Liverpool | A Cultural Capital

Alyssa Thompson

Travel News

Liverpool’s history is culturally iconic. From its rich roots in maritime history, celebrated influence in the music industry, to the recognition in international football.

There is no denying the infectious pride the Liverpudlians have for their city, and it is easy to see why.

Starting off as a small dwelling on the Mersey River, Liverpool soon grew into the hub it’s known for today. As a major port of the UK, the industrial revolution played an integral part in the city’s growth. Liverpool soon became home to global companies such as Cunard and the White Star Line. Notably, it was the port of registry for famed liners such as the RMS Titanic, Olympic and Queen Mary.  

Following a period of economic decline, the city underwent a series of urban regeneration. It was transformed into the bubbling UK tourist hotspot we know today. These efforts of rejuvenation from the city did not go unnoticed. The introduction of museums, art galleries, restaurants, and bars helped transform the city into a world-class tourist destination. In 2008, Liverpool was named the European Capital of Culture.


2004 saw Liverpool awarded the UNESCO World Heritage accolade for the significance of the port in the commercial maritime industry.

The famed Albert Dock is a vital component of the heritage site. It has been an architectural staple of the city since its construction in1846. Due to the unique and secure design, it became a valuable store for cargo such as cotton, tea, ivory, and tobacco. Within the heart of the city, the dock is the largest complex of Grade 1 listed buildings in the country.


Paramount to Liverpool’s ‘Culture Capital’ successes within the music industry, was the Brit Pop invasion sensation, The Beatles. Global sensations, the foursome was famously known for their Liverpudlian roots. The 1960’s saw the band performing in local clubs, including the newly revived Cavern Club, before soaring internationally.

Located in the famed Albert Dock, The Beatles Story museum has its permanent display informing the visitors of the story of the lives and times of pop invasion sensations.

The Beatles helped get the Liverpudlian music scene on the map, however they aren’t the only band to have originated from the Merseyside dwelling. Other bands include:

  • The Zutons
  • The Wombats
  • Frankie Goes To Hollywood


The prime portrayal of the infectious Liverpudlian pride is through their football. Home to two Premier League football clubs, Liverpool FC and Everton FC fans have enjoyed a rivalry since the Merseyside Derby started in 1894, and it still continues to this day.

Both Liverpool and Everton play have played at the top end of the league table for many years, and boast an extensive following of fans from around the world.  

Anfield Football Stadium - home of Liverpool FC
Anfield Football Stadium- Home of Liverpool FC – Courtesy of Soccer Bible


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Corn Exchange Apartments, Liverpool – Courtesy of StayCity Apartments

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