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Albert Dock Take a walk along Albert Dock, Liverpool's biggest attraction since the city fathers refurbished and renovated it. Filled with interesting museums, bars and restaurants, and over 50 shops, a family could spend the entire day on the waterfront enjoying what over five million visitors a year come to see.

Speke Hall Set as it is on the banks of the Mersey, and surrounded by gardens and woodlands this magnificent half-timbered mansion is one of the finest of its kind in England. A visit allows exploration of secret priest holes, the 'eavesdrop' chamber, long walks through the gardens and woodlands, as well as a bite to eat at the tea-room.

20 Forthlin Road Visit the birthplace of Beatlemania at sir Paul McCartney's home when he was just a mop-headed kid along with the others of the fab four. 20 Forthlin Road is a simply terraced house and where the Beatles composed and practised their early music.

Cavern Quarter Mathew Street, This was the site of the famous Cavern Club, where the Beatles used to play, which some idiot demolished in 1973, never realizing what a marvelous source of income it could become. In 1984 commonsense and business savvy kicked in and the place was rebuilt in 1984.

FACT (The Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) Liverpool It was seven years in the making. It cost £10m to develop, build and equip, and it's the first purpose-built arts project in Liverpool for over 60 years. Designed by award-winning architects Austin-Smith: Lord, no other UK-based arts centre offers the same quality and range in its programme, resources and activities. The FACT Centre provides a vibrant focal point in the £110 million redevelopment of the Ropewalks district of Liverpool and is a flagship project in the city's successful Capital of Culture bid. Two stunning galleries provide a space for temporary exhibitions of film, video and new media by internationally significant artists. Picture house at FACT comprises three state-of-the-art cinemas, screening art house and independent film. Working alongside the architects, FACT has commissioned a number of artworks that either form part of the building, for example the zinc-panelled exterior and its interactive lighting system, or are a response to it, such as the Singh Twins' beautiful light box portraits adjacent to the Wood Street entrance.
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Liverpool Restaurants and Bars

Liverpool Restaurants

Mtez Cafe-Bar Rainford Gdns., This gay-friendly underground establishment serves up great sandwiches and soups for a light but very enjoyable lunch, as well as putting on an excellent dinner menu.

Casa Italia - 40 Stanley St., if your taste runs to pizza, pasta, and divine Italian cuisine call in on this restaurant where the food will satisfy your deepest craving, but leave your wallet intact.

Blue Edward Pavilion - Albert Dock, after thoroughly wearing yourself out visiting all those shops and museums, take the load off your feet and enjoy an inexpensive meal, or quick drink, in this brick-vaulted cafe/bar.

The Pan American Club - Britannia Pavilion, Albert Dock, the ambience of this classy is laidback and trendy. The menu offers an eclectic range of dishes from Italian dishes to American grilled steaks. Should you be in need of alcoholic refreshment there are bars on all floors.

Liverpool Bars & Clubs

The Late Room Life Cafe - 1a Bold St., stand-up comedy and gigs will lift your spirits and give you a laugh or two in the basement lounge of this venue.

The Philharmonic 36 Hope Street. Spectacular! Magnificent! … That's just the men's toilets at this splendid pub in Liverpool. Go along for a meal or a drink, or get in there on any pretence and check out the loo, it was voted the best in England.

The Exchange Bar - Old Hall Street Merseyside, enjoy some live music with your drink before grabbing the tube for Everton or Liverpool stadium, five minutes away.

Cream - Wolstenholme Square, before leaving Liverpool take the time to check out this club, it is quite possibly the best club in Britain.

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