The vibrant city of Liverpool boasts a myriad of attractions and activities for people of all ages and interests. In addition to some of the iconic sites such as the renowned Cavern Nightclub, the region is also home to an array of bars, restaurants, historical sites, outdoor spaces and live music venues. Birthplace of the legendary band the Beatles, Albert Dock's the Beatles Story is a must see attraction chronicling the lives of the four band members. The Magical Mystery Tour can also be found at Albert Dock and involves a two-hour tour visiting sites such as Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields -- the inspirations for the iconic songs.
As the region is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, there are a plethora of galleries and museums narrating and depicting the history of this world-class city. Again, many of the museums are situated in the Albert Dock area including the International Slavery Museum. As its name suggests, the museum's artefacts and collections chronicle the plight of those who historically were enslaved and also the great achievements of other peoples that were once oppressed.
Visit Liverpool Cathedral: the largest Cathedral in the United Kingdom and among the five largest cathedrals in the world. Built in 1904, the cathedral obtained the award for Best Large Visitor Attraction in 2009. The cathedral's spire is visible throughout the city. However, it is situated in St James' Mount in the city centre and is accessible by bus or taxi from the surrounding areas.
Foodies and those who enjoy international cuisine will not be disappointed by a trip to Liverpool. Nestled amid the charming cobbled streets of the Georgian Quarter in the city centre, the Quarter Restaurant is a warm and quaint eaterie offering a selection of mouth-watering dishes. The restaurant can be found on Faulkner Street and overlooks the cathedral.
As one would expect in a vibrant and much-visited city, there is a fine selection of 4 star hotels in Liverpool located in the city centre and surrounding areas. The Radisson Blu Hotel Liverpool is located near the river and offers guests use of a fully-equipt gym and many spa and wellness facilities including a sauna, steam room and indoor pool. The 30 James Street hotel also features many spa and treatment options as well as gorgeously decorated rooms with real wow factor. This hotel also well accommodates families.