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About the city

Liverpool waterfront buildings

Liverpool is a hugely diverse city, bursting with life, music, colour and culture. The Tate has its northern branch here at the Albert Dock - Tate Liverpool - and we have more museums, theatres and galleries than any other UK city outside London. And many of them are free.

Architecture is famously stunning, including St George's Hall, a neo-classical giant opposite Lime Street, famously Prince Charles' favourite building. The Three Graces adorn the Pier Head - part of our World Heritage site - and soon to be joined by the new Museum of Liverpool. Jesse Hartley's iconic Albert Dock sits alongside the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in the country and home to attractions including the Beatles Story, Tate Liverpool, International Slavery Museum, Merseyside Maritime Museum and a wealth of bars, restaurants, cafés and quirky independent shops.

Despite its riches, the city itself is on a human scale in Liverpool - it's perfectly possible to walk around the whole city centre on foot in a couple of hours. And that includes the 150 shops and five acres of manicured gardens over the 1.65 million square feet of Liverpool One, shopaholic heaven.

This is a city of sport. A thoroughbred footballing city; home of the Grand National and two Open golf events over the last three years at the Royal Liverpool and Royal Birkdale.

And of course Liverpool is nothing if not a city that likes to enjoy itself... bars, restaurants and cafés provide a wealth of food from around the world, reflecting Liverpool's traditional sea-faring links with other nations far and wide.

Liverpool has always been full to bursting with diverse cultures and people from all walks of life. But the last decade has also seen enormous change, regeneration and growth; celebrating its 800th birthday in 2007 and European Capital of Culture in 2008, see for yourself why Liverpool is a legendary city whose influence extends across the world.