Liverpool Travel Guide

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Liverpool Highlights

  • Pro
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     Music, urban regeneration, architecture, humour, universities, free motorcycle parking 

  • Con
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     the weather usually plus litter, chewing gum and trackies (the universal uniform) 

  • In a nutshell
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     Cathedrals & Beatles city!!! Artistically and culturally very active!!! 

Liverpool Things to Do

  • Beatles

    I like the Beatles, but I do not consider myself to be one of their greatest fans. Therefore, I think that the commercial exploitation of the fab four has gone a little too far in Liverpool. There are several attractions, tours and places related to the Beatles – other travellers surely have better tips on them than I would have. This is rather my...

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  • Ferry Cross the Mersey

    Wether you decide to take a River Explorer Cruise or just a direct service the Mersey Ferry is a must do thing if your in Liverpool, Wallasy or Birkenhead. We only went on the Direct Service which goes from The Pier Head in Liverpool to wallasy then Birkenhead and straight back to the Pier Head taking only 20 minutes. It was a little chilly out on...

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  • Albert Dock

    When the Albert Dock opened in 1846 by Prince Albert, it was a revolutionary way to speed up the loading and unloading of ships. In the 20th century however, ships were built in sizes far too large for the Albert Dock which finally closed its doors in 1972. Fortunately, the city has managed to preserve all the buildings and even restored some of...

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Liverpool Restaurants

  • Stunning Views and great food

    Visited here for a family birthday in January and have to say we thoroughly enjoyed our time here.The views over Liverpool were stunning and we were lucky enough to be able to see the city in daylight, at sunset and then as the night time took over.But this is a restaurant not a tourist attraction, so what about the food.Well that was equally as...

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  • Old Gentleman's Club meets Chain Pub

    Definitively, one of the better chain pubs and surely one of the best ornate. It is located in a former Gentleman's Club which has been preserved in all its Edwardian glory. On the ground floor, it is a bar which has since ever been popular with concert goers. Its wooden panels and the stylish rooms give this place a really classic flair. Be aware...

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  • Cheap and Cheerful!

    I like Pizza Hut as you can get a filling meal for such a reasonable price. I wanted to have an inexpensive meal before getting my train home so I chose to go to this restaurant.I'm very familiar with the restaurant and had a good idea what I wanted to order. I had a friendly server who I was able to have a chat with when she took my order and...

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Liverpool Nightlife

  • Underground Warehouse Tech House Parties

    Peach HQ, The Garage, was an industrial warehouse that has been converted into an amazing clubbing space, whilst still carefully keeping just enough industrial vibe to give it that special, underground, warehouse feel. The Garage is located at 34 Greenland St, at the heart of The Baltic Triangle area of the city, which is quickly becoming the hot...

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  • Home of Critical Acclaim

    Liverpool Philharmonic Hall opened in 1849 but the original was destroyed by fire in 1933. Another building, art deco style, was built on the site and opened in 1939. The inaugural concert was conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham, the day after its opening, with a programme of legendary classical composers designed to promote the new Hall's...

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  • Phantastic Memories!

    The main reason for me to visit Liverpool was to see new The Phantom of the Opera production at city's Empire Theatre. As many know I'm a big fan of the musical and I've been following the new production around the UK during 2012. Please check out my Phantom 25 Travelogue.I sat in the front row where I got a great view of the action and the seat...

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Liverpool Transportation

  • From/to Liverpool by train

    The main train station in Liverpool is Liverpool Lime Street. Tourists which like to explore the city by foot will not need any other station as all major sights are a 15 min. walk or less away.   Virtually all long-distance trains from/to Liverpool stop there, though there are a number of stations with long distance service as well (e.g. Liverpool...

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  • Q Park Underground Car Park

    Liverpool One is the new shopping centre linked across the road from the Albert Dock.The entrance to the enormous underground car park with 1900 spaces is via a slip road from the main road that runs along the front of the city, the A5036.Address: 35 Strand Street, Liverpool. L1 8LTThe car park is on a few levels with flights of stairs and lifts to...

