Liverpool is one of the cultural capitals of Europe and one of the largest cities in England. Here is the oldest Chinatown in Europe and the legendary Cavern Club, where the Beatles began their careers. A museum is open next to it, representing the history of the group with valuable and rare artifacts. This is one of the main British ports, once transformed from a poor village into a modern and vibrant city. Well, in addition, Liverpool is a fairly popular tourist destination in the UK. Why this is so, we will describe in our guide.
How to get to Liverpool?
Liverpool John Lennon International Airport daily receives more than 100 flights from European cities. The airport is only 20 minutes from the city. You can get to Liverpool by taxi or bus, which leaves from the stop at the terminal every 20 minutes.
You can also get to Liverpool:
- From London by train (to Liverpool Lime Street); travel time is about 3 hours.
- From Manchester Airport by train (departs every hour).
- From London by bus from Victoria Coach Station; travel time is about 5 hours.
Things to do in Liverpool
Liverpool offers a wide range of excursions. Moreover, its focus is determined solely by your tastes. Fans of history and architecture can take a dip in the historic city center and visit the Albert Dock, the Maritime Museum or the Cathedral.
Beatls fans will first go to the famous Cavern Bar on Matthew Street, where the musicians began their thorny journey to world fame. No less famous is The Grapes Pub, where musicians loved spending evenings with a beer after performances.
Lovers of beer can go on an excursion to one of the breweries, of which there are quite a lot in Liverpool. Or you can arrange a tour of the best pubs in the city, where you can try several samples of the foamy drink in one night.
Football fans will love the Liverpool Stadium. This is the home arena of the football club of the same name and one of the most famous stadiums in the world. Every day, there are guided tours every hour, during which, along with 49 other lucky ones, you can walk through the locker rooms, press rooms and along the football field. An excursion is best booked in advance, as places are usually sold out a week in advance. The stadium museum can be visited at any time, but to buy a ticket for a match, unfortunately, is almost impossible.
In addition, if your vacation is strictly limited in time, and you want to explore as much as possible, you can take a sightseeing bus tour at one of the travel agencies or directly at the reception in your hotel. Such excursions pass on the most significant sights, and the theme of the tour can be chosen independently. Fans of boat trips can go on a boat tour on the Mersey River.