It’s Valentine’s Day, love is in the air. And what city is more romantic than Liverpool? No, wait, seriously, hear me out. There are plenty of reasons to fall in love with this ancient, Northern city. Here are just a few of them:
1. If You Adore Stunning Architecture…
Liverpool has the largest number of Grade II listed buildings – aside from London, of course – in the UK (including the iconic Eldon Grove), giving Sunday afternoon strolls around the city a very romantic feel. UNESCO also loves the city, having designated Liverpool’s historic waterfront a World Heritage Site. This area stretches from Albert Dock to Stanley Dock and inwards to include the Ropewalks district and St George’s Quarter.
2. Liverpool Loves Stories
Many a famous writer has spent time in the city over the years, including Herman Melville, Charles Dickens, Daniel Defoe and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Liverpool is also home to the world’s first lending library!
3. Take Me Out
The city has an abundance of places to go out. From its phenomenal range of cafes, bars and restaurants to the largest number of museums and galleries outside London. Plenty of great options for your next date!
4. A Heartthrob of the Silver Screen
Liverpool is fast becoming known as the UK’s Northern Hollywood, with its own major film festival and a number of high-profile films, such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One and Captain America: The First Avenger, being shot in the city.
5. Love Me Do
Serenade your loved one in the Pop Capital of the UK, a title bestowed by Guinness World Records. Liverpool is world-renowned for giving us The Beatles, and the Cavern Club, where they and many other famous musical acts were discovered.
6. For the Love of the Game
Football is a big part of the city, and Liverpool’s two clubs, Everton FC and Liverpool C, have some of the game’s most ardent fans (as seen at the yearly Merseyside Derby). Between them, the clubs have won a whopping 27 English First Division titles (including in recent years the Premier League), 24 FA Charity Shields 12 FA Cup titles, 10 League Cup titles, 5 European Cup titles, 3 UEFA Cup titles and 1 European Cup Winners’ Cup title.
7. The Honeymoon Isn’t Over!
Liverpool is one of the most visited places in the UK. Tourists bring in approximately £1.3billion to the local economy, with about 75 million people heading to the city each year.
8. Creativity at its Heart
With its cosmopolitan make-up and values, Liverpool has become a national hub for many creative industries. The Baltic Triangle area is at the centre of city’s growing tech cluster. In fact, the Liverpool’s flourishing digital sector is rivalling that of London’s Tech City.
9. From China With Love
Liverpool’s docks has made the city a major trading hub throughout history, and this is what brought a large number of Chinese merchants and sailors to the shores of the Mersey. They established Europe’s oldest Chinatown in Liverpool, which remains an incredibly vibrant part of the city to this day.
10. Love is The Best Medicine
In 1898, the School of Tropical Medicine opened in Liverpool. It was the first in the world of its kind. The city can also boast a host of other medical first, including the first X-ray diagnosis, district nurse, cancer research centre and lifeboat station in the UK.
11. Love Where You Live
Liverpool has a high liveability factor, thanks to its mix of cultural experiences, low house prices and good job prospects. This is why students and young professional flock to the city, giving the population a higher percentage of under 30s than England as a whole.
12. Liverpool Loves its Liver Birds
Atop the iconic Royal Liver Building, sit the Liver Birds. These 6 metre tall sculptures are symbols of the city. But legend has it that if the two birds ever come to face each other Liverpool will crumble to the ground!
13. Faith and Love
The fifth-largest cathedral in world can be found in Liverpool. One of the city’s largest structures, and one of the world’s tallest non-spired church buildings, this beautiful place of worship has been designated by National Heritage as a Grade I listed building.
14. If You Love to Shop…
Liverpool ONE is the UK’s largest open air shopping centre, featuring a wide range of retailers, eateries and entertainment facilities including a 36-hole adventure golf centre and 14-screen cinema. This multi-million pound project helped turn the city into one of the five most popular retail destinations in the UK.
This beautiful, historic and thriving city is certainly capable of stealing your heart. Every year Liverpool attracts hundreds of thousands of people to live, study, work and invest in the city, many of whom fall head over heels in the process.
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