If you like the Beatles, if you enjoy music, if you are a human being, you cannot die without experiencing "The Cavern Club". The mythical place where the Beatles had their first steps, where their music was heard by the public for the first time, a great place not to be missed. It's amazing to be there listening to music while drinking a Guinness, it's just that kind of moment when you think you want the world to stop turning, that moment when you feel so happy.
Albert Dock! Great place you have to visit if you're in Liverpool. It's integral to the history of the city, and will help you know how the goods came to this particular port. Be sure to go see the museums in the area as well. You can't miss it!
There is no doubt that one of the great attractions that Liverpool has to offer is their football team. The city is bathed in shops selling souvenirs based on its legendary team. Spectacular shops because they don't only sell team jerseys, but there is a huge variety of merchandising: Polos, sweats, jackets, caps... everything. As my visit coincided with the Real Madrid tie, the first thing the community of Liverpool did was greet the Spanish with signs in Spanish: "Liverpool welcomes fans of Real Madrid". Secondly, fill the store of images of Liverpool's Spanish player Fernando Torres, Xabi Alonso, Reina, Arbeloa, Riera ... And third, putting people in boxes with Spanish team jerseys, caps bullfighter ...
Liverpool hosts one of the oldest Chinese communities in all of Europe. The first inhabitants of 'Chinatown' were sailors ve arrived in the 17th century to trade in tea, silk and cotton. Initially, it seems, these sailors lived in port areas between Cleveland Street Square, Pitt Street and Frederick Street. After the war, many took up residence downtown on Nelson and Berry Streets. There are many good restaurants and the typical arches and dragons of most Chinatowns.
A great place for those who love this kind of music. There are not only artifacts from the era, there is also a music tavern with their decoration and costumed Beatles imitators that transport you back to that time, is like living the past in the present. There is also a street which exclusively refers to the story of the Beatles (The Cavern Club) so be sure to visit it. I can't wait to go back!
Liverpool Anglican Cathedral is one of the great emblems of the city. Situated on Hope Street right across from the Catholic cathedral it is one of the largest cathedrals in Britain. It´s one of the tallest neo-gothic cathedrals in the world. Even though it was built sometime between the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, it looks like an ancient cathedral. During the evening, the reddish color that is cast on walls is beautiful. Its located high in the northern part of Liverpool next to a residential area, and can be reached on foot in just over 10 minutes from the shopping area.
Walking around Liverpool is a fantastic feeling. It is a small city with a surprising amount of charm. You hear a lot about Liverpool (either because of the Beatles or the football team), that when you get there, you expect a big city with noise and people. And when you arrive and you find a small, quiet town with very little traffic and plenty of charming places to visit, you feel warm and cozy inside. You want to go out and explore. Shops, street stands, art....it's a really cool place!
St George's Hall is a place not to be missed when in Liverpool, for several reasons. First of all because of the building's neoclassical architecture that is considered a success style, built in the mid nineteenth century. The interesting and curious thing is that initially it served many different uses: Trials and Courts of Justice, public dances for high society and classical music concerts! Today it still offers a variety of activities, since one part has a museum that will shows the detailed history of the building, with visits to old cells and courts, while others are huge concert halls and events, for example in February 2011 there was an event: The re-creation of the world of Narnia! Hours and prices are on the website, you'll enjoy it!
At 133 meters high this tower presides over the city skyline from everywhere. The original building was a source of ventilation for the city market. Today, at the top, you can dine in a revolving restaurant and it's home to Radio City, a well known Liverpool radio station.
The people of Liverpool don´t only live in "The Cavern". Let´s face it, it´s for the pubs. The northern English city is full of places to enjoy a good pint of beer in the middle of a typical English. And one of them is the mythical Phylarmonic, in Hope Street, very close to the Catholic Cathedral of the city. It is a Victorian property that has so much history. It is directly opposite City Philharmonic, and perhaps for that reason, it has always been an interesting place. For tourists, the Phylarmonic is truly an unmissable site. Because it can be tough to find a place to enjoy a beer. If there was one like that in Madrid, it would always be crowded.
