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Here’s why Liverpool should be at the top of your 2018 bucket list

6 years ago

By The Guide Liverpool

Here’s why Liverpool should be at the top of your 2018 bucket list

If you’ve ever wanted to visit Liverpool, 2018 is the year to do it.

We love nothing more than shouting loud and proud about our amazing city and if you’re into live music, festivals, a boss nights out, incredible food, impressive history, breath-taking buildings and a warm welcome, it’s time to visit Liverpool. 2018 is a special year for the city and us scousers and visitors alike as we gear up to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our Capital of Culture, so if you’ve been planning a trip to Liverpool, this is the time to do it. With something for everyone, couples, families, friends and even dogs, you’re going to love our city.

Here’s 6 reasons why you should visit Liverpool in 2018…..

1 – We throw an amazing party

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. From some of the most raucous student nights, to live music, and HUGE global DJ’s, a night out in Liverpool is worth the hangover.

2 – City, Shore and Greenspace galore

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Sefton Park

The beauty of the North West stretches for miles with our stunning city, right in the heart of it. From our UNESCO World Heritage Pier Head, Albert Dock and waterfront to the beaches of Crosby and Wirral and more stunning parks to stroll around than you can shake a stick at! Liverpool is a great city for dog lovers too with mile upon mile of coastline and dog friendly pubs and coffee shops offering treats and a bed by the fire.

3 – Culture by the bucket load

We love our culture as much as the next city, but this year in particular is 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, An Irish shindig called Feish, city-wide Piano madness, all the festivals, Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, The Clothes Show, Tate Liverpool turns 30 and so much more. Click here for more info on our 2018 programme.

4 – Festival Fever

Summer in Liverpool just wouldn’t be right without festival memories, and we know how to put on a show. Okay deep breath, this is what’s to come….Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) to Smithdown Road Festival, Africa Oye, Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival, LEAP, DADA, Liverpool Fringe, Christmas Ice Festival, Threshold Festival, Positive Vibration Festival of Reggae, Sound City, Vegan Festival, Independent Film Festival and there’s a prosecco or gin festival pretty much every fortnight too!

5 – World Cuisine on your doorstep

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 top chef’s, such as Gino D’Acamp, Jamie Oliver and Marco Pierre White opening Liverpool restaurants, make sure you come hungry. Click here for our Liverpool Food Bucket List.

6 – You’re guaranteed a warm welcome

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Steven Gerrard (The ultimate Scouse lad)

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, to tour guides, train guards and our top class retail and restaurant workers, we all love a gab and 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.

What’s your favourite thing about Liverpool? From match day atmosphere to summer days in the parks and Christmas shopping, we’ve got it all. Drop us a line on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and we’ll share your suggestions on our socials.

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