Cheap flights to Liverpool
Impressing people with its stunning and imposing architecture, urban regeneration and lively bars and clubs, Liverpool is once again showing why it is one of England’s most visited cities. The home of The Beatles has been undergoing a bit of a renaissance of late. Liverpool, was not only European Capital of Culture in 2008, but was also awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO four years earlier. The result is an old city that impresses visitors with its grand imposing architecture, fantastic museums and a new modern buzz and pride in its appearance.
This was the second city of the British Empire after all, and walking around Liverpool you get a sense of its historic importance. Built in the 17th and 18th centuries around a harbour that imported cotton and sugar. Liverpool also has the largest museum collection in the UK after London, which includes its own Tate Modern and the World Museum. The city centre is one bustling with trendy bars, designer and boutique stores, cinemas, state of the art offices, and stunning, modern apartment blocks.
Enjoy exclusive access to the award-winning Anfield Stadium on a tour of five-times European champions Liverpool FC, or splash out on the Ultimate Anfield Experience, which includes breakfast with a club legend (Anfield Road, L4 0TH, liverpoolfc.com/history/tour-and-museum/home).
Miranda Hart is back on stage for the first time since creating hit BBC series Miranda. The UK's reigning queen of comedy brings her My What I Call Live Show to the Echo Arena for two nights on 24-25 March (Kings Dock, echoarena.com).
The country's leading media arts centre, FACT is home to exhibition galleries, an excellent cafe and bar, and three cinema screens, one whose seating entirely comprises cosy armchairs (88 Wood Street, fact.co.uk).
In the ancient Roman city of Chester you can visit the 2,000-year-old fortress, take a cruise on the River Dee, or shop and stop for lunch among the city's unique two-tiered medieval shopping galleries. visitchester.com