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Our Top 10 Things to See and Do in Liverpool

Pier Head

Pier Head is part of the Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City UNESCO World Heritage Site as it was the main landing site for passenger ships travelling to and from the city during Liverpool’s heyday as an international trading port. While some maritime traffic still uses Pier Head today, it is known more as the home of some of the Liverpool’s incredible architecture and a number of important memorials, such as the Titanic Memorial and the Beatles stature. It’s a great place to go for a stroll and take in the atmosphere!

The Beatles Story

One of Liverpool’s most visited tourist attractions is The Beatles Story. This award-winning museum charts the rise of the Fab Four from their Liverpool roots to global stardom. With regular updates to their permanent exhibitions and hundreds of precious artefacts on show, the museum is a must-see for all music lovers.

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Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King

Liverpool famously has two cathedrals (the other one features next on this list!), and the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King is the younger of the two, having turned 50 years old in 2017. As Britain’s largest Catholic Cathedral, it has a rich history to explore. Visitors can take a full guided tour inside the iconic cathedral in the round. It is open seven days a week, with free entry at all times.

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Liverpool Cathedral

Liverpool Cathedral is the Church of England Cathedral of the Diocese of Liverpool, built on St James's Mount and it is the largest cathedral and religious building in Britain. The cathedral is based on a design by Giles Gilbert Scott, and was constructed between 1904 and 1978. It has survived two World Wars, periods of recession and great hardship, and remains an important part of the soul of city of Liverpool. It offers visitors a place to worship and a packed events calendar including exhibitions, concerts and tours.

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Walker Art Gallery

The Walker is dubbed the ‘National Gallery of the North’ and when you step inside, it's easy to see why. One of the finest art galleries in Europe, the Walker Art Gallery is home to renaissance masterpieces, Tudor portraits and one of the best collections of Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite art in the country. The gallery also has an outstanding display of contemporary art including work by David Hockney, Lucian Freud and Bridget Riley.

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Museum of Liverpool

The Museum of Liverpool is part of National Museums Liverpool, and reflects the city's global significance through its unique geography, history and culture. Visitors can explore how the port, its people, their creative and sporting history have shaped the city. The museum opened on 19 July 2011 in a purpose-built landmark building on Liverpool's famous waterfront. Since then it has won a number of awards, including the Council of Europe Museum Prize for 2013. It's a great place to visit and you can easily spend half a day wandering through exhibitions. The Museum is open daily 10am-5pm, and entry is free.

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Casbah Coffee Club

Casbah Coffee Club was the launch pad of The Beatles, and no trip to Liverpool would be complete with a visit! "The Casbah was the place where all that started. We looked upon it as our personal club" - Sir Paul McCartney. You can now visit the unique basement club as it was at the start of the Beatles’ journey. Tours take place daily, and you can also watch live shows here.

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Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre

The Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre provides an insight into the fascinating underground world created by Joseph Williamson in the early 19th Century. Take a guided tour through a section of the network of tunnels and view exhibitions which depict the life and times of one of Liverpool's most eccentric characters.

The Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre is owned and operated by the Joseph Williamson Society, a registered charity which receives no public funding. The Centre is in easy walking distance from the University campus and comes highly recommended for conference delegates.

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Central Library

Liverpool Central Library a beautifully re-modelled building which houses a famous collection of over 15,000 rare books and unique archives from the 13th century to the present day, which tell Liverpool’s story. One of several adjoining buildings on the historic William Brown Street, the library is known for its stunning interior and reading rooms.

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Anfield Stadium

For sports fans, no visit to Liverpool would be complete without a visit to the mighty Kop. It has been the home of Liverpool F.C. since their formation in 1892, and has played host to many exciting matches since then. The stadium offers various tours seven days a week, from 10am until 3pm, depending on fixtures including a chance to visit Liverpool FC's interactive museum The Liverpool FC Story and The Steven Gerrard Collection.

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