Liverpool is the fourth biggest city in England, it used to be a major port due to his strategic location. It is a rich city in terms of architecture and culture, to be absolutely visited! Discover 6 things to do below:
1- A guided tour of the city
Liverpool is a surprising city, mixing modernity and a range of different architectural styles going from the Tudor era until today. Liverpool is home to several ethnic communities, the Chinese community being the oldest in Europe. We can find the tallest Chinese arch of Europe standing in the quarter of Chinatown (it measures 44 feet).
2- Albert Dock
Liverpool counts several docks, the most famous being the Albert Dock which gathers several classified buildings. The dock was once used to receive exotic goods such as cotton, tea, silk, sugar… Albert Dock is one of the most visited attractions of Liverpool.
3- The Beatles Story Museum
The famous band is native to Liverpool and you could probably guess even if you didn’t know. There is a special atmosphere about this city: paintings and art created in the effigy of the band, their songs are played everywhere… Liverpool has mainly developed tourism thanks to The Beatles and other music bands. So it makes sense to visit The Beatles Story Museum. You will discover the beginnings of the band, the solo carrier of each member and iconic items such as Georges Harrison’s first guitar. This museum is one of the most visited in the United Kingdom so do not forget to book in advance!
4- A river cruise over the Mersey
If you come to Liverpool in spring or summer, book a cruise on the River Mersey. From the sea you will get a stunning view of the 3 symbolic buildings called the “Liverpool’s Three Graces”: the Royal Liver building, the Cunard building and the Port of Liverpool building. The style of these buildings is so different that this seafront is considered as one of the most impressive in the world.
5- The International Slavery Museum
This museum is also located on the Albert Dock, just a couple of metres away from the quay where the slaves’ commercial ship were arriving. The museum opened in 2007 which was the bicentenary year of the abolition of the British slave trade. As it is named, the museum is dedicated to the story of the colonial slavery.
6- The Tate Liverpool
The first Tate museum opened in 1897, it’s today the one we call Tate Britain. As of now, there are 4 museums: two in London, Tate Modern and Tate Britain, one in Cornwall, Tate St Ives and Tate Liverpool. Tate museums are dedicated to modern art, they are all free of entry (except for exhibitions) but school groups need to pre-book.
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