Rich in Culture
The city of Liverpool has more listed buildings than anywhere in Britain, except for Westminster. This is because the city had the world’s largest port from the 19th century up until the 20th. Liverpool operates seven museums and galleries including the recently opened Museum of Liverpool, kids’ favourite World Museum Liverpool, the fascinating Merseyside Maritime Museum, stunning Walker Art Gallery and thought-provoking International Slavery Museum. The city is an important centre for culture not just in the northwest of England, but also the United Kingdom more broadly. Its contributions to culture internationally were recognised in 2008, when it was named the European Capital of Culture
When you say Liverpool, most people will make an immediate association with stars of past years like the Beatles, Gerry and the Pace Makers and Cilla Black. However, Liverpool is still a powerhouse of musical talent with up and coming bands and solo artists taking top spots in national awards and making their mark overseas. What’s more exciting is that some of these rising stars can be heard every weekend in the bars and clubs around the city; a city with a night scene that you can explore almost completely on foot. If you want to explore Liverpool’s current music scene, click here.
Liverpool has had its share of famous sports stars from footballers such as Steven Gerrard, Kenny Dalglish, Graeme Souness and John Barnes. Boxers such as John Conteh, Shea Neary and Peter Culshaw. Of course, the city is home to the two professional football clubs Liverpool F C. and Everton. Both clubs run stadium tours, which is a dream come true for fans. For Liverpool FC click here.For Everton, click here. Unfortunately, Tranmere Rovers don’t offer a stadium tour at the moment, which is a pity as this football club has a long and glorious history.
Stage & Screen
Liverpool has set national, and world stages and screens alight with many notable Liverpudlians. Alan Bleasdale (writer, known most notably for ‘Boys from the Black Stuff’). Willy Russel (his most celebrated show is ‘Blood Brothers’, which is still showing in Liverpool today). Paul Barber (the iconic Denzil in Only Fools and Horses). Anne Robinson (TV presenter and the ‘Queen of Mean’). Daniel Craig (best known for playing James Bond); Sheila Grant (known for her appearance in Brookside and her role as Barbara Royle in the BAFTA award-winning sitcom The Royle Family). The list goes on as there is a huge raft of talent that has come out of Merseyside, and that continues today. Liverpool’s current what’s on, can be found here.
Over the years Liverpool has been responsible for producing some of the greatest comedy talents the world has known, names like Arthur Askey, Ted Ray and Rob Wilton who were some of the early comedians. Ken Dodd, described as the last great music hall entertainer, who is famous for his buck teeth, frizzy hair and tickling stick. Kenny Everett who is known for his irreverent, offbeat comedic style. Alexei Sayle who was a central figure in the alternative comedy movement in the 1980s. Jimmy Tarbuck who hosted numerous game shows and quiz shows during the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s. Paul Grady, who is most notable for his drag queen character, Lily Savage in the 1990s. See Liverpool’s current comedy offering here.
Entertainment at Your Fingertips
But, don’t look back at the greats because Liverpool has so many comedy clubs, theatres and entertainment centres, you’ll be spoilt for choice if you want a laugh, be intrigued or entertained when you visit this vibrant city. Go here to see what’s on in the entertainment world.
The Rest of Liverpool
‘Visit Liverpool’ is the best website for all those touristy attractions you must see and do.
There is only one website to visit when you want to book any adventure activities in Liverpool or, in fact, the whole of Merseyside – and that is Geronigo®. No other resource will give you more choice of activity adventures and make booking as simple as it can be. Or, you could be really smart and download the Geronigo App onto your phone and have every adventure experience at your fingertips.
So, there you have it. 100s of reasons why the city of Liverpool should be your next destination for a family trip, work outing, stag party or just because you are looking for somewhere to go that won’t disappoint in any way.