Liverpool’s power came from its docks, and they are still major attractions today. Take a trip on one of the famous Mersey ferries, or visit Albert Dock – one of the most advanced in the world when it opened. Today you’ll find the old industrial buildings transformed into shops, restaurants and cultural institutions, including the Tate Liverpool art gallery, The Beatles Story and the Merseyside Maritime Museum. Beside the dock is Pier Head, home to the famous Three Graces: the Royal Liver, Cunard and Port of Liverpool buildings.
As you’d expect from a city that Guinness World Records calls the ‘World Capital City of Pop’, there is music around every corner. You can still catch a gig at the famous Cavern Club, where the Beatles cut their teeth, and pay a visit to Lennon and McCartney’s childhood homes. The Ropewalks district is the place for late-night bars and clubs, including the legendary Cream night at Nation.
Shoppers can indulge themselves too – Liverpool ONE has the high-street names, while the Cavern Walk and Metquarter centres host upmarket and designer brands. And football fans will jump at the opportunity to tour Anfield and Goodison Park, the homes of the city’s rival teams.