Once described as "the New York of Europe...
- Liverpool is a port city on the banks of the River Mersey that claimed its place on the world stage in the 19th century, as an ambitious economic powerhouse. During this time, there were occasions when commerce in Liverpool exceeded London levels, and the city was described as "the New York of Europe”. This boom time has left a rich legacy, with a wide choice of historic buildings well-equipped for meetings and events.
- The city has access to two international airports; Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester International Airport, with direct flights to over 200 global destinations. It also has excellent road and rail connections to every corner of the UK.
- Over 5,000 quality hotel bedrooms are available in Liverpool and many offer event facilities. All the leading brand hotel groups are well represented, along with independent hotels, including Hope Street Hotel and Hard Days Night Hotel.
- Liverpool is celebrated as the home of The Beatles. Images of the group adorn many buildings around the city and The Beatles Story is told in a wonderful experience at the historic Royal Albert Dock. The enduring affection for ‘the fab four’ – its most famous sons – reflects a city-culture that has its roots in hospitality and generosity. Liverpool is a fun place that offers much to entertain, enthral and inspire. The city is famed for the cheerful and friendly Liverpudlian charm that assures your guests receive a warm welcome.
Beyond its musical heritage, Liverpool’s skyline, centred around the ‘three graces’ - the Royal Liver Building, the Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building, is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Within walking distance of the three graces is the Liverpool Waterfront, offering a host of venues and attractions. Kings Dock leads Liverpool’s venue stock, with the outstanding and iconic ACC Liverpool - a stunning example of modern architecture - which seats 10,000 theatre-style. The complex is the location of the 1,350-seat BT Convention Centre with a banqueting suite for 1,800 guests, the Echo Arena and 8,100sqm Exhibition Centre Liverpool.
The Tate Liverpool and the Merseyside Maritime Museum contribute to Liverpool’s fine collections of museums, galleries and theatres - it’s easy to see why Liverpool was awarded the accolade of European Capital of Culture in 2008.
Liverpool Cathedral is the biggest cathedral in Britain and the 5th largest cathedral in Europe. It’s free to enter and is a world-class visitor attraction, which, through its ‘Tower Experience’ offers unrivalled views across the city, River Mersey and beyond, from 152 metres above sea level. The cathedral is available for business event hire and makes a spectacular venue for gala dinners and conferences for up to 1,000.
In nearby, Sugnall Street, The Art School Restaurant has won global accolades for its seasonal menus. There is an impressive choice of food-related experiences throughout Liverpool. Whether you desire elegant fine dining, a traditional afternoon tea, the spices of the Middle East and Asia, or the flavours of the Caribbean, Liverpool will not disappoint you.
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