About Liverpool

Known as the 'New York of Britain' and Liverpool is an unmissable city that has endured terrible depths and enjoyed glorious heights. Famous for its culture, football and The Beatles, Liverpool has touched the lives of countless people the world over.

Ready to experience Liverpool? Start with off FREE Tour of Liverpool, which gives you an overview of the city’s history and main attractions.
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Good to know

Airport Transfer

Manchester and Liverpool John Lennon airports both have buses into the city centre, and trains arrive right in the centre also. The city is very well-connected to the rest of the UK by train, but tickets can be expensive, so book it as far in advance as you can manage.

Currency

No sterling/pounds (£) in your wallet? No problem. Liverpool John Lennon airport has currency exchange shops, as well as ATMs.

Public Transportation

Liverpool has a very comprehensive and easy-to-use public transport system, encompassing buses, trains and ferries. You can get a Trio ticket for all three, valid for a week, from just £17. Make sure to bring the exact change as notes are not accepted on the bus!

Tech & WiFi

Remember to pack or buy a standard UK power adaptor to keep your technology powered up! Free WiFi can be found around the city centre.

Weather

Liverpool's weather is much the same as most other cities in England. Be prepared for rain and wind, and even pleasant conditions in the Summer months. We definitely recommend bringing a raincoat!

Safety

Liverpool is considered generally safe, but like any big city always be aware of your surroundings and protect your personal belongings. Also – please take care when crossing roads! Vehicles drive on the left.

Tipping

Tipping is generally not expected in Liverpool, but if you are happy with the service you are welcome to leave 10% of the bill or round it up.

Emergency number

999

Liverpool's Top Attractions

1. Liverpool Cathedral
Be sure to visit Britain's largest cathedral to take in the breath-taking architecture, panoramic views and the world's heaviest bells!
 
2. International Slavery Museum
Explore historical and contemporary aspects of slavery at the International Slavery Museum.
 
3. Museum of Liverpool
This is the largest newly-built national museum in Britain for more than a century. Built in 2011, come and explore the history of Liverpool's strong identity in this stunning contemporary building.
 
4. Albert Dock
Built in 1846 and re-developed into a visitor attraction in 1988, Albert Dock houses the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in the UK and is home to some great visitor attractions including the Beatles Story, Merseyside Maritime Museum and Tate Liverpool.
 
5. The Beatles Story
This is the world's largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to the lives and times of the biggest and most famous band in history - The Beatles.
 
6. Merseyside Maritime Museum
Come and be submerged in Liverpool's sea-faring past! Enjoy boats, art, ship models, ship-wrecked objects and uniforms that bring Liverpool's nautical history to life.