This energetic city is surrounded by arts, shops, culture and music. The M&S Bank Arena, hosts frequent live music events and the city is also home to The Beatles Museum. Liverpool is a city that has something for everyone.
In 1190 the city was known as ‘Liuerpul’ meaning “a pool or creek with muddy water”. Over centuries the name evolved with a number of different spellings including Leuerepul, Lyuerpole, Lytherpole, Litherpoole and eventually Liverpool. In 1715 the first ever commercial wet dock was completed in Liverpool on the River Mersey, originally known as Thomas Steer’s Dock. The dock accommodated up to 100 ships and was originally a tidal basin accessed directly from the river, and by 1737 via Canning Dock. In 1846 came architectural triumph when the Albert Dock complex was constructed, consisting of a number of wet and dry docks. Liverpool was a hive of cargo from all over the world and by the late 19th century, 40% of the world’s trade was passing through. In the 1960’s their most famous export was created, The Beatles. Liverpool was awarded European Capital of Culture in 2008 and, spearheaded by the Paradise Project (to build Liverpool ONE), has incurred incredible and unprecedented growth. The 11,000 seat Arena and Convention Centre also known as the M&S Bank Arena opened in 2008 on Liverpool’s Waterfront.
Liverpool has something for every visitor. The Liverpool ONE estate is one of the main shopping centres in the North West and includes a flagship John Lewis anchor store. The redevelopment of the water front area around The Strand means Liverpool has the 11,000 capacity M&S Bank Arena that welcomes some of the biggest acts in the world. The repurposing of the Albert Dock means it had a number of top museums dedicated to the local history including Tate Liverpool, The Beatles Story and the Merseyside Maritime Museum. For those looking for a little evening leisure head up to Queen Square for a bite to eat and see a show at the Royal Court Theatre or the Liverpool Empire Theatre. Nearby is also the world famous Cavern Club.
Parking with Q-Park in Liverpool provides a safe and secure facility for customers to leave their car in as they explore Liverpool from a central location.