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Top Choice Church in Liverpool

Liverpool Cathedral

Britain's largest church, this magnificent neo-Gothic building is also the world's largest Anglican cathedral. It was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (creator of the red telephone box) and is a stunning bit of a…
Top Choice Football in Liverpool

Liverpool Football Club

A dominant footballing force for most of the 1970s and 1980s, Liverpool FC remains one of the world's most famous and best-supported clubs, despite not winning a league championship since 1991. Its current crop of s…
Top Choice Horse Racing in Liverpool

Grand National

The world's most famous steeplechase – and one of England's most cherished events – takes place on the first Saturday in April and is run across 4.5 miles and over the most difficult fences in world racing. Its prot…
Top Choice British in Liverpool

Restaurant Fraiche

Five tables, one solitary chef and a gleaming Michelin star: Marc Wilkinson's tiny restaurant in Oxton on the Wirral is worth the effort precisely because he goes to great lengths to provide one of the best culinary…
Top Choice Museum in Liverpool

International Slavery Museum

Museums are, by their very nature, like a still of the past, but the extraordinary International Slavery Museum resonates very much in the present. It reveals slavery's unimaginable horrors – including Liverpool's o…
Top Choice Museum in Liverpool

The Beatles Story

Liverpool's most popular museum won't illuminate any dark, juicy corners in the turbulent history of the world's most famous foursome – there's ne'er a mention of internal discord, drugs or Yoko Ono – but there's pl…
Top Choice Gallery in Liverpool

Walker Art Gallery

The city's foremost art gallery is the national gallery for northern England, housing an outstanding collection of art from the 14th to the 21st centuries. Its strong suits are Pre-Raphaelite art, modern British art…
Top Choice Museum in Liverpool

World Museum

Natural history, science and technology are the themes of the oldest museum in town, which opened in 1853. Its exhibits range from live bugs to human anthropology. This vastly entertaining and educational museum is …
Top Choice Bar in Liverpool

Botanical Garden

A seasonal pop-up bar that specialises in gin cocktails, this is one of the city's coolest summer bars. There's a fine selection of beers if you prefer, and a kitchen that serves excellent Mexican food; in rainy wea…
Top Choice Pub in Liverpool

Grapes

One of the friendliest boozers in town is this superb old pub that serves a fine range of local ales (Bier Head, from the Liverpool Organic Brewery, is our favourite). The Beatles would stop in here during their Cav…