Liverpool may not be England’s most famous tourist destination but it has its interesting places which are well worth your time for a visit. Here are the top landmarks of the largest city in Merseyside.
- The Beatles – As the birthplace of the legendary Beatles, Liverpool is full of edifices and venues that are related to the band. One of these places is the Cavern Club which is the nightclub in which they made their debut in 1961. Paul McCarthen’s former home on 20 Forthlin Road is another notable building which is heavily linked with the band. It has been converted into a museum which showcases photos and memorabilia about the Beatles.
- Tate Gallery – London isn’t the only British city that has a Tate Gallery. The Liverpool branch of the world famous art museum is housed in Albert Dock which is another highly prominent local landmark. The gallery was opened in 1988 and is amongst the 25 most visited museums in the United Kingdom with over 500.000 visitors per year.
- Croxteth Hall – Located on the outskirts of the city, Croxteth Hall is Liverpool’s most popular mansion. The structure dates back to the late 16th century and became property of the City Council in 1972 when the 7th and last Earl of Sefton passed away. The rooms of the estate are furnished with Edwardian furnishings and are open to the public. Croxteth Hall is presently recognised as a Grade II* building, so make sure that you visit it once your move to is completed with the help of a Liverpool man and van company.
- Pier Head – This area of the city includes the Three Graces which are the three main harbor edifices: the Cunard Building, the Royal Liver Building and the Port of Liverpool Building. The Pier Head is also the location of the Titanic Memorial, a monument that honours the brave men that worked in the engine rooms of the ship and whose sacrifice allowed the few survivors to escape from their deadly trap. Other noted landmarks within the area are the Georgian Town Hall which dates back to 1754 and is topped with a copper statue of Minerva and the Queen Victoria Monument.
- Albert Dock – The aforementioned Albert Dock is a perfectly restored complex that attracts both local and foreign travelers. It comprises of several edifices which were Britain’s first buildings to be built only from bricks and iron. Each edifice is five storeys tall and was used for the storage of the cotton, sugar and tobacco that was imported in the United Kingdom. Today the complex houses numerous boutiques, restaurants and prominent attractions such as the Border Force National Museum, the International Slavery Museum and many, many more. Albert Dock is another landmark that you must absolutely visit once that you have arranged all the details with the Liverpool man and van contractors that handled your relocation.
Honourable mentions: The Merseyside Maritime Museum, St. George’s Hall, Walker Art Gallery, the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, Sudley House and the Museum of Liverpool.