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"Its a skyline dominated by the cities two magnificent cathedrals, the Liver buildings and many other examples of Liverpools wonderful architecture"


Among the finest galleries and collections are those housed in the National Museums Liverpool. These include the Walker, the National Gallery of the north, recently refurbished to the acclaim of international critics, and the Museum of Liverpool Life, tracing the growth of the city and its people.


Also on the world-famous waterfront are the Merseyside Maritime Museum and Tate Liverpool, set in the stunningly refurbished Albert Dock complex. These beautifully restored dockside warehouses are now home to a dazzling collection of bars, cafes, restaurants, shops and other unique visitor attractions including The Beatles Story museum.

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Some of the best views of Liverpools striking Pier Head waterfront are to be seen from the deck of a famous Mersey Ferry, sailing from the nearby Landing Stage.

The Mersey Ferry



Liverpool's cultural and architectural treasures go far beyond the city centre boundary. Croxteth Hall and Country Park, together with Knowsley Hall and its Safari Park each lie just a few miles from the bustling city centre. But the contrast could not be more stark.

Speke Hall

Its the same too at the National Trust's historic Speke Hall, a magnificent half-timbered house dating back to 1490 and set in beautifully maintained gardens.




Things to do in Liverpool, European City of Culture 2008:

The Albert Dock
Web: www.albertdock.com
Neighbourhood: The Albert Dock

Merseyside Maritime Museum
Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 4AQ
Tel: 0151 207 0001
Web: http://www.nmgm.org.uk
Neighbourhood: Albert Dock

The Beatles Experience
Britannia Vaults, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AD
Phone: +44 151 709 1963
Web: http://www.beatlesstory.com/
Neighbourhood: Albert Dock

The Walker Art Gallery
William Brown St, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 8EL
Tel: 0151 207 0001
Neighbourhood: City Centre

Museum of Liverpool Life
Mann Island,Pier Head, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 1PZ
Tel: 0151 478 4080
Neighbourhood: Albert Dock

Western Approaches
1, Rumford St, Liverpool, Merseyside L2 8SZ
Tel: 0151 227 2008
Neighbourhood: City Centre

Tate Liverpool
Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 4BB
Tel: 0151 702 7400
Neighbourhood: Albert Dock

Liverpool Shopping

 

 

 

 



Shopping
The major centres of Liverpool, Birkenhead and Southport contain all the usual high street stores but shopping on Merseyside also offers much, much more... .

In Liverpool city centre the Bold Street and Cavern Walks areas offer the opportunity to find designer goods at bargain prices in the many outlets and discount stores. If your dress sense could be described as more alternative, meanwhile, you might want to try Quiggins or the Liverpool Palace complex with their small independent retailers and traders.

The Albert Dock combines craft and gift shops with designer furniture outlets and, on the horizon, for completion by 2007, is a new £750m retail and residential development based on the historic Ropewalks and Paradise Street area just outside the existing main shopping centre.

Outside of Liverpool, Southport has the world famous, mile long, Lord Street shopping boulevard, with a number of elegant glass-vaulted arcades that offer a mix of famous brands and specialist outlets and, in 2003, the Ocean Plaza development opened, offering new leisure and shopping opportunities. Birkenhead meanwhile is home to The Pyramids which is a purpose built shopping complex with a mix of big name stores and speciality shops.

As if all of that wasn’t diverse enough, Liverpool is also, historically, a market city, and Merseyside offers a range of regular markets. These are located not only in the capital, (St. John’s Market, Great Homer Street Market, Chinatown Market, Garston Market), but also in Birkenhead, Southport. Just outside of the area is the ancient, twice weekly, Ormskirk Market.