A city with a rich history and strong identity, Liverpool is well worth visiting at any time of year. Home of The Beatles, two of the UK’s biggest football teams, the iconic Liver Building and some outstanding examples of modern architecture, this is a place that has it all for anyone planning to take a trip to this north-western port. If going this year, what is there to do?
1. Watch Liverpool v Everton
The latest Merseyside derby takes place on May 4th at Anfield, and could have huge consequences for either side’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League at the end of the Premier League season.
2. The Grand National
Arguably the UK’s biggest and most popular horse racing meeting, the whole nation watches on TV and have a little flutter on the 40-strong field in the hope of winning a little money. Ladbrokes have a free bet offer if you go online, plus they will have special bets for the race you can’t find anywhere else.
3. Go to the Liverpool International Jazz Festival
The inaugural festival will take place at the Capstone Theatre from February 28th and will feature some of the world’s most famous and talented jazz musicians including the legend that is Courtney Pine.
4. Stroll across the banks of the Mersey
On Liverpool’s famous waterfront, you can see the ships sail in, watch the ferry go across the Mersey to Birkenhead and take photos of the imposing Liver Building as well as get an insight into the city’s history.
5. Shop at Liverpool One
Opened just a few years ago, this sprawling shopping centre is home to numerous outlets selling all the latest fashion, not to mention cafes, bars and restaurants where you can rest your feet and get a bite to eat afterwards.
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