As a major port city, Liverpool’s multicultural population was initially brought in by slave trade from the West Indies, Ireland and Europe. Hence, the oldest Black African community in the country and the oldest Chinese community in Europe have established themselves around the docks of Liverpool. Liverpool is also a UNESCO Heritage Site because of its impressive waterfront, which has played a huge part in the industrial revolution and development of Britain.
The football Liverpool FC’s ground at Anfield and Everton FC’s Goodison Park are great for the club’s devout fans.
You can get a tour around the Liverpool FC Stadium and sit in the manager’s seat or walk around the places where the football legends receive instructions and hear about their tales around the ground and the dressing rooms. There is also a museum capturing the glory of the club.
International Slavery Museum takes you on a journey exploring the slave trade history of Liverpool. It also addresses contemporary issues such as identity and human rights. Make sure you visit the only UK museum of this kind that is also free of admission.
Liverpool Cathedral is the biggest cathedral in Britain and is built in a Gothic style that makes it one of the greatest buildings of the 20th century. The tower with its panoramic view is definitely a must-see.
Albert Dock is the best-known dock in Liverpool and has witnessed some great historical events and developments. It is also one of the biggest attractions in the UK outside London and the area is full of other attractions like the Merseyside Maritime Museum, the Beatles Story and the Tate Liverpool.
Tate Liverpool hosts some great international exhibitions and collections that are also the best ones found around North England. The gallery also hosts children’s programs and is a great idea for some family fun.
For some shopping Liverpool ONE is the place to go. It not only has all the high-street brands but you can also find some chic independent designer shops.
For some delicious restaurants head to Hope Street and the surrounding area
Panoramic Liverpool, which gives you a great view from the highest restaurant in the UK and tasty and exquisite meals
The London Carriage Works which is full of international choices for the finest gastronomes