Liverpudlians love Liverpool almost as much as tourists and visitors do. There are countless things to do and many reasons that you’ll definitely fall in love with Liverpool when you explore the city. However, it’s not possible to fit everything into a small guide, so we’ve broken it down into categories to celebrate everything wonderful about Liverpool. Those of you who are planning a trip to the city soon will benefit from this advice to ensure your adventure is one to remember.
In 1715, Liverpool began expanding into a major city opening up the first wet dock. While the city has undergone many changes over the years, the city’s history remains the same. The city’s maritime heritage is rich, and despite closing its doors in the 1960s, visitors can still take a trip to the Albert Dock. As well as this, the city is known for its football history and being crowned European Capital of Culture in 2008. The history of Liverpool is well documented in the museums and galleries dotted around the city.
The Beatles, Gerry, and the Pacemakers and The Wombats are just a few of the influential musicians from Liverpool. The love that Liverpool has for music and its music history is astonishing. When you visit, it’s evident almost everywhere how much good music is appreciated. The Beatles museum located on the Albert Dock is an award-winning experience that any tourist has to make time for during their visit.
It’s inevitable that when you visit Liverpool, you will fall in love with the architecture. From the classical St George’s Hall to the famous Three Graces, the architecture of the city is beautiful. One of the most striking buildings in Liverpool has to be the Town Hall, having been rebuilt in 1802 following a fire, the hall is breathtaking to any local or visitor to the city.
In the last few years, Liverpool has been transformed through regeneration. Property developers and investment experts like RW Invest have continually expanded the city’s regeneration projects by offering new developments to investors for young professionals looking at moving to the city through renting.
The city is home to the oldest Chinese community in Europe as many residents of Liverpool’s Chinatown are those who arrived in the 19th century. The diversity of culture is prevalent when walking through the city as this is a high talking point for visitors. As well as this, it is also home to the oldest black community which dates back to the 1730s. The diversity of Liverpool is genuinely incredible.
Scousers are known for being some of the funniest people around. Comedy geniuses such as Jimmy Tarbuck and John Bishop are from Liverpool, and they make thousands of people laugh as their job. However, you only have to visit a pub, get in a taxi or sit on a city bench to find a humorous Liverpudlian to make you laugh.
Whether you’re a Primark lover or you prefer splashing the cash in Harvey Nichols, Liverpool is the ideal city to shop till you drop! There are big high street brands in Liverpool One or smaller indie shops on Bold Street for those who love the vintage vibe. If you take a short walk around the city center, you’re sure to be spoil for choice.