Liverpool, a veritable discovery with its own soundtrack.
The first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Liverpool is bound to be ‘the Beatles’, easily the world’s most famous band. Here they have their own museum, The Beatles Story, one of the city’s most popular attractions. The other must-see site for fans is 10 Mathew Street, the address of the Cavern Club, the now-famous locale where the group first started playing in 1961, after their time in Hamburg, and where other rock legends (The Rolling Stones, The Who and Elton John, etc.) have all graced the stage. Completely rebuilt with respect to the original design and reopened in 1984, today you can catch live music at the Cavern Club pretty much at any hour of the day.
The entire city is practically an ongoing tribute to the memory of the Fab Four, with the statue at the Pier Head waterfront, a stroll along Penny Lane or near Strawberry Field, or even the statue of Eleanor Rigby.
And while most of Liverpool’s notoriety comes from its ties to the Beatles, it’s worth remembering that the city has the most museums in the United Kingdom after London and, as an important maritime mercantile city, it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
While you’re in town, two extraordinary cathedrals are worth a visit: the neo-Gothic Anglican Cathedral Church of Christ, and the Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, notable for its unusual circular shape.