Liverpool from London
By Viator, December 2013
The grandeur of Liverpool’s maritime past is clearly visible along its waterfront in the historic piers, and the Three Graces, three lovely historic buildings which once housed the major maritime companies: The Liver Building, The Port of Liverpool Building and the Cunard Building. These date from the late 19th and early 20th century when Liverpool was one of the most important ports in the world.
Times changed and Liverpool is now more reliant on people arriving by plane and train than ship. It’s still possible to catch a boat, a ferry to Ireland or one across the Mersey River while the song of that name by Gerry and the Pacemakers plays.
The Mersey Beat or Liverpool Sound brought world attention back to the city, primarily through The Beatles and today one of the most visited places in the city is the Casbah Coffee Club where The Beatles spent their first days as a band; the tour is led by Roag Best, brother of Pete.
Other places of pilgrimage are The Cavern Club, John Lennon’s home, Paul McCartney’s home and so on. Liverpool has other attractions, too: the Maritime Museum, the Tate Liverpool Art Gallery, Walker Art Gallery and Antony Gormley’s wonderful sculpture of figures standing in the ocean, ‘Another Place’.
There are regular trains from London Euston Station to Liverpool Lime Street Station, taking between 2 and 2.5 hours for the direct service.
Tours & Tickets
Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields - visit these famous Liverpool sights your own way on an independent day trip from London. Everything's arranged for you: return ... Read more
London, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)