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City GuideLiverpool

City Overview

About the City

Liverpool is a thriving city situated in the north west of England, Merseyside. This ‘Cultural Capital’ is home to The Beatles Story, the Albert Dock, and 2 premier league football clubs.

Economy and Employment

Liverpool is at the forefront of industrial developments with advanced manufacturing being a key contributor to the economy. In particular, the manufacturing of pharmaceutical chemicals, automotive, and manufactured fuels. Finance and professional services, with accountancy and legal services a substantial source of employment and investment in the region. Additionally, health and life sciences and low carbon and energy sectors also have a strong presence in the city region.

Transport

Getting around Liverpool is made easier with the city’s comprehensive public transport network. Merseyrail, the city’s chief train line, operates over 65 stations within the region. Otherwise, hop on one of the city’s convenient bus services. The city’s main bus terminals are Liverpool ONE and Queen Square. There are also plenty of hire bikes available around the city.

Education

The city is home to 3 prestigious universities, The University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University and Liverpool John Hope University.

Retail

Farmers markets, quirky boutiques, and grand shopping centres - Liverpool offers shopping experiences to fit everybody’s style. Liverpool ONE is an open-air shopping district with over 170 shops. Amongst these, you will also find plenty of bars and restaurants where you can have a rest break. Be sure to visit Bold Street, one of England’s best shopping streets, where you can taste authentic food from across the globe and spend hours window shopping down the cobbled steps.

Leisure and Recreation

With 7 museums and attractions such as The Albert Dock and The Beatle’s Story to be explored, you can see why Liverpool is referred to as the ‘Culture Capital’. Not to mention the stunning view you can take in from the city’s waterfront, whether it’s night whilst enjoying Liverpool’s finest dining or during a family trip on the iconic ‘Ferry across the Mersey’. The city is also rich with sports specials boasting 2 premier league football clubs, England’s golf coast and Aintree and Haydock racecourses.

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The city offers accommodation catering for all forms, styles, and budgets. Whether you are looking to complete a luxurious weekend away with a glamorous suite or you need a simple, family-friendly room, Liverpool will have your perfect solution.

City Key Facts & Figures

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Population

494,800

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GVA (billions)

£ 1,783

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Working Population

68%

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Employment Rate

70%

Top 5 Business Sectors in Liverpool

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Business Count by Size (%)

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Key Employers

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Employment by Occupation (%)

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Local Transport

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  • Liverpool John Lennon Airport

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  • Merseyrail Trains
  • Merseyrail Bus Network
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