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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Shopping, Museum and Marina

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Where to stay in Liverpool

Georgian Quarter
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Georgian Quarter

Friendly People, Bar, Fashion

5/5 (1 Rating)

Enclosed by the city’s two glorious cathedrals, this residential zone features a combination of historic Georgian homes and museums, and modern restaurants and cinemas.

Top Hotels in Liverpool

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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The Liner Hotel
3 out of 5
Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool, England
CA $64
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.3/5Excellent! (3,501 reviews)

Located in Liverpool City Centre, this hotel is steps from O2 Academy and Liverpool Empire Theatre. St. George's Hall and World Museum Liverpool are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3,501 reviews)

"Excellent room, staff and breakfast But really noisy"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 17, 2019

The Liner Hotel
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Staycity Aparthotels Liverpool Waterfront
25 Drury Lane, Corn Exchange, Liverpool, England
CA $69
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.5/5Wonderful! (393 reviews)

Located in Liverpool City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Liverpool ONE, St. George's Hall, and World Museum Liverpool. Walker Art Gallery ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (393 reviews)

"The location was very good, being only a five minute walk to Liverpool 1. Some good restaurants nearby, in particular, Mowgli on Water Street. The one bug bear was that the shower was just lukewarm in the morning - and was the same on both mornings. Only for this I'd have no hesitation in recommending. ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 13, 2019

Staycity Aparthotels Liverpool Waterfront
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Titanic Hotel Liverpool
4 out of 5
Stanley Dock, Regent Road, Liverpool, England
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,543 reviews)

Located in Vauxhall, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse and Royal Liver Building. Cavern Club and St. George's Hall are also ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,543 reviews)

"Hotel and evening meal was fantastic. Breakfast not the best"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 9, 2019

Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Popular things to do in Liverpool

Liverpool ONE
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Liverpool ONE

4.5/5 (34 Ratings)

Shop, dine, play a round of golf or catch the latest movies in this enormous outdoor shopping and entertainment complex, right in the heart of Liverpool.

Albert Dock
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Albert Dock

4.5/5 (40 Ratings)

Liverpool’s fashionable waterfront precinct is home to some of the city’s best restaurants and bars, and many of the city’s best museums.

Anfield Road Stadium
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Anfield Road Stadium

5/5 (25 Ratings)

Many locals consider the home of Liverpool’s soccer team sacred, and on a game day it is one of the most exciting places in the city.

Beatles Story
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Beatles Story

4/5 (26 Ratings)

Explore this dedicated museum to John, Paul, George and Ringo and learn the story of the Beatles.

St. George's Hall
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St. George's Hall

4.5/5 (5 Ratings)

Long at the heart of community life in Liverpool this 200-year-old masterpiece of neoclassical design is still going strong.

Tate Liverpool
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Tate Liverpool

4/5 (8 Ratings)

View paintings and sculptures by past masters and more recent works designed to confront and challenge at one of the country’s most popular art institutions.

Top activities in Liverpool

Liverpool Football Club Stadium Tour & Museum
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Liverpool Football Club Stadium Tour & Museum

CA $33

Go behind the scenes at Anfield Stadium, one of the world's most iconic and historic stadiums. During the Liverpool FC Stadium Tour, you will; Start your tour in the Main Stand and enjoy stunning views of the pitch and Liverpool’s skyline.

The Beatles Story Experience
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The Beatles Story Experience

CA $28

The Beatles Story is the leading permanent attraction dedicated to the lives and times of the Fab Four, based on the UNESCO World Heritage site on Liverpool's iconic waterfront.

The Beatles & Liverpool Rail Trip with Magical Mystery Tour
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The Beatles & Liverpool Rail Trip with Magical Mystery Tour

CA $258

Spend a full day soaking up everything Beatles as you visit the home of the Fab 4—Liverpool. Enjoy this fascinating cultural city, with a journey by train from London of just over 2 hours. Once there, take advantage of an included Magical Mystery tour and admission to the Beatles Story museum.

Aspire Lounge by Servisair at Liverpool Airport (LPL)
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Aspire Lounge by Servisair at Liverpool Airport (LPL)

CA $41

Kick up your travel-weary feet with a first-class relaxation experience in the Aspire Lounge. This peaceful oasis offers a convenient escape from the airport bustle, complete with access to amenities including Wi-Fi, refreshing drinks, and snacks.

Beatles Ticket to Ride Sightseeing Tour
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Beatles Ticket to Ride Sightseeing Tour

CA $73

This unmissable tour is now in its 5th year and goes from strength to strenth with amazing reviews and its a perfect tour for first time visitors as well as Beatles fans as you will learn how and why this vibrant city has changed in a fun and informative tour.

Liverpool Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Liverpool Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

CA $10

Create your own magical mystery tour with a ride through the lively streets of Liverpool aboard a double-decker bus. This ride takes you around the home of the White Star Line and the Beatles with a hop-on hop-off itinerary that lets you experience all the hip sights.

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