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  • Cheshire Day Ranger

    If you want to explore by rail from Liverpool by train a Cheshire Day Ranger offers good value unlimited travel for one day. The ticket covers an area bounded by Liverpool - Birkenhead - Shotton - Chester - Crewe - Kidsgove - Manchester Picadilly - Earlestown - Liverpool plus all Wirral line stations, Crewe - Whitchurch , Kidsgrove - Stoke on Trent...

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Liverpool Shopping

  • Good antique shop...in Liverpool ?

    Liverpool would not normally strike you as a place to find a good antiques shop – but I can heartily recommend a place called 69A which rather confusingly is situated at 75 Renshaw Street.The place was a former drawing office to some kind of engineering firm, and some of the original fixtures, remain along with an impressive amount of natural light...

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  • Fit in with the locals....

    Many visitors to the city are devoted followers of Liverpool FC (current company excepted) and so the desire to buy replica kits and the like is no doubt attractive.The main store is at the stadium, underneath the 'Kop' although there is also another large store near Clayton Square in the city centre(just ask a local) Announcing Sourbugger's end...

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  • Shopping with genuine service for once

    Me and my husband visited this store while on holiday from new york , my husband was looking for a light rain jacket as he had left his t the airport no surprise ! Well I have to say I have never met such genuine and happy staff who were asking questions about were we we're from and how we where enjoying our stay and took a really interest instead...

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Liverpool Local Customs

  • Scousers

    You can't help but notice the Scouse accent when you are in Liverpool. It's a thick accent deriving from Irish and Welsh apparantly. Phrases like "ee's well sownd" and "upp th' toffeys" are unique to the area.

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  • Hen parties

    Based on my observation of a June Saturday night in the central district, Liverpool appears to the destination of choice for hen parties in Northern England!There were some stag parties as well, but it really seemed as if the Hen Parties ruled. Brides and their friends like to go all out for these pre-nuptial parties!

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  • Merseybeat

    The 'Merseybeat' music scene developed in the early 60's. Beat Music is a fusion of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Doo Wop, Skiffle, R ‘n’ B and Soul. Beat Music began to thrive at the end of the 50’s, and it is estimated that at one point there were around 350 bands active in the scene. The scene was recorded in the magazine ‘Mersey Beat’, where the term comes...

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Liverpool Warnings and Dangers

  • Proactive policing

    As we came up the escalators at Central Station on a Friday night we were met with a heavy police presence. The police , complete with dogs, were searching any young person as they came off Merseyrail trains for alcohol, drugs and knives and if any were found they were confiscated on the spot - we did not stay to see what happened to the person...

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  • Street Beggars

    Street begging is a significant problem in Liverpool. As a local I suppose I notice it more than the casual visitor, and I have to admit that whilst I sympathise with people who are homeless through no fault of their own, some of these people really get on my nerves.Often several times a day I will be approached by someone in the street who asks...

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  • Safe City!

    I'm a private hire taxi driver near the Seaforth / Litherland and Bootle area but cover work all over the city and can tell you like every City in the uk and the world it is only a minority that spoil things! Liverpool is a really safe city especially the city centre. It does get rowdy and vibrant of a weekend because of young people partying and...

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Liverpool Tourist Traps

  • Croxteth Hall

    Theres nothing there. Atleast there wasnt when we went. It was sign posted (we hadnt intending going there) and found there to be a hall, which didnt apprear open, an icecream van, a gift shop (where bought a coffee as it was freezing cold) and a walled garden which had a big lock on the gate so we couldnt go in. Find an alternative incase you are...

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  • China Town.. not so big after all?

    China Town in Liverpool is meant to be the biggest in Europe, and the arch itself is meant to be the biggest outside of Asia. But if you go there, which I did, with an open mind, it was still very disapointing.The arch is lovely, but if you go through the arch, its just deserted, nothing is open, hardly anybody about... I was disapointed. Make...

