Liverpool has a glorious maritime history, world-beating musical heritage, two of the Premiership’s biggest football teams and much more besides. Here is our pick of the city’s sights and attractions.
Blue Badge Guided Tour You may start as strangers but you’ll end up friends with guide Sylvia McMurtry on a driven tour of her home city. Informative and entertaining, this is a must do. To book, telephone Sylvia on 0780 300 2464 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Empire Theatre, Lime Street Fantastic theatre offering West End shows such as The Sound of Music and Hairspray. It was here in December 1965 that The Beatles played in their home town for the last time. Tel: 0844 847 2525; www.liverpoolempire.org.uk.
FACT, 88 Wood Street Great digital arts centre with galleries, cinema and cafe in the heart of the Rope Walks – a heritage area famed for its independent shops and bars. Tel: (0151) 707 4464; www.fact.co.uk.
Hope Street Hotel (4-star), 40 Hope Street Liverpool’s first boutique hotel housed in a former warehouse. Expect to rub shoulders with celebrities staying here or dining in Paul Askew’s multi-awardwinning The London Carriage Works. Tel: (0151) 709 3000; www.hopestreethotel.co.uk. Tel: (0151) 705 2222; www. thelondoncarriageworks.co.uk.
Mersey Tunnels Tour Try something unique and go beneath the city on a tour of the Queensway Tunnel, opened in 1934. Tel: (0151) 236 8602; www.merseytunnels.co.uk.
Malmaison Liverpool (3-star) William Jessop Way, Princes Dock Luxury hotel overlooking the River Mersey and moments from Albert Dock. Tel: (0151) 229 5000; www.malmaison-liverpool.com.
Philharmonic Dining Rooms, 36 Hope Street Described as the most decorative pub in the UK, the men’s lavatory is so spectacular that women are invited to view it. Tel: (0151) 707 2837.
The Beatles Story Britannia Vaults, Albert Dock. The definitive guide to the Fab Four – a must do. Tel: (0151) 709 1963; www.beatlesstory.com.
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