Welcome to Liverpool – Former European Capital of culture 2008!
Liverpool is the 4th largest city in England. A world famous port, by the early 19th century, 40% of the world's trade passed through Liverpool's docks. This has contributed to a diversity of cultures particularly Irish, African and Chinese.
Liverpudlians are also known as Scousers, in reference to the local dish known as scouse, a form of stew. We have incorporated this into our Wednesday free activity. Recently the city celebrated its 800th anniversary, and in 2008 it held the European Capital of Culture.
Liverpool holds the most grade 2 listed buildings in the country out side of London , boasting 2 Cathedrals and one of the oldest Chinese communities in Europe, were you can visit their China Gate (entrance to china town). In 2004 , several areas throughout the city centre were granted world heritage site status by UNESCO.
You can visit the only Slavery Museum in Europe or the Tate art gallery at the Albert Docks before strolling over the road to Liverpool One a huge 1.65 million sq ft of shopping and leisure, which includes 160 shops, more than 20 bars and restaurants, a fantastic 14 screen cinema and a 5 acre park.
For such a small city we are very big on culture and you can always be sure to catch a show or concert in one of the Cities Theatres on Concert Venues. Liverpool has more than 5 Theatres not including the famous Philharmonic Hall or the new Echo Arena.
Liverpool Football Club is one of the most celebrated clubs in the world meanwhile a short walk across Stanley Park sits Liverpool ‘s local football rivals Everton Football Club. Also held in Liverpool is the world famous Grand National steeplechase. Alternatively have a round of golf at a nearby course.
Liverpool’s vibrant music scene can be enjoyed at a number of venues the famous Cavern Club & Carling Academy will have live music most evenings and now the Echo Arena which is attracting large music events such as the MTV Music awards last year the Hosting of the MOBO Awards this October and the annual Summer pops which is spread over a number of different Venues.
In August the Beatles Festival runs for 3 days bringing 300’000 visitors to the City not only for the Beatles but also now for the popular Creamfields Festival.
Listings for the stages will be posted on our home page closer to the date.
Liverpool is one of the safest Cities for a night out recently beating Manchester Leeds and London.
It is a popular destination with people up and down the country.
We have an exciting Club scene and if a bar is more your thing you are spoilt for choice. With live music at many venues most nights and trendy chic restaurants to enjoy a meal and glass of wine we have something for everyone.
Why not visit the famous Gormley figures at Crosby Beach. Take the ferry across the River Mersey and visit the Blue Planet Aquarium or the ever popular Ellesmere Port Ice Rink.