Liverpool. The very name conjures up images of a world-beating musical heritage, two of the Premiership’s biggest football teams, a glorious maritime history and not one, but two majestically different Cathedrals. This Northwest city and the surrounding City Region is certainly all those things, but it is also so much more. Liverpool is undergoing a thrilling renaissance, recognised by its hugely successful year as European Capital of Culture.
It is now bulging with fabulous new shops, has buzzing restaurants, hip hotels and trendy wine bars, as well as a world class cultural offering with the finest collection of museums and galleries outside of the capital.
This year Liverpool celebrates 50 years of The Beatles with a spectacular year-long programme of events and also the 2012 Liverpool Biennial, one of the most exciting contemporary visual arts festivals in the world.
Then of course there’s the city’s other major attraction, its people, who are famously warm and funny, and will welcome you with pride. It is no surprise, in fact, that Liverpool has been voted the UK’s Friendliest City two years in a row by readers of stylish travel bible Condé Nast Traveller.
So come and enjoy an expertly mixed cocktail at Alma de Cuba and a fabulous meal at The London Carriage Works, one of the city’s many award winning restaurants. Check out the stunning new Museum of Liverpool in its landmark building on the waterfront, or snap up something gorgeous in the Liverpool ONE shopping district in the heart of the city centre. This city bursts with energy, life, humour, and so much to do. Enjoy your visit – we know you will.
- Pick out three adjectives that make Liverpool sound the best.
- How many years has Liverpool celebrated the Beatles (remember it’s 2014 now!)
- Name three things the guide says Liverpool has to offer.