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It‘s a city in the Northwest of England, which tourists know mostly thanks to its two symbols – the famous rock band The Beatles and the world-famous football club Liverpool FC. During the last several decades, the city has been trying to dissociate itself from the rock music and football clichés, which has led to a more versatile image. First of all, it’s a historically significant centre of Great Britain.

Established in 1207, Liverpool was a small town, home to around 1000 people, all the way until the 16th century. Imperial conquests, the slave trade, whaling, international trade, an influx of Irish immigrants, the influence of the neighbouring Manchester, and the industrial revolution – all of these factors contributed to turning Liverpool into one of the most important cities in Great Britain and the entire empire. During the industrial revolution, Liverpool became home to large communities of German, Greek, Jewish and Nordic immigrants.

Liverpool
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  Liverpool

In the 20th century, the city was undergoing intensive growth, people moved from the centre to the periphery. This development was temporarily slowed down by the Second World War, when half the city’s population were either directly or indirectly affected by bombing operations.

During the second half of the last century, Liverpool transformed from an industrial city to a tourist centre – all thanks to its famous pop bands and the many new art galleries and museums. In 2004, the city began implementing the Liverpool ONE project, which completely changed its image – underutilized industrial buildings, hangars and piers, located at the city centre, were adapted for culture, entertainment, recreation and various artistic endeavours. In 2007, Liverpool’s renovation was celebrated with events related to its designation as the European Capital of Culture and the city’s 1000th birthday.

Certain aspects of the city can be found in the work of Charles Dickens – the famous writer loved visiting Liverpool. The city has many churches that belong to different religious communities, the most famous of them being Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral. This temple, built in 1904, is the largest Anglican cathedral in Great Britain and the fifth-largest in the world.

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  Liverpool Anglican Cathedral

Liverpool is home to around half a million people. This relatively small city boasts an interesting history, several UNESCO-protected sites and a panoply of pop music stars. It has many different museums, several guarding some of the most valuable objects in Europe, various collections of the most famous Impressionistic paintings, and exotic fish aquariums. Here you can also find several life jackets used in Titanic, because the shipping company White Star, which owned the famous liner, was registered here, in Liverpool.

Those who got tired of London’s size and noisiness will find Liverpool a cosy little town, where so much can be seen even in just one day.

Lennon statue outside the historic Cavern Club
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  Lennon statue outside the historic Cavern Club

Finally, we may also mention the aforementioned symbols of Liverpool – rock music and football. The atmosphere, created by fans when FC Liverpool plays against FC Everton – the native rival team of the city – or other powerful European and London clubs, is the envy of many. If you can manage to get a ticket to the Anfield Stadium, don’t miss you opportunity to see a match.

Fans of the Beatles will find Liverpool even more of a paradise – here you’ll be able to explore the places where the famous four lived, created their music and played live shows. The band’s attributes can be found all over the place. Even if you’ve never been to Liverpool before, your ears will ring with the nostalgic quote from a Beatles song: “There are places I remember…”.

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