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Liverpool A City Divided?
Situated in the North West of England, Liverpool is a city famous the world over, for countless reasons.
With such well-known popular music exports as The Beatles and Frankie Goes to Hollywood, as well as being home to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the city is a popular destination for music fans.
Liverpool boasts a multitude of live music venues, from the 11,000-seater Arena situated near to the historic Albert Dock to an almost identical replica of the celebrated Cavern Club in a basement on Mathew Street.
Located just outside of the city centre is Stanley Park, itself an area divided, but this time by football. Anfield is home to Liverpool Football Club, while across the park sits Goodison Park, where Everton FC are based.
On any given day, fans of both teams sport their respective shirts and visit the team shops and grounds, however, come Derby Day (the two fixtures each year when the local teams play each other) Stanley Park is a sea of red and blue - with even members of the same families sometimes supporting rival teams.
That said, the divisions - and delights - do not stop there.
Culture and religion are also prevalent within Liverpool.
The two cathedrals are each stunning architectural examples - the Anglican Cathedral being a more traditional structure, while the Catholic Cathedral is a much more unusual and modern building - both of which are well worth a visit.
A wealth of museums and galleries are also dotted around the city, many of which are free to visit (although donations are always gratefully received) and have regularly changing exhibitions and displays, many of which are interactive and suitable for the whole family. Museums include The World Museum, with exhibits from around the globe, and The Museum of Liverpool, offering a detailed insight to the city itself. The Walker Art Gallery displays art dating back to the 13th century from world famous artists and local talents alike, while the Tate Liverpool devotes its space to more modern and contemporary artwork.
However, that isnít all the city has to offer - theatres are in ample supply, with venues such as the Liverpool Empire hosting big musical extravaganzas, comedy specials and operas, and smaller, more intimate venues like the Epstein Theatre offering an almost personal entertainment experience.
Whether you desire to spend your days cheering on a football team, or checking out historical artwork, or your evenings enjoying a concert or a concerto, Liverpool is undoubtedly a city divided - which luckily means thereís something there for everyone!
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