Liverpool's new £19 million cruise berth officially opened on September 21st 2007. The new berth is just a 5-10 minute walk from the World Heritage City center, whilst England's beautiful Northwest region is practically on the door step.
There is a free shuttle bus to the city center, Liverpool One and the Albert Dock. A Visitor Shop is also on site for the purchase of souvenirs.
It is only a ten-minute walk up river to the Albert Dock for the Merseyside Maritime Museum, the Beatles Story, can be very busy, and several good cafes and restaurants.
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Liverpool is not only the birth place of the Beatles but is also a cultural capital, with more national museums, theatres and galleries than any other UK city outside London.
Sport is a passion too with two Premiership soccer clubs and home to the world's most famous steeplechase, The Grand National. The Northwest region is known as England's Golf Coast.
Liverpool has splendid country houses, exciting sporting events and fascinating reminders of the area's maritime heritage, but nearby you'll also find the Roman City of Chester, contemporary Manchester and the stunning landscapes of Lancashire and the Lake District.
Liverpool is an amazing paradox. From museums to music, world class sport to shopping, it is a city bursting with energy, life and passion to be explored and enjoyed.
All over the town (on nearly every corner of the downtown area) are big poles with arrows that would point in the direction of where sights are and not only would have the name of the sight, but the distance to that sight and the amount of minutes to walk there.
Buses, including the hop-on-and-off sightseeing services, are a five-minute walk away
Hop-on-and-off bus When a cruiseship is in port the buses leave every 15 minutes. As guides are "real": only English spoken and no earphones.
The beautiful Lake District is nearby.
For serious shoppers the new Met Quarter and Liverpool 1 boast designer boutiques and over 200 new shops, restaurants and bars.
The currency throughout the UK is the pound (£). You may also hear the slang term quid for pounds. Scottish bank notes are frowned upon in other parts of the UK, so change the notes before leaving Scotland.
Cash machines (ATM) or less formally 'holes in the wall' are very widely available and usually dispense £10 and £20 notes.
Visa, Mastercard and Maestro, are accepted by most shops and restaurants.
English is spoken throughout the country, but sometimes with heavy accents!
Plenty of cafes and fastfood outlets offer free WiFi.
For free WiFi you can download the app FastConnect which lets you connect to thousands of The Cloud WiFi hotspots across the UK, located in popular places such as restaurants, cafés, bars, train stations and shopping centers.
The local emergency telephone number is 999, however the EU-wide 112 can also be used.
Shopping hours are in general:
Small stores 6 or 7 days a week (10am - 6pm)
Larger stores in general stay open til' 9PM
Hyper marts often 24/7
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