Liverpool, a sleepy little fishing town in the 12th century was transformed into a famous waterfront and cultural center by the charter of 1207 granted by King John. Liverpool has been declared as the European capital of culture 2008 - its architectural splendor that takes tourists in a time capsule and natural beauty just vindicates it. The city is a perfect blend of old and the new with its skyline being dotted with Victorian styled cathedrals as well as modern day skyscrapers.
Liverpool is one of the world's most visited tourist hotspot attracting over 2 million visitors every year. The Liverpool city council, which is in charge of the city administration, takes care of tourism information. The Liverpool tourism information centers are based in three localities:
- Queen Square Center, Queen Square
- Atlantic Pavilion, Albert Dock
- Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Speke
These Liverpool Tourism Information centers provide visitors with help and advice. Leaflets, maps and guidebooks are also provided to tourists. The official Liverpool tourism information web site provides a host of facilities to tourists such as:
- Getting to know about Liverpool's places of interest online
- Booking accommodations online
- A gamut of information about Liverpool's lifestyle.
- A complete listing of the city's restaurants and hotels.
- Information regarding the bus, train and cab facilities.
- Cultural and sporting events taking place in Liverpool
- Providing telephone numbers for further assistance.