Liverpool is a world class cultural destination, with more museums and galleries than any other city outside of London. Many people may not realise that Liverpool’s historic centre and waterfront is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Add to the cultural and historical importance of the city its identity as the birthplace of The Beatles, and it’s easy to see that Liverpool has a whole lot to offer to those seeking a full and interesting mini break.
While the city is undoubtedly a world class destination, staying there needn’t cost the earth when you book with Travelodge. There are seven Travelodges in and around the city, including Liverpool Central and Liverpool Central The Strand, so that you can stay in the heart of the action on a budget. Once you have got your accommodation booked, all the remains is to decide what you want to see and do in a city crammed full of fantastic cultural attractions.
Whatever your interests you’re sure to find a museum or gallery in which to spend a fantastic afternoon in Liverpool. The Museum of Liverpool should be first stop for those who want to learn more about the city – with plenty of Beatles and football related exhibits. Or head to the Merseyside Maritime Museum for a more specific look at the port of Liverpool.
The Tate is a fabulous mixed bag containing artwork by everyone from Picasso to Tracey Emin. Art fans should also consider the Walker Art Gallery which also houses an eclectic collection of works, from Hockney to Rembrant.
If you want to explore Liverpool’s historic areas then book onto one of the excellent city tours at The Liverpool Tour Guide Service. Those who want something a touch more lighthearted however could check out one of the fun Beatles themed tours in the city, such as the DayTrippers Beatle Taxi Tour or the Magical Mystery Coach Tour. Even more exciting is The Yellow Duckmarine tour, which takes place half on land and then, after a splashdown into the dock, half on water!
And of course there is no escaping Beatles-Mania when in Liverpool. The Beatles Story Museum is an essential stop for anyone with an interest in The Fab Four, or head to The Cavern Club to see where it all started. Take in Strawberry Fields, Penny Lane and the childhood homes of Lennon and McCartney, for a fantastic opportunity to feel close to the worldwide phenomenon that was The Beatles.
Liverpool may not be the first city you think of when it comes to culture, heritage and history, but it shouldn’t be overlooked. A city break in Liverpool is sure to be packed with interesting and exciting cultural experiences.