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Everything about Liverpool: places, people, food, travel, communication

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Everything about Liverpool: places, people, food, travel, communication

Liverpool is a renowned industrial city that has become the center of art, music and restaurant life in Britain over the past few years. Modern Liverpool surprises: it is the birthplace of the popular Philharmonic Orchestra and the immortal band The Beatles, there are many free museums, parks, inexpensive restaurants, the Matthew Street Festival, one of the largest musical events in Europe, is held in August. The city is rapidly changing, becoming an eclectic modern center.

When is the best time to go to Liverpool

Liverpool, a northern English city, has a climate similar to that of Manchester (fortunately, it's not far).

Summer is the peak of the tourist season, with temperatures rarely exceeding 21 ° C. During the festival season, the city will be more crowded, because in the summer it hosts:

  • International Music Festival (August)
  • Liverpool Pride (July)
  • Africa Oyé (June)
  • Creamfields (August).

Spring (late March to June) and autumn (September to November) are great times to visit: temperatures are mild and the weather is drier than at other times of the year.

In winter (from the end of November to February), the temperature stays slightly above zero - from 6 ° C to 10 ° C. Although the sun sets early in Liverpool at this time, the city is bustling at night with plenty of entertainment available. The Christmas holidays are especially popular for ice rinks, a festive Christmas market and shopping.

Liverpool landmarks

  • The University of Liverpool has beautiful landscaped grounds and gardens ideal for afternoon walks. Abercrombie Square is a popular leisure destination with a large courtyard and garden in the center. A tour of the campus with an accompanying audio guide is available on the university website.
  • The World Museum displays British rocketry, astronomy, including a planetarium with special shows dedicated to lunar eclipses and NASA's Apollo programs. The World Museum presents one of the best exhibitions on Egyptian archeology in England (among the exhibits there are several mummies).
  • Football is an important part of local life. Root for Everton or Liverpool, but never for the opposing team - the locals won't like it, and you shouldn't tease the football hooligans!
  • The history of the Beatles will be told by the only museum entirely dedicated to the group, which displays authentic musical instruments. Entrance fee £ 18.
  • The Royal Albert Dock is one of Liverpool's largest tourist attractions. It is a ring of huge cast iron columns that surround a five-story warehouse. Several museums operate here, including the Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool Tate, The Beatles Story Experience .
  • The Bluecoat Hotel is housed in a historic 18th-century building (the oldest surviving in Liverpool). It is a gallery and center for contemporary art, hosting events, fine art exhibitions, and dancing.
  • The International Slavery Museum (part of Liverpool's free museums network) is dedicated to the history of transatlantic slavery: in the 18th century, many ships were built here to transport slaves. The collection's exhibitions and exhibits showcase the impact of slavery on Liverpool and the world, and paint a vivid picture of how Liverpool gained historical significance - and at what cost. Additional exhibitions showcase artifacts from life in Africa during the time of slavery, and a large part of the museum is devoted to modern slavery.
  • Each August, Liverpool hosts one of the largest music festivals in the world. It was once called the Liverpool Mathew Street Music Festival and was known as the largest music event in Europe, with a special focus on British artists. The festival takes place in August and features three outdoor stages, many creative spaces for artists to unwind in the summer heat.
  • Liverpool Cathedral is a 20th century building, one of the best examples of neo-Gothic architecture. It is the largest temple building in the entire United Kingdom and the longest cathedral in the world. Huge vaulted ceilings make up the central nave, choir and central tower with impressive stained glass windows. On a clear day, the tower offers breathtaking views of Liverpool, Merseyside and other areas.
  • In the early 1800s, Liverpool tobacco merchant Joseph Williamson funded the construction of a huge labyrinth of tunnels around the city, and to this day, no one knows why! The tunnels under Paddington are open to the public.
  • Contemporary art is on display at the Tate Gallery , located in the Royal Albert Dock warehouse. This gallery helped solidify Liverpool's place on the modern art map in the 1980s, transforming the city from a former industrial city to a modern cultural center.
  • Liverpool's maritime history is told by the Merseyside Maritime Museum , which contains many exhibits that tell the amazing story of 9 million expatriates and their attempts to travel to Australia and North America from Liverpool. You will see a model of a typical life-size ship built in Liverpool during the heyday of shipbuilding, an extensive collection associated with the history of the legendary giants - Titanic and Louisiana.
  • FACT Media Center is the leading organization supporting British artists. There are two large art galleries, three movie screens showing the latest art-house works, a bar and a cafe.
  • Sefton Park is one of the largest parks in Liverpool with many walking paths, green spaces, places to enjoy a picnic in the sun. There is a lake for boating and several cafes throughout the park.

Liverpool Food Tour

Liverpool's vibrant culinary scene spans everything from tapas to craft beer.

  • Food tours start from 50 €.
  • Fish and chips costs around £ 5.
  • Delis offers a wide selection of cheap sandwiches for £ 5-7.
  • Indian restaurants - lunch menu (curry, rice, national bread, snacks).
  • Middle class lunch in a pub or restaurant - £ 10-16 for a traditional British roast, hamburger, pasta or vegetarian meal.
  • A pint of beer costs around £ 6.
  • Dinner at the restaurant - £ 40 for a three course menu without alcohol.
  • Basic weekly foods (fruits, vegetables, pasta, chicken, sandwiches) will cost between £ 40 and £ 50. The best places to buy groceries are Lidl, Aldi, and Sainsbury's.

Top interesting cafes and restaurants:

  • Pilgrim & Duke Street Market is a restaurant in Liverpool with six cuisines. The mezzanine is home to Pilgrim, winner of the BBC Two Million Pound Menu competition. It serves food inspired by the Camino pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. He fascinates with ingenuity and simplicity.
  • Röski is suitable for everyday dinners. Anton Piotrowski opened his gourmet restaurant on Rodney Street in 2017. Cute, technically perfect meals are served in a chic setting. Hot smoked salmon appetizer with traditional tomatoes and ghee, Strawberry Fields Forever dessert (perfect construction!) Leaves a lasting impression. Set lunch - £ 25, dinner - from £ 55.
  • Bundobust - burgers on white plates.
  • In many northern cities, the most interesting places to eat are the suburbs. Lark Lane in Sefton Park is one of the gourmet-acclaimed malls with student Smithdown Road nearby . Belzan is one of the leaders: the offer consists of natural wines, cocktails, spicy dishes.
  • Baltic Market - baskets of crisps with vegetables and fillings, daily meals, meals suitable for children. It houses a theme park, bars, restaurants, a street food market, Little Furnace pizza, Middle Eastern Hafla Hafla , Sutikku with Japanese kusikatsu-style pickled skewers, Anfield Homebaked co- op .

Transport in Liverpool

Buses are the best way to get around the city. A day pass will cost £ 4.9 for one zone, a 3-day pass £ 13.8.

Liverpool is a cyclist-friendly city and the CityBike bike rental system operates throughout the city center. A day pass costs £ 10, the first 5 minutes are free, then every hour costs £ 1.

Taxis are available for around £ 6 per mile.

Liverpool connection

  • EE leads the way: phones can download 29.5 MB per second in Liverpool - the second recorded speed among UK cities.
  • Three has the second fastest speed among the four largest networks at 14 MB per second.
  • Vodafone is only slightly behind at 13MB per second.
  • The average download speed for O2 clients was 8.9 MB per user.
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