As a city trip destination, Liverpool doesn’t get nearly as many visitors as the capital London, but anyone who wants to visit another English city should definitely consider this port city. According to HOMOSOCIETY, Liverpool is to England what Rotterdam is to the Netherlands. The port city of Liverpool has two illustrious football clubs that have achieved considerable success in the English league and at European level: Liverpool FC and Everton. Liverpool is possibly even more famous for the fact that the Beatles come from here.
Liverpool ‘s Top 10 Things to Do
#1. Anglican Cathedral
This beautiful Liverpool cathedral was built in the early twentieth century. It took no less than 74 years to make it the way it is today. Messrs Giles Gilbert Scott and George Bodley were appointed the architects to lead in 1904 the laying of the foundation stones and the further building of this cathedral after their design was submitted. In the cathedral is a gift shop, restaurant and watchtower.
#2. Liverpool Town Hall
One of the most beautiful historic buildings in Liverpool is certainly the Town Hall. You’ll find this palatial building in High Street. Parts of the property are used for different purposes. Downstairs, for example, there is the city council chamber, a hall for weddings and rooms set up for the public that are shown during a guided tour. In front of the town hall is the Nelson monument which was placed in honor of Admiral Horatio Nelson. Horatio Nelson was a very influential person who had many successful wars to his name.
#3. Metropolitan Cathedral
Since 1962, this very uniquely designed Roman Catholic cathedral in Liverpool has been under construction for five years. The architect Fredrick Gibberd is responsible for this beautiful piece of ecclesiastical design. The inside is certainly as modern as the outside shows. Together with the Anglican Cathedral, it is a major tourist attraction.
#4. Albert Dock
In this former warehouse area of Liverpool, which was once a major trade center, it is now thriving as a real tourist attraction. Here you will find the Tate Liverpool Museum, the Merseyside Maritime Museum, the Beatles Story and a number of monumental buildings. This new, hip part of the city has meanwhile acquired a number of equally hip restaurants and other hangouts.
#5. Beatles Story
Four boys from Liverpool, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr decide to form a pop group together. This was a resounding success and the Beatles are still regarded as the most influential bands in history. The Beatles Story has now become a sought-after attraction in Liverpool, taking a tour of the homes they grew up in and seeing remarkable artifacts along the way related to the Beatles. Furthermore, you will be taken on a journey through the music history of this world-famous band through all kinds of technology.
#6. The Walker
Former mayor and brewer Andrew Barclay Walker founded this imposing museum of works of art in 1877. Britain’s finest art collections are here. For example, there are collections of Dutch and Italian artists from the period between 1300-1550. But also works by Rembrandt, Poussin, Lucian Freud and Albert Moore can be found in this fantastic museum. For lovers of sculptures, there is a special section full of the most beautiful creations.
#7. Port of Liverpool Building
The beautiful neo-Baroque historic building on the Pier Head has a palatial appearance. The large round dome is a landmark for many. It used to be the office of the harbor which was ruled by the Mersey Docks and Harbor Company. Nowadays, several larger companies are housed in this particularly beautiful building.
#8. Tate Liverpool Museum
This very large museum in Liverpool is one of the series of four sites belonging to the Tate Gallery. This museum mainly shows British art from the year 1500 to the present. In addition to the classical works, there is also room for contemporary art. You can find this museum on the Albert Dock in a former warehouse.
#9. Merseyside Maritime Museum
Located on the Albert Dock, this museum tells about the trade and fortunes of the port of Liverpool. In the basement, for example, a few things are told about smugglers and contraband. This museum also discusses subjects such as the slave trade, the Titanic and the role of Liverpool in this whole.
#10. Echo Arena Liverpool
This Arena and Convention Center (ACC) is used for various (pop) concerts, MTV Awards, sporting events and festivals. Many greats from the music industry have already given a concert here. The other side of the building is a convention center mainly used for conventions and exhibitions. Due to its special design, the building is very eye-catching.