About the City

The Liverpool City Region has many passions – from sport to visual arts, music to architecture and Superlambananas to Scouse. It is this variety – as well as the welcoming nature of the people here – which makes it such a popular destination for visitors, prime for exploration and making new connections. Liverpudlians have plenty of reasons to be fiercely proud of their city and we're sure the local warmth and wit won't go amiss during your visit.

With the largest collection of museums and galleries anywhere outside of London, the city’s culture and heritage are at the very heart of the destination.

In 2004, Liverpool was awarded prestigious UNESCO World Heritage Status, acknowledging its world-class heritage and cultural relevance. This status encompasses areas across the city, including the historic William Brown Street, the commercial district and of course the Liverpool Waterfront – perhaps the enduring image of the city, and home to institutions old and new; the Liver Birds, the Cunard Building, Museum of LiverpoolTate Liverpool, and the Albert Dock to name a few.

On the other side of the city centre is the Hope Street area, with its architectural smorgasbord dominated by the two magnificent cathedrals at either end of the street. The cathedrals bookend a host of cultural organisations, such as the newly-rebuilt Everyman Theatre, the Philharmonic Hall and Unity Theatre. In addition the area has some of the best food and drink in the city, whether you’re looking for genuinely innovative dining or pubs full of character. With such a compact, visitor-friendly city centre you can easily explore Liverpool on foot.

Beyond this, there’s countryside and seashore within very easy reach. The wider region boasts attractions such as the Biennial’s own 2005 commission, Antony Gormley's Another Place at Crosby Beach, Port Sunlight Village (home to Lady Lever Gallery) and Knowsley Hall. With all this just 30 minutes from the city centre, we are sure that you will find plenty to explore on your visit.

Find out more on the Visit Liverpool website.