Liverpool is one of the most iconic cities in the UK and regularly attracts visitors from all around the world.
Located in the North West of England, Liverpool offers something for everyone and it was named European Capital of Culture back in 2008.
It boasts a proud history and continues to expand and diversify each year, making it the ideal place for weekend getaway.
We’ve picked out five reasons for visiting this wonderful city.
Liverpool is synonymous with culture and has the highest number of museums and galleries in the UK outside of London. The majority of them are completely free to enter and most are located close to the City Centre.
There are also fifteen theatres which regularly stage events including the iconic Philharmonic Hall which is a Grade II listed building and is on the National Heritage List for England. There is also the Liverpool Biennial which is a festival dedicated to contemporary visual art and takes place every two years.
Other notable cultural hotspots include the Walker Gallery, World Museum and the Everyman Theatre.
Liverpool is a city with a great sporting history with three football clubs located within close proximity of one another. The iconic Anfield and Goodison Park are just a stones-throw apart with both clubs currently competing in the Premier League, there’s always a decent opportunity to catch some top-flight action.
Aintree Racecourse is one of the best-loved tracks in the UK and hosts a number of popular events throughout the season including the Grand National meeting.
The world-famous steeplechase takes place each April and the 2018 race was won by Gordon Elliott’s Tiger Roll who was hugely popular in the ante-post betting, as highlighted by Oddschecker.
Liverpool has an unrivalled musical heritage and visitors can enjoy a number of tours and exhibits during their time in the city. In 2015, it was named the UNESCO City of Music and now has a number of festivals and events taking place each year.
This video is a great place to start
The Beatles Story attracts thousands of visitors each week and the Fab Four’s influence on the city is abundantly clear.
Merseybeat enthusiasts can also visit the legendary Cavern Club or sign-up for one of the dedicated musical heritage tours which take place on a regular basis.
Liverpool is renowned for its nightlife and the city has a number of hotspots which attract revellers on a nightly basis. It’s a bustling metropolis of pubs, restaurants and bars with visitors rarely short of options in the City Centre.
The Baltic Triangle remains extremely popular whilst the intimate Berry and Rye has a cosy yet exclusive feel to it.
Anyone seeking a quieter evening can frequent one of the many archaic pubs which boast a varied selection of ales and bitters and provide a cosy, welcoming atmosphere.
There are a number of stereotypes which are associated with scousers but Liverpudlians are always extremely friendly, welcoming and also ferociously proud of their city.
They are renowned for having a terrific sense of humour and there’s a fantastic sense of community on the streets of Liverpool which is rarely found in neighbouring cities.
There are plenty of reasons to visit Liverpool and although it’s ideal for a weekend getaway, there is enough happening in the city to occupy those who wish to spend a little longer by the Mersey. It’s one of the must-visit places in the UK and it has a broad range of activities and amenities which will suit tourists of all ages.
For everything else watch this handy travel guide to Liverpool