Liverpool

Last Updated: 19th Jun 2012

the cavern club, liverpool

Many people still visit the port city of Liverpool to pay homage to The Beatles, but the city is also known for the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, cool mix of buildings and it’s football (soccer) teams; Liverpool and Everton.

Art and Culture

Liverpool has received the well known and prestigious honor of being the European City of Culture, 2008.

  • Albert Dock is a very cool part of the city and is home to museums, galleries, restaurants and bars as well as the Merseyside Maritime Museum that tells you about the port of Liverpool.
  • Tate art gallery of Liverpool has one of the best contemporary art exhibitions outside London while the Walker is the most famous and comprises an impressive art collection from throughout the ages.
  • The Beatles Story is the only museum in the world wholes and solely devoted to the band and is a walk through exhibition from rise to fame to break up.

The Beatles

Unarguably Liverpool’s favourite (not to mention famous) sons are John, Paul, George and Ringo – aka ‘The Beatles’. The lads from Liverpool grew up and started out as a pub cover band here during the very early 1960’s. Once they found their feet and started writing their own tunes, the Fab Four went on to pump out over 50 top 40 singles and twenty #1’s making them easily the biggest musical act of the twentieth century.

Not only were they an amazing band but went on to have great success in their own individual right with John Lennon alone becoming one of the most celebrated and iconic individual artists of his time.

The sounds of Beatlemania still reverberate today their popularity and influence still can never be overestimated or overstated as young people still travel to places like Liverpool and Abbey Road in London to pay homage to these musical and cultural icons.

Most Contiki Tours staying in Liverpool take an included Beatle-inspired Magical Mystery Tour of the city.

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