Prices in Liverpool in Pubs, Bars, Restaurants, Theatres, Shopping and going out generally are half the prices of London and most European cities!
Liverpool. The very name conjures up images of a glorious maritime history, world-beating musical heritage, two of the Premiership’s biggest football teams and not one, but two majestically different Cathedrals. It is now bulging with fabulous new shops, buzzing new restaurants and trendy wine bars, as well as a world class cultural offering with more museums and galleries anywhere outside of London. Not forgetting its inhabitants, of course, who are famously friendly and will welcome you with pride. Liverpool is a fantastic city break destination whenever you choose to visit – but why not beat the crowds and the queues and book a midweek break?
You will find almost every form of retail outlet in Liverpool. City Centre Liverpool boasts some of the largest big name High Street stores in the country. The size of 28 full-size football pitches, Liverpool ONE England’s newest shopping centre that brings the best in fashion, home and leisure to the city. With more museums and art galleries than any other city outside of London, Liverpool is a 'must see' destination for all culture vultures! Performing arts in Liverpool have a substantial reputation and famous city theatres like the Playhouse, Everyman, Empire and Royal Court have all hosted performances by writers, directors, actors and actresses who have gone on to become world famous names in the world of theatre, film and television.
• Culture Liverpool oozes culture and heritage. The city has a glorious past as a mercantile hub and gateway to the New World, but today it is also a key destination for art lovers, fans of the theatre and museum goers. But the city has numerous permanent art attractions too. Visit the Walker Art Gallery, the national gallery of the North – ask at reception for a helpful guide to the highlights, including works by Hockney, Degas, Turner and Rembrandt, all of which are housed on the first floor.
• Heritage Liverpool is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, like the Great Wall of China and the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. The city won the status in 2004 because of its impressive waterfront which, according to UNESCO, represents a ‘supreme example of a commercial port at the time of Britain’s greatest global significance’.
• Music Liverpool is famous for its music, but if you think Liverpool, most people think the Beatles. The city is officially the World Capital of Pop, and the Fab Four are, of course, its most famous offspring. Non-negotiable for Liverpool music fans is a trip to The Beatles Story at Albert Dock, a brilliant tour through the Beatles’ lives, with fascinating Fab Four memorabilia and insights from friends and family and The Annual Mathew Street Festival is one of the World’s biggest Street Parties!
• Sport Liverpool is sports mad. It’s got Premier Division football, world-class golf, tennis, yachting, top horse-racing and even rugby. In fact, Liverpool is a leading sports destination, with an impressive range of outstanding venues catering for them all. The city is, of course, home to two of the Premiership’s biggest football teams, Liverpool Football Club at Anfield and Everton Football Club at Goodison Park. The two divide the city and are the cause of much heated debate in its pubs.
• Shopping Liverpool shopping is world class, which is only fitting for a city that can shop till it drops. Shoppers are spoilt for choice between gleaming new city-centre shopping centres to boutique arcades, bohemian streets and farmers markets. Liverpool ONE, right in the heart of the city, is the shiny new designer Liverpool shopping centre that is home to more than 160 famous high street names, from John Lewis to Apple, Topshop to Cath Kidston.
• Restaurants Liverpool has every kind of restaurant, from sleek fine dining to independent bistros and high street favourites, and it can tick just about every box in terms of international cuisine, ranging from top Indians to spicy Thais. Head to 60 Hope Street for classic, gourmet dishes and sample its signature dessert – a deep fried jam sandwich with Carnation milk ice cream.
• Bars Liverpudlians enjoy a drink, from a cool cocktail to a hearty real ale. Their sense of fun and love of a great night out guarantee that the bars in Liverpool are lively and that Liverpool nightlife is legendary. Panoramic on Brook Street is one of the top bars in Liverpool to start, and “Flannigan’s Irish Bar” Mathew Street is World Famous for Music and Crack! Sip on a signature cocktail while also drinking in breathtaking views of Liverpool at night from 34 floors up the West Tower. You could almost be in Hong Kong or Manhattan!
• Explore Just 30 Minutes from Manchester, and Blackpool’s famous Lights and Beaches, And 1 hour from York, a fascinating city.
Air Show, Southport
Beatles Exhibition Docks
Maritime Museum by the Mersey / Docks
Science Museum / Aquarium / Planetarium / Space Centre