Attractions in Liverpool
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This huge red sandstone cathedral, actually called the Cathedral Church of Christ in Liverpool, is the world’s second largest Anglican cathedral. The foundation stone was laid down by King Edward VII in 1904, and the cathedral was not completely completed until 1978. The cathedral is located just southeast of the city center and can be visited daily from 11am. 0730 to 1800. You will be asked for a donation of 25 kroner. You can also go up in the tower between 7 p.m. 1100 and 1500 Monday to Saturday, this costs 30 kroner.
Liverpool also has a Catholic cathedral, half a mile north of the Anglican. The Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, as it is officially called, is often affectionately referred to by Liverpool’s residents as Paddy’s Wigwam because of the large Irish congregation that parishes the church, and because of its vague resemblance to a tent. The cathedral was completed in 1967 and can be visited daily between 2 p.m. 0800 and 1800. Various events such as classical concerts and Liverpool Beer Festival (!) Are regularly arranged here.
The home ground of the city’s premier football club Liverpool FC is one of Liverpool ‘s most visited attractions and can seat around 45 300 spectators. You can book a guided tour including the team’s museum on 0151 260-6677, and then you will enter both the locker rooms, the VIP stand and the famous The Kop stand, the short side behind one destination. Outside the stadium stands a statue of Liverpool FC’s legendary manager Bill Shankly (1913-1981), who has also been named one of the entry gates. Above Shankly Gate stands Liverpool’s unofficial slogan “You’ll Never Walk Alone”. You will also be able to see a memorial to the 96 who perished during Liverpool’s match at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield in 1996. Tickets for the matches should be booked well in advance, Liverpool Football Tickets
It’s easy to forget that Liverpool have two football teams in the top series, and Everton FC can boast having played there longer than any other English team. The home course Goodison Park can accommodate 40,000 spectators and you can get a guided tour for around 60 kroner. These take place twice a day on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, but must be pre-booked on 0151 330 2266. If you want to experience a football match in England, you have a much higher chance of obtaining tickets at a decent price at an Everton match than a match with Liverpool FC. More information at www.evertonfc.com. For Football Tickets, Football Tickets with Everton.
The port area of Albert Dock was built in the 1840s and has long been the center of English shipping. In the late 1800s, one-seventh of the world’s shipping went via the Port of Liverpool. Since the 1980s, all the old warehouses have been restored or rebuilt and are now Liverpool’s premier tourist area, where you will find many of the attractions listed below. There are also many shops, restaurants, bars and TV studios. A marina promenade overlooks the Mersey River and the Birkenhead district along the entire area.
The Beatles Story
At Albert Dock is also the obvious attraction for any Beatles fan, The Beatles Story. Here, the story of the world’s largest rock band is told through headphones as you walk through the many halls. You can see objects like George Harrison’s first guitar and John Lennon’s round glasses, and you can go through recreated Abbey Road Studios, Cavern Club or Star Club, where the Beatles played hundreds of early years concerts. The entrance fee costs NOK 110 for adults, children half price. NOK 75 for students and pensioners. Open daily from 2 pm 1000 to 1800.
World Museum Liverpool
This museum on William Brown Street has collected artifacts from around the world, and visitors can see Egyptian mummies and prehistoric jars. Here you will find England’s only free planetarium and you can visit the insect house and the new aquarium. Free admission, open daily from 7 am 1000 to 1700. More information about World Museum Liverpool here!
The Tate Liverpool
Tate Liverpool has one of England’s largest collections of contemporary contemporary art outside London. The creator Henry Tate founded the world famous sugar company Tate & Lyle in Liverpool in the 1870s, which made him a millionaire. He donated his art collection known as the Tate Gallery in London, and the Liverpool branch opened in 1988.
Tate Liverpool is located in a converted harbor warehouse at Albert Dock, has free admission and is open daily from 7am to 6pm. 1000 to 1750.
Liverpool plays an important role in the history of England as a major maritime nation, and Liverpool’s Maritime Museum gives you a most interesting insight into history. Here you will find items from both the Titanic shipwrecks, the emigrations to the United States and the Battle of Trafalgar, and the exhibition also does not hide Liverpool’s role in the slave trade between Africa and America in the 18th century. Here, the deck of a slave ship is recreated, and it is a straight forward unpleasant experience to go through it.
The museum is naturally located on Albert Dock. 1000 to 1700, and the tickets cost 36 kroner for adults and 18 kroner for children.
The Walker, as the gallery is just called, has a large collection of artwork from the last six centuries. Especially the award-winning sculpture department is impressive, and in the painting department you will find works by famous artists such as Rembrandt and Rubens. Located in William Brown Street, the gallery has free admission and is open from 7 p.m. 1000 to 1700 daily. On Sundays, however, it opens at. 1200, and on Thursdays it closes at. 2000.
Tourist in Liverpool
Liverpool city center is relatively compact and most of the sights and attractions are within walking distance of each other for a reasonably diverse person. If you prefer to take a guided tour around the city, there are plenty of opportunities. An easy and inexpensive alternative to seeing most attractions while getting relevant information and transport is to use the Hop On Hop Off buses. The buses have twelve fixed stops where you can hop off and be as long as you want. The buses pass every 30 minutes and you continue at your convenience.
