About the City

The Liverpool City Region has many passions – from sport to visual arts, music to architecture and Superlambananas to Scouse. It is this variety which makes it such a popular destination for visitors, and the ideal destination to explore.

With the largest collection of museums and galleries anywhere outside of London, the city’s culture and heritage are at the very heart of the destination. There’s a fantastic selection of performance spaces too, from grand theatres to intimate clubs.

In 2018, a decade on from European Capital of Culture, Liverpool is looking to the future with a thrilling year-long programme which celebrates the city’s culture and creativity. There will be art, music, theatre, technology, style and sport, as the city’s signature mix of creative risk-taking and magical happenings takes centre stage. Discover the Liverpool 2018 programme

Liverpool was awarded prestigious UNESCO World Heritage Status in 2004, acknowledging its world-class heritage and cultural relevance. This status encompasses areas across the city, including the historic William Brown Street, the commercial district and of course the Liverpool Waterfront – perhaps the enduring image of the city, and home to institutions old and new; the Liver Birds, the Cunard Building, Museum of LiverpoolTate LiverpoolAlbert Dock and Echo Arena to name a few.

On the other side of the city centre is the Hope Street area, with its architectural smorgasbord dominated by the two magnificent cathedrals at either end of the street. These basilicas bookend a host of cultural organisations, such as the newly-rebuilt Everyman theatre, the Philharmonic Hall and LIPA. In addition the area has some of the best food and drink in the city, whether you’re looking for genuinely innovative dining or pubs full of character. With such a compact, visitor-friendly city centre you can easily explore the destination on foot.

Beyond this, the wider region boasts attractions such as Antony Gormley's Another Place at Crosby Beach, Port Sunlight Village (home to Lady Lever Gallery) and Knowsley Hall. With all this just 30 minutes from the city centre, we are sure that you will find plenty to explore on your visit. 

Find out more on the Visit Liverpool website.