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.

The City is known for:

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 Leaguefootball clubs, Liverpool and Everton. Matches between the two are known as the Merseyside derby.

Horse Racing:
The world-famous Grand National also takes places annually at Aintree Racecourse on the outskirts of the city.

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


Map of the City Centre
Tourist Information