GETTING AROUND LIVERPOOL
Of course you will be coming to Liverpool for the conference – and with inspiring speakers and some thought-provoking presentations, you won’t want to miss a thing. But perhaps you might like to add a day or two to your visit and explore one of the most exciting and dynamic cities in the UK. Local transport in Liverpool City Region prides itself on its accessibility making travel around the area easy and straightforward.
Liverpool has four city centre underground stations – Lime Street lower level, Liverpool Central, Moorfields and James Street – you can easily get around the city, giving you more time to see everything Liverpool has to offer. Tickets are simple too, with Day Savers for individual day travel.
Bus travel in and around Liverpool is a green, convenient and cost-effective way to explore. The bus network is managed by Merseytravel, with two main city centre bus terminal – Liverpool ONE and Queen Square – complete with helpful staff who can provide personal travel advice. Most buses are fully accessible, with various ticket options ensuring the very best value travel.
Download a travel map of the city here.
Ferry Cross the Mersey
Take the world-famous ‘Ferry Cross the Mersey’. Cross over to the Wirral Peninsula while enjoying the on-board commentary before visiting the quaint Port Sunlight Village and Lady Lever Art Gallery.
You can visit the range of attractions along the Liverpool and Wirral riverside, or enjoy a trip along the magnificent Manchester Ship Canal.
Why not book on the eye-catching ‘Everybody Razzle Dazzle’ ferry. The dazzle design is in honour of the patterns that were first used on vessels in World War One. They worked by ‘baffling the eye’ and making the ships difficult to target. Each ship’s pattern used unique colour and monochrome designs – to avoid making classes of vessels recognisable to enemy U-boats and aircraft.
The Dazzle Ferry is the only operating dazzle ship in the UK and the design has been commissioned by Liverpool Biennial, 14–18 NOW the First World War Centenary Art Commissions, and Tate Liverpool.
There’s no shortage of taxis in Liverpool, making it quick and easy to grab a lift, whether you need to get to an attraction outside the city centre or just quickly whizz across town. Liverpool Lime Street Station has a taxi rank just outside if you wish to jump into a black cab, these can be hailed across the city just look for the orange light and you’ll know if they’re taking passengers.
Or call one of the trusted local companies, including Com Cabs.
Uber is a Taxi service providing safe, reliable and affordable travel around Liverpool City Region. Uber connects users with a reliable ride in minutes via their app, available on the Apple App Store or Google Play for other mobile operating systems.
One tap and the car comes straight to your location, they know exactly where to go and you can watch your driver’s progress within your app. Payment is completely cashless via PayPal.