Liverpool is a major tourist destination in the United Kingdom, famous for its wild and active nightlife. The city is also famous for its sports culture and music industry, and it has an omnipresent influence over the English mainstream culture.
Located in Merseyside, England, you can reach Liverpool through flights from various cities within or outside Europe at the Liverpool John Lennon airport. The airport is served well by the low cost airlines Easy Jet and Ryan Air. Taxi and bus services are available immediately outside the Liverpool John Lennon airport, which is located twelve miles from the city. The number 500 Airport Express bus takes around forty five minutes to reach the city center from the airport. The Manchester airport is another airport than can be used to reach Liverpool, because the ride from Manchester airport to Liverpool generally takes around an hour at most. Moreover, Manchester airport handles major flights from around the World, and is a better option for foreign tourists. Liverpool can be reached from London by train in less than two hours. Trains are available at moderate frequency, there’s a train headed to Liverpool from London every one hour. Trains are also available from Birmingham, Leeds and Nottingham to Liverpool. National Express bus services are available from the major cities in England to Liverpool and London is just five hours away by coach. Megabus, a company operating a range of ex-Hong Kong buses also provides bus services from London to Liverpool for prices ranging from one to eleven pounds.
Like every other city in the United Kingdom, Liverpool is also famous for its splendid architecture. The city center, which generally has had a history of being neglected and run down has been recently renovated and looks splendid. Visit St. George’s Hall, a huge Greco-Roman style building, built for the public by wealthy merchants in the city. The building is used for Capital Of Culture Year and has been expertly renovated, making it the finest neo-classical structure in all of Europe. The Royal Liver building, an age old skyscraper that has been dominating the skyline of Liverpool for long, is another must see site due to its status as an iconic Liverpool structure. The World Museum in St. George’s Hall contains a lot of information and collections on English rocketry and on sciences related to Egyptology; hence it is yet another site that you should visit while in Liverpool. Also make sure you visit the Liverpool Central Library, The Walker Art Gallery, The International Slavery Museum, a place dedicated to addressing the horrors of slavery and issues of racism, and the Merseyside Maritime Museum, a museum dedicated to the history of the city in its maritime days of yore and its countless vessels employed till date. The Beatles Story, a museum dedicated wholly to the greatest band of the bygone era, is a favorite spot for music buffs among the tourists. The museum is entirely themed around the Beatles, and has exhibits of their instruments.
The city center in Liverpool is not too vast and easy to cover on foot, but plenty of black cabs are available for the ones among you with lazy bones. Buses are available for inner city travel and they play from Paradise Street Interchange and Queen Square to the City Center. The suburban train services in Liverpool, generally deemed poor by the public, has been renovated and now is one of the most efficient public transport services in England. All these, and affordable accommodation make Liverpool an ideal place to plan your vacation for! Book your tickets and live it up in Liverpool