Liverpool is a maritime city in northwest England, where the River Mersey meets the Irish Sea. Famously known for being the hometown of The Beatles, it was also a key trade and migration port from the 18th to the early 20th centuries.
Before visiting any town or city make sure you know the basics. General details and important information.
- Emergency Services: 999
- Language: English
- Currency: British Pound
- Country Code: GB
- Travel Visa: None required
- Population: 465,700
Researching various official sources, we perceive the risk to holiday makers and travellers are as follows;
For the Emergency services just dial 999 from any phone, for not so serious situations please dial 101.
Mersey Travel runs Liverpool’s fantastic public transport network, operating a comprehensive range of bus, train and ferry services throughout the city. Public transport runs frequently throughout the day and a number of bus services operate at night.
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Which areas should I take extra care?
Stay away from areas that have issues with gang related violence such as:
- Norris Green
- Page Moss
- Stockbridge Village
What are the common crimes?
Beware of pickpockets as they tend to operate in tourist areas, keep your belongings secure at all times and be careful if strangers try to make conversation or distract you as it could be an attempt to steal your valuables.
Car thieves normally target expensive cars but there are some exceptional situations where rental cars have been broken in to. Park the car in well lit areas and use car park with CCTV. Don’t leave valuables on your car seat as it could attract criminals, drive with the car door locked all times.
Petty thefts, begging might affect some tourists. Drug trade may be done in some areas but they rarely target tourists.
Where can I keep up with the news?
Improve Your Personal Safety
Knowledge – the more you have the better equipped you are.
Awareness – the more you see the safer you become.
Response – the right reaction can change a situation.
Annual events allow a city come together for some amazing experiences. If visiting at this time, make sure you have your accommodation booked and are always aware of your surroundings when travelling around.
The Slavery Remembrance Day is held on 23 August annually. It is held to celebrate the end of slavery uprising of enslaved Africans in 1791 and also to remember those who were slaves in the previous centuries before its abolition. The date was designated by UNESCO. The day consists of many free events like African music, cultural food and performances of prayer at a local church, Libation (Traditional African ceremony) and memorial lectures.
Liverpool Santa Dash takes place in early December each year. Everyone dresses up as Santa Claus and runs 5 kilometres in the name of charity. The route passes through all the wonderful sights of the city such as the Cathedral and the waterfront. This event raises over £100,000 for local charities and holds the record for having the most Santa’s in one place.
Hope Street Festival takes place in mid-September and is an annual event that. This festival features markets of different varieties such as a farmer’s market and craft market. There is also groups performing music, film and theatre while also holding workshops. Pubs and restaurants hold stalls where they give you sample of alcohol and food.
Lord Mayors Parade is an annual event where colourful floats parade throughout the city centre. Each year there is a different theme to make it a day to remember for both the adult and children. The whole of Liverpool turn out to join the fun of this wonderful event.
Christmas Lights Switch On
Christmas Lights of Liverpool are turned on in mid-November every year. Thousands of people join in the fun along with street performers before a chosen person or group starts the countdown and switches on the beautiful Christmas lights of Liverpool and the Christmas Lights switch on as the city fills with Christmas spirit.
Are there any nice parks in the city?
Yes! There are a variety of parks and green spaces throughout the city of Liverpool.
Otterspool Promenade is a riverside walk and accompanying area of parkland in the Aigburth and Grassendale districts of Liverpool.
The park is in a district of the same name, located roughly within the historic bounds of the large area of Toxteth Park.
Newsham Park is a 121 acres Victorian park that was opened in 1868. To the east of it is the Canada Dock branch railway line, and to the north is West Derby Road.
Walton Hall Park is a 130-acre park. It was opened to the public on 18 July 1934 by King George V when he visited Liverpool to open the Queensway Tunnel.
Where else is great to visit?
Princes Dock is a part of Liverpool Waterfront where the visitors can sit and enjoy the peaceful picturesque scenery and watch the canal boats slowly pass though the Leeds-Liverpool canal link or enjoy the river views and watch the sea vessels and ferries pass by. Princes Dock also offers a relaxing dining experience.
The Pier Head is an aspect of the World Heritage Site and helps make Liverpool Waterfront one of the most recognised skylines in the world. From the pier the unusual sight of narrow boats can be seen as they pass through the specially constructed Canal Link. It has Museum of Liverpool nearby.
Through seven eventful decades, before, during and after The Beatles this legendary cellar has seen its share of setbacks yet has played a role in each epoch of music, from 1950s jazz to 21st century indie rock.
What are the highlight attractions?
Liverpool Cathedral is Britain’s biggest Cathedral. It is regarded as one of the great buildings of the world as it is a world-class visitor attraction. There is interactive tour guide, which costs around £4-£5, called ‘The Great Space’ film and audio tour available to visitors. This cathedral is famous for its architecture and tower views. It is free to enter however, it is highly recommended to book the tickets through the Official Tourist Board to save time and money.
Liverpool Football Club Stadium Tour is a memorable experience for everyone including all from crazy fans to non football followers. A visit to LFC is a must-see experience when visiting to Liverpool . ?You can walk in through the player’s entrance, visit the home team changing room, the interview areas and have the opportunity to touch the famous “This Is Anfield” sign.
The Beatles Story is a visitor attraction based on the lives of four young men from Liverpool who went to become the greatest band of all time. This tour takes visitors on a memorable journey through the times of The Beatles. It offers fun, exciting and interactive attractions. If you like more The Beatles experience then there are various tours like The Fab Four Taxi Tour and Rock n Roll Tours.