The people of Liverpool are notoriously passionate about their football. If you get a chance to sit in on a game with Liverpool F.C., we at GuideAdvisor highly recommend doing so. This club has won more European trophies than any other English team, and their games are a spectacle – even for those who are unfamiliar with football!
Places to Visit in Liverpool
- The Cavern Quarter
- The Waterfront
- Hope Street
- Baltic Triangle
- Liverpool ONE (shopping district)
- St. George’s Quarter
- Albert Dock
Unique Things to See and Do in Liverpool
- Visit The Beatle’s Story
- Hang out in The Cavern Club
- Browse what’s on at Walker Art Gallery
- Check out Liverpool Museum
- Attend a Liverpool F.C. game
- See the Port of Liverpool Building
- Take photos at the Royal Liver Building
Although Liverpool had humble origins as a small riverside village, it became a booming port during the 17th and 18th centuries because of the slave trades. Despite much opposition to the slave trade by the prominent city leaders, profits from the industry help create the prosperous city Liverpool is today. You can learn all about it at the International Slavery Museum.
By the 19th century, nearly half the world’s trade was coming through Liverpool’s docks. When Ireland’s Great Famine happened in the 1840s, the population of the city soared. Immigration started increasing from all around the world, and now Liverpool is home to Europe’s oldest Chinese population. Germans, Greeks, Nordics, and Poles also all flocked here, making Liverpool the multicultural city it is today. You won’t go too far in the city without running into a restaurant or café featuring worldly cuisine.
You can get acquainted with this city’s history by visiting the Albert Dock area, completed in 1846. You’ll find many shops, cafes, and restaurants around here. Other grandiose buildings from the time include the Royal Liver Building, the Cunard Building, and the Port of Liverpool Building, collectively known as the “Three Graces.”
Today, Liverpool is most widely known for being the “pop music capital of the world.” Starting in the 1960s with The Beatles, other local bands exploded onto the scene shortly after, causing a worldwide revolution in pop. The Beatles Story venue is a must-see if you’re a music lover!
Getting around Liverpool
Liverpool has an incredibly reliable rail system that takes commuters to 88 stops in and around the city. There’s also an extensive bus system, with two main bus systems at Liverpool ONE and Queen Square.
Renting a bicycle is also an option, as cycling around Liverpool is safe and convenient. Otherwise, getting out on foot will always lead you to new and fascinating places.
Best time of year to travel to Liverpool
Summer is always a great time to visit Liverpool, especially thanks to its abundance of music festivals and cultural events. Weather conditions between April and late August tend to be favourable, with warm daytime temperatures and cooler evenings.
November to February is the off-season, with long, cold nights and little sunlight. Still, if you’re looking to catch an authentic Liverpool feeling, visiting during those less touristy months is well worth your time.
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