Visiting Liverpool

Welcome to Liverpool! Our city is the sixth most visited in the UK, and in the top 100 cities in the world visited by international tourists. Liverpool was granted World Heritage status by UNESCO in July 2004. It celebrated its 800th anniversary in 2007, and the following year was the European Capital of Culture.

Liverpool is, of course, famous as the birthplace of The Beatles. We have two Premier League football clubs: Liverpool F.C. and Everton. F.C., and two cathedrals: Liverpool Anglican Cathedral and Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King. Aintree Racecourse is known worldwide for the Grand National horse race.


The Albert Dock boasts the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in Britain. Once part of Liverpool’s important history as an international port, it is now a popular leisure destination, with bars, restaurants, shops and museums. Here you can visit The Beatles Story, the International Slavery Museum, Merseyside Maritime Museum, and Tate Liverpool.

Liverpool’s business district (comprising Castle Street, Dale Street and Old Hall Street) is one of the city’s World Heritage sites. It includes the Grade I listed Liverpool Town Hall – which is often used as a film and TV location, such as in the upcoming Netflix series The Irregulars.

Liverpool is home to the oldest Chinese community in Europe. It has the largest Chinese Arch outside of China.

The streets around William Brown Street are known as Liverpool’s Cultural Quarter. This is where you will find the William Brown Library, Walker Art Gallery, Picton Reading Rooms and World Museum Liverpool. It is the site of arguably Liverpool’s most impressive building – St George’s Hall. This is considered the best example of a neo-classical building in Europe.

Liverpool One is the place to go for a spot of retail therapy. But don’t forget the stores on pedestrianised Church Street, or nearby Bold Street for a fantastic choice of restaurants.

The Pier Head is the site of Liverpool’s stunning “Three Graces” – the Royal Liver Building, the Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building. It is also home to the Ferry Terminal and Museum of Liverpool.

This is just a small selection of the beautiful and fascinating places to visit in Liverpool. For more ideas go to Visit Liverpool.