Liverpool is located in the North West England and is the 5th largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom. The locals are known across the country as being friendly with a great sense of humour, they are referred to as ‘Scousers’. The name comes from a stew brought to Liverpool by sailors visiting the busy port. Many will find it difficult to understand the ‘Scouse accent’ compared to other parts of England. Liverpool is a city rich in history, culture and heritage. In fact, it was the European capital of culture in 2008. The popularity of The Beatles continues to bring visitors from around the globe. However, there are many other things to do in Liverpool, (it was named the third top tourist destination in Britain in 2016) with its unique attractions, exciting events and so much more, it is the ideal place to visit and explore.
Liverpool city by night
Living here for quite a while, I have noticed that majority of the tourists come from South East Asian nations particularly, Japanese. Chinese national also contributes to the big percentage of university students in the city because they see studying abroad as a means to gain leverage in the competitive employment market on their return to China.
Now, let’s have a look what you can find at the very heart of the city.
Things to do in Liverpool
Liverpool has more museums as well as galleries than any other city in the UK. To name a few, the Walker Art Gallery showcases beautiful drawings, paintings, sculptures and decorative arts from the 13th century to the present. There is also the Museum of Liverpool, the largest newly built national museum in Britain, showcasing more than 6,000 objects. In addition to this, a guided bus tour of the city is highly recommended.
From concerts of famous international artists to musical shows, comedy nights, night clubs and live music, Liverpool indeed, is vibrant and energetic at night. Also, nobody leaves Liverpool without visiting “The Cavern”, a nightclub at 10 Mathew Street. This is where The Beatles first performed on stage. To date, it is still one of the city’s top music venues for live music. On your day trip, don’t miss to pass by The Beatles Story Museum located in Albert Dock.
Cafe and Restaurants
You will find a host of quality international cuisine within the city. However, the best restaurants aren’t necessarily in the city centre, many are located in different areas of Liverpool. Based on my palate experience, here are some of the recommended best restaurants:
Italian cuisine – Casa Italia
Spanish restaurant – Lunya
Vietnamese restaurant – Pho
Thai food fine dining – Chaophraya
Indian restaurant – eastzeast
Chinese restaurant – Tai Pan
The region is also home to England’s Golf Coast, the finest stretch of championship golf in the world, with no fewer than three Royal Links courses which have hosted endless Open Championships and Ryder Cups. These include Royal Birkdale in Southport, Royal Liverpool at Hoylake and Wallasey Golf Club, Home of Stableford, in Wirral.
Liverpool One Shopping Centre is the main shopping area. From Designer to famous and discounted brands, name it, they have it. One never leaves a place without dropping by any shops to buy gifts and souvenirs for their loved ones. Women are at their happiest when they are wandering around the shops. Every places I go, I make it a point to visit their shopping malls even if I don’t spend money. Bars or pubs (as they call it in England) are everywhere. Men hate shopping so they would rather wait for their partner in a pub close by and enjoy a pint of Budweiser or Guinness beer,
There are so many things to do in Liverpool city region both for young and old. The only problem is deciding what to do first. Before your travel, plan your schedule and book ahead to avail of discounts as well. You may also see what is coming in advance, e.g. sixty-three impressive cruise ships will be visiting Liverpool this year including Disney Magic cruise ship.
Apparently, everybody who comes to the city leaves with a positive impression. As a result, satisfied tourists intend to come back.