Working and living in the Liverpool City Region

Liverpool waterfront

Liverpool’s architecture is world-class, with more listed buildings than any city outside London, and two cathedrals which are major attractions in their own right - the Anglican Cathedral and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Tate Liverpool offers displays of international and contemporary modern art, while the city has eight national museums. The new waterfront Museum of Liverpool opened in 2010. Four theatres offer a range of contemporary, classic and touring productions, and the city’s Philharmonic Orchestra is nationally-acclaimed. The iconic waterfront is home to the Three Graces, Albert Dock and Pier Head. More recent developments include the Liverpool One retail area and an 11,000-seater arena which has brought international sporting events and entertainment names to the city, including Eurovision 2023.

Liverpool museum

The city is well-served by air (Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester Airport), rail, coach, ferry and excellent motorway links. There is easy access to the Peak District and the Lake District, as well as to the coasts of Lancashire and North Wales. 

There are excellent schools, including a variety of denominational schools in the private and state sector. Excellent housing in pleasant suburbs near the sea and in rural areas is easily available, the cost of which is rather less than the national average. 

Formby beach

The area has picturesque villages; seaside resorts, urban developments and smart towns, and the historic cities of Chester, Liverpool and Manchester. 

The Wirral peninsula - bounded by the River Mersey, the River Dee and the Irish Sea - is an area of outstanding natural beauty with lots of opportunities for enjoying spectacular sunsets, coastal walks, country parks, cycling, golf, sailing and windsurfing. 

Page last updated: 03 July 2023