Liverpool

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Liverpool’s compact city center is easily navigable on foot and major attractions are scattered between the various neighborhoods, which are all in close proximity to one another. RopeWalks and the Hope Street Quarter are home to cultural gems; historic Dock Front – which is 20 minutes away by foot – is filled with winning galleries and museums.

Things to do in Liverpool

Discover Film and Media

The Foundation for Art & Creative Technology is a combined contemporary gallery and multimedia space. Exploring their indie films and digital media exhibits are fun anytime, but its especially inviting when it’s raining outside.

88 Wood St., England, 011-44-151-707-4450, www.fact.co.uk
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International Slavery Museum

Liverpool was a key departure port in the trans-Atlantic slave trade, and this dedicated museum provides factual accounts and thought-provoking opinions on that legacy.

Dock Traffic Office, Albert Dock, England, 011-44-151-478-4499, www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ism
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Liverpool Cathedral

Dominating St James Mount and visible from afar, Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral has the heaviest and highest peeling bells in the world – suspended 219-feet above the ground, the two weigh in at a combined 31 tons.

St James Mount, England, 011-44-151-709-6271, www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk
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Liverpool Football Club

One of the world’s most famous soccer teams has underperformed recently, but this is still a must-see for sports fans. Can’t catch a game? Satisfy yourself with a stadium tour (the huge trophy room is beyond belief).

Anfield Rd., England, 011-44-151-260-6677, www.liverpoolfc.tv
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Magical Mystery Tour

All aboard for the ultimate Beatles trip. This two-hour bus ride takes in all the sights (Penny Lane, Strawberry Field, the band members’ childhood homes) that any fan of John, Paul, George, and Ringo could ever want.

The Cavern Club, 10 Mathew St., England, 011-44-151-236-1965, www.cavernclub.org
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Mendips

Yoko Ono campaigned for the restoration of John Lennon’s childhood home and now you can see the 1930’s semi-detached house as it would have been in Lennon’s youth. Book tours at least one day in advance.

251 Menlove Ave., England, 011-44-870-900-0256, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/beatles
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Mersey Ferries

The hit single from Gerry and The Pacemakers made this river crossing famous, and the trip still offers unparalleled views of the city skyline.

Pier Head Ferry Terminal, George's Parade, England, 011-44-151-227-2660, www.thebigmerseyadventure.co.uk
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Tate Liverpool

The northern sibling of London’s heralded Tate galleries, this converted dock warehouse contains changing modern art installations that are often as perplexing as they are beautiful. Past artists represented include Peter Blake and Niki de Saint Phalle.

Albert Dock, England, 011-44-151-702-7400, www.tate.org.uk/liverpool
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