Destination of the Week: Liverpool
Posted on April 21, 2015 by Admin
A city of culture, fashion and rich history, Liverpool is renowned for its attractions and hosts thousands of tourists every year. With a number of buzzing restaurants and bars, fantastic shops and fascinating heritage sites as well as an exciting night life, Liverpool offers something for all.
So, what makes this vibrant city so popular?
Liverpool is a centre for sports fans in the North West and is the most successful footballing city in England. Home to both Liverpool F.C and Everton F.C, it’s no wonder that football is the most popular sport in this city. The clubs have both won a huge combination of titles and both compete in the Premier League.
Not only is Liverpool famous for its sporting achievements, but the city has also made the Guinness World Records as the "World Capital City of Pop". Several major artists have called Liverpool home over the years, including ‘Frankie Goes to Hollywood’, ‘A Flock of Seagulls’ and pop legends ‘The Beatles’.
Visitors to the city can see the mark left by The Beatles, from the Hard Days Night Hotel to the famous Cavern Club, and discover the story behind the ‘Fab Four’ with the ‘Beatlemania Liverpool Guide’ which includes National Trust tours to the homes of both John Lennon and Paul McCartney. The Beatles are considered ‘Liverpudlian legends’ and all inductees of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame following the induction of Ringo Starr earlier this week.
This famous city also attracts thousands of visitors for its fantastic shopping experience. Opened in 2008, ‘Liverpool ONE’ is a shopping and leisure complex which features some of the UK’s biggest brands including Debenhams, Zara, and John Lewis as well as a number of popular restaurants. Perfect for couples, families and groups alike, this modern and stylish centre is an ideal stop when visiting Liverpool, and offers a cinema, a mini-golf course and much more.
Liverpool is also celebrated for its rich heritage and history. From World Heritage Sites to the oldest ‘China Town’ in Europe, this city offers a wide range of attractions for visitors to explore and discover. Now ranked alongside other international historic cities such as Venice, Edinburgh and Bath, Liverpool’s Maritime Mercantile City was inscribed by UNESCO in 2004.
The city’s World Heritage Site consists of a number of areas including Albert Dock and Pier Head. Liverpool is also home to the Walker Art Gallery – known for being the National Gallery of the North – and boasts the largest collection of Grade II listed buildings outside of the capital, London.
Now, who fancies a Liverpool City Break? We thought so!