Liverpool, United Kingdom

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Liverpool Guide: Spend Less, Do More

Liverpool-Anglican-CathedralEstablished right on the Irish Sea in northern England, Liverpool started off as an important shipping port. Then, it became world-famous for being the home of The Beatles. Today, Liverpool offers history, culture, and fun that simply can’t be beat! Aside from its beautiful architecture and musical heritage, the city of Liverpool also includes over 250 public monuments, making this the perfect holiday destination.

Liverpool’s central area is quite full of hotels, restaurants, and bars that offer fun accommodation as well as interesting sights. Whether you’re into the local cuisine or people-watching, Liverpool’s city centre has it all.

If you want to stay someplace quieter, there are plenty of Liverpool hotels on the west side of town, near the water.

Top Attractions in Liverpool

Of course, no trip to Liverpool would be complete without paying homage to The Beatles. Right near the heart of downtown, you will find The Beatles Story – an unique, award-winning museum that takes you up close and personal to the lives, times, culture and music of the of John, Paul, George, and Ringo.You’ll see what it was like growing up in Liverpool, then going on to become the world’s most famous band. For even more Beatle fun, both John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s childhood homes are a short walk away and open to the public.

Head to the Cavern Club if you want to jam to some live music – it is a famous bar that hosts all sorts of live performances. As you would expect, there are plenty of Beatles tribute bands that play at the Cavern Club. But, the bar’s performers focus on other types of music, too.

If you are looking for something completely different, the Williamson Tunnels offer just that. No one knows why they were built – only that an eccentric tobacco mogul built them – but they offer an amazing tour underneath the city. They are a fully-fledged maze of tunnels and chambers!

Other Beatles-free attractions worth a visit are Knowsley Safari Park - a wildlife reserve just outside Liverpool city that features animals including tigers, lions, and giraffes - and Anglican Cathedral. Located just under a mile from the city centre, Anglican Cathedral is the largest cathedral in the UK, and the fifth largest in the world.


Liverpool-Albert-DockWith its numerous student bars, live music venues and trendy dance clubs, Liverpool nightlife is absolutely buzzing. Stop by Circo Bar, located on the Albert Dock, for cocktails and dancing – and a freak show! Head towards Wood Street where, besides the Revolution bar, you will find one of Liverpool’s longest running urban night clubs, Camel Club. Unsure about where you want to go? Just stroll towards Concert Square, located only 10 minutes away from Lime Street Station, and enjoy a night filled with dancing and cheap drinks.

Liverpool Hotels

Liverpool offers a wide variety of holiday accommodation, suitable for business trips, romantic getaways or family vacations. Liverpool accommodation includes numerous inns, vacation rentals, trendy apartments and youth hostels, in addition to luxury hotels. With a large tourism industry, cheap hotels in Liverpool have never been easier to find. Whether you want to be in the centre of town or explore the urban areas, accommodation options of all kinds are scattered throughout this vibrant city.

Getting around by car

Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Liverpool: 22 min (9.3 mi) (15kms) via A561

Manchester Airport to Liverpool: 43 min (35.6 mi) (56kms) via M56 and M62

London Heathrow Airport to Liverpool: 3 h 22 min (208.7 mi) (334kms) via M40 and M6

Accommodation, driving and car rental

At Cheaperthanhotels and Cheaperthancars we have a wide range of car rental discounts at convenient locations and accommodation to meet all budgets and taste. We really do believe that the less you spend, the more you will have to do when you get there.

Your Cheaperthanhotels Team

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