Liverpool

Travel Guide
Royal Liver Building featuring heritage architecture and a city

Thanks to some of Britain’s best bands, exciting museums and a rich maritime history, this compact northern city is one of England’s finest cultural destinations.

Once home to one of the busiest ports in the world, this northern English city has transformed into a cultural enclave. The city has a fascinating Victorian history, and a legacy of producing some of Britain’s best-known musicians. A large part of Liverpool’s historic port precinct was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2004, while the city was named the European Capital of Culture for 2008.

Make your way to Albert Dock to see the cultural heart of the city. Once the home to some of the biggest ships in the world, today the precinct is a hub for restaurants, bars and cultural institutions. Try a plate of scouse, a stew typical of northern England at a waterfront restaurant. Learn about the city’s maritime history at the Merseyside Maritime Museum. The waterfront precinct is also home to one of the most iconic buildings in the city, the towering Royal Liver Building.

The Beatles are by far the best-known band produced by the city, and are part of the rich musical fabric that flows through Liverpool. Hear how the most famous band in the world started their career in the city at the Beatles Story, or take in a concert at one of their old haunts, the Liverpool Empire Theatre.

Liverpool locals are fanatical about their sport, and visiting during the chilly winter months will ensure you’ll see the city proudly waving their scarves. See the Liverpool Football Club battle their rivals at the historic Anfield Road Stadium, or watch the local amateurs at Sefton Park. Relax as you walk through the leafy surrounds of the park, just one of the many green areas in the picturesque city.

Liverpool is a city that appeals to a wide range of travelers, and appeals to all budgets. Whether your passion is sports, music or history, the cozy northern city has a side that appeals to you. Reach Liverpool by plane, bus or train from many major cities in Europe, or embrace the city’s past and arrive by boat at Albert Dock.

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Where to stay in Liverpool

Seel Street Hotel by EPIC
Seel Street Hotel by EPIC
4 out of 5
42 Seel Street, Liverpool, England
The price is RM302 per night from 21 Sep to 21 Sep
Located in Liverpool City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Concert Square, Liverpool ONE and Cavern Club. Liverpool Empire Theatre and Beatles ...
4.1/5Very Good! (725 reviews)
"The room was very clean and the staff were great and friendly. Would highly recommend this hotel as its in the centre of Liverpool and was a close walk to literally everything."

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2021

Seel Street Hotel by EPIC
Signature Living at The Shankly Hotel
Signature Living at The Shankly Hotel
3.5 out of 5
60 Victoria street, Liverpool, England
The price is RM691 per night from 18 Oct to 18 Oct
Located in Liverpool City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool Central Library and Cavern Quarter. Liverpool Playhouse ...
4.1/5Very Good! (140 reviews)
"Beautiful Place To Stay :-)"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2021

Signature Living at The Shankly Hotel
Malmaison Liverpool
Malmaison Liverpool
4 out of 5
7 William Jessop Way, Liverpool, England
The price is RM402 per night from 10 Oct to 10 Oct
Located in Liverpool City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Royal Liver Building, Cavern Club and Liverpool ONE. Albert Dock and Beatles ...
4.3/5Excellent! (931 reviews)
"The hotel was spotlessly clean, friendly and helpful staff, the room had a lot more features than I was expecting and the furnishings were lovely."

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2021

Malmaison Liverpool
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Staycity Aparthotels Liverpool Waterfront
Staycity Aparthotels Liverpool Waterfront
3.5 out of 5
25 Drury Lane, Corn Exchange, Liverpool, England
The price is RM348 per night from 7 Oct to 7 Oct
Located in Liverpool City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Liverpool ONE, Beatles Story and Albert Dock. World Museum Liverpool and Tate ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (842 reviews)
"Room was really clean."

Reviewed on 4 Sep 2021

Staycity Aparthotels Liverpool Waterfront
Cove Paradise Street
Cove Paradise Street
4 out of 5
39 Paradise St, Liverpool, England
The price is RM362 per night from 7 Oct to 7 Oct
Located in Liverpool City Centre, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Cavern Quarter and Cavern Club. Anfield Road Stadium and Tate Liverpool ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
"Excellent apartment and lovely staff on reception, I would definitely recommend to others"

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2021

Cove Paradise Street
Quest Liverpool City Centre
Quest Liverpool City Centre
4 out of 5
72 Church St., Liverpool, England
The price is RM433 per night from 4 Oct to 4 Oct
Located in Liverpool City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Liverpool Playhouse and Cavern Club. Anfield Road Stadium and Tate Liverpool ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (120 reviews)
"While Expedia did not share that there were 4 of us, they sorted a sofa bed really quickly, and everything worked out well."

Reviewed on 27 Aug 2021

Quest Liverpool City Centre
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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