New homes in Liverpool
Welcome to Liverpool
Whether you’re enjoying an after-work drink in Albert Dock, taking the kids to the museum or watching the football derby, there’s no shortage of things to see and do in the vibrant city of Liverpool. Located on the North West coast, your new home in Liverpool is close to everything from top cultural attractions to major employers and first-rate transport links.
A quick history
Liverpool was a small hamlet up until the 13th century when the port was founded, and a regular market was set up. Craftspeople and fishermen were attracted to the area, and the town quickly grew as trade routes were established with Ireland.
Later Liverpool suffered outbreaks of the plague and disruption during the English Civil War, but by the end of the 17th century Liverpool was flourishing, especially as trade began with North American and the West Indies. Through the 1700s, the population of Liverpool boomed with an influx of Welsh and Irish people in the area. The first dock was built in 1715, and the trade and shipping industry grew quickly over the centuries that followed.
Liverpool became a city in 1880, and during the Second World War was badly bombed by the Germans. Today Liverpool is a thriving cultural port city, with universities, cultural attractions and a rich pop culture heritage thanks to its most famous export, The Beatles.
Business and industry
The biggest employers in Liverpool today include European Metal Recycling, food and drink company Princes, Bibby Line Group, TJ Morris trading as Home Bargains and Liverpool FC. The city’s universities and Liverpool City Council are also major employers.
Things to do in the area
Liverpool is a vibrant city with lots to see and do, whether you’re uncovering history at The Beatles Story Museum, the World Museum and Merseyside Maritime Museum, listening to live music at the iconic Cavern Club, or watching Premier League football at Anfield or Goodison Park.
If you’re moving to the city with a young family, there’s plenty to keep the little ones entertained, from visits to Tate Liverpool to all-action fun at Awesome Walls Climbing Centre and afternoons playing at Sefton Park.
For a spot of retail therapy, Liverpool ONE is home to more than 170 shops, ranging from womenswear and menswear to home decor and health and beauty.
Travel and commuting
Liverpool has excellent transport links by road, rail, air and sea, with train services to major towns and cities across the UK and ferries to Ireland. Liverpool John Lennon Airport offers flights right across the world and is just 30 minutes away from the city centre.
Travelling to Manchester, the journey from Liverpool takes 45 minutes by train from Lime Street to Piccadilly, or one hour by car via the M62. Birmingham is one hour 45 minutes away by train or one hour 55 minutes by car via the M6, while the journey to London takes over four hours by car or just two hours 15 minutes by train to Euston.