An ancient city perched on the banks of the river Mersey, Liverpool lies on the west coast of Great Britain, a little above the Welsh border – the last major city before the rolling Irish Sea. A big name across the world, Liverpool has produced numerous famous faces and has recently been named both European City of Culture and the Food Capital of the UK. A swiftly developing metropolitan centre with its own unique and vibrant personality, Liverpool has a charm all of its own. If you’re looking for a new home in a northern city rich with culture and activity, Liverpool may just be the place you’re looking for. According to the team at Liverpool Property Solutions, here are just a few of the reasons why.
Industrial and Social History
Due to its prime location on the sea-fed river Mersey, Liverpool was a key player during the industrial revolution. A wealth of goods were shipped into Albert Docks, to be distributed across the country, first by canal barge and later by steam train. The docks are still used for industrial purposes to a point, but now house a vast array of excellent bars and restaurants. The architecture of Liverpool beautifully combines the old and new, with the industrial warehouses and factories of bygone eras rubbing shoulders with slick new developments. Visitors can take ferry trips along the river, which proves a glorious picture as it glitters and glows in the sunlight within sight of the city.
To many, Liverpool will be forever famous as the home of the Beatles, the forefathers of modern music. The city has never lost its rock n’ roll edge, and its thriving music scene is still prevalent and exceptionally popular. Of course, another famous Liverpool export is its eponymous football club, one of the most well-known in the world. Fans flock from all over to visit Anfield stadium, home of the red-emblazoned athletes that have counted Michael Owen, Steven Gerrard, Kevin Keegan, Kenny Dalglish and many more high-flyers among their number since their advent 125 years ago.
Food and Drink
When it comes to dining, the city boasts a rich and varied offering. A wonderfully diverse and multicultural metropolis, Liverpool plays home to more cuisines than you can name! Whether you prefer Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Malay, Indian, Turkish, Greek, Spanish, Italian, American-style pizzas and burgers, Mexican, Peruvian or wholesome and familiar British food, you’re bound to discover a place that delivers exactly what you’re craving, to the highest possible standard. Don your stretchy trousers and see what gastronomic wonders you can discover!
Of course, the crowning glory of any city is its people. Liverpool residents hail from all backgrounds, and represent a diverse spectrum of disciplines, tastes and beliefs. In a general sense, however, what the people of Liverpool have in common is a glowing sense of hospitality, a quick-witted sense of humour and a passion for hard work that is evenly matched with a streak of joyous hedonism. They’re a fantastic crowd to be around, so it’s no wonder so many continue to join their number from all corners of the world!
If you’re interested in making Liverpool your new home, contact Liverpool Property Solutions today on 0151 236 7771.