Liverpool (map) is a city in the North West of England, within the historic county boundaries of Lancashire. Liverpool is particularly famous for its architecture, to the point where English Heritage consider it England’s finest Victorian city.
Liverpool is a city with great cultural heritage and was awarded the title of European Capital of Culture 2008, with the famous Pier Head Waterfront (map) being a UNESCO World Heritage.
The city possesses the largest national museum collection outside of London and has a fascinating and turbulent history as a great world maritime centre. Liverpool is home to Europe’s oldest Chinatown (map).
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The majority of buildings in the city date from the late-18th century onwards, the period during which the city grew into one of the foremost powers in the British Empire. There are over 2,500 listed buildings in Liverpool, of which 27 are Grade I listed and 85 are Grade II* listed.
Pier Head (map) – The harbour of Liverpool has played a very important role in modern history of the city. The wharf area was recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO between 2004 and 2021, when it was controversially delisted due to modern development.
The city is closely associated with the arts, especially music; the popularity of the Beatles, widely regarded as the most influential band of all time, led to it becoming a tourist destination. >> The Beatles Story (map)
The city also has a greater number of public sculptures than any other location in the United Kingdom aside from Westminster and more Georgian houses than the city of Bath.
Lark Lane (map) is about 2.5 miles to the south of the city centre, a very pleasant (and less stressful than the city) place and is one of the better places to eat out. The road, which connects Aigburth Road with Sefton Park, is home to many unique restaurants, cafés and other shops.