Think of Liverpool and you think of the melding of Anglo-Irish culture with all the energy, creativity and abrasiveness that brings.
Liverpool is a truly unique city. In many ways, it’s like New York in miniature; a great port city that has seen millions of people of all nationalities and cultures pass through it over the centuries. It is, of course, a city famous for its sport and its music, but also for its heritage, its culture and its art.
In the UK, it’s perhaps surprising to note that Liverpool has the largest collection of art galleries and museums of any city other than London. And perhaps more than any other city – Liverpool truly manages to put its culture and heritage at its heart for the benefit of tourists and visitors to the city.
Never make the mistake of underestimating the place. If you visit Liverpool, you won’t be disappointed. It’s an incredible city packed full of sites and attractions for lovers of life. From its amazing creative performance spaces, to grand theatres and intimate clubs, this is a wonderful city for anyone in search of entertainment.Don’t miss the famous museum devoted to the lives and times of The Beatles (Creative Commons)
For history and architecture enthusiasts, there’s no shortage of interest either. As a UNESCO World Heritage City, Liverpool enjoys a nice mix of classic and contemporary as well as, famously, two amazing cathedrals – one beautiful old Anglican cathedral and the famous “Paddy’s wigwam” – the Roman Catholic cathedral.
Then there’s the unforgettable waterfront – with its shops, galleries, museums and wonderful old Albert Dock. This is a city it’s easy to arrive at by train to Lime Street station – then to explore on foot.
And then, there’s the sport. Liverpool embraces sport with open arms from its two Premier League sides to the world’s most famous steeplechase, the Grand National and an excellent championship golf course just outside the city.
Of course, this year’s Grand National is just days away and UK gamblers are expected to wager around £160m on the biggest single gambling day of the calendar. Betfair, the world’s biggest gambling exchange, is expecting more money to be wagered than at any time in its history.
But if there’s one thing that tops sport in this city, then it’s shopping. Liverpool truly is a great retail destination for shopaholics today.
It’s often a cliché to say there’s something for everyone – but in Liverpool, there really is.