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Liverpool is a city of rapid growth and a hotspot for pop culture.

Liverpool used to be one of the UK’s most important trade and migration ports, and today the city's focal point is the old docks. Here, the contemporary Museum of Liverpool traces the city’s roots, while the Tate Liverpool gallery showcases modern art from around the world. The Royal Albert Dock is known for its Liverpool ONE shopping mall and is home to the Beatles Story museum. Learn all about Liverpool’s most famous musical export, then take a magical mystery tour of all the places associated with the "fab four" around town. From childhood homes and schools to Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields, the city center is full of sites that inspired some of their most memorable songs. And if that’s not enough, catch a gig at the legendary Cavern Club, where The Beatles often performed before they were famous.

For many, Liverpool isn't only synonymous with music, but soccer as well. If you can score tickets, be sure to catch a game at Anfield—home to Liverpool FC—or else take a tour of the club’s museum to learn about its historic achievements.

Even if you spent eight days a week here, you could still find plenty more things to do and see, but Liverpool can even be enjoyed over a quick breakl


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Fantastic city to walk round.

December 9, 2023

Fantastic city to walk round. It has so much history. May be best to concentrate in a small area on each visit because it is a large city to deal in one visit. My hotel was near Lime Street train station so most of my walking was in that area towards the river.


We love going to the Albert Docks as there is so much to do...

December 8, 2023

We love going to the Albert Docks as there is so much to do and see. There are museum in close proximity and there are plenty of places to eat reasonably priced food. You also have the Liver building you can visit which has a lovely cafe inside

Crowther United Kingdom

Liverpool is a fantastic city!

December 8, 2023

Liverpool is a fantastic city! Friendly, vibrant and full of history. Beautiful architecture and loads of places to visit. Make sure you visit a great area called the Baltic Triangle, a great vibe with coffee shops and creative spaces. Check out Parliament Square Coffee there for tasty food and a great range of fresh coffees.

Maxine United Kingdom

Royal Albert Dock has loads of restaurants.

December 2, 2023

Royal Albert Dock has loads of restaurants. Mersey Ferry worth the trip (we bought the bundle which included the hop on, hop off bus) Beatles Experience is excellent if you are interested in the Beatles. The two cathedrals are very different but interesting. The library is worth a popping in for the architecture.


Loved all of the Christmas decorations, the massive...

November 28, 2023

Loved all of the Christmas decorations, the massive reindeers too the Christmas trees even put a smile on my 18 year old son face. The shop assistants were so friendly and helpful even though it was extremely busy. Loved the river cruise and the bus tour and the museum, I even went on the Liverpool eye ( I'm scared of heights ) spectacular views at nighttime. I would definitely recommend going to Liverpool as there's so much to see and do even with little one's.


The Hotel was fab, we were there for a long weekend Friday...

November 27, 2023

The Hotel was fab, we were there for a long weekend Friday through to Sunday. After checkin on Friday we took the Ferry across the Mersey Cruise for 50 minutes at 4pm, very informative about old and new Liverpool and Birkinhead. Strolled around Albert Dock and ate in Revs de Cuba, good happy hour for cocktails between 5 and 7! Varied Menu, we had the small plates - reasonably priced. We stayed in the Municipal Hotel, Dale Street, which was amazing, close to everything and we walked everywhere within 20 minutes. Saturday morning did the Cavern Club Magical Mystery Tour for 2 hours, taking you past all the notable places associated with the Beatles and where they lived. This tour also includes free entry to the Cavern Club and you wouldn't go to Liverpool without going there!! Great live acts performing, drinks reasonably priced. Ate in Cote Brasserie that evening, excellent as usual, we hadn't booked, they were very busy but found us a table near the back but not a deal breaker, service and food was amazing. Sunday morning went for a stroll around the Christmas Market right by Lime Street Station before heading for home. There was only 1 negative, we had booked the Liverpool Explorer Hop on Hop off bus (Yellow) from 2pm Saturday for 24 hours, but could never find one!! Didn't matter, went to The Cavern Bar late afternoon instead (Carvern Bar is opposite the Cavern Club), great live music too! There's also a Pub, The Futurist, worth a visit! We would definately go back to explore some more.

Rosemary United Kingdom

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