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Travelling to Liverpool by train
Experience the North West in all its glory when you travel by train to Liverpool. Famous the world over for its music, culture and history, Liverpool has the distinction of having more museums and art galleries than any other UK city outside of London. Liverpool Lime Street station is slap bang in the city centre and is the perfect place to start your own magical mystery tour.
Take in the unique character of Liverpool as you stroll down this bohemian street. Chock full of independent retailers, and boutiques, you can shop ‘til you drop or relax at one of the many coffee shops, cafes and restaurants. No visit to Bold Street would be complete without a visit to the Church of St Luke, known locally as the Bombed Out Church – so called because it survived a hit by an incendiary device during WWII.
International Slavery Museum
Liverpool’s International Slavery Museum is an important memorial to the many lives shaped by the slave trade. Uncover previously untold stories as you learn all about historical and contemporary slavery across the world.
If you’re visiting while the Biennial is taking place, it’s a must-see cultural journey through Liverpool’s remarkable past, its vibrant present and its bright future. The Biennial takes place across the city’s galleries, public spaces and unused buildings, all brought to life with art and live performance. Since its founding in 1998, the Liverpool Biennial has commissioned over 340 new artworks by more than 480 artists from all over the world.
Liverpool Empire Theatre
Widely regarded as the North West’s premiere entertainment centre, the Liverpool Empire is the UK's largest top-tier theatre and plays host to a sprawling programme of drama, pop, comedy, dance, musicals and more. Opened in 1966 as The Prince of Wales Theatre and Opera House, the venue is now just a quarter of its original size. But while the building may have downsized, the lineup is bigger than ever – with sporting icons, chart toppers and cult comedy heroes all lining up to tread its boards.
M&S Bank Arena
Since it opened in 2008, this award-winning music venue has hosted Beyoncé, Cirque du Soleil, Elton John and Bob Dylan, as well as the MTV Europe Music Awards. With a seated capacity of 10,600, the M&S Bank Arena has quickly established itself as the place to go for big arena shows. Set on the eastern bank of the Mersey, alongside the famous Royal Albert Dock, it’s just a 20-minute walk from Lime Street Station. Keep an eye on the venue’s upcoming events for some must-see experiences.
Museum of Liverpool
As any Liverpuddlian will tell you, there’s more to Liverpool than football and the Beatles. The Museum of Liverpool celebrates the city’s international significance, paying homage to Liverpool’s rich history and culture. Discover how the ports, culture and sports shaped the city we know today.
Beautiful and historic, Sefton Park and Garden is Liverpool’s best known green space and an English Heritage Grade I listed park. With a boating lake, caves, waterfalls and miles of winding pathways spread over its 235 acres, the park has lots to explore with a surprising variety of plants and wildlife to discover too.
Tate Liverpool is the city’s go-to spot for lovers of modern art. Its diverse programme of exhibitions has covered everyone from Tracey Emin to Picasso, and the gallery also displays a superb selection from the National Collection – absolutely free of charge. Francis Bacon, Barbara Hepworth, Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol and Henry Moore have all featured in the gallery. Check in with them to see what’s new.
The Beatles Story
Fab Four fanatics won’t want to miss this audio guided tour through the history of the world's most famous band. Discover the story of the Beatles, from their humble beginnings on the streets of Liverpool, to the clubs of Berlin, to their tour of India and beyond. Faithful replicas of Matthew Street, The Cavern Club and Abbey Road Studios capture the UK music scene in the 60s, with authentic memorabilia and innovative displays inspired by the band’s seminal music.
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How long does it take to get to Liverpool by train?
The London-to-Liverpool train from Euston station takes just over two hours – just enough time to enjoy our free WiFi service, on-board shop and stream a few shows through Avanti Media. Book your trip to Liverpool in advance and you could save big on your train tickets with our Best Fare Finder tool.
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