There’s nowhere on Earth quite like Liverpool. Whether you land at John Lennon Airport or ride into Lime Street, this is readily apparent. Life is different here, the air is different, there is something about this place that is undeniably unique. Liverpool isn’t like Manchester, it isn’t like Birmingham, it isn’t like Edinburgh and it certainly isn’t like London — it is like Liverpool and Liverpool alone.
Only Liverpool could have produced The Beatles. This city is the home of Western music’s most influential band, a group of boys who came from these streets and went on to change the world, one of the few pieces of English culture that can legitimately make that claim. Beatles history is everywhere you look in this city, and you’ll find yourself humming those famous songs whether you want to or not.
And then there’s the football, the inescapable football. Soccer is more than a religion here, it infiltrates daily life like nowhere else in the country, and the eternal battle between blue and red (or Blue and Red) is woven into the fabric of these streets. It won’t take long to see which side of the fence you find yourself on.
But waiting in amongst all of this are some of the most incredible sights the country possesses, not to mention a roster of its most impressive museums, some seriously creative cafes and the most incredible night out in Britain. Liverpool marches to the beat of its own drum, its own pace. This is the real Marmite city of the United Kingdom - and the Scousers wouldn’t want it any other way.