Liverpool is a historic maritime city in the North West of England, where the River Mersey meets the Irish Sea. A key trade and migration port from the 18th to the early 20th centuries, it’s also, famously, the hometown of The Beatles. Ferries cruise the waterfront, where the iconic shipping and mercantile buildings known as the “Three Graces” stand on the Pier Head. A vibrant nightlife and music scene, combined with plenty of retail and dining options makes Liverpool one of the most popular cities to visit in the UK. Liverpool is easily accessible from John Lennon International airport, which is less than 10 miles from the city centre, as well as Manchester airport and is only 2 hours 15 minutes away from London by train.