Day 1 as a tourist in Liverpool
There is no point in getting up too early, as most attractions or shops open before noon. 0900, and evenings in Liverpool tend to be late. Eat a hearty breakfast at the hotel before strolling down to Albert Dock. This port area was built in 1846 and is now on UNESCO’s cultural heritage list. Both quays and warehouses are built entirely of stone and metal to be fireproof. The area closed in 1972 and stood and decayed for a few years, until it resurfaced in the 1980s and is now home to several of Liverpool’s most visited tourist attractions. Here, cozy harbor walks overlooking Mersey can give you peace of mind.
At Albert Dock you will find plenty of restaurants, bars, galleries and shops. After all, you can start the morning in The Beatles Story, where you can headphones through the lives of Liverpool’s big sons, with headphones, from the start of the 50s to solo careers. Here, important places like The Cavern, Hamburg’s Star Club, Abbey Road Studios and the white room from John Lennon’s Imagine video are recreated. Depending on how interested you are in The Beatles, this can take from one to three hours. If you’re really a fan, you probably want to spend the rest of the afternoon on one of the so-called Magical Mystery Tours, which takes you to places like Penny Lane, Eleanor Rigby’s Tomb, and the childhood homes of Lennon and McCartney.
When you come out, you can walk towards the river around the corner to a completely different kind of art. Tate Liverpool has paintings, sculptures, photo and video art collected in one of the largest modern art galleries in England outside London. Free admission. If contemporary art is not for you, you can instead continue around the next corner to the Merseyside Maritime Museum, which has a very interesting exhibit that thoroughly immerses you in Liverpool’s sometimes grand, at times shameful maritime history.
Then continue straight west toward downtown Hanover Street and turn right into Duke Street. After a few hundred meters you will see on the right side Imperial Arch, the largest Chinese portal outside China. The portal has two hundred carved kites and five roofs. If you have a camera, it’s time to find the wide-angle lens! The portal is also the entrance to one of Europe’s oldest Chinatowns.
Continue up Upper Duke Street and you won’t be able to avoid noticing the huge Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. It has the highest Gothic arches, the heaviest bells and the largest organ, and is the world’s second largest Anglican cathedral. Between 7 p.m. From 1100 and 1500 you can also go up into the tower (entrance fee approx. 30 kroner), and from here you have on a clear day a fabulous view over the whole of Liverpool.
Outside, Hope Street runs north towards Liverpool’s second cathedral, which is Catholic, and on this street you will find many restaurants, bars and eateries. Both of the two very popular restaurants of 60 Hope Street and The London Carriage Works are located here.
Also, take a pint at Liverpool’s most famous and one of England’s most beautifully decorated pubs, The Philharmonic at 36 Hope Street. The pub was built around 1898, and John Lennon, who studied at the College of Art close by, later stated that the biggest disadvantage of becoming famous was that he could no longer take a quiet pint at his beloved Philharmonic.
In the evening you can see if there are any interesting concerts, or you can test out Liverpool’s vibrant nightlife, which mainly centers around Matthew Street and the nearby streets. Although – or because – there seem to always be at least two strata within sight, you’ll find pubs and bars for every taste here. Beatles supporters in particular will enjoy places with names such as Rubber Soul, Abbey Road, Lennon Bar and, not least, the legendary Cavern Club, where the Beatles played a full 292 times in the period 1961-63. The club has also been visited by not insignificant names such as the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Queen, John Lee Hooker and The Who.
Day 2 in Liverpool
You have to get some shopping, too, and in Liverpool, most of the big chain stores are in the pedestrian streets of Lord Street and Church Street. The brand-conscious can set the course for Cavern Walks, where you’ll find the city’s finest in designer stores and haute couture.
Once shopping is complete, you can continue down Lord Street and James Street and you will reach Liverpool’s other major port area, Pier Head just north of Albert Dock. Here are the buildings known as The Three Graces: Port of Liverpool Building, Cunard Building and Royal Liver Building. From here the ferries go to the Isle of Man, but for a shorter ferry ride you can now hop on the little legendary Ferry ‘Cross The Mersey. Each full hour starts a 50 minute cruise which gives you great views of Liverpool’s historic harbor area.
In Seacombe on the other side of the river, take the opportunity to visit Spaceport, which takes you on a virtual journey through space and teaches you about black holes, spiral galaxies and supernovae. You can get combined tickets with both the ferry and Spaceport for around 120 kroner, 85 kroner for children over 5 years.
Well back it is probably high time for lunch, and at Albert Dock close by you have plenty of options. For example, try Ha! Ha! Bar & Canteen where you can eat everything from light snacks, lunch and full dinners while overlooking the river or harbor.
When you’re back in the city center, we suggest spending the afternoon at the World Museum Liverpool, located on William Brown Street just northwest of Lime Street Station. Here you have free access and can view objects from around the world, including Egyptian mummies. You can also visit a planetarium, an aquarium and the new Insect House.
Why not combine tonight’s dinner with a performance? At the Rawhide Comedy Club, you can be entertained by the region’s best comedians as you fill your stomach, and then stroll over to Concert Square, one of Liverpool’s hottest nightclubs.