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8 Reasons why Liverpool is simply the best city in the world for tourism

27/09/2018

Every day is the perfect day to visit Liverpool. Rain or shine, we’re ready for you!

Back in 2018 alone, the city has been voted the ‘coolest place’ to live and is home to the ‘kindest’ people. Couple these accolades with a packed catalogue of major events which has seen the eyes of the world glued to our streets, and you’ve got a perfect destination for families, couples, groups and more. From ancient Chinese emperors to Giant spectacles, incredible music festivals, Lost Castles, adventures on the Mersey with Clippers and pirates, plus Bordeaux’s finest wines and there’s still so much more to come.

Our Cruise Terminal brings in a staggering amount of money to our economy and come December it will have welcomed an incredible 600,000 tourists to our city this year alone, including Mickey Mouse. Liverpool John Lennon Airport has just celebrated its busiest month for 7 years, proving people from far and wide are flocking to our city.

So visitor numbers to the city continue to grow, and with relocation interest from national and international brands on the up, now is the time to jump on board an open top bus and see what all the fuss is about!

Here’s 8 reasons why Liverpool should be at the top of your ‘must see’ list …..

1- Our spectacular skyline and beautiful buildings

From Liver Birds to cathedral bell towers, sky-scraping residential buildings to St John’s Beacon, the Liverpool skyline is instantly recognisable and the beauty is, you can climb to the top of many of these buildings to experience the stunning 360 view of the bustling city below too. Don’t miss St. George’s Hall, both cathedrals, the magnificent Three Graces and explore the Royal Albert Dock, where there’s something for everyone.

2 – Music in our Blood

There’s no doubt that The Beatles put Liverpool firmly at the heart of British music and paved the way for so many more ground-breaking acts to make it big in the states. Back home the city is now made up of pioneering recording studios and brilliant live music venues which attract international stars back year after year. LIMF, Creamfields, Africa Oye and International Beatles Week take the beats to the parks and streets and is the perfect way to spend a summer. All you need is love!

3 – Heritage

Our humble city started life around a small body of water and has grown (since as far back as the 1200’s) into a sprawling metropolis that has never lost its village or town feel, we re a tight knit city that with a huge heart and strong sense of community. We welcomed people from all other the world thanks to international shipping and the might River Mersey and we’re proud that they stayed and made homes here, shaping the community into what it is today. Rich, diverse, proud of its roots. Come and discover something new about Liverpool.

4 – Nightlife

Liverpool boasts hundreds of bars, pubs and clubs and whether you fancy a quiet cask ale, a round of bespoke cocktails, shots off the bar or a pint pulled from the tank, we’ve got a night out for you. Mathew Street, The Baltic, The Dock, Concert Square, the Georgian Quarter….where ever you choose, there’s some of the most raucous student nights, live music, and HUGE global DJ’s on offer. A night out in Liverpool is worth the hangover. Check out the best of the bars and clubs in our Going Out pages here.

5 – Food

We love to dine out here in Liverpool and our thriving restaurant scene has grown to epic proportions. In one street alone you can sample  dishes from India, Italy, Korea, China, Spain, Catalunya, Canada, America, Lebanon, France, Colombia, Japan and of course, the best British classics. With more awards and accolades for our city’s restauranters and chefs than ever before make sure you come hungry. Venues like The Arts School, Roski and Wreckfish are all leading the way in the national and international culinary charts. Come this way for your Liverpool Food Bucket List.

For all your latest food & Drink news for Liverpool head this way.

6 – Superb Sport

To experience the city on Derby Day or during any Premier League clash is like nothing else. The city streets are buzzing with anticipation as the Mighty Reds and Toffees fans come from far and wide to support their teams. Football aside the city has and continues to produce world class boxers, gymnasts and Olympians and provides the perfect stage to host huge events like the Netball World Cup and international rugby fixtures too.

7 – Culture & Events

We love our culture as much as the next city, but this year in particular was always going to be off the scale when it comes to events. Chinese New Year, The Terracotta Warriors, Feast of Fire, WW1 Commemorations, Lost Castles of Liverpool, Tall Ships Regatta, Bordeaux Wine Festival, the Feis, city-wide Piano madness, all the festivals, Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Tate Liverpool turns 30 and so much more. We don’t half put on a show.

8 – The Kindest People

Bomd Street, Bombed Out church

Did you know Scousers are the kindest people in the country? Seriously, click here to find out why. From the moment you arrive in the city, your guaranteed a warm welcome and we hope you never forget it. From our cabbies, tour guides and our top class retail and restaurant workers, we all love a gab. We will happily lend a hand with directions, restaurant suggestions, directions to Anfield and we’ll even tell you where the best bars and clubs are.

You’ll arrive here as a tourist, but you’ll leave as a friend.

We want to know what you love most about our amazing city?! Drop us a line on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and we’ll share the best on our socials.

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