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Liverpool is a town in Merseyside, England known for music, sports and nightlife. The harbor district has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004.

Districts [edit]

  • Aigburth
  • Allerton
  • Anfield
  • Belle Vale
  • Broadgreen
  • Canning
  • Childwall
  • Club moor
  • Croxteth
  • Dingle
  • Dovecot
  • Edge Hill
  • Everton
  • Fairfield
  • Fazakerley
  • Garston
  • Gateacre
  • Grassendale
  • Hunts Cross
  • Kensington
  • Kirkdale
  • Knotty Ash
  • Mossley Hill
  • Netherley
  • Norris Green
  • Old Swan
  • St Michael's Hamlet
  • Speke
  • Stoneycroft
  • Toxteth
  • Tuebrook
  • Walton
  • Wavertree
  • West Derby
  • Woolton

Background [edit]

Liverpool is a city with a great cultural heritage and has been awarded the title "European Capital of Culture 2008". Liverpool is home to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and is also famous for being the birthplace of a large number of well-known musicians. These include The Beatles, Gerry & the Pacemakers and for some time Atomic kitten. The city has most of the country's museums outside of London. It has a fascinating and eventful history as a major world maritime center. That is why Liverpool is also home to the oldest Chinatown Europe.

Arrival [edit]

By plane

The 53.333611111111-2.84972222222221(IATA: LPL) handles around 100 flights a day from the UK and mainland Europe. It is particularly well catered for with low-cost airlines such as easyJet. It offers easyJet direct flights from the German-speaking area, namely from Berlin, Geneva, Innsbruck and Salzburg.

The airport is in the suburb Speke, about 8 miles (13 km) south of the city center. There is a taxi rank and bus stops just outside the arrivals level. Taxis to the city center cost around £ 8 for the 20 minute journey.

Several bus lines run from the airport directly to the city center:

  • The 500 Airport Express line runs every 30 minutes and takes 45 minutes to get to the city center. The price is £ 2 for adults, £ 1 for children and £ 5 for families.

The following local buses cost around £ 1.50 to go to the city center (£ 1 for students) and although the journey is a bit longer, you will see a lot of the southern part of the city and you might meet some real Liverpool residents.

  • Line 80A, operated by Arriva, runs every 15 minutes and takes 45 minutes to get to the city center.
  • Line 82A, also operated by Arriva, runs every 30 minutes and takes around 40 minutes to get to the city center.
  • Line 86A, Arriva again, runs every 15 minutes during the day and now runs every half an hour throughout the night. This is a bit shorter than the 80A as it has a more direct route through it Smithdown Road moves.
  • Line 81A also serves the airport, but does not go into the city center. She might come in handy when you Woolton or want to visit the northern part of the city because the line goes through the ring road Queens Drive leads and in Bootle ends.

Although John Lennon Airport is better for Liverpool, nearby Manchester Airport offers a wider choice of destinations and is only a short train ride from Liverpool (see next section).

By train

The station Liverpool Lime Street is in the heart of the city center. Trains arrive frequently. They come from all over the UK.

Liverpool is only about two and a half hours by train from London - there is a train about every hour - and it's not very expensive. You can buy a saver ticket on the day of travel for around £ 52 or the low £ 22 if you book a few weeks in advance.

There is a direct train from every hour during rush hour (around 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.) Manchester Airport to Liverpool. It is also possible to reach Liverpool by staying at Manchester Piccadilly or at Manchester-Oxford-Road changes.

By bus

  • A bus station operated by National Express, the largest scheduled bus company in Great Britain, is just a few minutes' walk from Liverpool city center.
  • Megabus operates a route network across the UK with a fleet of former Hong Kong buses. A bus runs daily from London to Liverpool. Prices range from £ 1 to £ 11 depending on how far in advance you book.

