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 Liverpool

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For so many people all over the world Liverpool is the Beatles, never has one band made a city so famous. However Liverpool is famous for many other aspects of it's bustling lifestyle, in particular the wealth and culture in its museums, galleries and architecture. It is certainly true to say if you haven't already got the museum bug you certainly will when you visit Liverpool.
Liverpool is a visually stunning city, with a magical evening sky. Day or Night there are so many things to do in Liverpool. Weather you want to shop till you drop, wonder around the city streets, explore the Beatles story, watch the world go by in the street cafes, party hard all evening, go to the opera, or take a leisurely stroll around the famous Albert Docks, there is never a shortage of activities to amuse any one of all ages.
If the Hustle and Bustle of city life becomes too much it is easy to escape into the surrounding countryside. You can enjoy the picturesque coastal towns and country villages. Walkers can take advantage of the many country and coastal paths, or when the tide is low, make the short journey to Hibre Island, a haven for nature lovers and is great for bird watching.
Liverpool is also surrounded by some delightful towns, which are well worth a visit. The whole area has so much to offer what ever your interests and hobbies, from sport, culture to exploring the heritage sites.

 
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 Arts

Mathew Street Gallery
The gallery specializes in the art of John Lennon.
Location: Mathew Street
Telephone: 0151 236 0009

Tate Gallery Liverpool
This is the largest gallery of contemporary art outside London, and home of the national collection of modern art.
Location: Albert Dock
Telephone: 0151 702 7400

Walker Art Gallery
Noted for its collection of Pre-Raphaelites, and one of Europe's greatest art Galleries including works by Rubens, Degas, Cezanne, Poussin and Rembrandt.
Location: William Brown Street
Telephone: 0151 478 4199

University of Liverpool Art Gallery
A good collection of Modern and Historical Art.
Location: Abercromby Square
Telephone: 0151 794 2348

Open Eye Gallery
Changing exhibitions in photographic and media arts.
Location: Wood Street
Telephone: 0151 709 9460

Everyman Theater
Location: Hope Street
Telephone; 0151 709 4776

Citadel Arts Center
Location: Waterloo Street, St Helens
Telephone: 01744 735 436

Liverpool Empire Theater
Location: Lime Street
Telephone: 0870 606 3536

Neptune Theatre
Location: Hanover Street
Telephone: 0151 709 7844

Philharmonic Hall
Location: Hope Street
Telephone: 0151 709 3789

Royal Court Theatre
Location: Roe Street
Telephone: 0151 709 4321

Unity Theatre
Location: Hope Place
Telephone: 0151 709 4988

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 Attractions

Beatles Story
Follow the story of George, Ringo, John and Paul from the early days in Hamburg, to the Cavern, Beatlemania, to their break up and solo careers.
Location: Albert Dock
Telephone: 0151 709 1963

Beatles Magical Mystery Tour
A must for every Beatles fan is this amassing tour. On this two hour trip you will visit the Beatles former homes, schools and places that inspired some of their songs, such as 'Penny Lane', the trip finishes at the world famous Cavern Club were it all began.
Location: The Beatles Story, Albert Docks. (Tickets for the tour must be bought in advance from the Beatles Story or Tourist Information Center.)
Telephone: 0151 236 9091

Liverpool Museum and Planetarium
Explore the wonders of the natural world to the mysteries of outer space.
Location: William Brown Street
Telephone: 0151 478 4399

Liverpool Football Club Tour
Site in the Anfeild dressing room and walk through the tunnel to the sound of the Kop.
Location: Anfeild Road
Telephone: 0151 260 6677

Everton Football Club Tour
A must for all fans.
Location: Goodison Park
Telephone: 0151 330 2266

Liverpool Cathedral
Visit the largest Anglican Cathedral in Britain and enjoy the breath taking views from the top of the 331-foot tower.
Location: St James Monument
Telephone: 0151 709 6271

Joseph Williamson Tunnels
Explore the labyrinth of tunnels and underground caverns created by Joseph Williamson in the 19th century.
Location: Edge Hill
Telephone: 0151 709 6868

Liverpool Town Hall
This is an impressive grade 1 listed building, with fine staterooms, crystal chandeliers and priceless paintings.
Location: High Street
Telephone: 0151 707 2391

HM Customs & Excise Museum
A great interactive hands on look at the work of customs officers. Discover concealed goods and explore the work to catch drug smuggling.
Location: Albert Dock
Telephone: 0151 478 4499

Merseyside Maritime Museum
Travel back in time and journey through the life of transatlantic slavery, emigration and much more.
Location: Albert Dock
Telephone: 0151 478 4499

Museum of Liverpool Life
Dedicated to the history of Liverpool and its people.
Location: Albert Dock
Telephone: 0151 478 4080

Royal Liver Building
A must see are the Liver Birds that are perched on top of Liverpool's best known landmark.
Location: Pier Head
Telephone: 0151 236 2748

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 Clubs

Liverpool is one of the top places in the UK for its nightlife, and you will not be disappointed. Below is a small sample selection of what is on offer.

