LiverpoolUnited Kingdom

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

Royal Liver Building showing a city and heritage architecture

Liverpool City Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(364 area reviews)

Are you interested in fantastic nightlife, fascinating museums, and beautiful waterfront views? A visit to Liverpool City Centre might be the perfect thing. You can also explore top sights like Liverpool ONE and Cavern Club.

Liverpool City Centre
Anfield Road Stadium featuring signage

Anfield

3/5(2 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the museums and gardens in Anfield. You might want to make time for a stop at Anfield Road Stadium or LFC Museum and Tour Centre.

Anfield
Museum of Liverpool showing modern architecture and a river or creek

The Docks

Are you interested in fantastic nightlife, beautiful waterfront views, and popular shops? A visit to The Docks might be the perfect thing. You can also explore top sights like Beatles Story and Albert Dock.

The Docks
Everton, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

Everton

3.5/5Good!(3 area reviews)

The restaurants and museums are a few reasons travelers visit Everton. Want to see more of the surrounding area? Anfield Road Stadium and Liverpool Empire Theatre are a few top sights nearby.

Everton
Sunset at Crosby beach, Liverpool.

Crosby

You'll enjoy the beaches and bars in Crosby. You might want to make time for a stop at Crosby Beach or Blundellsands Beach.

Crosby
Situated in the car park of the Crowne Plaza car park at Liverpool Airport. The original terminal building dating from the late 1930s, famously seen on early television footage with its terraces packed with Beatles fans, was left derelict for over a decade after being replaced in 1986. It was renovated and adapted to become a hotel, opened for business in 2001, preserving its Grade II listed Art Deco style. It was part of the Marriott chain of hotels, but is currently the Crowne Plaza Liverpool John Lennon Airport Hotel after a renovation in August 2008. The collection has  a JS41, BAE748, Britannia, Dragin Rapid, Percival Sea Prince & a Meteor.

Speke

3.5/5Good!(10 area reviews)

Speke is popular for its ample dining options, and you might make a stop by Speke Hall, a top place to visit in the area.

Speke

Top Hotels in Liverpool

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel
Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel
4 out of 5
Chapel Street, Liverpool, England
The price is ¥6,427 per night

Located in Liverpool City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Royal Liver Building and Cavern Club. Liverpool ONE and Albert Dock are also within ...

4/5Very Good! (996 reviews)
great hotel

"Nice hotel great location situated near all the main sites in Liverpool friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel
The Shankly Hotel
The Shankly Hotel
4 out of 5
Millenium House, 60 Victoria Street, Liverpool, England
The price is ¥13,554 per night

Located in Liverpool City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Royal Court Theatre and Cavern Club. Liverpool Empire Theatre and Liverpool ONE are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (730 reviews)
Fantastic wedding

"Attending friends daughters wedding, the staff were excellent due to the COVID 19 situation. They made everyone feel safe & the wedding was fantastic. Hotel room very nice."…"

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2020

The Shankly Hotel
Malmaison Liverpool
Malmaison Liverpool
4 out of 5
7 William Jessop Way, Liverpool, England
The price is ¥7,423 per night

Located in Liverpool City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Royal Liver Building, Cavern Club, and Liverpool ONE. Albert Dock and Beatles ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,019 reviews)
Ok for the price.

"The hotel is dated and you can tell by the details. However, it is very clean and the service is good."…"

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2020

Malmaison Liverpool

Popular places to visit in Liverpool

Albert Dock
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Albert Dock

4.5/5(172 reviews)

Liverpool’s fashionable waterfront precinct is home to some of the city’s best restaurants and bars, and many of the city’s best museums.

Liverpool ONE
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Liverpool ONE

4.5/5(132 reviews)

Shop, dine, play a round of golf or catch the latest movies in this enormous outdoor shopping and entertainment complex, right in the heart of Liverpool.

Sefton Park
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Sefton Park

4.5/5(3 reviews)

Jog around the lake, picnic on a hilltop or watch local sporting teams tough it out at the largest park in Liverpool.

M&S Bank Arena
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M&S Bank Arena

4/5(14 reviews)

Catch an event at M&S Bank Arena during your trip to Liverpool. Wander the area's marina or simply enjoy one of its top-notch restaurants.

Beatles Story
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Beatles Story

4.5/5(105 reviews)

Explore this dedicated museum to John, Paul, George and Ringo and learn the story of the Beatles.

Anfield Road Stadium
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Anfield Road Stadium

4.5/5(63 reviews)

Many locals consider the home of Liverpool’s soccer team sacred, and on a game day it is one of the most exciting places in the city.

Top things to do in Liverpool

Best way to see Liverpool - River Cruise & Open Top Bus Tour
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Best way to see Liverpool - River Cruise & Open Top Bus Tour

¥2,424
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Liverpool & The Beatles Full-Day Rail Tour
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Liverpool & The Beatles Full-Day Rail Tour

¥21,057
Per adult
Beatles Ticket to Ride Walk & Luxury Transport - Full Day
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Beatles Ticket to Ride Walk & Luxury Transport - Full Day

¥10,167
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
The Beatles Story Experience
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The Beatles Story Experience

¥2,298
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
LIVERPOOL: North Wales Adventure Sightseeing - Day Trip Tour
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LIVERPOOL: North Wales Adventure Sightseeing - Day Trip Tour

¥6,371
Per adult
Skip the Line: St Johns Beacon Viewing Gallery Admission Ticket
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Skip the Line: St Johns Beacon Viewing Gallery Admission Ticket

¥930
Per adult

Reviews of Liverpool

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 61.18143459915612%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 32.06751054852321%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 6.329113924050633%
2 - Disappointing
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 27, 2020

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

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

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

Verified traveler

Feb 1, 2020

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

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 28, 2020

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

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

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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Merseyside featuring interior views as well as a small group of people

Birkenhead

Photo "Haydock" by Galatas (CC BY-SA) / Cropped from original

Haydock

Warrington featuring a fountain

Warrington

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