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Back in 2008 Liverpool won the Capital of Culture award and it is not hard to understand why. The city is not only steeped in history and heritage, but has a diverse population, incredible architecture, and is renowned as a shopping and nightlife hub.
Over the years, Liverpool has undergone extensive regeneration and the LiverpoolOne shopping centre is the largest in Europe. There are other redevelopment projects that have transformed the city centre and whether you are looking for art, music, food, or a night out, Liverpool has it all.
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Moving to Liverpool
The Liverpool Business district is a residential area favoured by mature professionals who want a quiet life with just a short walk to the city centre and the multitude of entertainment it has to offer. There are some very popular and trendy apartments and The X Building and the homes on Old Hall Street are the places to live.
Rope Walk is an area which attracts a younger crowd, particularly creative professionals with jobs in design, art, architecture, and media. It has a bohemian vibe which many love, and the East Village, Henry Street, and Campbell Square are rich with converted warehouses and quirky apartments.
Students, academics, and those who want a slice of carefree living tend to live in the Hope Quarter of Liverpool. This area is rich with history and this is echoed in the apartments and homes that many live in. It is a fashionable area and close to the universities, Philharmonic Hall, and many theatres.
If money is no object and you are a business professional in Liverpool, chances are you would covet living in The Docks. The area has warehouse properties, similar to the Hope Quarter, but these tend to be luxury and have security, 24-hour concierge services, and CCTV. Properties here are in high demand and many use them as a second homes when working in the city.
Attractions in Liverpool
Albert Dock is a UNESCO World Heritage Site set on the waterfront. It is home to the Tate Gallery and the Beatles Story museum. Just a short stroll away is the famous Three Graces buildings which boast incredible architecture.
If a trip to the Tate inspires you, Walker Art Gallery is also definitely worth a visit. It is home to a permanent exhibition but there are also interesting temporary exhibitions from a range of different artists.
To learn more about the Beatles, the Cavern Club is located at 10 Matthew Street and is where the band rose to fame in the early 1960’s.
Liverpool is a city with a maritime history at its heart. The Maritime Museum is a fun and interactive attraction which tells the tales of times gone by.
Transport Links Liverpool
Surrounded by the M53, M62, and M57, drivers are spoilt for choice with road links in and out of Liverpool. An extensive route of local and regional buses also run throughout the city centre and surrounding areas.
In the west of Liverpool is James Street railway station. Trains run every five minutes from this station and run on the Liverpool city centre loop to Moorfields, Liverpool Lime Street, and Liverpool Central. Other services take passengers to Hamilton Square, New Brighton, East Kirby, and Hooton.
Moorfields is an underground railway station in Liverpool city centre. It is part of the Liverpool city centre loop and other stations served include Southport, Ormskirk, Kirby, Hunts Cross, Chester, and Ellesmere Port.
Also located on the Liverpool city centre loop is Liverpool Central station. It is the central hub of the Merseyrail network and serves the same stations as Moorfields and James Street.
Liverpool Lime Street is the main station in the city and has an extensive array of services. Trains run to Norwich, Newcastle, London, Manchester, Birmingham, Scarborough, and Wigan.
There are considered the main and most used train stations in Liverpool. However, many residential areas have their own railway link, with over 15 other stations.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport is located to the south of the city and provides both national and international flights for business flyers and holidaymakers.