How many pubs are there in Liverpool

Saving tips for a visit to Liverpool

Liverpool is a special city. Unique in character, convinced by passion and inextricably linked to its industrial past, the city likes to think big and for good reason! Two world-famous icons - the Beatles and Liverpool Football Club - have their roots here and are responsible for global fame. Liverpool's countless other attractions are less well known: from the revitalized harbor to the vibrant city districts, the city is an interesting travel destination for a few exciting days - with good value for money.

Landmarks in Liverpool

Already knew? Nowhere in the UK are there more museums and galleries outside London than in Liverpool. The National Museums Liverpool are spread over seven locations across the city - and nowhere you have to pay admission. One of the top addresses here is the Museum of Liverpool, which guides you through the city's history, from the war years to modern culture and entertainment. The well-known Merseyside Maritime Museum, on the other hand, deals with the influential role of the city as an international port.

Not to be missed is Liverpool Cathedral - also with no entry fee. The Gothic building with its high vaults is considered the largest church in Great Britain and really has a wow factor! Fancy some art? Then the impressive Walker Art Gallery or the contemporary Tate Liverpool are recommended. There are only two Tate galleries outside of London. Both galleries are free of charge.

For the very personal dose of the Beatles, descend the winding stairs into the restored Cavern Club. Before 7 p.m. you have free entry, as a participant in the world-famous Magical Mystery Tour in the footsteps of the Fab Four you can sniff the club atmosphere for free the entire evening. Another tip for football fans: if you book a stadium tour on Anfield Road, you don't have to pay anything extra for the Liverpool FC Story Museum.

Liverpool with a difference

Sandemans New Europe Tours offers free three-hour walks through the center: Here you can experience all the major sights as well as the down-to-earth, humorous character of the city. If you want to see something really unusual, take a Merseyrail train from the city center to Blundellsands & Crosby station. From here you can walk to Antony Gormley's fascinating installation Another Place: The work of art consists of 100 life-size cast iron figures that jut out of the sea along Crosby Beach. A really fascinating sight - and completely free of charge.

Back in town, follow the famous song by Gerry & The Pacemakers, takes a ferry across the River Mersey - and is rewarded with the best view of Liverpool's waterfront. For little money you can do the same as the locals and use the Mersey Ferries Passenger Service - a ten-minute commuter service in the morning and evening hours.

If you come to Liverpool in July, you should definitely not miss the Liverpool International Music Festival’s Summer Jam: the three-day music festival in Sefton Park features great artists free of charge. Live music is available for free all year round in pubs like The Caledonia or Lanigans Irish Bar (as the city of Liverpool has an Irish heritage). A visit to the contemporary art center Bluecoat is also worthwhile. Regular free rounds of talks, lectures and literary events await here.

In search of a real bargain, head a few miles out of town to the Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet. The prices for branded articles are up to 70% cheaper. Another real shopping highlight is the vintage market, which takes place every first Saturday of the month in The Shipping Forecast.

Arrival to Liverpool

Liverpool John Lennon Airport has many European connections. The city is also easily accessible from London, Birmingham and nearby Manchester - the latter is just 35 minutes away by train. In the center itself you can explore a large part of the city on foot, with the Merseytravel Saveaway Ticket you can use trains and buses anywhere in the metropolitan area. There is also a cheap city bike rental in the city.

Accommodation in Liverpool