Cavern Club
This club made famous by the Beatles now features contemporary live music.
Location: Mathew Street
Telephone: 0151 236 1964

Camel Club
Location: Above revolution bar, Wood Street
Telephone: 0151 7077 2727

Voodooroom
Location: Bold Street
Telephone: 0151 707 2333

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 Leisure

Liverpool is a sporting place and offers everything from climbing to watersports. Merseyside makes the most of its coastal location and is a perfect location to enjoy and participate in watersports. The river and coastal waters are popular with jet skiers. However for the less active among us why not take a boat ride across the Mersy River, or take a jaunt into the surrounding countryside which is full of hidden secrets waiting to be explored.Awesome Walls Climbing Center
One of the largest indoor climbing walls in Europe with wall to suit all skill levels.
Location: St Albans Church, off Great Howard Street
Telephone: 0151 298 2422Everton Football Club
Location: Goodison Park
Telephone: 0151 330 2300Liverpool Football Club
Location: Anfield
Telephone: 0151 260 8680Tranmere Rovers
Location: Prenton Park in Birkenhead
Telephone: 0151 609 0137Europa Pools
Leisure and wave pool, flume rides, spa and fitness suites.
Location: Conway Street Birkenhead
Telephone: 0151 647 4182Heatwaves Leisure Center
Waves and Flumes, Sports Hall, dance studio, sauna and steam room.
Location: Waterpark Drive, Stockbridge Village, Knowsley
Telephone: 0151 443 2750West Kirby Marine lake
A safe enclosed space to learn and practice sailing and windsurfing.
Location: Marine Lake, West Kirby, WirralSouthport Marine Lake
Sailing facilities and much top class water sports events throughout the year.
Location: Marine Lake, Southport

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 Pubs

Liverpool is one of the top places in the UK for its nightlife, and you will not be disappointed. Below is a small sample selection of what is on offer.

Cavern Pub
Dedicated to the famous names that played at the Cavern Club this is a great Rock 'n' Roll pub.
Location: Mathew Street
Telephone: 0151 236 1957

The Dispensary
Location: 87 Renshaw Street
Telephone: 0151 709 2160

Dr Duncan's
Location: St John's Lane, Queen Square
Telephone: 0151 709 5100

The Grafton
Location: West Derby Road
Telephone; 0151 263 2303

Jacaranda
Location: Slater Street
Telephone: 0151 707 8281

Life Café Bar
Location: Bold Street
Telephone; 0151 707 2223

Revolution
Location: Wood Street
Telephone: 0151 707 2727

Rococomodo
Location: 23-25 Fleet Street
Telephone; 0151 709 8832

RSVP
Location: Concert Square
Telephone: 0151 707 6470

Metz Café Bar
Location: Cavern Quarters, Mathew Street
Telephoned: 0151 227 2282

Baa Bar
Location: Fleet Street
Telephone: 0151 707 0610

Brewery Tap
Location: Stanhope Street
Telephone: 0151 709 2129

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 Restaurants

Liverpool has a multitude of various places to dine, listed below is a short list of what is on offer, there are a variety of menus, venues

Chinese

Tai Pan
Location: Great Howard Street
Telephone: 0151 207 38 88


Continental

St Petersburg
Location: 7 York Street
Telephone: 0151 709 66 76


French

Bijou
Location: Berry Street
Telephone: 0151 708 80 40

De Coubertin's
Location: 43 North John Street
Telephone: 0151 284 19 96


Italian

Valparaiso
Location: 4 Hardman Street
Telephone: 0151 708 60 36


Japanese

Not Sushi
Location: 4-24 Exchange Street East
Telephone: 0151 236 06 43


Mexican

EL Macho
Location: Hope Street
Telephone: 0151 708 66 44


UK

Hope Street Restaurant
Location: 60 Hope Street
Telephone: 0151 707 60 60

Becher's Brook
Location: 29a Hope Street
Telephone: 0151 707 00 05

The Lower Place
Location: Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street
Telephone: 0151 210 19 55

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 Shopping

Liverpool is simply excellent for shopping. There are large pedestrian areas, Lord Street and Church Street. The shops concentrated around this area are all the big high street names, and in an area compact enough to explore what's on offer in one day, great for ease and enjoyment. The indoor shopping centers at Clayton square and St John's are also not to be missed plus there is also a daily market. For designer wear check out Cavern Walks Shopping Center located in the heart of the Cavern Quarter, were you can explore small specialist boutiques selling the latest designer wear. For unusual gifts, presents or souvenirs look around Albert Dock, were there are small crafts, gifts and souvenir shops in a pleasant waterside setting, with plenty of restaurants, pubs and cafes for that well earned rest.

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 Transport


Air

Liverpool Airport is 7 miles from the city center and can be reached easily by car, taxi or bus. Manchester Airport can also be reached from Liverpool in under an hour by National Express Coach or by rail.
Once in the city center the public transport runs at regular intervals, and provides a good service


Car

Liverpool is easily accessed by car from the M6, M56 and M62. Ones in the center there are many car parks to choice from in different part of the city, all of which are sign posted and pay and display.


Coach

Liverpool's has 3-bus station in the center of the city, Queen Square Bus Station, Paradise Street Bus Station and the National Express Coach Station on Norton Street. National Express Coach services run all over the U.K. offering a good service from a wide range of pick up points and destinations. The Local bus service that serves the city itself and the surrounding area is excellent and goes to all destinations, both sides of the water.
Telephone: National Express - 0990 80 80 80


Rail

Liverpool has three stations, Lime Street Station, Central Station, and James Street Station, all are situated around the center of the city and there are services to Liverpool from all over the U.K. Ones in Liverpool the merseyrail network provides a fast and inexpensive way of getting around mersyside and the city.
Telephone: 0345 48 49 50

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