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Liverpool is a city of rapid growth, with an infectious enthusiasm for pop culture.

Formerly one of the UK’s most important trade and migration ports, the city's focal point is the old docks. Here, the contemporary Museum of Liverpool traces the city’s roots, while the Tate Liverpool gallery showcases modern art from across the globe. The Royal Albert Dock is known for its Liverpool ONE shopping centre and being the home of the Beatles Story museum. You can learn all about Liverpool’s most treasured musical quartet here, or take a magical mystery tour of all the places associated with the fab four. From childhood homes and schools to Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields, the city centre is full of sites that inspired some of their most memorable songs. And if that’s not enough, you could watch a band play at the legendary Cavern Club, where The Beatles often performed before they were famous.

For many, Liverpool is not only synonymous with music but also football. If you can find tickets, be sure to catch a game at Anfield – home to Liverpool FC – or failing that, take a tour of the club’s museum to learn about its historic achievements.

You could spend eight days a week here, as The Beatles say, and still find plenty of things to do and attractions to see, but a short break is all it takes to get a good grasp on this vibrant city.


From £31 per night

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From £466 per night

Most popular time to visit June–August
Cheapest time to visit January–March
Local currency GBP
Language English
Average weekend price £125 per night
Average weekday price £101 per night
Typical stay 1 night

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Beautiful place, especially if you are interested in a city...

22 August 2021

Beautiful place, especially if you are interested in a city with historical buildings, monuments, and museums A typical busy bustling European city Well connected and good public transport, which is not cheap Shops are reasonably priced Excellent options to dine out Definitely try.... SANSKRITI restaurant But choose your accommodation wisely and well in advance

ravindra United Kingdom

Friendly people!

7 August 2021

Friendly people! Always someone willing to help with directions, the people on my Beatles tour were fabulous, people in clubs happily singing along with performers it’s a lively town a pleasure to visit. We ate at a Chinese place in Chinatown good food. We grabbed breakfast buns and coffee and watched the Mersey on a bench. We ate at Madre at Albert Dock it reminded me of home/ Texas 🥲 Mostly I was choked up knowing that this was where members of the Beatles walked and lived their daily lives. Hearing their music while in their hometown would be extra special for any Beatles fan. Beautiful stay can’t wait to come again


Great people, lively places and you could walk anywhere and...

9 July 2021

Great people, lively places and you could walk anywhere and find a lovely spot to sit/drink/eat/chat etc .. Also great value e.g. pint Guinness and large dry white wine only £7.50 in city centre with free live entertainment (Lanigans Irish pub)

Helen United Kingdom

Mowgli restaurant on Water Street as good an Indian culinary...

18 June 2021

Mowgli restaurant on Water Street as good an Indian culinary experience as I've had in years. Central Liverpool is easy to walk around and teeming with a terrific variety of restaurants, stylish cocktail bars and hidden, out of the way pubs. The city is full of beautiful old buildings all leading down to a majestic waterfront.

Frank United Kingdom

Amazing place for a tourist.

15 June 2021

Amazing place for a tourist. There is so much to do and the people are great. Check out the vegan cafes there and cathedral. My favourite vegan cafe is called the Egg its adorable and so pretty inside

Rex United Kingdom

Great city!

24 June 2017

Great city! Fabulous shops, bars & restaurants. Went solely for the Beatles experience, Magical Mystery Tour, Beatles Tour & Cavern a must see! Hard Days Night Hotel is perfectly located for centre of town & attractions but parking is down at Q Park near Pier Head, a 10 min walk away. Blakes Restaurant at the hotel very good & RJB Restaurant excellent!

Anthony United Kingdom

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