On the street [edit]

With the ship [edit]

Mobility [edit]

Liverpool city center is small enough to walk around, but taxis are plentiful if you don't feel like walking. Buses leave the city center regularly from the transfer stations Paradise Street (mainly towards the south) and Queen Square (mainly north / east). There are travel centers in both bus stations with helpful staff to help you decide which bus and platform to choose. There you can too Saveaway, solo and trio-Buy bus tickets. The Saveaway-Ticket is a good choice for the tourist, it costs £ 2.40 for unlimited travel outside the main travel time for one day in "Area C" (this includes the city center, west to Huyton, north to Bootle and south up Garston). Saveaway-Tickets, which are valid for all areas, can be purchased for around £ 1 more. You can go through the whole Mersey-Drive to travel area ideal for visiting the Wirral Peninsula or Southport. trio-Tickets (train, bus and ferry) and solo-Tickets (only for the bus) require a photo, but can also be used during the main travel season. They can be purchased for a week, a month or a year, ideal for visitors who stay or work longer and therefore need more flexible journeys. A trio- One week ticket costs around £ 12 for one area, one solo-Ticket for an area roughly the same.

Liverpool rail service is pretty reliable these days (it was once nicknamed by commuters Miseryrail (Elendsbahn) awarded). The main train stations in the city center are Central, Lime Street and Moorfields. Lime Street is the terminus of many national and local lines City-Line to Manchester. Moorfields is directly with the Dale Street, ideal for Liverpool's business center and Central is commonly used by shoppers and tourists. The local trains run very often between Hunts Cross, Kirkby, Ormskirk and Southport. On the Northern Line every 15 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes at night. Central Station is the main station of the Northern Line, although the Loop (the loop) connects the three main train stations in the city center. The Wirral line forms the connection between the Lime Street, Moorfields and Central, so all these stations have the function of a connection point between the City-Line, the Northern Line and the Wirral line.

A new train station in the south of Liverpool replaced the old ones Garston and Allerton in June 2006. This connects the Northern Line and the City-Line and is ideal for the airport. It also functions as a junction point for a number of local bus routes. Bus fares in Liverpool seem to be increasing all the time, but you can expect to pay around £ 1.50 for a 3 or 4 mile trip. Some buses are from Merseytravel subsidized. For example buses that go early in the morning and buses to hospitals. The maximum fare will then be around £ 0.80. If you plan to travel a lot, prepaid ID is much better value for money.

Sights [edit]

The architecture in Liverpool is particularly worth seeing. It was neglected and 'went down the drain' for a long time, but these days much of the city center is in pretty good shine. The area of ​​the harbor district, which stretches from Albert Dock to Pier Head and Stanley Dock, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004. Since 2012, however, the site has been on the World Heritage List in Danger due to a new construction project that would destroy the appearance of the district.

Buildings [edit]

  • ,. The home of the legendary Liver Birds (Statues) that are placed on the building and facing the peninsula Weird point. The clock face facing the river is 6 feet (1.80 m) larger in diameter than that of the Westminster clock tower. Last change: not specified
  • ,. One of the more sophisticated places in Liverpool - old warehouses converted into shops, apartments, restaurants and pubs. The Merseyside Maritime Museum is also located there. Last change: not specified
  • ,. A huge building in neo-classical style that was built by wealthy merchants for the city's residents. One of the best church organs in Europe is located in the building. Outside is a selection of classic wall paintings that were considered quite shocking at the time (because of the shameful images of undressed women). Last change: not specified
  • ,. A beautiful building. Last change: not specified

Churches and synagogues

  • St. Nicholas and Our Lady Church (near the river bank) is the town's parish church and home to the third Liver Birds (there are in fact three, not two).
  • ,. Tel: +44 (0) 151 7096271. This Anglican cathedral is so impressive, although it doesn't look like a wigwam, that the architect of Lord Derby's tomb claimed that no decent church mouse would live there. That's why he added a mouse to the design of the tomb - it's right under Lord Derby's pillow. Liverpool Cathedral is one of the finest examples of Gothic Renaissance architecture in the world. On a clear day the tower offers breathtaking views of Liverpool, Merseyside and beyond. Open: Daily 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Price: Free entry, Attractions Ticket (tower, film and audio tour £ 5.00). Last change: not specified
  • ,. Tel .: +44 (0) 151 7099222, email: [email protected] This Catholic cathedral is affectionately known by the locals as "Paddy's Wigwam". Visit him on a sunny day - the colored glass ceiling looks fantastic! Open: Daily 7.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Price: free entry, donations welcome. Last change: no information
  • ,. Tel .: +44 (0) 151 7093431. This synagogue features an impressive combination of Gothic and Moorish architecture by the Ausdley brothers. You have to see the colorful interior. Tours can be arranged via the website. Open: Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m., guided tour only (as of 2013). Price: Free entry, a donation of £ 4.00 is recommended. Last change: not specified

