Liverpool is one of the most vibrant cities in the UK. With a population of over 460 000, it is still growing, accepting more people relocating there from Britain, Europe and all over the world.
It offers many job opportunities, places of higher education, a wonderful beach, the oldest Chinatown community in Europe, and of course – it is the birthplace of the Beatles. In this area guide for living in Liverpool, the Fantastic Removals’ Liverpool team will highlight the main places of interest in this great city.
Transport in Liverpool
One thing to know about Liverpool is that car owners live with constant nightmares. Rush hour traffic is very hectic and searching for a parking space can cause serious headaches. Which is why public transport can save a lot of time and nerves. Liverpool has four main stops in the four key areas:
- Lime Street;
- James Street;
- Liverpool Central.
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Being close to any of these can easily take you to any other area of the city and services run every 15 minutes. Not only will you be on time, but it’s also possible for the bus to stop closer to your destination than in the instance of using your car.
Liverpool John Lennon airport has flights to several capitals of Europe and Manchester airport is less than an hour away with over 200 worldwide destinations. Liverpool is also two hours away from London with a train.
Education in Liverpool
If you’re moving to Liverpool with the plans to start a family (or if you already have a family), you would need to know about schools and other educational facilities. In this case, you’re in luck, because there is a wide range of independent and state high schools and colleges to choose from.
Primary schools are also in an abundance and there are a lot of venues for young parents where they can meet with others and become a part of a lovely community.
There are also a lot of cultural venues, such as libraries, galleries and of course lots of job opportunities. At the same time, there are a lot of green spaces for recreation and sport. The beach is near, as well as the beautiful Lancashire countryside.
Places to see in Liverpool
This is the largest Anglican cathedral in Europe. The total external length of the structure is 189 meters, which makes it the longest cathedral in the world. In terms of volume, it is the fifth in the world. It’s also one of the world’s tallest cathedrals in the world and the third tallest structure in Liverpool. The cathedral is open all year round between 08:00 and 18:00.
When most sports fans hear the word “Liverpool”, the first thing that comes to mind is not the city, but the football team. Liverpool FC opens its Anfield Stadium to visitors during the day. You can visit the museum and stadium and get a glimpse behind-the-scenes at one of the best-known soccer clubs in the world. The stadium has a sitting capacity of 54 074 seats, making it the sixth largest stadium in England.
Liverpool Central Library
Liverpool Central library is one of 22 library buildings in Liverpool and is also the largest. The library is located at the centre of the city next to several other historic buildings on the William Brown Street. Not only does it offer thousands upon thousands of captivating reads, but you can also gawk at the genius in the design of the atrium staircase.
Liverpool Playhouse Theatre
The Liverpool Playhouse is a theatre located in the centre of the city. Older names of the building are Star Music Hall, Star Theatre of Varieties and Liverpool Repertory Theatre. Lots of national and international actors and actresses started their careers here. If you’re craving to watch an interesting play in Liverpool, this is the place.
Museum of Liverpool
One of the newest additions to the city, the Museum of Liverpool opened in 2011, replacing the old Museum of Liverpool Life. It is the world’s first national museum devoted to the history of a city, demonstrating its unique contribution to the world. It houses more than 6000 objects and guarantees a day of fun and education.
Walker Art Gallery
The Walker Art Gallery is a beautiful building housing one of the biggest art collections in all of England. The collection includes paintings from all over Europe, dating back from the 14th to the 20th century. A must see the venue for all classic art lovers.
The Pier Head is a riverside location and one of the UNESCO world heritage sites. It includes a number of historical buildings, wide recreational space and a collection of memorials. The three most emblematic buildings are:
- The Royal Liver Building;
- The Cunard Building;
- The Port of Liverpool Building.
Collectively, they are known as the “Three Graces”.
Sefton Park is a public park, which gives every Liverpool dweller the bragging rights to boast with the green space of their city. A park is a wonderful place for walks and recreational activities. It has also been a stage for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as the Moscow State Circus.
The World Museum Liverpool is a definite must for all visitors. It has over five free floors for exploring, which include exhibits like:
- Astronomy, Space and Time – a physical sciences collection;
- Human History – a collection of archaeological, and especially egyptological objects;
- Natural History – specimens from biology, zoology, and geological fossils;
- A planetarium.
No matter where life takes you, you can always depend on the Fantastic Removals team to help with your move in the near or distant area of the UK. Just give us a call and let our specialists make your life easier.