Liverpool

Travel guide - Liverpool

Located in northwestern England, Liverpool is just an hour away from Manchester. The city has a strong sense of maritime history and was the home port of the Titanic. But the city is especially famous as the birthplace of the group of four stylish boys who revolutionised the music industry: the Beatles.

Liverpool, a city that is inseparable from the Beatles

Long live Beatlemania in Liverpool! Head to Matthew Street and the Cavern Club, where the Beatles gave many concerts between 1961 and 1963. Today, tribute bands give concerts here in honour of the legendary group.
Next, head to The Beatles Story museum on the Royal Albert Dock. Here you can retrace the footsteps of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. You can also take the Magical Mystery Tour, a bus ride on which you will visit places frequented by the band members. You can see both Paul McCartney’s home and John Lennon’s house named Mendips, by way of Penny Lane, the alleyway that inspired the Beatles’ famous song. Don’t forget to take a photo in front of the statue of the Beatles!

Liverpool’s maritime importance

Liverpool is a port city. The famous ship Titanic was registered here. You can relive the history of this giant of the seas at the Merseyside Maritime Museum, Europe’s largest maritime museum. While you’re there, take a stroll along Albert Dock, built in 1846. Its restored warehouses are now home to businesses, restaurants and galleries. North of the Dock, you will find Pier Head. From this quay, you can take a short ferry ride to Birkenhead. In this neighbourhood listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, you can admire The Three Graces. They are three remarkable buildings: the Port of Liverpool Building with its imposing dome, the Royal Liver Building and the Cunard Building.

Liverpool’s must-see sites and monuments

For a panoramic view of Liverpool, climb to the top of the Radio City Tower, built in 1969 and inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth II. From the top of the city’s second tallest building, at 138 metres high, you can see Hope Street and its two radically different cathedrals. The Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, built in 1967 based on the design of the Rio de Janeiro cathedral in Brazil, has a very modern architectural style and is made of concrete. The Anglican Liverpool Cathedral, in a neo-Gothic style, is Great Britain’s largest church and one of the world’s largest Anglican cathedrals, with a 101-metre tall tower.
Don’t forget to visit the Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre, a series of tunnels beneath the city, along with Speke Hall, a traditional English manor house from 1530.

Learn about the history of Liverpool through its museums and its pubs

Art lovers, make your way to the Royal Albert Dock to enjoy its numerous exhibitions and art collections. Book a ticket for the Tate Liverpool to admire hundreds of works of modern art, as well as the Victoria Gallery & Museum and theFoundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT).
Considered to be one of the city’s most beautiful monuments, St George’s Hall is a temple that was built in 1854. The building with airs of the Greek Parthenon is now home to a museum dedicated to the history of the city.
During your stay in Liverpool, plan to spend your evenings in the city’s countless pubs where you can enjoy craft beer and fish and chips, like a true Brit!

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