Along with the St George Hall and the building which includes the Central Library and the World Museum, Walker Art Gallery completes the historic buildings of the monumental center of Liverpool. This gallery is worth a visit for two reasons: Firstly, from the outside, the building is already interesting, displaying a neoclassical style. And secondly, inside, where its real charm lies, you can visit some of the most varied exhibitions. It is particularly well known for its art collections (paintings and sculptures). Actually it is so well known for housing one of the largest art collections in Britain, that it has become known as "The National Gallery of the north." It was opened to the public in the late nineteenth century and built on behalf of its benefactor, Sir Andrew Barclay Walker.
It is located very close to the shopping area and next to the train station in the historic area where you can see the oldest buildings of the city. One of them is the home to the largest library in the city, Central Library. The building was completed in 1860 and also housed the World Museum. Apparently, in the coming years some parts of these buildings will be demolished to be built again, with a more modern style.
How could I not visit, this place is an absolute must to see in Liverpool, this working class city is not very touristic, therefore one of the most interesting things to visit is related to "The Beatles". Here I leave my contribution, I hope you enjoy the famous yellow submarine of this British group.
This is the most famous street in Liverpool. It is a street which is full of history, particularly music history. It is the place where you can find the legendary establishment known as The Cavern. It is the street where the Beatles began their legendary music career and where generations of the city´s residents and visitors have enjoyed the live music of the highest quality possible. Today, it is the most touristic street of Liverpool. A place to go to relive history and, of course, have a drink. It is very common here to clump tourists and buskers together, to the sound of The Beatles, helping tourists to feel even more comfortable. In my case, the feeling was most curious. Dozens of Real Madrid fans with banners and chants, media recording scenes ... Everything helped to make it memorable.
The City of Liverpool offers many tours for Beatles fans, but after reading many brochures and asking for opinions at the hostel, we decided to do this tour. It departs from the port, first stop Penny Lane, a famous area due to the song of the same name. Stops are made at the homes of John and Paul, at Strawberry Fields and other points of interest. The houses are now occupied, so you can't go inside. The tour ends at The Cavern, a pub where the best rock bands of the time played, and where The Beatles played, of course.
There does not exist a city that wants to stand out for its culture that does not have a contemporary art museum. If in London you can not miss the Tate Modern Art, in Liverpool, the authorities are striving to do the same locally. In the very Albert Dock, the most touristic place to be found in the Liverpool dock area, is the Tate Liverpool, a space dedicated to modern art. Exhibitions of paintings, sculpture, fashion ... pure art. t´s interesting to visit, for example, on Thursday afternoon during what they call "Late Tate", a good way to do something interesting at that time (until 21 h), in a city where really everything closes pretty early.
This airport is a temple for lovers of the Beatles. I like it a lot, so I took lots of photographs! On the walls you can see snippets of their songs, there are also giant photographs of them and a sculpture of John Lennon. It's definitely a very different concept of airport, its theme makes it very special. It is also very well connected to the city by bus.
Just off the main shopping area of Liverpool, but on a parallel street, is the Bluecoat. If you see it at night the building and its architectural beauty are strikingly well lit. It's an art and exhibition center and explains why Liverpool was European Capital of Culture in 2008. One of those places where local artists (writers, musicians, etc.) have an opportunity to show their art and where tourists can enjoy the cultural richness of a city that is full of artistic reminiscences both old and current.
There are several places to visit in Liverpool center that have been declared World Heritage by UNESCO. It has a wide architectural and cultural heritage, and we can't forget that it was the European Capital of Culture and home to the legendary Beatles.
One of the first things to do in Liverpool is visit the the Royal Liver Building, topped with two Liver Bird statues whose open wings represent the indomitable spirit of the city's citizens. It's a true symbol of the city and one of the Liverpool attractions no traveler should miss.
The Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral is another of the top things to see Liverpool and is unique in that it's circular rather than cross-shaped. Today it is the seat of the Archdiocese of Liverpool. The more traditional Liverpool Cathedral, an Anglican cathedral designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in the early 20th century, is also one of the most popular attractions in Liverpool. With two cathedrals and dozens of churches and chapels, it's no surprise that a lot of the best stuff to do in Liverpool has a religious bent.
One of the most classic Liverpool activities is visiting Pier Head, part of the "maritime and commercial city of Liverpool", declared a World Heritage Site. It's home to the Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building, and the Port of Liverpool Building. For more on what to see in Liverpool, take a look at these recommendations straight from minube's community of travelers.