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Liverpool is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, located in the northwestern part of England. It is a home of lots of beautiful landmarks and many parts of the city are protected by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites, including the famous Albert Dock, Pier Head and the William Brown Street. City of Liverpool has a fantastic waterfront, many great restaurants, shops and hotels. The city is world famous for its two football clubs - Liverpool FC and Everton FC, as well as for the legendary music group The Beatles, but there are many more great things that come from Liverpool. Being a port city, Liverpool has historically attracted lots of visitors from everywhere in the world. Today, it is a home of the oldest Chinese community on the continent and Chinatown is one of the most visited sections in the city.
Liverpool has a moderate climate with mild winters and warm summers. Period between April and September is very pleasant for taking sightseeing tours. Average summer temperatures are around 20 C. Rainfall can occur in every month of the year, while winter months have average temperatures above zero degrees.
One of the top places to see in Liverpool is the Albert Dock. It dates back from the 19th century and there you will find many museums and restaurants, most of them housed in re-adapted warehouses. The Beatles Story tour is also very popular where you can see the reconstructions of Abbey Road and Cavern Club Studios. Liverpool Cathedral is a major landmark, being one of the biggest Anglican cathedrals in the UK. You can enjoy some fantastic panoramic views from its tower. Visit the Mersey Maritime Museum and World Museum Liverpool if you want to learn and see many fascinating things. The historic Sefton Park Palm House is another fantastic place where you can relax in the nature among flowers, trees and lakes. A visit to Liverpool would not be complete without seeing the homes and museums of Everton and Liverpool football clubs – Goodison Park and the world-famous Anfield.
When it comes to nightlife and shopping, Liverpool has wide variety of options. You will find plenty of trendy bars, pubs, nightclubs, bistros and restaurants. Lots of nighttime entertainment options are available at Seel Street and Hardman Street. Liverpool ONE is the main shopping district near the Albert Dock where you will find almost two hundred stores of any kind. The Metquarter is another popular shopping destination, while if you want to see something a bit different visit the Chinatown where you will find a big Chinese open market, usually held on Sundays.
Liverpool is also great for taking relaxing boat tours on the River Mersey. Boat tours usually start at Albert Dock and in summer you can travel to the popular old fort in New Brighton. Other excursions that you can take from Liverpool include visiting Southport, which is about thirty kilometers away from Liverpool. It is a place with many nice sandy beaches and an attractive iron pier. The nearby Wirral Peninsula is also popular place to visit with a beautiful coastline, great botanic gardens and a few quiet villages.