Liverpool, UK – the sea trading city

Liverpool

Liverpool (United Kingdom) – the most detailed information about the city with photos. The main sights of Liverpool with descriptions, guides and maps.

City of Liverpool (UK).

Liverpool is a city in the west of Britain, the capital of the county of Merseyside. It is one of the main British ports, known for its culture, music, soccer and many pubs. Liverpool is a big, dynamic city that is the “birthplace” of the legendary band The Beatles and has a delightful rock and roll atmosphere. It is the heart of Merseyside with one of the world’s largest harbors and one of the centers of transatlantic shipping. Modern Liverpool is a major commercial, educational and financial center, as well as a popular tourist destination.

Things to do (Liverpool):

Journey to the Beatles' Ways of Life

£274 per tour.

The Beatles’ tour.

Learn about life as a Beatle in Liverpool and see the sights.

Liverpool City Tour

£130 per tour

Liverpool City Tour

Liverpool-loving guide for a city tour.

Geography and climate

Liverpool is located on the northwest coast of England on the east bank of the River Mersey. The city lies on sandy hills and has a temperate maritime climate. Liverpool has cool summers, rainy autumns and relatively mild winters with occasional frosts.

Liverpool Panorama

Liverpool panorama

Tourist information

  1. Its population is more than 490 thousand people.
  2. The area is 111,8 km2 .
  3. Language: English.
  4. Currency – pound sterling.
  5. Time – UTC 0, UTC +1.
  6. The United Kingdom is not a member of the Schengen Agreement. Visas can be obtained by personal visit to accredited visa centers which are located in Moscow, Novosibirsk, St. Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don, Yekaterinburg.
  7. Liverpool Airport is one of the largest in the UK. It takes more than 100 flights a day. The airport of Manchester is also located nearby.
  8. Liverpool has regular rail connections to London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle, York.
  9. Liverpool is one of the five most popular shopping cities in the UK. Here you can find several new shopping complexes and many stores throughout the city.
  10. Liverpool has a rich and varied cuisine. The most popular dish is scouse (beef or lamb stew). The city is also famous for its bars, pubs and local breweries.
  11. Mathew Street, Concert Square and Wood Street are all nightlife hotspots.
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History

The earliest record of Liverpool dates back to the 12th century. In the early 13th century, the settlement was granted borough status. In the 14th and 16th centuries, Liverpool was a small village with a population of a few hundred people. Its importance began to grow in the 17th century with the development of transatlantic trade.

By the 19th century, Liverpool had become one of the world’s largest ports and the center (along with Manchester) of Britain’s industrial revolution. In 1880 it was granted city status.

Liverpool

Liverpool

Attractions

Albert the Dock

Albert Dock

The Albert Dock is Britain’s first harbour dock, built of brick and ironwork. It is an imposing Victorian structure that surrounds an arched passage. The dock served as a ship unloading area. Now the old warehouses have been converted into stores, restaurants, cafes and museums.

Liverpool Merchant Port is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Cavern Club

Cavern Club

The Cavern Club is where the story of the legendary Liverpool four began in 1961. Fans of The Beatles should visit Forthlin Road, the former home of Paul McCartney where many of his early songs were written. Menlove Avenue is home to the house where John Lennon spent his childhood. The Albert Dock is home to a museum of The Beatles history.

Cathedral

Cathedral

The Cathedral is an imposing red sandstone church completed in 1978. It is the largest Christian religious building in Britain and the fifth largest in the world. The building has a magnificent 91-meter high tower and an organ, which is one of the biggest on the planet.

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral (or Cathedral of Christ the King) is the city’s main Catholic church and is a prime example of modern architecture. The building dates back to 1967 and has an interesting structure. The Catholic community originally planned to build a huge cathedral, which would have been the second largest church in the world and would have had a huge dome larger than the dome of St. Peter’s Cathedral in Rome. World War II made the construction project very expensive. The construction was abandoned. The current cathedral was built in the postwar years to a much more modest design.

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Pier Head

Pier Head

Pier Head is a late 19th and early 20th century complex of monumental buildings that are part of the port. One of the most iconic structures is the Royal Liver Building, one of the first reinforced concrete high-rise buildings in the world, which until 1961 was the tallest in Britain.

Virgin Mary and St. Nicholas Church

Church of Our Lady and St Nicholas

The Church of Our Lady and St. Nicholas is a neo-Gothic building completed in 1949. The tower was built in 1815. The origins of this religious structure go back to the 13th century.

Merseyside Maritime Museum

Merseyside Maritime Museum

The Merseyside Maritime Museum is an impressive collection of artifacts related to seafaring from the Middle Ages to modern times.

St George Hall

St George’s Hall

St. George Hall is a 19th century neoclassical building with Corinthian columns and remarkable statues.

Croxteth Hall

Crockstead Hall

Croxteth Hall is a charming Edwardian mansion on the outskirts of Liverpool.

Radio Tower

Radio Tower

The Radio Tower is one of Liverpool’s iconic 120-meter tall structures, built in 1969.

Enfield

Anfield

Anfield is one of the most famous soccer stadiums in the world and is home to Liverpool FC.

Excursions of interest

A History of Coffee and Tea in London

£130 per tour

History of coffee and tea in London

Discover where and how the culture of tea and coffee drinking originated, and experience the atmosphere of those glorious times

Pictorial Notes of Robert Lewis Stevenson

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£150 for a guided tour

Robert Lewis Stevenson’s pictorial notes

Discover Edinburgh as seen through the pages of the Scottish author’s works

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