Liverpool has always been one of Britain’s major ports and 200 years ago almost half the world's trade passed through here. This history has contributed to making Liverpool one of the most culturally interesting and diverse destinations in the country.
The city is synonymous with The Beatles and when you take flights to Liverpool not only will you arrive at John Lennon Airport, but you’ll want to ensure sights like The Cavern Club and the Lennon Statue are part of your visit.
Liverpool was the European Capital of Culture in 2008, and with good reason. There are six UNESCO World Heritage sites here including the Pier Head, also known as The Three Graces, which is made up of three impressive landmark buildings connected with the city’s shipping history that are now home to museums and memorials. The rich arts scene includes the Tate Liverpool, which houses one of the largest collections of modern art in the country, and the Walker Art Gallery, which is full of 19th-century art. There are also many theatres putting on both innovative and traditional productions, including the Liverpool Playhouse, the Royal Court and the Empire.
Sport is important to Liverpudlians and when you take cheap flights to Liverpool, there’s plenty of sporting highlights to keep you entertained. Both Liverpool FC and Everton FC, two of the biggest football clubs in the world, are based here. Boxing is hugely popular too and Aintree on the outskirts of the city is the home of the Grand National, the most famous horse steeple chase in the world.