Liverpool is a international city and the second port city in the country after London. Known for its trading background, the city was at the centre of the British Empire. In this section we'll give you an outline of how the city works.
The Layout of Liverpool
We think that the easiest way to find your way around a city is to choose a centre point and then divide the city into smaller districts. Liverpool has a large city centre and many centre points including Liverpool One and Derby Square. We have though chosen the junction of Church Street, Lord Street, Paradise Street and Whitechapel as our centre point. From here you can get to anywhere in the city centre in about ten minutes.
We have divided Liverpool into four districts, and each district is divided into smaller chunks too. The areas are: the City Centre, quite large with many of Liverpool's main attractions including the Albert Dock, Liverpool One shopping centre, Ropewalks (Liverpool's independent retail quarter) and the Cavern Quarter, legendary home of The Beatles; the Inner City, home to the Georgian Quarter, University Quarter and the up-coming Baltic Traingle; the Liverpool Suburbs, the outskirts of the city with good motorway access and ideal for business travellers, home to Anfield, Aintree, Croxteth Park and The Beatles childhood homes; and finally Merseyside which includes the Wirral, Birkenhead, Southport and St Helens. For simplicity, we have included parts of some other boroughs within the Liverpool districts.