When most people think of music in Liverpool, they think of the Beatles, but this barely scratches the surface.
There is the Echo arena where world famous artists such as Little Mix, Lana Del Ray and Paloma Faith have performed, and if live music isn’t your scene, there is an incredible night life with a huge range of nightclubs, bars and pubs.
Liverpool was crowned as the European city of culture in 2008 due to its wealth of museums, art galleries and local history. There is something for everyone, such as the International Slavery museum, the Museum of Liverpool, the TATE art gallery and the Beatles Story.
The architecture in Liverpool is amazing. There are the Albert Docks, the famous Liver Building, a bombed-out Church that was bombed during World War Two (but remains standing) and two Cathedrals – the views across Liverpool from the top of the Anglican Cathedral are breath-taking. Barnett Waddingham’s Liverpool office is in the Port of Liverpool building - one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. The incredible architecture has caught the eye of many directors, and scenes from Captain America, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Peaky Blinders has been filmed at landmarks across the city.
The people of Liverpool are incredibly kind, welcoming and funny, and Liverpool has been voted as the friendliest city in the UK on countless occasions. Liverpudlians can also be quite passionate about football, which is understandable as there are two world-class football teams in the city – Liverpool and Everton.
Host to countless festivals and events all year-round, the Grand National is held at Aintree Race Course every April, attracting hordes of visitors from around the UK to watch the horse racing. For food lovers there is the Liverpool Food Festival, where hundreds of food and drink traders come together to sell their products, with live music and entertainment. Celebrity chefs also cook up a storm in the chef’s tent, carry out demonstrations and answer questions. For music lovers, there is Liverpool International Music Festival which hosts a weekend of live music from Liverpool’s iconic Sefton Park. Fusion Festival is held by the river every summer, with headline acts including Take That, Tinie Tempah, David Guetta and The Vamps.
Theatre-goers have the opportunity to see many touring West-End shows such as Wicked, Mamma Mia, Billy Elliott and Liverpool’s own Blood Brothers at the Liverpool Empire Theatre. If you prefer smaller productions, there are many other theatres showing local productions.
It is also easy to escape the buzz of the city, with a wealth of parks including Sefton Park which is rumoured to have been the prototype for Central Park in New York. Just North of Liverpool, and across the river, there are beautiful sandy beaches, some of which are even home to a large number of seals.
The food scene is thriving in the city centre and has all of the household name chain restaurants, as well as a vast amount of independent restaurants for all cuisines, from authentic Indian restaurants, to a restaurant dedicated purely to cheese, and there are always new restaurants opening around the city. There are farmers markets selling local produce and delicious cakes. In 2017, the Baltic Market opened in a disused brewery, where independent restaurants or prospective restaurants have “pop-up” food stalls, so there is something for everyone. Liverpool also has its very own Secret Diners Club, who host a dinner event each month, serving a secret menu in a unique and unconventional venue, such as an unused rail station and an art gallery.
Liverpool has great transport links to the entire country, with easy access to both the M62 and M57, making it easy to travel towards the South, as well as to the Lake District. Liverpool Lime Street station is less than a 20 minute walk away from the office and has a fast train to London, as well as trains to Birmingham, Manchester, the South and Scotland. Just out of the city centre you can find Liverpool John Lennon Airport, with flights to Ireland, Scotland and many airports in Europe.
Comments are always made about how amazing the Liverpool office is and there is a strong sense of teamwork as everybody is always happy to help. We look forward to welcoming you into our team.