Liverpool is a city like no other. From world famous architecture, magnificent museums, to music legends revolutionizing popular culture, Liverpool is a city with culture and creativity in its DNA.
Through spectacular festivals, dramatic sporting attractions and unique art it continues to be a gateway for UK culture, attracting millions of visitors every year.
People come for the hospitality, too: we were recently voted the friendliest city by readers of Conde Nast’s Traveller magazine. And our hospitality knows no bounds – we welcome 50 foot giants, football fans drawn to Anfield and Goodison, artists from around the world in the UK’s largest Biennial, and race enthusiasts to the thrill of the Grand National.
Culture, of course, is our strong suit. Our Capital of Culture year merely confirmed what every visitor to the city knows: we’ve got more than our fair share of old masters, vibrant theatres and cutting-edge galleries. The Tate Liverpool is home to the national collection of modern art in the north, while National Museums Liverpool comprises seven wonder-filled collections.
Half a century after The Beatles exploded on to the world stage, Liverpool is still making all the right noises. You’ll discover a music scene unrivalled in the UK. Blockbuster gigs at the Echo Arena; pitch-perfect classical performances at the Philharmonic Hall; The Beatles inspired Mathew Street scene or the understated cool of Camp and Furnace, Kazimier and Cream.
Liverpool is famous for its love of shopping, our unique sense of style has attracted hip fashion brands, cool independent boutiques and swanky cafés and restaurants to the lifestyle meccas of Liverpool ONE, Metquarter and Bold Street.
After a hard day’s shopping, the lights come on and we’re ready to entertain. With cuisine from every corner of the world, bars and pubs that buzz with life and entertainment. Liverpool’s cultural scene is thriving all year round with a wonderful mix of theatres, The Everyman and Playhouse, Empire and Royal Court raise the roof with home-grown and national productions.
Liverpool has a sporting reputation to rival any city in the world. Sport - along with music - is the beating heart of this city. The success of our football teams has made the name ‘Liverpool’ famous around the world. It is also home the world’s greatest horse race and some of the best golf courses in Britain.
Architecturally, few cities match Liverpool’s for sheer wow factor – whether it’s taking in the panorama of our world-famous waterfront from the deck of a Mersey Ferry, or scaling the heights of Britain’s largest cathedral, and surveying the perfect geometry of the Georgian streets below. Liverpool is a UNESCO World Heritage City, placing the city alongside historical treasures such as the Taj Mahal, Pyramids and the Great Wall of China
Liverpool has not only made a unique contribution to world commerce and culture – it has one of the world’s great waterfronts. The magnificent Three Graces and Albert Dock, a former 19th century dock now converted to one of Britain’s top heritage attractions, are the jewels in the crown.
And few cities in the world have arrival points in the heart of the city - Sydney, New York, Shanghai and Liverpool. Liverpool was the birthplace of the passenger cruise line and is, once again, an increasingly in-demand port of call for the world’s sleekest cruise liners.
With beaches, parkland, seafront and skyscrapers, we’re proud of our beautiful city – and the ease in which you can arrive (via one of Europe’s fastest growing airports, John Lennon Airport, or the hub of road and rail connections linking us to London in just 2 hours).
The city’s life and style is rooted in the warmth of its people and an unmistakable personality. And we’d love to show you around.