A seasonal guide to Liverpool

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Voted the friendliest city in the United Kingdom, Liverpool welcomes visitors to experience its history and charm year-round. With the winter markets and firework displays, spring's carnival of blossoms in the city's greenspace, summer's festivals, and fall's autumn foliage, there's never a bad time to visit Liverpool.

Winter

Winter in Liverpool is much warmer than the rest of the UK

Winter in Liverpool is much warmer than the rest of the UK

This cultural and commercial powerhouse in England’s north-west has enough history, activities and charm to make a visit at any time of year worthwhile. With surprisingly temperate weather compared to the rest of the UK, winter sees the streets of Liverpool at their bustling best, lit with festive decorations and the warm glow of Christmas markets. Kick off the winter in style by taking in a spectacular firework display on November 5th, enjoy some top-class shopping at Liverpool One or explore the city’s history in museums covering everything from its maritime heyday to its most famous sons, the legendary Beatles.

Spring

Spring is the perfect time to explore the city's landmarks

Spring is the perfect time to explore the city's landmarks

As winter ebbs away and the days get longer, the history and charm of Liverpool is illuminated. Landmarks like the Royal Liver Building and the stunning Metropolitan Cathedral take on a whole new beauty in a bright spring sun, and the city’s many parks and gardens erupt in a carnival of blossom, flowers and scents. And there’s no better way to while away a warm spring evening than heading to the Albert Docks. Revitalised in the 1980s, the area is a hub for funky bars, tempting restaurants and even the Beatles Story museum. It won’t be long before you start to see what makes Liverpool so loved.

Summer

You can easily spend a summer's day exploring the city's endless attractions

You can easily spend a summer's day exploring the city's endless attractions

Liverpudlians are rightly proud of their city’s maritime tradition, and though the port isn’t quite as busy as its Victorian heyday, the Albert Docks are still bustling. With the waters of the Mersey lapping gently nearby, the area now boasts some of Liverpool’s best bars and restaurants as well as the Beatles Story, the Maritime Museum and the Liverpool Tate. You can easily spend a whole summer’s day here enjoying the sights and exploring the attractions, but with music festivals and an abundance of beautiful parks, you’ll still have plenty to enjoy outside the delights of the docks.

Fall

Mild fall temperatures means you can still spend your days outdoors

Mild fall temperatures means you can still spend your days outdoors

In the unlikely event that you’re ever stuck for something to do in Liverpool, just ask a local. The city has been voted the friendliest in the UK (and even the 4th friendliest in the world!) and Liverpudlians are always more than happy to help visitors discover what makes their hometown so great. Even the city itself seems friendly on a fresh, bright autumn morning. It’s almost like it’s encouraging you to strike out and explore attractions like the Liverpool Tate and the World Museum, as well as the city’s array of parks and gardens, resplendent in their autumn foliage.

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