Liverpool is, of course, most famous for being the city that spawned
The Beatles. But there is much more to this fascinating city’s past
than just the Fab Four. Recent years have seen extensive re-development
in the city and Liverpool is once again on the up swing in terms of
popularity. The docks have been rejuvenated, there is a thriving
cultural scene and the city is today renowned all over the UK for its
nightlife. Once again on the up, Liverpool is well worth a visit for
Places of interest:
WORLD MUSEUM LIVERPOOL continues to be a favourite with locals and
visitors alike. From the creepy Bug House and brand-new Aquarium to The
Natural History Centre and Treasure House Theatre, families will find
enough to keep them coming back for years.
WALKER ART GALLERY is known as the National Gallery of the North.
It houses an internationally important collection of art from the 14th
to the 20th century. The collection is especially rich in European Old
Masters, Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite pictures and modern British works.
MUSEUM OF LIVERPOOL LIFE Celebrate the unique character of this
vibrant city and its contribution to national life in three fascinating
galleries – City Lives, The River Room, and City Soldiers. Other
galleries include Mersey Culture – from Brookside to the Grand National
– Making a Living and Demanding a Voice.
TATE LIVERPOOL is housed in a beautiful converted warehouse; Tate
Liverpool is one of the largest galleries of modern and contemporary
art outside London. Home to the National Collection of Modern Art in
the North with exhibitions from 1900 to the present day, the Tate holds
regular introductory tours, exhibition talks and lectures as well as
free family events every Sunday.
MERSEYSIDE MARITIME MUSEUM This award-winning attraction tells the
story of Liverpool’s seafaring heritage and the Merchant Navy, from its
role in the transatlantic slave trade to obtaining one of the finest
collections of shipping records in the UK
THE BEATLES STORY is where you can experience the greatest pop
story the world has ever known; in the city where it all began. This
multi-award winning attraction tells the personal tales of Liverpool’s
favourite sons, including a full-size replica of the Cavern Club, Abbey
Road studios, a walk-through the Yellow Submarine and The White Room.
New sections include ‘Paul McCartney: The Solo Years’ and the ‘Living
History’ Audio Tour featuring the voices of the Fab Four’s most
Things to do:
Guided tours are a great way to see the city. Taking you to places and
visiting attractions, which you might otherwise miss. From the Beatles
to Cathedrals, Sports tours and murder mysteries, Liverpool is awash
with outstanding tours each guaranteed to make your visit truly
memorable. If you want to get the family out and about, and get a dose
of history and wildlife at the same time, take a trip along the Leeds
and Liverpool Canal. You can travel along the canal by boat or cycle or
walk the canal path. Croxteth Hall Country Park is an excellent choice
for parents who want to give the kids a run around away from the city
centre. Or visit Chester Zoo and see lions, tigers and giraffes.
CROXTETH HALL& COUNTRY PARK is one of the major heritage
centres of the North West. Visit The Historic Hall, Croxteth Home Farm
(great for kids) and the Victorian Walled Garden. Entrance to the park
CHESTER ZOO offers a fun and stimulating days out for everyone, no
matter what age or ability. As well as 500 different species of animals
and award-winning gardens, it offers first class facilities that ensure
your days out really are as enjoyable as possible.
CAVERN CITY TOURS can organise day trips and weekend packages to
suit every Beatle fan. You can even take a trip on the real Magical
Mystery Tour. They also present the International Beatle Week Festival
AINTREE RACECOURSE is the beloved home of the Grand National.
Aintree Racecourse hosts a range of professional and amateur events
throughout the year.
Food & Drink:
Liverpool’s restaurant scene has blossomed over the past decade with
new eateries seemingly popping up overnight. The city’s ethnic
diversity has led to a wide range of dining choices when it comes to
style. Being home to the oldest Chinese community in Europe has meant a
plethora of Chinese restaurants, a significant proportion of which lie
in the city’s Chinatown. However, one of the most impressive actually
looks out over the River Mersey from a marvellous vantage point on
Blundell Street Restaurant (near Kings Dock) offers a modern take
on the classic Sinatra-era cabaret lounges. International cuisine mixes
with the best crooners in town to complete a very lively night out, so
if you remember the glory days of the Rat Pack or simply want your meal
to go with a swing then this is the place to go.
Sapporo Teppanyaki Restaurant is where the preparation of food is
pure entertainment. Expert chefs flaunt their outstanding skills and
creative flair to ensure that every meal is unique.
60 Hope Street has been voted Best Merseyside Restaurant of the
Year four times. This haven for European cuisine offers modern dining
at a very reasonable price, though you are advised to book early.
Colin’s Bridewell restaurant is set in an Old Police Station,
Colin’s upstairs dining room is light and airy whilst downstairs, and
five original cells offer the ideal venue for a private party.
Liverpool Hotels & Accommodation:
Liverpool’s extensive range of hotels, bed and breakfasts, guesthouses,
and self-catering accommodation offer a wide range of style and price.
Accommodation ranges from luxury hotels to medium-priced hotels,
family-run bed & breakfasts and self-catering apartments in the
The Suites Hotel
Campanile Hotel Liverpool
The Feathers Hotel
Regent Maritime Hotel
Days Serviced Apartments Liverpool
The Dolby Hotel
Liverpool City Centre Premier Travel Inn
Radisson SAS Liverpool
Hope Street Hotel
The Sir Thomas Hotel
In a city with such a wealth of musical achievement, you would expect a
dazzling, diverse and vibrant nightlife. And that’s exactly what
Liverpool offers. Performing arts in Liverpool have a renowned
reputation and famous city theatres have hosted performances by
writers, directors, actors and actresses who have gone on to become
world-famous names in the world of theatre, film and television.
FACT (a centre for Film, Art and Creative Technology) is located in
the centre of one of the city’s growing nightlife scene. The specially
and strikingly designed building houses cinemas, studios and other
venues giving Liverpool another state-of-the-art performing arts venue
and creative centre.
ALBERT DOCK WATERFRONT complex contains bars, restaurants and club
venues including an award-winning comedy club and other venues popular
with soccer stars, local television personalities and other celebrities.
LIVERPOOLEMPIRE THEATRE is the largest two-tier theatre in the UK
and still leads the way, with one sell-out performance after another.
LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC HALL is the home to the Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic Orchestra and a broad spectrum of rock, jazz, world,
contemporary music and comedy. Watch classic films on its unique
Walturdaw rising cinema screen.
Liverpool is full of tradition. Music, Maritime and Sporting history
dominates this city. Add this to the cultural history on show and the
regeneration that has made it the European City of Culture for 2008
this is a city that cannot be missed.
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