Best things to do in Liverpool
Essential city info, articles & travel tips from our local hosts
Liverpool’s homegrown heritage is a source of pride for locals and pleasure for visitors. This industrial hub, once hampered by a run-down reputation, is constantly in the process of urban regeneration and redevelopment. Now, Liverpool’s major drawcards – sports (ask any football fan) and music (it’s the birthplace of The Beatles) – just scratch the surface of this maritime marvel. With a rich trade history that began eight centuries ago at the port of the River Mersey, Liverpool became an innovative landscape of steel and stone structures, which over the years paved the way for skyscrapers. Today, remnants of the past are embedded in the fabric of the city, a colorful patchwork quilt of Gothic architecture, old warehouses converted into buzzing bars and trendy restaurants, and over 2500 listed buildings all giving the city its distinct personality. From museums to music (and markets galore), the quirky, cultural core of the UK has something to delight every type of traveler on a Liverpool tour.