Liverpool is one of the world’s most famous cities. For a period it was the busiest port in the world, importing and exporting goods, while being the entrance point for Europe’s first Chinese community and a thriving West Indian community.
It’s diversity made it very quickly a together place. But, well, it’s rather songs like Come Together that has made the city as culturally important and well known as it is today.
Merseybeat rocked the world in the 1960s and at the heart of that was The Beatles. John, Paul, George and Ringo are still one of the main attractions today, despite the band splitting in 1970 and sadly two of the members now having passed on.
It’s still a huge part of Liverpool’s culture though, along with many other parts of the city that now make it a lively and loveable place to visit. But what are the hotspots of Liverpool that are culturally part of its make-up today?
Bongo’s Bingo has really taken Liverpool by storm over the last few years and has really bought into the bingo revolution. The city has always had a penchant for the game, with it a pastime loved by the working classes, especially in the North West.
However, with the rise of casino777 blackjack and other online gambling variants, people are always looking for the next big thing. And in Bongo’s they certainly have it.
Today, it’s an event that is played all over the country, but it originated in Liverpool and combined our love for the game, with our love for a boogie, creating a wild and wacky night out with extravagant and intriguing prizes that are unlike no other bingo night in the world.
When it arrives back in Liverpool it’s always a popular event for the city, and while it’s great elsewhere, culturally it’s a real celebration of the city and the pastimes it loves.
Of course we were going to include the Cavern Club on this one. It’s a place that’s internationally famous and was the venue that made The Beatles, as well as so many others, famous.
The Cavern originally opened in the 1950s, and closed down for a while as the council built the underground Merseyrail. That forced the club to move a little down Mathew Street, where it resides today.
It welcomes thousands of people through its doors each and every day, with Beatles tribute acts often playing. However, it’s the history the people really want a taste of. Imagining the likes of John and Paul jamming away, or even many of the other stars of the day, that would then go on to conquer America, like the Rolling Stones, The Who, Elton John and many, many more.
The Philharmonic Hall and Pub
We’re including both the Philharmonic Hall and the pub opposite in this one as both are highly significant within the city. Of course, the hall is home to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society and hosts hundreds of concerts each year, while the pub is just about one of the most beautiful you’ll find in the country.
The Philharmonic pub, officially known as The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, is a truly stunning place. Built in the late 1800s, it’s a Grade I listed building and contains many of its original features. Every part of it is beautiful, including even the men’s toilets!
The art nouveau entrance is a sight to behold, while you’ll find stunning little nooks all around the pub, with detail in every element. It’s a must visit, even just for the one quick drink and really captures what old Liverpool was like.