Liverpool was voted the fourth friendliest city in the world in 2021.
Liverpool offers all the benefits of a large city, but with the advantage of easy, commutable access to areas of great natural beauty, including coastal locations and numerous country parks across the city and in the Wirral peninsula, and beyond into Cheshire, Lancashire and North Wales.
Liverpool is conveniently situated 45 minutes from Chester, 1 hour from Manchester, 3 hours from London by train and the city’s Liverpool John Lennon Airport, one of the Europe's fastest growing airports, connects to many destinations world-wide.
To find out more about how to get to Liverpool, go to Visiting the University.
Liverpool was granted the prestigious title of European Capital of Culture in 2008.
Liverpool boasts two leading Premier League football clubs – Everton FC and Liverpool FC.
Liverpool is the proud host of the Grand National at Aintree Racecourse.
The region boasts two internationally acclaimed golf courses, both having played host to the British Open golf competition - Royal Birkdale and Royal Liverpool.
Family and friends
For information on activities to do with family and friends in Liverpool, visit our city life and family activities page.
Liverpool is a great city. I love that there is something for everyone, whether that be culture, shopping, food and drink, parks, music, football! The list goes on.
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