Even if you have the privilege to be living in Liverpool, there is still a chance that you do not know everything there is to know about this great city. So why don’t you just kick back, relax and enjoy those interesting and rather curious facts about Liverpool?
- For quite a long time Liverpool was known as the “Second city in the empire”. There were even times when it had a much greater economic importance than London. The city itself was established by king John in 1207 by a royal charter that was written in Latin.
- According to the Guinness Book of World Records Liverpool is world’s capital of pop. It is not only because the city is home to by far the most pivotal group in the history of western music – the Beatles, but also because more artists from Liverpool have had a major chart number one hit than artists from any other city in the world.
- Not only that, but Liverpool is also the most successful football capital of the world. Millions of people from the whole globe are Liverpool F.C. fans. The other major club hailing from Liverpool is Everton. Their combined track record is 27 League championships, four European Cups, three Uefa Cups, one Cup Winners cup, 11 FA Cups, and six League Cups.
- One of the largest and most interesting collections of European art in the UK that is housed outside of London is at the Walker’s Art Gallery, which is also the official national gallery of the North.
- When it comes to historical monuments, only London can compete with Liverpool. There are over 2500 listed buildings on the territory of the city in addition to 250 public monuments.
- Liverpool has three Graces – the Liver, the Cunard and the Port of Liverpool buildings. It is very soon to be joined by a forth one. It is to be designed by Will Asop and much like the rest of the famous architect’s work, it is going to be a futuristic and quite impressive building. Its name is going to be The Cloud.
- The Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool is actually the largest cathedral in the United Kingdom. It is also the fifth largest in the world. It is a relatively new building – it was designed by none other but Giles Gilbert Scott in 1904.
- The film industry in Liverpool is one of the most thriving creative industries here. Just last year different parts of the city were used as filming locations to over 140 films. Such cult classics as The Hunt For Red October, The 51st State, The Parole Officer and Letter To Brezhnev were all shot in Liverpool.
- The railway line running from Liverpool to Manchester was the first passengers’ line in history. It was first opened in 1829. We don’t need to explain why this is so important for the world as a whole.
We hope that after being acquainted with these interesting facts, you already know how great the city of Liverpool truly is.