In the darkest of times, let’s all remember why us Liverpudlians are simply the best.
1. The people are made of strong stuff
Us Scousers are tested on a regular basis. We’re faced with dull, grey, rainy weather – and we put up with it with a big grin on our face. Plus, we’re literally being tested at the moment with the first trial of mass testing for coronavirus taking place in the best city of Liverpool. Not much phases us at all, it’s all part of our Northern charm, after all. If that wasn’t enough, our community spirit is unbreakable. We stand together in the darkest of times including now during the pandemic. There’s nothing more heartwarming than to see communities coming together to help those in need in difficult situations, and we couldn’t be prouder to see the fit and healthy offer themselves up to collect groceries for those in need, as well as continue to provide for each other.
Ok, so Gregg’s might be closed right now, and it might not be Liverpudlian. But need we say more? We absolutely love a good Gregg’s, and Liverpool is full of ’em. Turn any corner and you’re sure to find that warm, blue safe haven. It’s part of our culture these days, and I’d take a flaky pastry over a cheeseburger any day of the week. Let’s not catch up over a coffee, we’ll take a cuppa tea and a sausage roll, please.
3. We know a good pint so let us be your guide
If there’s one thing we know, it’s a good pint. Liverpool is home to a number of great breweries, including Love Lane Brewery, Black Lodge Brewing, Dead Crafty Beer Co., Red Star Brewery and Liverpool Craft Beer Co. Not only that, but the city also houses some incredible beer houses, such as Love Lane Brewery’s very own beerhouse and so many more. Just a short walk through the Baltic Triangle and you’ll uncover a variety of bars and pubs that stock independent brews just waiting for you to try ’em.
4. We have the best football culture
We may feud on the pitch, but Liverpool is home to amazing football culture. We’re passionate about the sport and whether we’re red or blue, and we love a little bit of competition. The atmosphere on a Derby Day is truly something else, with the whole city bustling for the occasion with pints in hand (if fans aren’t at the stadium cheering on their team, that is!).
5. We make history and we’re extremely talented
If Liverpool is anything, it’s pretty historical, including the Titanic being designed and built in the city. Liverpool was incredibly important as an industrial port, too, and is still recognised for its significance to this day. If that wasn’t enough, Liverpool is the best city as it is also the birthplace of a number of iconic bands, such as the Beatles (of course), the Coral, the Zutons, the Wombats and Frankie Goes To Hollywood… To name just a handful of talent. We really could go on!
6. It’s a great place for business
Not only have we produced some incredibly talented musicians, but also some seriously tasty grub, too. Liverpool was the original home of sugar company Tate & Lyle as well as Hartley’s jam, however Liverpool remains the home of our economical choice of alcohol, Lambrini, and we’re also guilty of having one of the best pizza producers in the UK (10th in the world!), that is Rudy’s. The city is bursting with fantastic independent businesses, many of which go on to take the nation by storm. You can also thank us Scousers for creating some top traditional dishes like Scouse, Wet Nelly and Bubble and Squeak.
7. We’re a friendly bunch
Liverpudlians may be known for many things, but one of the things we’re most proud of is our friendly reputation. Just a couple of hours south and you’ll probably be greeted with, well, nothing… But here in good old Liverpool, you’re guaranteed an ‘Iya, love!’ with a nod, and if you’re really lucky, maybe a backstory about said person’s grandma and why they’re at the bus stop today.
8. Our nightlife is next level
Liverpool is a bloody good night out, and that’s coming from a self-confessed hermit. There’s only one thing that can persuade me personally, and that’s a night out around Seel Street at some of our laid-back bars. There’s a little something for everyone, with cool and casual bars playing a range of music and whatever else in the city centre, extra special cocktail bars down by the waterfront near the Royal Albert Dock and a ton of places to dance on or around Matthew Street. If there’s one place that can unite us all though, it’s The Cavern.
9. The sights are marvellous
There’s so much on our doorstep here in Liverpool, and you can even see some of it from our windows, depending on where you live. The Botanical Gardens in Ness are within arms reach for us, as well as beautiful lakes and reservoirs giving us beautiful sites of nature for miles and miles. We might look a little grey from the inside, but on the outside, there’s so much beauty to explore!
10. Some of the best film and TV is made here
And by magic, we mean Liverpool is the best city to film in based on the countless films and TV programmes filmed here. The Stranger, The Crown, Fast and Furious 6, ’71, Foyle’s War and so much more filmed right here in Liverpool. The best part? A whole host of Hollywood productions have also set up camp here for filming, such as Captain America, War of the Worlds, plus Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them and upcoming Sherlock Holmes spin-off series, The Irregulars, as well as the new Batman movie. We’ve all seen that pic of Robert Pattinson hanging off the Liver building. We’re just so Hollywood, darling, what can we say?
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