Peacemakers and Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Read more.
Liverpool, Pop Capital of the World
Many significant people and events come to mind in reference to Liverpool. It is listed in the Guinness World Records as the World Capital of Pop, thanks in no small way to The Beatles, Gerry and the Peacemakers and Frankie Goes to Hollywood. The ill-fated RMS Titanic had its port of registry listed as Liverpool and the city’s name painted on the stern of the ship. Liverpool is known for its abundant architectural heritage and several areas of the city centre have been granted World Heritage status. Last but not least, Liverpool is the home to two Premier League football clubs, Liverpool FC and Everton FC, ensuring the strong sporting identity of the city remains solid.
Things to see and do in Liverpool: The Beatles, stunning scenery and a healthy serve of history
Liverpool is a city of firsts: the first high school for girls, railway tunnels, lifeboat station, electric train, lending library, transatlantic steamship and innumerable more. This rich history means the city contains an impressive selection of architectural building styles from 16th century Tudor constructions to contemporary buildings as well as the beautifully preserved childhood homes of Lennon and McCartney. The spectacular Liverpool Cathedral is the UK’s largest and the view from its 100 metre high tower is simply stunning. Take your visit underground on a Mersey Tunnel Tour and experience the engineering genius that is the Queensway Tunnel, passing deep beneath the River Mersey.
Liverpool has an extensive collection of museums and galleries. Popular options include the Museum of Liverpool, the Maritime Museum and the Walker Art Gallery. Albert Dock is a lovely location and one of the UK’s most-loved heritage attractions, housing museums, galleries, restaurants, bars and the starting point for the Magical Mystery Tour. The Sefton Park Palmhouse is a breathtaking example of Liverpool’s much admired green spaces and is certainly worth a walk around or picnic. Crosby Beach is an easy trip North of the city and a great place to take in the scenery, walk the dog or view the 100 cast-iron, life-size figures scattered along the foreshore, which make up Anthony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ sculpture.
Places to stay in Liverpool:
While the city centre of Liverpool is rather compact, it contains an excellent variety of unique areas, each offering an individual experience to travellers. Albert Dock and Pier Head provide an upmarket atmosphere and high-end hotels to match. The elegant Georgian neighbourhood around Liverpool Cathedral contains some of the best hotels in the city, as well as the most famous thoroughfare, Hope Street. The business district is home to familiar international hotel chains in addition to a range of independent accommodation options. Book a hotel in Ropewalks, the old port neighbourhood for a more alternative stay.
- Britannia Adelphi Hotel City Centre
- Crowne Plaza Liverpool City Centre
- Novotel Liverpool Centre
- Jurys Inn Liverpool
- Holiday Inn Liverpool - City Centre
- Radisson Blu Hotel, Liverpool
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