Liverpool

Travel Guide
Royal Liver Building which includes a city and heritage architecture
Thanks to some of Britain’s best bands, exciting museums and a rich maritime history, this compact northern city is one of England’s finest cultural destinations.

Once home to one of the busiest ports in the world, this northern English city has transformed into a cultural enclave. The city has a fascinating Victorian history, and a legacy of producing some of Britain’s best-known musicians. A large part of Liverpool’s historic port precinct was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2004, while the city was named the European Capital of Culture for 2008. 

Make your way to Albert Dock to see the cultural heart of the city. Once the home to some of the biggest ships in the world, today the precinct is a hub for restaurants, bars and cultural institutions. Try a plate of scouse, a stew typical of northern England at a waterfront restaurant. Learn about the city’s maritime history at the Merseyside Maritime Museum. The waterfront precinct is also home to one of the most iconic buildings in the city, the towering Royal Liver Building.

The Beatles are by far the best-known band produced by the city, and are part of the rich musical fabric that flows through Liverpool. Hear how the most famous band in the world started their career in the city at the Beatles Story, or take in a concert at one of their old haunts, the Liverpool Empire Theatre.

Liverpool locals are fanatical about their sport, and visiting during the chilly winter months will ensure you’ll see the city proudly waving their scarves. See the Liverpool Football Club battle their rivals at the historic Anfield Road Stadium, or watch the local amateurs at Sefton Park. Relax as you walk through the leafy surrounds of the park, just one of the many green areas in the picturesque city. 

Liverpool is a city that appeals to a wide range of travelers, and appeals to all budgets. Whether your passion is sports, music or history, the cozy northern city has a side that appeals to you. Reach Liverpool by plane, bus or train from many major cities in Europe, or embrace the city’s past and arrive by boat at Albert Dock.

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Where to stay in Liverpool

Britannia Adelphi Hotel
Britannia Adelphi Hotel
3 out of 5
Ranelagh Place, Liverpool, England, L3 5UL
The price is CA $48 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 15
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Liverpool. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and breakfast. Our guests praise the bar and the overall value in our ...
2.9/5 (1,143 reviews)
"The location is brilliant so close to train station and shops snd bars."

Reviewed on Aug. 11, 2022

Britannia Adelphi Hotel
Jurys Inn Liverpool
Jurys Inn Liverpool
4 out of 5
No. 31 Keel Wharf, Liverpool, England, L3 4FN
The price is CA $85 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 15
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Liverpool. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the overall value ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,063 reviews)
"It was a really good location and hotel was lovely. The room was clean but shower curtain needed changed, which I thought they did for each customer. I booked two double superior rooms, but one of the rooms was upgraded to executive room which we were happy about but the realised the other was a ..."

Reviewed on Aug. 8, 2022

Jurys Inn Liverpool
Scarisbrick Hotel
Scarisbrick Hotel
3 out of 5
239 Lord Street, Southport, England, PR8 1NZ
The price is CA $48 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 15
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Southport. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value ...
2.8/5 (1,003 reviews)
"Hotel was clean & tidy, could really to with updating as looking very tired."

Reviewed on Jul. 25, 2022

Scarisbrick Hotel
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Staycity Aparthotels Liverpool Waterfront
Staycity Aparthotels Liverpool Waterfront
3.5 out of 5
25 Drury Lane, Corn Exchange, Liverpool, England, L2 0PH
The price is CA $84 per night from Aug 17 to Aug 18
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Liverpool. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (948 reviews)
"The location was great! The staff was very friendly and helpful."

Reviewed on Aug. 7, 2022

Staycity Aparthotels Liverpool Waterfront
Cove Paradise Street
Cove Paradise Street
4 out of 5
39 Paradise St, Liverpool, England, L1 3ED
The price is CA $111 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Liverpool. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Cavern Club and Albert Dock are located ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (161 reviews)
"Brilliant stay at cove app, nice area"

Reviewed on Aug. 8, 2022

Cove Paradise Street
Quest Liverpool City Centre
Quest Liverpool City Centre
4 out of 5
72 Church St., Liverpool, England, L1 3AY
The price is CA $93 per night from Sep 4 to Sep 5
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Liverpool. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (343 reviews)
"Clean, walkable and close to everything."

Reviewed on Aug. 5, 2022

Quest Liverpool City Centre
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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