Boasting a worldwide reputation for football, music and the friendliness of its people, Liverpool is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city with a bright, positive outlook and a welcome that means you’ll quickly feel right at home.

Local attractions

The city is in the midst of exciting economic, cultural and social regeneration and our new hospital is at the heart of the emerging Knowledge Quarter. Liverpool’s waterfront is home to the iconic Three Graces, Albert Dock and Pier Head as well as a dazzling array of arts venues, restaurants, watersports and other forms of entertainment.

The architecture is world-class, with more listed buildings than any city outside London, and two cathedrals which are major attractions in their own right – the Anglican Cathedral and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Tate Liverpool offers displays of international and contemporary modern art, while the city has eight national museums. Theatre-lovers are also spoilt for choice with venues including the world-famous Everyman and Playhouse in town and the new Shakespeare North Playhouse just a short hop away in Knowsley.

Transport links

The city is well-served by air (Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester Airport) offering both budget and long-haul flights, rail, coach, ferry and excellent motorway links. Some of the UK’s most stunning landscapes are on your doorstep with easy access to national parks, the Peak District, the Lake District, Snowdonia and the coasts of Lancashire and North Wales.

Accommodation and schools

There are excellent schools, including a variety of denominational schools in the private and state sector. Excellent housing in pleasant suburbs near the sea and in rural areas is easily available, the cost of which is rather less than the national average.

Nature and the outdoors

From the wide, flowing Mersey to the countryside and beaches beyond the suburbs, Liverpool sits at the centre of a vast area of beauty, culture and entertainment.

The Wirral peninsula is a beautiful place – bounded by the River Mersey, the River Dee and the Irish Sea. In the shadow of the Welsh mountains, it’s an area of outstanding natural beauty with lots of opportunities for enjoying spectacular sunsets, coastal walks, country parks and every kind of sport from cycling and golf to sailing and windsurfing.

Nearby towns and places to visit

The area has picturesque villages, seaside resorts, urban developments and smart towns (including the Victorian splendour of Southport), and the historic cities of Chester, Liverpool and Manchester will provide all kinds of culture, heritage, sport and entertainment.

There are so many things to do in Liverpool. For more information about things to do and places to see,