Museums and galleries

  • ,. A beautiful building well worth a visit. It contains an excellent collection of British rocket technology as well as the best Egyptological collection outside of London. Open: Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (as of 2013). Price: free entry. Last change: not specified
  • ,. Tel .: +44 (0) 151 709 1963. Only opened in October 2011, the story of the Fab Four first documented in multiple ways in the Albert Docks, and then you can still enjoy the music in 4D in the Mersey Ferries Terminal. Open: 25 March to 31 October daily 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., 1 November to 24 March 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (As of 2013). Price: £ 15.95. Last change: not specified
  • ,. Tel: +44 (0) 151 2070001. The Museum of Liverpool opened in summer 2011, replacing the Museum of Liverpool Life. The distinctive building has two huge windows that look out over Pier Head and the docks. The museum illustrates the development of the city. The journey begins with the petrified footprints discovered in the sand of Formby Beach. It continues with the founding of the "Borough" by King John in 1207, the construction of the port 500 years later, the various industrial heydays and the slow decline as the Empire fell apart. It also shows changes in the way people travel and transport goods, as well as modern cultural phenomena such as Beatlemania and the famous football clubs. Open: Daily from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. (as of 2013). Price: free entry. Last change: not specified
  • ,. Tel .: +44 (0) 151 4784499. - A museum dedicated to the maritime history of the city. Complete with exhibitions on customs and emigration to the New World. A number of ships can also be seen, such as the Mersey River tug "Brocklebank" and the freighter "Wyncham". Open: Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (as of 2013). Price: Free entry. Last change: none specification
  • ,. Tel .: +44 (0) 151 4784199. One of the best art and painting collections in Europe. It has been inspiring visitors for over 120 years. The 'New Galleries' allow even more fantastic pieces from Renaissance masters to contemporary innovators to be exhibited. Open: Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (as of 2013). Price: free admission. Last change: not specified

Miscellaneous [edit]

  • . In the early 19th century, Joseph Williamson, a Liverpool tobacconist, financed the construction of a huge maze of tunnels under the Edge Hill area in Liverpool. To this day nobody knows his reasons. Although many suspect it was an act of philanthropy and he used his wealth to provide work and training for thousands of workers in Liverpool. There is a center on the Williamson's Tunnels heritage, open all year round. Open: Every day except Mondays. Last change: Jan 2020
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In the suburbs

  • ,. Tel .: +44 (0) 151 4277231, email: [email protected] Speke Hall is a half-timbered house of the Welsh noble family Tudor. It is surrounded by a large garden. Parts of it go back to 1530. Open: November Saturday / Sunday and December (1st, 7th, 8th) (as of 2013) 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Price: £ 8.60 (house, garden and grounds, last Change: not specified
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Activities [edit]

  • . A founding member of the Football League and the team from Merseyside, which is better supported by the community. Last change: no information
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  • . Five times European champions and the most successful football club in England. Last change: no information
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  • . Every year on the August Bank Holiday Weekend (last weekend in August) Liverpool hosts the largest music festival in Europe, which takes place in a city center. Many streets in the city center are closed to traffic and large stages are being built so that hundreds of thousands of people who come each year can see a wide range of international pop and rock acts completely free of charge. Last change: not specified
  • . The Empire hosts a wide variety of shows including many tours of large scale musicals throughout the UK. The theatre Everyman and Playhouse show locally produced plays and host medium-sized touring theaters. The Unity Theater produces a diverse selection of works. There are also the theaters Neptune and Royal Court. Find out whether there are any events at LIPA[1] (Theater Institute) take place. The graduate shows are always well worth seeing. Last change: not specified
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