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10 Reasons Why Everyone Should Visit Liverpool, UK

Picture of Richard Franks
Freelance Travel & Music Writer
Updated: 2 March 2017
Liverpool is a city famed for being the birth place of The Beatles, but there’s so much more to the city than just that. Here are 10 reasons why everyone should visit Liverpool.

The people are boss, la

It’s a well known fact that Scousers are some of the friendliest and most welcoming people in the country. They’ve got a unique sense of humour and the accent is one of the most renowned worldwide. You may not understand them at first, so here’s a handy guide to some Scouse phrases!

Liverpool is a foodie’s paradise

The people of Liverpool really are spoilt for choice when it comes to food, with a wide range of differing cuisines and places to eat too. Take Panoramic 34 for example — one of the UK’s highest restaurants with some fine dining to boot. For those who prefer to be at ground level, there are plenty of unique options around the city such as the Cuban-inspired Alma De Cuba, in the beautiful setting of a converted church, or for something a little more laid-back, we’d highly recommend The Baltic Social; their burgers are to die for and they spruce up one of the best Sunday roasts in Liverpool.

Burgers at The Baltic Social Liverpool
Burgers at The Baltic Social Liverpool | © Baltic Social / Facebook

Albert Dock is stunning

Not only does Albert Dock have the largest collection of listed buildings in the UK, it’s also one of the most stunning areas in the country, too. What once was a famous docking port is now a buzzing district in itself; packed with galleries, museums, bars and restaurants. The city’s famous Three Grace buildings also sit near the Pier Head.

Bird's eye view of Albert Dock
Bird’s eye view of Albert Dock | © albertdock.com

The music scene is alright…

Did you know: Liverpool is proudly the home of more number 1 singles than any other city in the UK? Admittedly, this is mostly down to The Beatles, but a wealth of fantastic musical talent has been nurtured in the dockside city. Whether it’s the heavy-hitters of The La’s, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Lightning Seeds and Echo & The Bunnymen or newer talent like Circa Waves, Clean Cut Kid and The Vryll Society; Liverpool’s always at the fore of new music and its venues play a huge part.

And there are plenty of Beatles attractions to discover

Not that we’re talking The Beatles down – we love them! If you’re planning a visit to the city, you should definitely visit a Beatles attraction or two. Most fans flock to The Cavern Club and The Beatles Story, but for some more unique tales and rare nostalgia, try the Casbah Coffee Club or John and Paul’s childhood homes.

The Beatles Story, Albert Docks
The Beatles Story, Albert Docks | © Jennifer Boyer/Flickr

Liverpool’s nightlife is booming

The city also has some pretty banging spots for partying the night away, like the Ropewalks district. Seel Street is a firm favourite with locals – it was also voted the UK’s fourth hippest street – thanks to the likes of Heebie Jeebies, Be At One, Arts Club and Alma De Cuba. For the nostalgic 90s kids out there, make sure you head to the rock and metal floor in The Krazyhouse

Liverpool is one of the best cities in the world for architecture

With architecture in the city as far back as 1500 still standing, Liverpool really does have some stunning buildings. Speke Hall is one of these buildings and though it’s on the outskirts of the city, it’s definitely worth a visit. 2017 is the year for celebrations at The Bluecoat Chambers as they mark their 300th anniversary, while The Three Graces — the buildings most synonymous with the city — sit proudly on Liverpool’s dockside.

Royal Liver Building
Royal Liver Building | © Richard Jones / Flickr

Two famous old football clubs are from here

Liverpool and Everton – separated only by Stanley Park – are two of the most traditional Premier League clubs in the country. Matchday tickets are often hard to come by but if you plan it right, you may be lucky. Both clubs have an illustrious past and neither club has been relegated from the top flight in its current form.

There’s a great collection of museums and galleries

Liverpool is famed for its extensive range of arts spaces, with its list of museums and galleries also pretty impressive too. A quick walk around Albert Dock will see you take in the Tate, International Slavery Museum and the Merseyside Maritime Museum, while some fantastically historic buildings await in Walker Art Gallery and The Oratory.

Walker Art Gallery - Liverpool
Walker Art Gallery – Liverpool | © Elliot Brown / Flickr

But overall, it’s just a world class city that’s waiting for you to arrive…

When you take all of these reasons in to account, it’s pretty clear for all to see that Liverpool is one of the best cities in the world, let alone the UK. So if you were undecided on visiting the city, hopefully this will sway your decision!