Everybody is in need of a trip out of town now and I was able to visit Liverpool.
I had never been there but I have heard so much about it because Liverpool is such an important city here in the UK.
Liverpool is located in the north-west of England, in the metropolitan county of Merseyside. It stands on the right bank of the vast estuary of the River Mersey, at the confluence of the Irish Sea. Liverpool is a lively city, full of things to do and see, both for culture lovers and for those seeking relaxation and fun. Here you normally find theaters, traditional pubs, bars, restaurants, clubs offering live music, festivals and events of all kinds even though at the moment everything has been shut or postponed due to Coronavirus.
In the past, Liverpool was a very important port city and one of the largest trading centers in the world. Nowadays Liverpool is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a Maritime Merchant City. When one visits the Albert Dock and other docks, which have now been refurbished and transformed into vibrant and stimulating areas with museums, one can also see a myriad of shops and attractions such as the Tate gallery, the Merseyside Maritime Museum and the Beatles Story museum.
Liverpool boasts the largest concentration of UK museums outside of London, many of which are free admission. The National Museums Liverpool network includes the International Slavery Museum (one of a kind in the world), the Merseyside Maritime Museum, the World Museum and the Museum of Liverpool (which also has a beautiful aquarium with fish from all over the world). Hidden gems are also the Western Approaches which are a WWII underground command base and the Old Dock Experience.
Liverpool boasts two extraordinary cathedrals too: the gigantic and neo-Gothic Cathedral Church of Christ (Anglican) designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and the futuristic Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King (Catholic) with a curious circular shape.
Streets of Liverpool
Liverpool is known to be the city of the Beatles.
Liverpool has always had a very strong link with music.
The Beatles were born in this city, the prestigious Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra is located and numerous music festivals are held. In addition, the city promotes various support initiatives for and with musical activities.
For these reasons Liverpool has been included in the international network of UNESCO Creative Cities as Creative City of Music.
It is possible to discover the story behind the Beatles by visiting the Mathew Street Cavern Club, the Beatles Story museum in the Albert Dock and the Fab Four childhood homes.
In the city there are also special tours to discover all the places in Liverpool that are related to the band and you can't go through Liverpool without taking a selfie with the Fab Four and the 4 Beatles Statues, made by Andrew Edwards and loved by tourists visiting the city, were installed along the Liverpool waterfront.
A short distance from the famous Statues dedicated to the Beatles, you can notice the beautiful Royal Liver Building, one of the 4 tallest buildings in the city and a wonderful example of early twentieth century architecture. The two clock towers are iconic, surmounted by the Liver bird, the symbolic bird of Liverpool and flanking the imposing structure of the building, once owned by the Royal Liver Assurance and today home to several companies.
Liverpool is also the ideal destination for football fans.
In fact, this city is home to two of the most famous teams in Great Britain: Liverpool FC and Everton FC.
Maritime Museum In Liverpool