Liverpool’s wealth came from the shipping trade over the centuries, and the city’s maritime legacy is celebrated at the revitalized waterfront area known as Albert Dock.
The dock is lined with sturdy five-story warehouses, restored and reinvigorated to house boutiques, museums, restaurants and bars. The mix of Victorian-era cast-iron columns, Grade I-listed buildings and waterfront walkways creates an evocative atmosphere, where the past seamlessly melds with the present. There’s plenty to do at Albert Dock, the location of many of Liverpool’s most popular attractions. View contemporary art at the Tate Liverpool gallery, delve into seafaring history at the Merseyside Maritime Museum, or take a poignant journey through the history of the slave trade at the International Slavery Museum. The Beatles Story is also at Albert Dock, a must-do for music fans of all ages.
Red is the color of victory at Anfield Stadium, home of the legendary Liverpool Football Club since 1892. The 1884 stadium has also hosted boxing, tennis and rugby over the years, but the prime activity here is premier league football (soccer).
Seating up to around 45,000 passionate fans, the stadium has four all-seat stands: the Kop Stand, Main Stand, Centenary Stand, and Anfield Road Stand. Local pride and passion run deep at Anfield. To learn more about the team's football heroes over the decades, take a tour of the stadium and Liverpool FC museum to visit the dressing room, walk down the tunnel and step onto the hallowed pitch. Note that tours don't run on match days. To nab tickets for a home match at Anfield, check the stadium’s website. Wear plenty of red and get ready to sing along to the Liverpool Football Club’s stirring anthem, ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’.