Liverpool has an impressive reputation; a city with a significant maritime history, world-famous musical heritage, and boasting two successful Premiership football teams.
Becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004 and European Capital of Culture 2008 has done much to boost that reputation in recent years, shining a light on the historical and cultural assets of the city, as well as providing investment and inspiration for significant regeneration. The city is thriving once again, not just as a dynamic contemporary city but also as a vibrant destination, offering an impressive range of visitor attractions, cultural and business venues, layer upon layer of heritage and culture, plus a superb range of accommodation, leisure and retail options to complement any visit.
The city offers the only collection of national galleries and museums in England outside of London; two cathedrals; two Premiership football clubs, a Tate Gallery, International Slavery Museum, the Echo Arena and BT Convention Centre, the historic Albert Dock, as well as the iconic riverside Pier Head where gleaming cruise liners can berth alongside a World Heritage Site, and visitors can take a famous ‘Ferry across the Mersey’ for a cruise on the river.
With a strong musical culture in the city and a vibrant local character, the city offers great nightlife, along with a wide variety of restaurants and bars to suit all tastes. Add one of the UK’s premier retail developments Liverpool ONE and you can guarantee that there is plenty for everyone to enjoy in Liverpool.
The wider Liverpool City Region also offers countless attractions and excursion opportunities. The region is home to England’s Golf Coast, and will once again welcome the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool in 2014. Across the river the Wirral peninsula is home to Port Sunlight, a charming 19th century industrial garden village, as well as parks, beaches and nature reserves and quaint historical villages. Just north of Liverpool, Crosby beach is home to ‘Another Place’ the artwork by Antony Gormley, further up the coast the Victorian seaside resort of Southport with its galleried shopping arcades and traditional pier makes for a pleasant contrast to the pace of Liverpool.