Liverpool is not the most glamorous place in Europe, however, it is one that leaves its mark. Many are surprised to travel there and discover the huge variety of this important city in England, from a dock reconverted into a mega cultural area to the unmistakable legacy of the Beatles. In Liverpool there is a lively and vital atmosphere that contrasts with the British seriousness of London, in short, it is a perfect place for your list of future trips.
The favourite choice among travelers is to rent a car at London’s airport and make the drive stopping to see the famous city of Birmingham, it hardly takes four hours in one of the best highways of Britain and it is worth enjoying the journey, stopping to explore some emblematic points of this route. Others prefer to do the opposite route, renting a car at Liverpool's Airport and finishing their journey in London. Whatever your decision, remember they have the curious habit of driving on the other side (although for a few days you will drive on the other side too).
One of the biggest attractions of the city lies in its long tradition of football, watching a football match of one of the top two teams in Liverpool: Everton, playing at Goodison Park, or the legendary Liverpool FC, which plays in the historic Anfield Stadium, it has become a must when you travel to this corner of England.
Other demanded options in the city are attending to acoustic concerts at the Philharmonic Hall, built in 1939. It is the home of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the most important orchestras in the country.
Riding the famous Ferris wheel is another activity of interest. It is located in Kings Dock, on the boardwalk, and it rises in the skyline of the city, no need to say that the photos from the Ferris wheel are amazing at sunset. The wheel has a height of 80 metres and consists of 62 closed gondolas.
The Albert Dock in Liverpool, is one of the most emblematic of England. It was not only an important port in the country, Liverpool was the gateway to the British Empire and there it landed all kinds of goods from all over the known world, such as cotton, tea, snuff, silk and brandy. It was also one of the centres of the Industrial Revolution in Europe. Today the dock (reconverted into a cultural centre) attracts some five million people each year and it is the most visited free attraction in the UK. The huge cultural offer is overwhelming, though we highlight museums and galleries including the Tate Liverpool, the Beatles Story, Merseyside Maritime Museum and International Slavery Museum.
Although there is much to see in Liverpool, there are many more places to enjoy this city. Next article will discuss what to do in this vibrant British city, do not miss it...