Information about flights to Liverpool
A world-famous port city lying on the banks of the Mersey River, Liverpool has seen countless tides of humanity come through its historic port, as slaves, immigrants and imperial trade left its shores for the empire, Far East and the New World. This seafaring heritage explains Liverpool’s vibrant multicultural mix, where Europe’s oldest Chinese community, the UK’s oldest Afro-Caribbean population and a substantial Irish Catholic presence all enliven Liverpool’s unique culture. Obsessive about football, legendary for its music scene, and one of the UK’s greatest shopping destinations, you’ll find it hard to resist the Liverpool’s scouse charm.
Flights to Liverpool from London take you into Liverpool John Lennon Airport, which is a short distance from the city centre. At the waterfront, one of the world’s most iconic skylines stretches out before you. Dominating the area, Liverpool’s 'Three Graces’ represent part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site and are the city’s greatest landmarks. The Liver Building is famous for its twin liver birds that perch atop its two towers, and are symbolic of the city itself. Next door is the Port of Liverpool Building, where the splendid dome and marbled flourishes reflect Liverpool’s heritage as a major city of the British Empire. Meanwhile, the Cunard Building was once the headquarters of the White Star Line company which constructed the ill-fated Titanic. Indeed, the great ship bore the city’s name on its stern.
Liverpool has become synonymous with The Beatles, the world’s greatest rock band. You can relive the Fab Four’s golden years at the Beatle’s Story museum, while the trendy Cavern Quarter still throbs with energy and is where the band played their first gigs. You can also pop over to Penny Lane and visit the ruins of Strawberry Fields. A visit to Anfield, one of the world’s most famous football stadiums, is also well worth a visit. Known for being one of the most atmospheric arenas in sport, names and songs linked with this venerable ground like the Scion Kop stand and You’ll Never Walk Alone are rooted deep into football’s world heritage. One of Liverpool’s many surprises is the gigantic Anglican cathedral, which is among the largest in the world and never fails to take your breath away.
Liverpool ONE is a glitzy new retail complex that bristles with designer labels and the latest trendy fashion stores. Down in the funky Cavern Quarter, Cavern Walks sells underground chic and vintage style that matches the anarchic spirit of the surroundings. You’ll find great food, great bargains and a fabulous array of stores at St John’s Shopping Centre, located right in the centre of this vibrant, culturally rich city.