Attractive Destinations in Liverpool
1. Royal Albert Dock
The superbly restored Royal Albert Dock was the first such facility in Britain to be built using only bricks and iron. At its heart is an impressive five-story-high block of buildings surrounding the harbor basin where cotton, tobacco, and sugar were once unloaded. These enormous Victorian structures are built around an arcaded walkway, their cast Tuscan columns once serving as capstans for moored ships.
Today, these decoratively restored warehouses house luxury apartments, designer boutiques, restaurants, cafés, and museums. They now stand as prime examples of gentrification, a phenomenon which can also be witnessed in other places to visit in the UK such as London, Manchester, and Glasgow, where once decaying inner cities are restored to provide recreational amenities.
2. World Museum
The World Museum is one of Liverpool’s biggest museums, featuring exhibits on natural science, historical culture, space, and more. The museum has existed since 1851 but has been renovated multiple times to accommodate its growing collections. The museum currently houses an aquarium and live bughouse, home to a variety of exotic beasties. There is even a planetarium that puts on regular shows for those interested in astronomy. The museum is free to visit, making it an ideal location for a day out.
3. Liverpool Cathedral
4. The Beatles Story
6. Pier Head
The Pier Head area of Liverpool includes the traditional trio of harbor buildings known as the Three Graces: the Port of Liverpool Building, the Cunard Building, and the Royal Liver Building.
It’s also where you’ll find the Titanic Memorial commemorating the “Heroes in the Engine Room” on the luxury liner that sank in 1912. Also located here are the Queen Victoria Monument; The Beatles Statue; and the Georgian Town Hall, built-in 1754 with its lovely copper cupola crowned by a statue of Minerva.
7. St George’s Quarter
Liverpool’s St George’s Quarter is a heritage site featuring some gorgeous Victorian architecture. This is also one of the retail hubs of the city so you can do some shopping in these beautiful surroundings! In addition to shopping and art opportunities, St George’s Quarter boasts a number of popular theatres. Catch a show at the Liverpool Empire which regularly hosts West End productions on tour. While you’re in the area, be sure to visit St George’s Hall which is one of the most beautiful examples of neo-classical architecture worldwide. The Hall was home to the famous 2015 sculpture ‘Poppies’ where thousands of ceramic poppies were placed to commemorate the First World War Centenary.
In conclusion, these are attractive destinations in Liverpool that you should visit.