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Liverpool
Travel Guide

Royal Liver Building showing a city and heritage architecture

Thanks to some of Britain’s best bands, exciting museums and a rich maritime history, this compact northern city is one of England’s finest cultural destinations.

Once home to one of the busiest ports in the world, this northern English city has transformed into a cultural enclave. The city has a fascinating Victorian history, and a legacy of producing some of Britain’s best-known musicians. A large part of Liverpool’s historic port precinct was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2004, while the city was named the European Capital of Culture for 2008.

Make your way to Albert Dock to see the cultural heart of the city. Once the home to some of the biggest ships in the world, today the precinct is a hub for restaurants, bars and cultural institutions. Try a plate of scouse, a stew typical of northern England at a waterfront restaurant. Learn about the city’s maritime history at the Merseyside Maritime Museum. The waterfront precinct is also home to one of the most iconic buildings in the city, the towering Royal Liver Building.

The Beatles are by far the best-known band produced by the city, and are part of the rich musical fabric that flows through Liverpool. Hear how the most famous band in the world started their career in the city at the Beatles Story, or take in a concert at one of their old haunts, the Liverpool Empire Theatre.

Liverpool locals are fanatical about their sport, and visiting during the chilly winter months will ensure you’ll see the city proudly waving their scarves. See the Liverpool Football Club battle their rivals at the historic Anfield Road Stadium, or watch the local amateurs at Sefton Park. Relax as you walk through the leafy surrounds of the park, just one of the many green areas in the picturesque city.

Liverpool is a city that appeals to a wide range of travelers, and appeals to all budgets. Whether your passion is sports, music or history, the cozy northern city has a side that appeals to you. Reach Liverpool by plane, bus or train from many major cities in Europe, or embrace the city’s past and arrive by boat at Albert Dock.

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Where to stay in Liverpool

Titanic Hotel Liverpool
Titanic Hotel Liverpool
4 out of 5
Stanley Dock, Regent Road, Liverpool, England
The price is ¥11,948 per night from May 17 to May 17
Located in Vauxhall, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse and Royal Liver Building. Cavern Club and Liverpool ONE are also within ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,142 reviews)
"This is our 5th Christmas stay here and, fair dues, covid has impacted on its greatness. No longer are the buffet breakfast like all hotels however still charging the full price for a served ‘fry-up’ is not something I’ll be happy paying for. Especially when the vegan option is so limited. Also the ..."

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2020

Titanic Hotel Liverpool
Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel
Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel
4 out of 5
Chapel Street, Liverpool, England
The price is ¥7,321 per night from Jun 6 to Jun 6
Located in Liverpool City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Royal Liver Building and Cavern Club. Liverpool ONE and Albert Dock are ...
4/5Very Good! (995 reviews)
"The quality provided for the price was exceptional"

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2020

Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel
Staycity Aparthotels Liverpool Waterfront
Staycity Aparthotels Liverpool Waterfront
3.5 out of 5
25 Drury Lane, Corn Exchange, Liverpool, England
The price is ¥7,511 per night from May 17 to May 17
Located in Liverpool City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Liverpool ONE, Beatles Story, and World Museum Liverpool. Albert Dock and Tate ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (828 reviews)
Nice apartment style room.
"Nice hotel, friendly check in staff. Would stay again."

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

Staycity Aparthotels Liverpool Waterfront
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
La Reserve Aparthotel
La Reserve Aparthotel
4 out of 5
7 Ducie Street, Manchester, England
The price is ¥7,448 per night from Jun 6 to Jun 6
Located in Manchester City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Affleck's Palace and Manchester Arndale. Manchester Palace Theatre and Manchester ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (438 reviews)
"Great stay friendly staff very clean"

Reviewed on May 9, 2021

La Reserve Aparthotel
Native Manchester
Native Manchester
4.5 out of 5
51 Ducie Street, Manchester, England
The price is ¥13,573 per night from May 12 to May 12
Located in Manchester City Centre, this luxury aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Piccadilly Gardens, AO Arena, and Albert Square. Etihad Stadium and O2 Apollo ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (116 reviews)
"Great room and friendly staff"

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Native Manchester
SACO Manchester - Piccadilly
SACO Manchester - Piccadilly
4 out of 5
6 Minshull Street, Piccadilly, Manchester, England
The price is ¥8,931 per night from Jun 6 to Jun 6
Located in Manchester City Centre, this eco-friendly apartment building is steps from The Gay Village and Canal Street. Piccadilly Gardens and Manchester Palace ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (231 reviews)
Great apartment definitely come again
"King size bed was so comfy and the apartment was so clean very happy with the stay :)"

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

SACO Manchester - Piccadilly
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Liverpool

4.5

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

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Feb 27, 2020

We were not expecting such a modern, fun city. We wll come back when we can stay longer.

4/5 - Good

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Feb 11, 2020

Had fun around Royal Albert Dock. The boyhood homes of Paul McCartney and John Lennon were worth the tour. Strawberry Fields was interesting. Liked strolling around Liverpool Cathedral and that neighborhood.

5/5 - Excellent

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Feb 1, 2020

I was sad to leave. Will be back maybe to move here

5/5 - Excellent

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Jan 28, 2020

Loved the city and its museums. Liverpool Cathedral was quite a view.

5/5 - Excellent

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Jan 22, 2020

The british music experience is unique.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jan 16, 2020

It was okay, there isn’t much to do around the hotel. You will have to Uber everywhere.

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