Liverpool’s must visit sites
Liverpool has undergone an extensive facelift over the past five years or so and is now widely regarded as one of the UK’s most prominent cities when it comes to culture.
It was, of course, the birthplace of one of the most influential music bands ever, is home to one of the most iconic football teams in the world and attracts millions of visitors annually, many of whom stay inLiverpool hotels city centre based.
What is there to see and do in Liverpool? Read on for inspiration:
Take in a game at Anfield
Liverpool remain one of the most popular football teams around, despite the fact the club’s fortunes on the pitch have dipped in recent years. Nevertheless, a trip to Anfield, home of Liverpool, is a must for not only football fans, but also fans of sport in general. Go on the stadium tour and see all the silverware the Reds have amassed down the years, or, if you’re lucky enough to get tickets, attend a match.
Enjoy a spot of retail therapy at Liverpool One
One of the biggest changes in the aftermath of Liverpool being crowned the European Capital of Culture in 2008 was the birth of Liverpool One. This open-air shopping centre links together the Albert Dock and city centre perfectly and also has a huge cinema as well an extensive range of bars and restaurants. Accommodation such as Jurys Inn Liverpool is handily placed a short walk away if you want to stay right in the heart of the city.
Catch a gig at the Cavern Club
Many of the biggest acts in the history of modern music have played at the Cavern Club, which was made famous by The Beatles. The four original members – John, George, Paul and Ringo – all grew up in the city and of all the various Beatles-related landmarks in Liverpool, the Cavern is the most poignant. While the original Cavern was demolished in the 1970s, it has since been rebuilt on virtually the same site and has live music on virtually every night of the week.
An array of interesting museums, shops, bars and restaurants can all be found at the Albert Dock, which played a key part in Liverpool’s rich maritime history. Now a major tourist attraction, the Albert Dock is a fascinating part of the city to explore and there’s something for people of all ages to enjoy, from interactive exhibitions and displays to The Beatles Story, a museum designated to the Fab Four. Visit the Albert Dock website for more information.
Of all the museums situated in the Albert Dock, Tate Liverpool is one well worth putting aside enough time to visit. It contains the national collection of British art from the year 1500 to the present day as well as a collection of international modern art ranging from the weird to the wonderful. Entry is free of charge, making it perfect if you want to see the city’s main sites on a budget.