Liverpool is a major city and metropolitan borough in Merseyside, in North West England, along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary. It is fast becoming one of Europe’s most popular city break destinations. Already famous as the birthplace of The Beatles, the city’s other cultural assets are justifiably touted as some of the finest in Europe. With more theatres, museums and galleries than any other UK city outside London, Liverpool’s history as one of the world’s great ports has left a remarkable legacy of art and architecture that gives it a distinctive look and unique atmosphere.
Liverpool is also one of the world’s great sporting cities with horse racing at Aintree and Haydock, 40 golf courses – seven of which are Championship standard, including the Royals Birkdale and Lytham, not to mention Liverpool and Everton FC. So if it’s Strawberry Fields, Premiership football or Europe’s finest culture you’re looking for, it has to be Liverpool.
Things to see and do
* ‘From Me to You’ – Beatles Store and Information Centre, Liverpool
* Croxteth Hall and Country Park, Liverpool
* The Beatles Story, Liverpool
*Liverpool Football Club and Stadium Tour, Liverpool
* Liverpool Planetarium, Liverpool
Cruise Season – March to Nov
Currency – Pound Sterling (GDP)
Language – English
Land Area – 111.84 sq km
Population – 450,000
Electricity – British-style plug with two flat blades and one flat grounding blade
Time –GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – +44
Port Location – The Port of Liverpool (Albert Dock) is located approximately one kilometer from the city centre.
Transport Links – Rail – Trains depart from London Euston every half an hour to Liverpool Lime Street. The total journey time is approximately three hours. Coaches are available between Liverpool and London.
Liverpool city centre is quite compact so visitors should find no problems in getting around on foot. To make things a little quicker there are 4 underground stations – Lime Street, Central, Moorfields and James Street. To get to Albert Dock, James Street is the best option. For the Cathedrals and shopping areas Central Station offers easiest access. To get over to Wirral take a Ferry or the underground. For connections to other UK cities try Lime Street station. There are regular buses to and from Queen Square and Paradise Street.