Liverpool is one of the most popular cities to visit, boasting some of the best cultural, musical, sporting and retail offerings in the UK. Staff Badges Direct told us why a trip to the city is well worth considering!
Liverpool’s musical heritage is perhaps one of the city’s most well-known features, and one the people of Liverpool are very proud of. Of course, several famous artists have originated from here – including The Beatles (of course!), A Flock of Seagulls, Echo & the Bunnymen and Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Whether you’re a Beatles fanatic or a music lover in general, this city won’t disappoint when it comes to things to do. From The Beatles Story exhibition to the Cavern Club and a whole host of festivals and events, you won’t be short of ideas! Check out the M&S Bank Arena and the 02 Academy for live performances by some of the biggest names in the business!
Art and Culture
Liverpool was named European Capital of Culture over a decade ago, and for good reason. Museum-goers will find themselves perfectly at home in Liverpool – the World Museum is free to enter and features historic artefacts, a planetarium, an aquarium and even live insects! There’s also the Maritime Museum, Museum of Liverpool and the International Slavery Museum. Art lovers should try The Walker Art Gallery and the Lady Lever Art Gallery for some stunning, unique pieces that will appeal to people of all tastes. The city itself is full of beautiful architecture, rich history and unrivalled views of the River Mersey, the Georgian Quarter and lively Mathew Street.
Shop Til’ You Drop
Whether you favour the big brands at Liverpool ONE or Bold Street’s independent boutiques, there’s something for every shopper in Liverpool! Liverpool ONE comprises of more than 170 stores, where you can shop high street and high-end brands, indulge in fine cuisine or even relax and watch a film at the IMAX cinema.
Rated one of the UK’s best shopping streets by Lonely Planet, Bold Street is the perfect spot for a bite to eat and a rummage at an independently-owned vintage store.
With so much to see and do and with it being such a busy city, you’d assume that accommodation would be really expensive. You’d be wrong! There are plenty of budget-friendly options that mean you can splash out on other things while you are here. For example, the Sleep Eat Love Liverpool hostel is the perfect place to bed down before a full day of shopping, sightseeing and dining. With a more luxurious feel than other hostels, Sleep Eat Love includes a healthy restaurant next door, communal activities and comfortable rooms.