Liverpool travel guide

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You're Going to Love Liverpool

A thriving port, a party city, and a cultural phenomenon, modern Liverpool buzzes with cultural energy and influences from all over the world.

Recent years have seen the city become England's second most important art hub, after the opening of the Tate Liverpool, while sporting attractions like the Grand National and Liverpool FC attract tens of thousands of fans.

Days in Liverpool can be filled with museums, galleries and, let's face it, Beatles tours, while in the evenings, the city center is a hive of parties, gigs, and shows.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Liverpool

What to do in Liverpool

Beatles Story
St George's Hall
Liverpool Cathedral
Walker Art Gallery
Top activities & attractions in Liverpool

When to Visit Liverpool

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If you want to trace the lives of the Beatles or take a tour of the docks, summer is definitely the time to do so. Between early June and late August, Liverpool's weather should be fine for sightseeing, but take a raincoat just in case. Spring is often wet, but it's a good time to enjoy the museums and galleries without peak season crowds.

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How to Get to Liverpool

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Where to Stay in Liverpool

The best hotels for sightseers in Liverpool are probably near the docks, where good options include the Crowne Plaza and the Mercure. However, the Hard Days Night Hotel offers a quirky, Beatles-inspired accommodation experience and may be more fun, while the Embassie offers cheaper hostel-style rooms.

Popular Neighborhoods in Liverpool

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How to Get Around Liverpool

The Cost of Living in Liverpool

Shopping Streets

Liverpool has no shortage of mall-style shopping opportunities. St John's Shopping Center at the heart of town is the place to go for chain stores and boutiques. Liverpool ONE is another great city center place to shop, as is Metquarter, which specializes in upmarket brands like Jo Malone and Armani.

Groceries and Other

You'll find supermarkets all over Liverpool, along with reasonable grocery prices. Some of the best options include Sainsbury's, Lidl, Tesco, and Marks & Spencer, where you can expect a gallon of milk to cost around £3.45 and 12 eggs about £1.90.

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Where to Eat in Liverpool

Liverpool's dining scene has blossomed in line with its cultural attractions, and there aren't many better places to eat in northwest England. If you want gourmet French or traditional British food, try the superb Art School Restaurant, and the confusingly named London Carriage Works. The best restaurant near the docks is Miller & Carter, while the city's finest curries can be found at Rumi by Bukhara, which mixes wholesome Indian dishes and homemade ice cream. Prices vary. Expect a curry to come to around £15 per head, or a gourmet meal in the Georgian Quarter to cost upwards of £30 per person.