Visiting Liverpool

Liverpool is a bustling, vibrant, and historic city, offering countless ways to spend your time.

It’s one of the closest cities to Crewe and is perfect for a day out with the ultimate shopping experience in the city centre – Liverpool One. On top of that, venture to Bold Street, and you’ll find an eclectic mix of independent restaurants and shops. There are numerous tourist destinations, with many art and history museums. Sefton Park is one of the most famous and well-loved tourist destinations, with stunning vistas that look more like a natural park than something man-made.

Of course, in terms of sport, Liverpool is home to some of the most famous football clubs in the world. Liverpool and Everton FC have a long, rich history, and for fans of non-league football, Marine FC and AFC Liverpool are only a short train ride away. Liverpool is also home to the world famous Aintree Racecourse.

Liverpool has a thriving student culture. Concert Square has all the nightlife anyone could ask for, and if clubbing isn’t for you, then there a numerous bars, both in the city, and on Smithdown Road, an almost entirely student area only 10 minutes away by bus. With such a short journey from Crewe station, Liverpool will have the answer to whatever you would like to do with your weekend.

More Information

For more detailed information about the many great things Liverpool has to offer, please feel free to visit the Liverpool Tourist Board at https://www.visitliverpool.com/

Getting to the city

From Crewe Station to Liverpool Lime Street, which is the main station in Liverpool, takes between 30 minutes to an hour depending on the train. Prices vary depending on how far in advance you book, but a standard class ticket will cost just over £11 most of the time.

In order to accurately plan and price up your trip, visit https://www.thetrainline.com/

The history of Liverpool is extremely diverse and interesting. As one of the oldest cities in the UK, it’s history can be traced back to 1190, as a huge trading port. The city expanded massively over the next few centuries and during the 1800s a large volume of trade was passing through Liverpool. In the 1830s, the world’s first passenger train was launched – the Liverpool and Manchester railway. With the railway came urban expansion, and the population of the city grew massively.

From the mid-20th century, the trading docks and manufacturing industries declined sharply, and the unemployment rate rose. Despite this, the city became widely known during this time for it’s culture, particularly with the fame of The Beatles. Tourism and regeneration schemes have helped the city recover and form the lively and exciting city that it is today. If you want to find out more, there are many interesting history museums such as the International Slavery Museum, the Merseyside Maritime Museum and the Museum of Liverpool.

The Tate Liverpool is a must-see art gallery with many interesting expeditions and free admission to the museum. The historic Royal Albert Docks are also essential to see as the combination of history and modern design makes it a unique place to visit and a lovely place to eat and drink.

There are many markets in Liverpool from arts and crafts to food markets such as the Baltic Market. Liverpool’s Christmas Market takes place outside St. George’s Hall, and runs for around two or three days before Christmas to really get you into the Christmas spirit. The Makers’ Market is also a monthly arts and crafts market, with makers selling such a wide range of products it’s impossible to sum up.

In terms of live music, there are plenty of options, from bars with local bands playing to tribute acts. For something a bit more unusual, why not try Revolucion de Cuba – a live music bar with a dose of Latin spirit. They host salsa classes and fiery Friday nights that are worth seeing.

For food lovers, there are many exciting restaurants to try. You could try Röski, a restaurant run by a Masterchef winner, which explores ‘the next big thing’ in the food world, or Panoramic 34 for a meal with a view on the 34th floor of the West Tower. Whatever you fancy, Liverpool will have an option for you.

 

Liverpool is also, of course, home to perhaps the most famous band of all time: The Beatles.

The Beatles Museum celebrates the history of the band, with fascinating and in-depth exhibits showcasing their career, starting from The Cavern Club (which you can also visit) to becoming the biggest band of their generation and a timeless Liverpool icon. The Beatles Museum is located on the world-famous Albert Docks, along with the Liverpool Maritime Museum, and other independent shops.

The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960, made up of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. The group was integral to the evolution of pop music, and their style often had elements of classical music, old pop, rock and roll, and even Indian music and psychedelia in their later years.

This band is an iconic feature of British culture with many places, such as Abbey Road as featured on their famous album cover, in Liverpool holding significant cultural value with reference to their work.

There are many things to see in Liverpool that are significant to The Beatles, and to find out more about how to take a Beatles tour, look on this website:

A Tour of Beatles Attractions in Liverpool, UK

You can find out more on the Visit Liverpool Website – Below