Category : News

17 Apr 2019

Liverpool to host Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 Fan Park

In partnership with Liverpool City Council, the Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 (12 – 21 July) will be hosting a Fan Park alongside the showcase international event. Located in Chavasse Park within Liverpool ONE, as part of their Summer of Sport, netball fans from around the world will have the exciting opportunity to visit the park throughout the 10 days of the tournament. With a view over Liverpool’s skyline and the UNESCO World Heritage Waterfront, entry to the park will […]

12 Apr 2019


LCR Pride Foundation has revealed the theme to its inaugural programme of events, cultural and community activities – Come As You Are. The theme calls to all people, regardless of where they are from or how they identify, to take pride in their identity and come together in the spirit of friendship, love and respect. The visual representation of the theme features a series of different brushstroke fonts and a rainbow mosaic in the shape of a face, made up […]

08 Apr 2019
Liverpool Biennial 2018

Broader and More Diverse: New Report on Liverpool Biennial’s Impact Released

Independent research released today reveals a growing impact, broader demographic and increased visitor satisfaction with the programme of Liverpool Biennial in 2018. Among the key findings from the research carried out by BOP Consulting are: – The 10th edition attracted 160,730 visitors – an increase of 47% compared to 2016 – who made over 660,000 visits. More than half were first-time attendees. – The Biennial continues to play an important role in Liverpool’s status as a world-leading cultural destination. 50% […]

04 Apr 2019

Tourism Awards To Crown Region’s Best Kept Secret

The new category at this year’s Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards – ‘Hidden Gem’ – has produced an interesting and diverse shortlist. In the first round the public were asked to nominate their favourite ‘must see’ gem across the city region, as long it was off the main tourism trail. It could be a tucked away bar or restaurant, attraction, tour or natural asset. We were looking for the region’s best kept secret. After receiving over 400 nominations, independent judges […]

03 Apr 2019

Chef Aiden Byrne acquires Liverpool’s The Vincent Café & Cocktail Bar to relaunch as The Metropolitan Bar & Grill Rooms

Renowned Liverpool-born chef, Aiden Byrne, backed by Medusa Hospitality, has acquired The Vincent Café & Cocktail Bar in Exchange Flags from owners Paul Adams and Steven Gerrard, for an undisclosed sum. The venue will trade seamlessly under the new management from April 2, in time for the Grand National weekend, and will then relaunch as The Metropolitan Bar & Grill Rooms later in the year. This will be the second restaurant that Aiden has opened, backed by a group of […]

27 Mar 2019

Blockbuster Exhibitions See Liverpool’s Figures Soar

In figures released today it was revealed that Liverpool’s World Museum was the most visited museum in England, outside of London, in 2018. • World Museum is England’s most visited museum outside London in 2018 • Of England’s top four museums outside London THREE are in Liverpool • National Museums Liverpool welcomed 4,114,135 visitors across all eight of its venues in 2018, its busiest year ever Thanks to the overwhelming success of China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors, which […]

26 Mar 2019

Liverpool Named Third Best UK Destination in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards

TripAdvisor unveils the world’s best rated destinations in 2019 Travellers’ Choice Awards based on millions of reviews and ratings. Liverpool has today been named the third best-rated destination in the UK in the annual Travellers’ Choice awards for Destinations, announced by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site. The TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for Destinations recognise the locations that are the most popular among TripAdvisor reviewers based on millions of reviews and opinions. Award winners were determined using an algorithm based […]

20 Mar 2019

Two Good News Stories for Liverpool City Region

Liverpool City Region has been bathing in accolades this week after two of our major attractions received national accreditation. Formby Beach is a favourite with visitors and locals alike and was named in the “10 Best Beaches in the UK” by The Guardian. Formby Beach is one of the many jewels in the Liverpool City Region crown so we’re not surprised it made the list! Meanwhile, Open Eye Gallery, the city region’s only dedicated photography gallery, has been voted one […]

18 Mar 2019

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for artists!

Final call for sculptors of the north to showcase their work on Liverpool’s iconic waterfront. Sculptors from across the north of England have less than two weeks to enter a competition that could see their work showcased on Liverpool’s world famous skyline for a whole year. For the second year running, Liverpool BID Company is collaborating with Liverpool Parish Church, also known as St Nick’s, and city gallery and art organisation, dot-art, to bring an exciting new piece of art […]

13 Mar 2019

We’re Heading to The British Tourism & Travel Show 2019

Marketing Liverpool will have a major presence once again at The British Tourism & Travel Show, being held next week at the NEC, Birmingham. As well as ourselves, we’ll be bringing along 11 of our tourism partners; Liverpool FC, The Beatles Story, Cavern City Tours, Hard Days Night Hotel, Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool City Sights, National Museums Liverpool, Liverpool Biennial, M&S Bank Arena, Mersey Ferries and Royal Liver Building 360. The British Tourism & Travel Show is the leading exhibition […]