When you think of Liverpool, what is the first thing you think of? For some it’s the legendary Liverpool FC, for others it’s our most famous musical talent, The Beatles. We definitely outdo our reputation in terms of culture but what else is the city famous for? Here are some of our most famous exports, innovations and achievements of Liverpool, many of which you can explore for yourself on your visit.
Football is part of the fabric that makes us the passionate city we are. Liverpool has two local teams, Liverpool Football Club (LFC) and Everton and between them, they have accumulated 28 League Championships, five European Cups, three UEFA Cups, one Cup Winners Cup, 11 FA Cups, and six League Cups. Liverpool FC home grounds, Anfield, is a must-visit for all football fans. You can book a tour of the stadium complete with a visit to the museum which holds decades of memorabilia and trophies. If you’re lucky enough to get a ticket to a home match, the excitement and electric atmosphere will leave you in awe.
Our most famous export, the biggest and best selling pop band in the whole world, The Beatles, are proud to call our humble town home. It may come as no surprise given the iconic Scouse accents of all four, but John, Paul, Ringo and George grew up in Liverpool, growing a following and perfecting their performing skills in the famous Cavern Club. If you’re interested in the Fab Four, you can spend a weekend visiting some of the famous places mentioned in their songs or visiting their childhood homes, where they took a lot of inspiration for their music. You can also visit their statue down by Albert Dock or visit the Beatles Story exhibition close by.
We are proud of the innovation and inventiveness of the people of Liverpool and the huge impact our inventions have had on the world. Some of the most revolutionary and random inventions we claim include crosswords, the overhead railway, the RSPCA, football nets, purpose-built ambulances, chess clubs and the hovercraft. Most notable, Liverpool was home to the world’s first lending library open to the public, housed in The Lyceum building on Bold Street. Some of our residents made some amazing discoveries here too; for example the link between sugar and diabetes was discovered by a Liverpool physician, Matthew Dobson, in 1774.
Liverpool’s docks dominated global trade in the 19th century, with the Albert Dock at their heart. The Royal Albert Dock is a complex of dock buildings and warehouses, where 40% of global trade had passed through by the beginning of the 19th century. Post-war, the docks were awarded Grade I status and are now the largest single collection of Grade I listed buildings anywhere in the country. In the late 1970s demolishing the dock was discussed, leading to Albert Dock being named a conservation area, in order to preserve its unique architectural and historic interest. It was most famous as a port during the late 19th and early 20th century, with focus for the port moving to a more commercial and social focus in 21st century. The Dock now has a coveted World Heritage Status.
The word scouse has many different meaning and connotations. Scouse (or Scousers) is a friendly way to refer to people from Liverpool, more often referred to as Liverpudlians. Scouse is also a reference to the very unique and unmistakable accent associated with our colourful population. It’s also a traditional recipe stew eaten by Liverpudlians living in poverty before the 1900s. Ingredients include lamb or beef, cabbage, carrot, potatoes and onion. It has been adapted and upgraded in so many ways and is now served in cafes, restaurants and schools across the county. It may not look the most appetising but once you try it, you’ll love it!
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