About the city


Liverpool is one of the UK’s best known and well-loved cities, located in the North West of the country. Founded over 800 years ago, Liverpool's status as a port city -  it was the port of registry of the ocean liner RMS Titanic - has contributed to its diverse population (now standing at over 2 million), which, historically, was drawn from a wide range of peoples, cultures, and religions, particularly those from Ireland. The city is also home to the oldest Black African community in the country (a reminder of its historic  links with the Atlantic Slave Trade) and the oldest Chinese community in Europe. 

Natives of Liverpool are referred to as Liverpudlians and colloquially as "Scousers", a reference to "scouse", a form of stew. The word "Scouse" has also become synonymous with the Liverpool accent and dialect.

Tourism now forms a significant part of the city's economy. Several areas of Liverpool city centre were granted World Heritage Site status by UNESCO in 2004 and it was European Capital of Culture in 2008.


Liverpool facts


The Beatles

Liverpool is known as the "World Capital City of Pop" due to the global and enduring popularity of The Beatles, whose legacy can be felt and seen throughout the city.


Liverpool is also the home of two Premier League footballclubs, Liverpool and 

Everton. Matches between the two are known as the Merseyside derby.


Liverpool has the largest collection of museums and galleries outside London.

Useful links

 Map of the City Centre
 Tourist Information

VisitLiverpool's Recommendations

Explore some of Liverpool’s surprising and unmissable culture- the rocket fuel of the city.

You can get your cultural fix in Liverpool at any time of year, as sparkling seasons from the city’s theatres, its orchestrafestivalsgalleriesmuseums and performers create a festival every weekend.

From the immensely international to the uniquely underground, Liverpool offers culture staged against the backdrop of Liverpool’s unparalleled architecture and its world heritage waterfront.

You won’t have time to take in everything on your first visit, but you can always come back to experience Liverpool’s unique and distinctive cultural life, all year round. 


Tate Liverpool: Discounted rate for Tate's Audio Guide to their free to visit exhibitions.  Price £2.50 (normally £3), please quote "conference" at the box office when requesting the Audio Guide. 

Liverpool Cathedral: 2 for 1 offer for Tower Tour ticket (single ticket £5.50). To access the 2 for 1 offer please quote "delegate" at the cathedral shop when purchasing the Tower Tour ticket.

Lantern Theatre: 10% off at the theatre's new bar, Downstairs @ The Lantern, with every show ticket purchased.  Also, 5 tickets for the price of 4 offer.  To book/redeem, please call the theatre box office on +44 151 703 0000 quoting 'It's Liverpool'.


Emin and Blake in Focus, exhibition at Tate Liverpool, free entry

Titanic and Liverpool: The Untold Story exhibition, Mersey Martitime Museum, free entry

In Safe Hands: the Story of the Liverpool Pilots, Mersey Maritime Museum, free entry

Reel Stories: Liverpool and the Silver Screen, exhibition at Museum of Liverpool. Free entry. #reelstories



Mon 27 March, Billy Ocean, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, 7.30pm

Mon 27 March, Beatles Best for String Quartet, Philharmonic Music Room, 1.30pm

28 Mar - 1 Apr, Lost Soul, Royal Court Theatre (NB. Performance features very local references and jokes so may not be suitable for all audiences)

Thu 30 March, Petrenko's Mahler, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, 7.30pm

Thu 30 March, Russell Howard, Liverpool Echo Arena, 8pm

Sat 1 April, Rick Astley, Liverpool Empire Theatre, 7pm

Mon 3 April, The Who, Liverpool Echo Arena, 7.30pm

To download the Cultural City flyer, click here.



Congress organisers


Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool
Kings Dock, Liverpool L3 4FP, United Kingdom

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30 March - 2 April 2017

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