A Quick Guide to Liverpool England

Liverpool is a city located in the north west of England. The city rests to the east of the Mersey Estuary and it boasts a population of 444,500. The Borough of Liverpool was founded by King John's Charter in 1207 and the city quickly developed a firm reputation as one of Britain's busiest ports. By the beginning of the 19th century, the city was receiving 40% of the world's passing trade. The wealth that Liverpool generated at this time is still apparent in the numerous impressive buildings dotted along the docks and harbour. In fact, the city's waterfront was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004.

Liverpool's rich history offers visitors some fascinating attractions as it is home to over 2,500 listed buildings, a large number of public sculptures and numerous beautiful Georgian houses. Just a few of the city's abundant attractions include: The Anglican Cathedral, which was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, and features the world's largest organ and highest and heaviest peal of bells. Another essential attraction is the Tate Liverpool, a modern art gallery located on the beautiful and historic Albert Dock. Another popular landmark is the Philharmonic Dining Rooms (known locally as 'The Phil').

The building's exterior features stunning Art Nouveau architecture, while the interior features Art Deco designs. The Phil was a popular hangout spot for Liverpool's most famous sons, The Beatles.The city is home to three universities and as a result it hosts a vibrant and youthful population.

Liverpool is a cosmopolitan, bustling city, which features a wide variety of shops, restaurants and bars to suit all tastes. For sport fans, Liverpool also proudly boasts two Premier League football clubs: Everton F.C. and Liverpool F.C., who play at Goodison Park and Anfield, respectively.

Popular excursions from Liverpool include a visit to the historic city of Chester, just 40 minutes away, and a relaxing trip to the sandy beaches of West Kirby.

.Dara Ward is a fanatical Liverpool F.C fan. He also manages Hotels in Liverpool along with many other travel Irish and UK websites including Hotels in Manchester.

By: Dara Ward


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