"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Liverpool

Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England, United Kingdom along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary. It was founded as a borough in 1207 and was granted city status in 1880. In 2011 the population administered by Liverpool City Council was 466,415 and is at the centre of a wider urban area, the Liverpool City Region.

Historically, Liverpool was a part of Lancashire. The city's urbanisation and expansion were largely brought about by the city's status as a major port. By the 18th century, trade from the West Indies, Ireland and mainland Europe, coupled with close links with the Atlantic slave trade, furthered the economic expansion of Liverpool. Liverpool is also well known for its inventions and innovations, particularly in terms of infrastructure, transport, general construction, and in the fields of public health and social reform. Railways, ferries and the skyscraper were all pioneered in the city, together with the first societies for animal and child protection, the first schools for the blind, for working-men, and for girls. Liverpool was the port of registry of the ocean liner, the RMS Titanic, and the words Titanic, Liverpool could be seen on the stern of the ship.

Inhabitants of Liverpool are referred to as Liverpudlians but are also colloquially known as "Scousers", in reference to the local dish known as "scouse", a form of stew. The word "Scouse" has also become synonymous with the Liverpool accent and dialect. Liverpool's status as a port city has contributed to its diverse population, which, historically, were drawn from a wide range of peoples, cultures, and religions, particularly those from Ireland. The city is also home to the oldest Black African community in the country and the oldest Chinese community in Europe.

Labelled the World Capital City of Pop by Guinness World Records, artists of Liverpool origin have produced more number one singles than any other. The popularity of The Beatles, Billy Fury, Gerry and the Pacemakers, and the other groups from the Merseybeat era, and later bands such as Echo & the Bunnymen and Frankie Goes to Hollywood, contributes to Liverpool's status as a tourist destination; tourism forms a significant part of the city's modern economy. The city celebrated its 800th anniversary in 2007, and it held the European Capital of Culture title together with Stavanger, Norway, in 2008.

Liverpool is noted for its rich architectural heritage and is home to many buildings regarded as amongst the greatest examples of their respective styles in the world. Several areas of the city centre were granted World Heritage Site status by UNESCO in 2004. Referred to as the Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City, the site comprises six separate locations in the city including the Pier Head, Albert Dock and William Brown Street and includes many of the city's most famous landmarks.

Liverpool is also well known for its strong sporting identity. The city is home of two Premier League football clubs, Liverpool F.C. and Everton F.C. Matches between the two clubs are known as the Merseyside derby. The world-famous Grand National also takes places annually at Aintree Racecourse on the outskirts of the city.

Local authority: Liverpool City Council

OS Grid Reference: SJ347896

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Things to see and do in and around Liverpool

  • Sunny Jesus
  • Magical Mystery Tour
  • Liverpool City Walks
  • Beatles Story
  • The Echo Wheel of Liverpool
  • Merseyside Maritime Museum and International Slavery Museum
  • Merseyside Maritime Museum
  • St Johns Beacon Viewing Gallery
  • Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
  • The Beatles Story Ltd
  • Cavern Club
  • 'From Me To You' - Beatles Store and Info Centre
  • Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds Cafe
  • Tate Liverpool
  • Wowballs Liverpool
  • The National Conservation Centre
  • Queensway Tunnel Tour
  • Museum of Liverpool
  • Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse
  • Underwater Street
  • Beatles Tour Liverpool
  • Western Approaches
  • Liverpool War Museum
  • World Museum Liverpool
  • The Bluecoat
  • Walker Art Gallery
  • Haunted Liverpool
  • Victoria Gallery and Museum
  • Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre
  • Mersey Ferry River Explorer Cruise

Tourist Information

Liverpool (John Lennon Airport)
Tourist Information Centre
Arrivals Hall, South Terminal, Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Speke Hall Road
Liverpool
Merseyside
England
L24 1YD

Phone 0151 233 2008
Email 08place@liverpool.gov.uk
http://www.visitliverpool.com/

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Forecast for Monday 1 May

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Chance of rain 69%
Max temp. 11°C
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Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
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Pressure 1002
Humidity 82%
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09:00


Chance of rain 40%
Max temp. 11°C
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Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
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Pressure 1005
Humidity 83%
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12:00


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 13°C
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Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
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Pressure 1007
Humidity 70%
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15:00


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 15°C
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Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
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Pressure 1009
Humidity 56%
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Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 14°C
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Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
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Pressure 1011
Humidity 59%
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Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 12°C
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Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
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Pressure 1014
Humidity 71%
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