Football, Beatles, Liverpool

Lots of things attract visitors to the glorious port city Liverpool. It may be its interesting architecture, countless pubs with fine Irish beer or even its marine museums. Nevertheless, most tourists come to Liverpool to feel its spirit.

Indeed, once you get to Liverpool you cannot ignore its culture, you feel that there is something unique and interesting about it. First and most important attraction of the city – is its music. It is no secret that English port city is a home and a birthplace of the legendary quarter “The Beatles”.

The Cavern Club Liverpool

photo by ronsaunders47 on flickr

The Beatles is one of the major reason people come to Liverpool, streets (Penny Lane), pubs and even cemetery (Strawberry Fields) remind about them. Both houses of John Lennon and Paul McCartney are of national importance here. Each day about 30 tours dedicated to the quarter are held. The tour name is taken from the band’s song, pretty much as everything else, it is called “Magical Mystery tour”. With a cost of 20 pounds you will ride a little bus guided by a professional Beatles’ fan, who will tell and show all you can be interested in. After visiting popular spots and The Beatles museum you will end in the most famous pub in Liverpool – Cavern club, the place where for young and enthusiastic guys performed for the first time. Frankly to say, the place is overpriced, so if you get hungry I recommend walking for couple of minutes to the Icon restaurant, where you can try delicious sea food for a reasonable price.

After you are done with music it is time to feel the city from the inside. The best and probably only way to do it is to watch a football game at Anfield stadium. Anfield is a home stadium of F.C Liverpool – one of the greatest and most exciting football teams in England. Whether you are a football fan or not you will surely appreciate watching the game. The case is that football is not only a sport it is almost a religion for the citizens. They are very proud of their team and support it deeply. When on the stadium you will get a chance to become a part of this bright game and almost overwhelming spirit.

If you get to the city when there is no game, feel free to order a stadium tour that will take to the most sacred parts of the football club. You will visit changing rooms, a couch room and even enter the field from the main exit.

Of course there is much more to do in the city, but once you try these two activities you will really understand Liverpool.

This is a guest post by Vera Petryk, an author for england.net

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