Blog Posts for Liverpool
Liverpool is a city in the north west of England. It is situated on the Mersey Estuary, at the mouth of the River Mersey. The population of Liverpool today stands at around 906,000. Historically it was one of the most important cities in Britain and its port made it one of Europe's busiest during much of the 19th century. It has played a major part in both world wars with some notable landmarks being bombed during World War II where many people lost their lives.
People from Liverpool are called Liverpudlians, but they were originally known as "Scousers" from scouse , a type of stew . The word "Scouse" also refers to a distinctive accent and dialect which people from Liverpool have.
Liverpool has been called the world capital of music, because the Beatles were from there and it is known as being one of the main cities where rock and roll originated. Along with London, Liverpool is one of the two main cities in the United Kingdom for theatre. There are three major theatres in Liverpool: The Liverpool Playhouse, the Everyman Theatre and the Empire Theatre.
Liverpool is a city with a rich history and culture. It has many famous landmarks including the Royal Liver Building, Anfield Stadium and Albert Dock. It is also home to many universities and colleges including the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moore's University. Liverpool is a popular tourist destination and attracts visitors from all over the world. In 2008, the city was awarded European Capital of Culture status.