Liverpool is a city in Merseyside, England and it is famous for its great and vibrant nightlife, football teams and the world famous rock band The Beatles. It was awarded the title of European Capital of Culture in 2008 and the city’s famous Pier Head Waterfront is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Lots of popular rock and roll artists come from Liverpool and were part of the British Invasion to the U.S. in the 1960s. Some of the attractions that draw tourists are Europe’s Oldest Chinatown and the famous Grand National Horse Race held on the outskirts of the city in Aintree.
Liverpool’s Chinatown is located near Liverpool Cathedral. The arch which is the gateway to Chinatown happens to be the largest multiple-span arch of its type found outside of China.
Tourists come to see St. George’s Hall on Lime Street. This is a gargantuan building in the Greco-Roman style built by wealthy merchants to the people living in the city. Inside you can see one of the best church organs in Europe.
The World Museum has a wonderful collection of British rocketry exhibits and the best Egyptology collection outside of London.
When touring Liverpool you must see Albert Dock which is located in the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in the U.K. Here old warehouses have been converted into apartments, shops, restaurants, pubs, hotels, galleries and museums.
At Albert Dock you will also find the Beatles Story which is the only museum in the world to be entirely themed on the Beatles. On display are their instruments and other artifacts. Other attractions based on the Beatles include their homes, Penny Lane, commemorative statues, Strawberry Fields and much more.
Tourists can also choose to take guided tours including “hop-on, hop-off” buses or guided walking tours. Also a great way to see Liverpool on one of the city’s open-top buses. Tours include:
- The Magical Mystery Tour for Beatles fans. It takes tourists around to the places associated with the popular four both in the city centre and in the suburbs.
- Liverpool Entente Cordial Tours guide people around the city and offer tours in both English and French.
- The Beatles Fab Four Taxi Tour takes you to the childhood homes of the Fab Four.
If you love to stroll and see nature you must visit the parks of Liverpool. This city boasts more parks than Paris, France. One of the parks – Birkenhead Park was designed after Central Park in New York City in the U.S.
There is a lot more to do and see in Liverpool and you’ll never be without a beat as this city is also famous for pop music playing most everywhere.
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