Southport is an unknown district of Liverpool, which tends to have some hidden attractions that are highly recommended by locals. It is known for having a very particular atmosphere, easy to differentiate from the other areas of the city. Its waterfront finds it a unique powerhouse, where various investments have appeared in recent years. Bars, restaurants and shopping centres have been established in the region, which has given a certain colour to tourism that used to be non-existent.
Lately it has become Liverpool’s most entertaining district. Previously, the harbour’s detritus precluded that status. That’s now gone, and it’s become one of the most popular seaside resorts in the metropolitan area, where you are able to find the best hotels in Southport. Albert Dock is one of the areas we recommend visiting. A neighbourhood that has been redeveloped and is now home to some of the most interesting bars and restaurants. The cultural mix that can be found here is a culmination of the various historical processes that have taken place. It is perhaps the place to stay, as hotels and hostels abound and the atmosphere allows for a certain amount of fun and security.
The pier is another place to visit in Southport. Known as the Southport Pier, it is the second longest pier in the country. You can walk along the waterfront as you look out to sea and enjoy the most perfect view of all. The historicity of an entire town can be seen from here, where you’ll see old ships still at anchor, vintage pubs and an atmosphere that respects that custom. From here, you can take a number of tours and excursions to visit the entire Southport waterfront. Birkdale, Ainsdale and Crossens are other recommended areas to stay and base your holiday. These areas are full of culture and safe for tourists. The statue of Queen Victoria is a reminder of that mythical past that left the leader in the confines of each neighbourhood.
As we said, Southport is part of the musical history of Great Britain, and with that, of the whole world. In the legendary Cavern bar, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Elton John, Arctic Monkeys, and various bands that were part of the beginnings of English rock n’ roll played. The history that runs through those walls, through those toilets, can be seen in museums all over the city. Another of Southport’s peculiarities is that it is known for its museums. Perhaps this is a way of establishing the importance of what flourished here.
Visiting Anfield is also an experience that deserves to be told. Liverpool’s stadium is one of the most legendary stadiums in the world, as well as the fans of the ‘reds’, which is one of the most loyal and crazy in England. You can take a tour of the stands and the changing rooms. Staying in the vicinity of the ground, however, is not something we recommend. It’s home to a lot of fans, which attracts crime, and on match days it’s almost impossible.