This is a must-see for all football fans. Liverpool Football Club has won more European titles than any other English club and has a long-standing rivalry with Manchester United. You don't even have to be interested in football to watch a game - it's worth it just to appreciate the cheers and the atmosphere.
Take the chance to see where several Beatles songs were composed and rehearsed: go on a tour through John Lennon's childhood home, where he lived with his Aunt Mimi and Uncle George. It is necessary to arrive at the house with your ticket already bought on the website below.
It is possible to have a combined tour of Paul McCartney's childhood home and Lennon's one. The house is now a part of the National Trust, which is also the only authorized ticket seller - it is necessary to arrive at the sight with your tickets already bought at the website below.
This impressive art installation by Antony Gormley consists of outdoor sculptures spread out on Crosby Beach, on the Liverpool shore. Standing 180 cm tall and weighing 650 kilos each, the sculptures overlook the water, stretching for 3.2 kilometers on the sand. They have been temporarily exhibited on different places in Europe before permanently landing in this gorgeous sight.
Sapporo Teppanyaki Restaurant Sushi & Noodle Bar is one of Liverpool’s best destinations for Japanese food. The preparation of food is very entertaining, as expert chefs flaunt their outstanding skills and creative flair to ensure that every meal is a unique, theatrical performance.
This bar has chosen a Prohibition era theme, and sticks to it very closely: it's quite difficult to find - you'll have to knock on an anonymous door and wait for a doorman to let you in - and will present you menus hidden in bibles. Its captivating, faint atmosphere, and its extensive selection of whiskeys, have gained Berry & Rye many enthusiastic regulars.
Liverpool ONE offers a huge 1.65 million square feet shopping and leisure experience, with 160 shops, more than 20 bars and restaurants, 14 screen cinemas and a 5 acre park. Here you will find high street stores, labels like Karen Miller, Ted Baker, Lewis and Jigsaw, ultra-hip independent boutiques and stores like Build A Bear and Disney.
Close to the Albert Dock you can find a little gem called The Button Boutique. If you are interested in crafts and art, this place is a must-go. Note that they also offer workshops and classes, so have a look on their website to check if there is anything interesting coming up.
Citizens of the European Union member-states, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Switzerland, and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) only require a valid passport to enter the UK. Residents of a further 10 countries do not require entry visas for stays under 6 months: the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, South Africa, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. Nationals of some further countries do not require a visa, but need to hold an entry certificate. Use the UK Government website to check for specific requirements: www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa.
The peak season for visiting Liverpool is late spring and summer, which is when you'll be able to take advantage of the warmest weather (up to 20°C). Earlier in spring or the first weeks of autumn are good alternatives if you want to find fewer crowds, but still decent weather. Being a seaside city, Liverpool has a maritime climate, which means summers are warm and winters are not extremely cold; however, the weather can be unpredictable - make sure you take a look at the forecast before packing.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport is situated 7 miles southeast of the city centre. You can reach the airport and city centre by bus, train, taxi, or car. Buses depart into town every 20 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends, the journey takes about 45 minutes. You can reach train stations by bus. Trains depart several times per hour to the city centre and other nearby towns. You can also catch a taxi to reach the city centre. The journey takes about 20 minutes.
Many of the city’s main attractions are within easy reach from the town centre, so you can choose to bring a comfortable pair of shoes and explore them by foot. Anyway, public transport runs frequently throughout the day and a small number of bus services operate at night. The city’s two bus stations are on Roe Street and Paradise Street, closer to town centre. There is also an underground system that operates between Liverpool’s four main train stations (Lime Street, Central Station, James Street and Moorfields).