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Liverpool is a World Heritage Site
The Waterfront in Liverpool is a designated World Heritage Site. Basically, that means it is on the same level as Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
You can learn more about World Heritage via Wikipedia
In the UK, Liverpool comes second to London for the city with the most museums. Compared to the rest of Europe, Liverpool has a very impressive collection of museums that showcase a variety of historic events.
Opened in 2011 in a landmark waterfront building, the Museum of Liverpool is the UK’s first museum dedicated to the history of a city.
Grade 2 listed Buildings
Liverpool holds an impressive 2500 listed buildings and over 250 public monuments.
Liverpool was the first city in the world to have a passenger railway line and it ran between Liverpool & Manchester. Not very long after the launch of the railway line, someone died and it was the first ever accident caused by rail.
Liverpool led the way in education around the world by being the first city in the world to have:
- A lending library
- A school of tropical medicine
- An American Consul
In the United Kingdom, Liverpool was the first city to have a school for the blind.
Liverpool is one of the hottest locations in the film industry. The city has been used in many Hollywood blockbusters and continues to be a destination that film makers come to film movies.
Last year alone, there were over 140 films that used Liverpool as a destination which is double for European cities like Moscow, Dublin, Venice.
Hollywood movies that used Liverpool:
- The Hunt For Red October
- The 51st State
- The Parole Officer
- Letter to Brezhnev
- and much more
Guinness World Record
The city of Liverpool holds a Guinness World Record for being the “Capital of Pop”. More music artists born in Liverpool have had number 1 hits than any other city in the world.
Of course, don’t forget about the Beetles who changed the face of pop music.