posted on: 23 March, 2018
If you are a Beatles fan, then you have probably already visited the birthplace of the Fab Four and know that the city is still full of music. Countless bars, pubs and clubs line up in the city centre around Matthew Street and Sleet Street. A night out in Liverpool is memorable, trust us. You can feel the energy and buzz of this place, but there is much more to it. You’ll be surprised.
Liverpool has the largest collection of galleries and museums outside London and most of them are free to enter. Visit the converted Albert Dock, where you will find the Merseyside Maritime Museum, the quirky modern art Liverpool Tate Gallery amongst many other cultural attractions. Where to go next in Liverpool? Head towards the Walker Art Gallery, the national gallery of the North on historic Browning Street to see some old masterpieces from the likes of Degas and Rembrandt.
Being a former naval and maritime super hub, you must take at least one boat ride and the most popular is the ferry across the Mersey one. Sum along the old Gerry & The Pacemakers tune while enjoying the view of the riverfront architecture. Sail past the unofficial landmark, the Royal Liver Building. See the two liver birds? They say the one in front is female and facing outward so she can watch over the sailors leaving for every place in the world. The one in back is male and facing inland so he can see if the pubs are open!
Another highlight is only short taxi ride away, Crosby beach. We recommend taking taxis rather than busses. They are very cheap. Also you are bound to get a deep impression of the local Scouse accent from a conversation with the usual chatty driver.
At Crosby beach, you will find the spectacular art installation Another place by Antony Gormley. 100 cast-iron, life-size figures spread out along three kilometres of the foreshore. They stretch almost one kilometre out to sea. It is a fabulous site to visit and a perfect place for a beach walk.
Relax afterwards in the beautiful preserved pub, the Volunteer Canteen. The friendly locals who like most Liverpudlians appreciate the fact that you are visiting “their” city. That ‘s why they’ll give you a warm feeling of being welcomed. And let’s face it, you can have as many attractions as you like, but in the end, it is the local people that make a place memorable.
Sooner or later conversations will be about football. Located almost next to each other Liverpool FC and Everton FC divide the city in two halves. Witty banter between the “Blue noses” and the “Koppites” will soon drag you in and make you choose side. Having done this and taken first steps in “Scouse for beginners” you will leave with “Liverpool – It’s boss tha” impression! So now that you know where to go in Liverpool don’t keep it to yourself. Sharing is caring!
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