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  • knowsley safari park

    the is many animals in this areafrom lions , to elaphants, hippos look round in growth and keep an eye out for things you would not think of in england please be careful if cold try going through the tunell and you will visit chester zoo more animals

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Liverpool What to Pack

  • PLENTY OF BATTERIES FOR THE CAMERA

    IF YOU SEEM TO BUY TO MANY BEATLES ITEMS..THERE IS ALWAYS THE POST OFFICE TO SEND THEM HOME.... LIVERPOOL CAN BE A BIT COLD IN THE WINTER AND ESPECIALLY IF YOU DON'T LIVE IN COLD WEATHER. LIVERPOOL SEEMS EVEN COLDER!!!! SOME BANDAGES CAN NOT HURT TO CARRY AROUND..THEY CAN COME IN HANDY!! A LOT OF FILM OR BATTERIES !!! DON'T MISS THOSE GREAT...

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  • Waterproofs

    Waterproof clothing is essential, not quite as bad as Manchester, but Liverpool does have its fair share of rain. Plus you get that ever changing weather. If you step out in shorts and t shirt it's guaranteed to rain within 20 minutes!!!

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  • Packing...

    Since we had a car we didn't need to worry too much about bags but our backpacks came in handy when climbing stairs at B&B's etc. Good walking shoes are a must...as is a warm jacket and water proof gear...

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Liverpool Off The Beaten Path

  • Bluecoat

    Bluecoat is Liverpool's oldest building. This Grade I Listed building is nearly 300 years old (completed around 1725) and began originally as a religious school, founded by Robert Styth and Bryan Blundell, until at the beginning of the 20th Century. For most of the 20th Century, from 1927, it has been an arts centre and a meeting place for local...

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  • 127 Mount Pleasant

    The Grecian style building were known originally as the Wellington Rooms which were built in 1816 and were known as the private assembly rooms of the elite Wellington Club. They attracted Liverpool's high society and the elite!In the 1920s these were renamed the Embassy Rooms for special occasion hire but soon after these were auctioned to an...

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  • Memorial to the Engine Room Heroes of...

    This Grade II monument is dedicated to the hereos of the engine room staff who had lost their lives when the Titanic sank in April 1912 and also for other ship fatalities even if the monument is associated strongly with the Titanic. The monument is known as the 'Sacrifice of Working Men' and designed by Sir William Goscombe John. It's is 14.6...

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Liverpool Sports & Outdoors

  • The Arkles

    When visiting Everton football ground, I would suggest The Arkles for a pre and post match pint. It is approx. 10/15 minute walk from Goodison Park (through the park, downhill).The atmosphere is friendly and you will find mainly away supporters in there as it is known as a Liverpool fc pub.I have been in when we have played Liverpool and come...

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  • Goodison Park, the home of Everton FC

    What an experience visiting Goodison Park to watch football! I'm told by family and friends it's like stepping back in time to the 1960/70's (being born in 1985, I wouldn't know!!). The away stand is still wooden with wooden chairs! The view of the pitch from this stand is very poor, as you can see from the photo's. You can't see the pitch without...

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  • Anfield

    Anfield is the main football stadium of premier league football club Liverpool FC. It very oddly located on Anfield Road nestled between a housing estate. It has been the stadium of Liverpool FC since 1892 and has a capacity of 45, 000 people. Before being home to Liverpool FC the stadium was home to city rivals Everton FC. Pictured is the...

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Liverpool Favorites

  • Liver Buildings

    Edwardian Baroque design (1904) of Sir Arnold Thornley and F.B. Hobbs. Originally the Mersey Docks and Harbour Docks Building - recently restored for both offices and residences. A reinforced concrete frame, clad in Portland Stone. One of Liverpool's "Three graces".

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  • Cathedrals

    The architect Giles Gilbert Scott (1880-1960) won the architectural competion to design the cathedral when he was just 22! Work on its construction began when Liverpool was truly the second city of the Empire, before the outbreak of World War I. That war, the economic problems of the 1920s and 30s, and World War II all slowed down construction....

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  • Miscellaneous

    John Lennon Airport Car Parks are generally a rip-off. Most quote the same HIGH price. I found liverpoolparkandfly.com and it cost me half the price. It is run by a guy called Mike and he even picked me up when I came back at 3:30 am! They even do Bed & Breakfast on their farm now. Superb! Link: LIVERPOOL PARK & FLY! CONTACT: OFFICE : 0151 425...

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