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    Posted on Mar 4, 2015

    43 Reasons Liverpool Is Better Than London

    Ever thought of swapping the South for the North?

    1. Not only does Liverpool look absolutely stunning from afar...

    2. ... its architecture is also gorgeous when you get up close.

    3. Liverpool has some lovely waterfront views...

    4. ... some incredible pizzas...

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    TriBeCa is quite possibly the best pizza in the UK. Maybe.

    5. ... and real-life, actual beaches.

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    Including Formby, which is pictured here.

    6. It has given birth to some famous faces over the years.

    7. Which means it's filled with world-famous landmarks.

    8. It's full of sporting history...

    9. ... but there's also a close-knit footballing community.

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    Anfield (Liverpool) and Goodison (Everton) are just across the park from one another, and there's a well-spirited rivalry.

    10. You'll struggle to find anywhere as fun and full-of-character as the Albert Dock.

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    11. And once you've had a drink at Some Place, you won't want to drink anywhere else again.

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    Some Place, which is hidden away, specialises in absinthe.

    12. There are countless iconic venues in Liverpool.

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    Yes, the Beatles have played here. And yes, you must visit.

    13. Meaning there's a huge love for music across the city.

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    Sound City is just one of the amazing events that take place each year.

    14. And Matthew Street is a hugely popular destination.

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    Its famous, annual festival is quite the experience.

    15. The burgers at Almost Famous are frankly unbeatable.

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    One of these will turn even the most seasoned meat eater into a drooling, quivering wreck.

    16. There's always something cultural going on...

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    The spectacular Sea Odyssey giants made headlines in 2014.

    17. ...which means things get a bit crazy sometimes.

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    La Princess, the giant mechanical spider, casually wandered round town last year.

    18. And let's not forget that Liverpool was crowned European Capital of Culture in 2008.

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    When was London last declared Capital of Culture. Oh, never?

    19. Did you know statistically Liverpool is one of the safest places to live in the UK?

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    It's true. Don't believe me? Take a look.

    20. Liverpool Cathedral's interior is second to none.

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    21. Not forgetting the Metropolitan Cathedral, of course.

    22. Liverpool Tate > London Tate.

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    It's smaller, more manageable, and literally on the Albert Dock.

    23. And a trip to the Walker Art Gallery always makes for an interesting day out.

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    The Sculpture and Statue rooms make it an unrivaled place to soak up culture and relax.

    24. Aintree Racecourse is alright too.

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    Heard of a little annual get-together known as the Grand National?

    25. And FACT's a great place to experience cinema differently.

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    They have sofas to relax on while you watch the film.

    26. The Liverpool Philharmonic Hall is one of the best music venues in the UK.

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    Its exterior is pretty impressive too.

    27. And it's near a decent-looking pub, too.

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    Liverpool's littered with stunning architecture, as well as places to eat and drink.

    28. There are plenty of quaint, traditional places to eat.

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    The Bridewell proves that Northern fish and chips are waaaaaay better than London fish and chips.

    29. And the likes of Matou offer amazing views as you eat.

    30. Camp and Furnace is an eclectic spot to visit, whatever the occasion.

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    Want a no-nonsense blend of food, drink, sport, and live music all under one roof? Go here. Pictures above are Chvrches.

    31. Shopping's made easy at Liverpool ONE.

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    No one can deny it looks rather nice, especially at night.

    32. Sefton Park's an enticing prospect.

    33. And there are interesting cultural remains dotted around the city to be found.

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    The Church of St Luke's, also known as the Bombed Out Church, was severely damaged during the Blitz of 1941.

    34. Banksy visits now and then.

    35. The awe-inspiring Museum of Liverpool has this staircase.

    36. Of course, the Radio City tower stands out...

    37. ...and the Maritime Museum is always worth a visit.

    38. Christmastime is great for the festive markets.

    39. The Santa Dash's popular as well.

    40. Liverpudlians don't fret when there's a bit of snow.

    41. But then again, our summertime festivals are quite the spectacle too.

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    Brazilica Festival brings parts of the city to a standstill.

    42. Impressively, Liverpool is home to the oldest Chinese community in Europe.

    43. Not bad really, is it?

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    That's the iconic view of the Royal Liver Building.

    Correction: Image 7 was previously a picture of Abbey Road in London. It now shows Penny Lane in Liverpool. Oops.

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