Liverpool Riverfront is one of the most beautiful parts of Liverpool, with its breathtaking views. Look up to the Royal Liver Building and turn around to see the famous River Mersey, you can't help but be awestruck by how it feels like Liverpool's past is all around you.
Not to be outdone by its breathtaking architecture, Liverpool's Waterfront is full of things to do. Where do you start when visiting Liverpool's attractions? Dive deeper into the history of the Royal Liver Building on RLB360 Tour. Liverpool is the birthplace of The Beatles and an amazing city in England. You can’t come to Liverpool without viewing our beautiful city from the water. The Dazzle Ferry, designed by Sir Peter Blake - the artist behind the cover of the Beatles’ ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ album - is now considered a Liverpool icon. Its 2015 opening coincided with Liverpool's Biennial.
If you have been sitting on the ferry in Liverpool and feeling an appetite for The Beatles, there is still a lot more of their music to hear once you get off the boat. The Beatles Statue in front of the Cunard Building is a great first stop for traveling fans. It's a photo opportunity not to miss. Whilst at the British Music Experience you'll have the opportunity to learn all about British music or even try your hand at guitar lessons. If you are a Beatles or Oasis fan then you need to visit some of the city’s music parks. For your next stop, walk to the Royal Albert Dock for a trip to The Beatles Story.
History of Liverpool
Liverpool’s docks were iconic in style, immense in ambition. The Albert Dock was at the heart of its dominance in global trade during the 19th century. Visiting Liverpool’s bustling waterfront is an absolute must. The famous Mersey River which cuts through the city has been ingrained in Liverpudlian culture for generations.
It's tranquil waters extend over three football pitches, and its construction cost the equivalent of £41 million today. Liverpool is a vibrant city with beautiful waterfront views and plenty to keep you entertained, from cruising on the river Mersey to exploring the docks.
1939-45 the war years - The coming of steamships means that many are simply too big to sail in and out of the Albert Dock. But during WWII the Dock again becomes a hive of activity on the river. It is a city filled with many small warships, submarines, landing craft and merchant ships. In no other period of its history have so many ships docked at the Albert Dock.
1941 the may blitz - The bustling docks of Liverpool are targets for German bombers. First, mines were dropped into the water to prevent ships from going out or coming in, and then onto its roofs. The city has been subjected to heavy bombings and battles during 1941, mostly in May.
1952 Making the grade - Post-war, the Dock is awarded Grade I listed status, and is now the largest single collection of Grade I listed buildings anywhere in the country. Its iconic cast iron columns measure four feet in diameter, and 25 feet high; its five blocks of five-storey warehouses are built from more than 23 million bricks.
1972 Silent nights - The silting of the Albert Dock began when the whole south docks complex was shuttered and silenced. Containerization has diverted Liverpool's dock focus away from its founding location, leaving it with a lack of direction in the twenty-first century. Oversea containerisation has moved Liverpool's dock focus north towards Seaforth, the site of much recent development. The city is now in the process of re-inventing itself and discovering a new identity.