About the city:
City of Liverpool is situated in North West of England in Merseyside. Liverpool is the city in extreme southwest, traditional county of Lancashire. History of this city dates back to the year of 1190 when it was called ‘Liuerpul’ that meant a pool or creak with muddy water. But this city was proclaimed a port in the year of 1207 and initially served a dispatch point for troops sent to Ireland.
Liverpool , also know as “the Second City of the Empire” is the home to the Beatles and other famous poets, actors and astonishing people. Inhabitants of Liverpool are called “Liverpudlians” and more commonly as “Scousers”. People living in Liverpool have a noted accent called as Scouse. With a population of around 445,000, city of Liverpool has much in store for everyone whether tourist or business travelers.
Liverpool is a vibrant city with an exclusive art connection. It’s the city where Pre-Raphaelites could be seen and also houses various modern art collection. Liverpool Biennial is a festival of arts, held after every two years that usually starts in mid September and runs up to late November. It gives true meaning to the word “art” and has three sections; the International, The Independence and New Contemporaries depicting different artistic accents.
As being the land from where the original legends in music, Beatles, originated, Liverpool has many rocking and hip night clubs that groove to Beatles music. Grapes is one such hang out which was originally the place where the Beatles and other rock bands spent some quite time away from their screaming fans. Another just place is Jacaranda club, which was firstly owned by Beatles manager and the place where the group rehearsed and played. Apart from this musical historic place, Baa Baa and Cream are other happening places to be at.
To shop all day or just spend the day loafing around the city, Concert Square is the liveliest spot during the day and night with shops, cafes and restaurants. To shop at authentic Liverpool retail outlet, Wade Smith is the ideal shop located in Cavern Quarter to shop quality gents and ladies wear. Take a trip on a Mersey Ferry, the oldest ferry service in Europe, along the waterfronts experience lively commentary about the history of Liverpool’s river vessels. Take a tour of All Saints Parish Church to see the only medieval church in Liverpool.
Neighboring places around Liverpool includes lots of attractions to spend time at and explore. Traveling to London from Liverpool take little time but opens up huge space for exploration and relaxation. Explore art and beauty of London in British Museum, founded in 1753 and houses world’s greatest collection of world antiques from places like Greece, Rome, Asia and also from pre historic Britain. Victoria and Albert Museum in London is the largest museum of applied art in the world with displays collection of Venetian glass and Chinese art and other extraordinary artifacts.
There is not direct flight to Liverpool, so to reach Liverpool, you have to take a flight to London and then take a domestic connection to Liverpool. Flights could be booked over the internet and at travel agent offices too. All major airlines fly to London Heathrow Airport. From India, British Airways, Alitalia, Air India operated in collaboration with Lufthansa and bmi to London serve many flights. From London, British Airways offers a connection to Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
Liverpool is well connected to other places around and also with in the city traveling is made easy by various sources of transport like ferry services, roadways, and train system called Mersey-rail.
Staying in and around the city of Liverpool could be booked in advance over the internet and when booking is made online, many websites offer different discounted rates or even certain extra facilities to make your stay comfortable. Accommodation in the city could depend on various options like the preferred location of lodging or budget of the stay. Many options are available like different star hotels, various serviced apartments and bed and breakfasts that offer comfort, quality and great value for the money and are perfect for leisure or business travelers.
Hotel rates and charges:
An economical stay in the heart of Liverpool would cost in the range of £20 to £45. a three to four star hotel stay in the city or around the area of the airport would cost in the range of £50 to £160. Serviced apartments offer exclusive stay with many services and it could be 1bedroom to 4bedroom apartments. Prices vary with number of people staying and number of bedrooms in the apartments. Usually one to two bedroom apartment that accommodated 1-4people could be priced in the range of £200 to £400.
Facilities are offered by all lodgings in Liverpool to make visitors have a memorable trip and give them the relaxation they deserve on holidays. Hotels offer various room and hotel facilities like 24 hours room service, laundry and valet service, round the clock concierge, spacious rooms with big bathrooms, hair dryer and iron, coffee and tea maker, mini bar with refrigerator, bath robes and slippers, indoor/outdoor pools, exercise rooms and gym, health club and spa, and business center with fax machines and meeting rooms.
Apartments in Liverpool provide a feel of home even when away from home; they have lush interiors done with perfect designs in the living room and bedrooms. Living room has all the necessities like leather sofa, dining table with chairs, TV with DVD player, Stereo system, side table and drawers. You can also find kitchen, equipped with Microwave oven, dishwasher, cooking and eating utensils, refrigerator and all necessary kitchen ware. Bedrooms are done-up with comfortable beds and linens with windows looking over beautiful scenic views.
Amusing and amazing Facts about the city:
Liverpool is the second largest export port of United Kingdom. Liverpool airport was renamed to Liverpool John Lennon Airport in 2001 and its logo has a sketch that was drawn by Lennon and has words, “Above us only sky” from his song “Imagine”. Liverpool has the largest panel of Stained glass in the world in Metropolitan Cathedral and the Anglican Cathedral has the highest peals of bells in the world.
Liverpool , with its varied cultural attractions and multiple exotic spots, draws thousands of visitors ever year and becomes a part of their cherished memories for a whole life time.