The one thing that probably sticks in everyone's minds about Liverpool is of course the Beatles. You can visit the Beatles Story museum which is an absolutely amazing way to spend a few hours. You could also get one of the many tours that will take you to John Lennons house, Penny lane, Strawberry Fields and so on, and don't forget to visit the Cavern Club on Mathew Street.

Also visit the Albert Dock and see the Tate Gallery, Merseyside Maritime Museum and International Slavery museum; visit a bar or restaurant, or just nip around the corner and take a look at the River Mersey just flowing past. Get a glimpse of  ( or even a ticket and jump on to )  the famous Ferry, and have a short ride across the famous river.

 Further up is Pier Head and its "Three Graces" - the Liverpool Building, the Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building.

Come into the retail part of the city and the new Liverpool One shopping centre and you won't know what's hit you. There are so many shops along with restaurants, cafes, bars and a cinema at Liverpool One that you will be surprised how it is all crammed in to one area. And around the corner you will find the Met Quarter and Cavern Walks shopping arcades.

Again, bars, cafe's and restaurants are scattered liberally everywhere,  as are hotels, which range from pretty reasonable to pretty grand.

The history of this beautiful city goes back many many years, and walking around this fine place you will soon see why the locals love it.