Some of Liverpool's best known architecture can be viewed at Liverpool has more Georgian buildings than Bath and more 'Listed Buildings' than any other UK city outside London.

There are the obvious places to see such as the Three Graces - the Liver Building, the Port of Liverpool  Building, and the Cunard Building. The two cathedrals, at either end of Hope Street, could not be more different.

But off the beaten track, head for Exchange Flags, or St Nicholas's Church Gardens for an amazing view.

There is a wealth of architectural detail - take a walk through India Building, or see the exterior of the Martins Bank building on Water Street.

The statuary in and around the city is amazing for its variety, from the War memorial in Exchange Flags to Superlamb banana in Tithebarn Street.

Try Pevsner's Guide to Liverpool, it is very thorough and the illustrations are beautiful. 

If you want a break and want to eat or have a drink in somewhere architecturally interesting, try Alma de Cuba in Seel Street - a former Polish church built in 1788 complete with altar, Lady Chapel, and Stations of the Cross. Or try Liverpool One Bridewell - the brewery tap for Liverpool One Brewery, where you can eat and drink in a former prison cell - very cosy!

If you're down at the Pier Head, check out the White Star Building in red and white brick (Yes, it does look like Scotland Yard, which is a copy.).  Walk south through the Maritime Museum into the Albert Dock which is the largest collection of Grade 1 listed buildings in the UK.  Check out the Tate Gallery, Merseyside Maritime Museum (which includes the International Slavery Museum) and the Custom and Excise Museum, and at the Queen's Dock end, there's the Beatles Story museum. Liverpool Museums

Take a ride on the ferry boat towards New Brighton, and see the waterfront, the miles of docks and the football stadiums (just!) from the river while Gerry and the Pacemakers play from the loudspeakers.

The  Alma de Cuba is, yes, interesting, and frequented by footballers.  As is Piccolino's on Cook Street, opposite the service entrance of the old Bank of England. Also visit the Carriage Works and Ego's in Hope Street by the Phil, ( Philharmonic Hall) and of course the Phil pub ( Philharmonic Rooms) itself, an amazing example of Art Nouveau - make sure you visit the gents, the only Grade 1 listed toilets in the country!

The Williamson Square Fountain outside the Playhouse consists of jets of water to produce a double arch of water rising out of the pavements to a maximum height of four metres. It's lit with coloured lights at night.  It's just pure fun - watch all the kids, young and old, try to run through without getting wet and the laughter from those watching.

And finally Concert Square between Bold Street and Seel Street, which is for all the hardcore party people.  Party till you drop, then a get a black cab home telling the cabby your dad will pay…

Water Street ... if you like looking at the buildings and architecture, this is the place to start...running down towards the river, it has many fine building with the Town Hall at the top of the street, also India Buildings (the old passport office) to the finest and usually least noticed building Oriel Chambers.