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Top 8 Interesting Facts about Liverpool

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

Even though now Liverpool is only the fourth-largest city of Great Britain, and its football team hasn’t won any noteworthy trophies in quite a while, historically it’s been quite the winner and innovator, and also home to the world’s largest harbour. Here are a few facts which may reveal to you its international significance.

1. The city of Liverpool was founded in 1207 by King John. It grew so quickly that at one time it had been the second-most powerful city of the British Empire after London, and the world’s largest harbour.

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

2. Liverpool’s Anglican cathedral is the largest in the whole of Britain and the fifth-largest in the world. It was designed in 1904 by Giles Gilbert Scott. It has the world’s heaviest bell and a more than 100-metre-tall tower.

3. The railway between Liverpool and Manchester was the first of its kind to transport passengers in 1829.

Liverpool Street Station
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  Liverpool Street Station

4. Similarly, Liverpool was the first city in the world to build a library that lent books to the public. The city was also home to the first school of tropical medicine and the first American consul.

5. The traditional stew, called scouse, eaten by the city’s less affluent in the past, reminds the city's current inhabitants of the less prosperous episodes of Liverpool’s history. The stew consists of lamb or beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes and onions.

6. Liverpool is England’s most successful football city. Its two teams – FC Liverpool and FC Everton – are known all around the world. Since the dawn of football these teams have collectively won 27 League Championships, 4 European Cups, 3 UEFA Cups, 1 Cup Winner’s Cup, 11 FA Cups and 6 League Cups.

7. These days, Liverpool is better-known for its pop culture and performers. The Guinness Book of World Records still holds it as the world’s capital of pop music – the birthplace of the most chart-breakers in the world. Let’s also not forget the Beatles who changed the face of popular music in the 60s.

Liverpool
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  Liverpool

8. Now, tourists bring about 3.6 billion GBP of revenue to the city every year. Liverpool’s tourism industry currently employs around 50,000 people. What attracts tourists the most is the music and legacy of the Beatles, an especially fascinating and wide maritime history, art galleries and performances and exceptional entertainment venues.

Comments (1)

monkey 123   1 year ago
Good facts