Liverpool | londontravelin

Liverpool City in England

Famous for – The Beatles of course!

 

Highlights

 

  • Liverpool One – for the shopaholic visitor, Liverpool One is a shopping centre with over 160 high street stores and well known brands. Open: 9am – Late. Entry: free but bring your spending money!

 

  • The Beatles Story – A museum and exhibition celebrating the lives of the Fab Four. Open: 10:00-17:00 daily. Entry: £15.95 Adults

 

  • The International Slavery Museum – A museum tracing the history of slavery. Open: Daily 10:00 – 17:00. Entry: Free

 

  • The Tate Liverpool – An excellent collection of modern and contemporary art. Open: Daily 10:00 – 17:00. Entry – Free for permanent collection. Entry to temporary exhibitions varies.

 

  • The Bluecoat – venue for music, literature, arts and dance. Open: times of performances vary. Entry: performance price varies

 

  • The Museum of Liverpool – a very good regional museum with a café. Open: 10am-5pm daily. Entry: Free, charges for some temporary exhibitions

 

  • Sefton Park - a beautiful grade 1 listed park. Open: 9am – dusk daily. Entry: Free

 

Description

 

Liverpool is a haven for shopping enthusiasts, with various shopping streets and shopping centres including Liverpool One, a bustling multi level centre right at the city centre.

 

There’s loads of Beatles related exhibitions and activities for fans, here in the city of their origins. One of the best is The Beatles Story, which is spread across two venues. Visitors can also enjoy lots of galleries and museums. Liverpool Tate holds an excellent collection, and has great places to eat and drink as well as shop, too. More sobering is the Museum of SlaveryLiverpool was historically a port where many slaves were first brought to Britain, and this museum is designed to remind us of that. The Bluecoat is a venue for lots of different art disciplines, from visual art exhibitions to dance and comedy performances. The venue itself is a stunning Grade I listed 300 year old building. Artists and craftspeople work and sell their goods here, and there’s a bistro upstairs. The Museum of Liverpool holds many exhibits relating to the history of the region.

 

For a rest and some greenery after all this activity, Liverpool has many nice parks and green spaces. One of the best loved is Sefton Park, featuring an ornate Victorian greenhouse, the Sefton Park Palm House. There are also beaches to visit and coastal walks to get the blood flowing.


Of course, as befits the birthplace of The Beatles, Liverpool nightlife is buzzing. There is a huge variety of clubs, pubs and bars, to suit anyone from cocktail lovers to real ale enthusiasts. There are also plenty of venues for live music, and cafés and restaurants of every type, from Michelin starred to relaxed coffee shop.

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