With years of regeneration under its belt, Liverpool is now undoubtedly the jewel of the North. As a port city, it's historically one of the most diverse destinations in the UK, and its multitudes of influences make it a truly vibrant place to visit. With a breath-taking choice of museums and galleries, proud Beatles heritage, culinary prowess and a buzzing nightlife on offer, you can’t do better for a good old English getaway. Treat yourself to the best of city living and book your cheap flights to Liverpool with Flybe today.
Flight frequency: Daily
Currency: GBP (£)
Renowned for its friendly local population and myriad cultural highlights, Liverpool is a rough diamond that’s had some serious polishing. The city boasts the largest number of museums and galleries of anywhere outside London, so a visit to the best of the bunch should be high on your to-do list. No trip to Liverpool would be complete without a helping of Beatles mania, so treat yourself to a generous portion at the Beatles Story Museum. There’s a truly inspiring collection of band memorabilia to feast your eyes on, and even a full-size replica of the Abbey Road Studio, where the golden boys of British music recorded their first songs. Home to the world-famous Liverpool FC, the city is a sports fan’s paradise. Try and catch a game while you’re there – the atmosphere at the Anfield stadium is electric.
These days, big cities are synonymous with a colossal offering of places to eat out, and Liverpool certainly won’t be a let-down on the dining front. With hundreds of restaurants, cafes, pubs and bistros serving top-quality local produce, you’ll be anything but hungry on your holiday. For swanky surroundings, mouth-watering meals and stunning views of Albert Dock, the Pan Am Bar & Restaurant is an unbeatable choice. If you’re trying to impress, it’s spot-on for a sophisticated lunch or a romantic meal for two. After dinner, hit the town for a truly thrilling way to wave the day away. With a wealth of bars, music venues and epic student club nights all vying for attention, there’s a nightspot to suit everyone in Liverpool.
If you like to spoil yourself while you’re away, you’ll fit in perfectly in Liverpool. There are shopping options to suit every wallet size - from the open-air shopping district, Liverpool ONE, which houses dozens of high street favourites, to the Northern home of haute couture, Cavern Walks, where you’ll find designer names such as Vivienne Westwood. If your urge to shop 'till you drop remains unsatisfied after that lot, take a walk down Bold Street, lauded as one of the best shopping streets in the country.
Flavour fans should visit during the Liverpool Food & Drink Festival in September, when the biggest names from culinary royalty descend on the city to share their wares and expertise with the public. To see the UNESCO World Heritage Liverpool skyline in all its glory, hop aboard a River Explorer Cruise on one of the Mersey Ferries. This is a great activity in all weathers: in the summer, the breezy deck is a welcome treat, while in the winter hot chocolate is served below deck. The Albert Dock is one of the city’s unmissable attractions, with gorgeous Grade I-listed buildings, the famous Liverpool Tate, and the Big Wheel all part of the package.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport is an international airport located 6.5 miles southeast of Liverpool city centre.
IATA code: LPL
Name: Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Address: Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Liverpool, L24 1YD.
Telephone: +44 (0)871 521 8484
There are excellent parking facilities on offer at Liverpool Airport. You can book a space in advance on the airport’s website. Prices start at just £2.89 per day. You can pre-book online with us: http://parking.flybe.com
Liverpool South Parkway railway station is situated just two miles from the airport, with shuttle buses running every 15 minutes between the two. There is a local bus service that takes passengers into the city centre. Bus stops can be found outside the terminal building.
Taxis are available from the taxi rank outside the airport, and there is no need to book in advance. The journey into Liverpool city centre takes approximately 20 minutes, and you’ll be looking at paying around £15.
Various car rental companies operate from Liverpool Airport including Avis. Their offices are located on the ground floor of the short stay multi-storey car park, which is directly opposite the terminal building.