Another 10 Incredible Facts About The Liverpool City Region

Updated: Apr 9

Incredible Facts About Liverpool That You May Not Know

The Royal Liver Building, the icon of the Liverpool City Region (Credit: The Liverpudlian/Peter Eric Lang).

Liverpool is a major city in the UK with more than 1.5 Million people densley packed into the martitime oriented Region, naturally it has countless offerings that many people are unaware of apart from its fantastic achievements in football and music.

Here are ten phenomenal facts and achievements that have happened in Liverpool:

  1. Liverpool has the oldest Chinese community in Europe.

  2. The Liverpool City Region has three professional football teams: Liverpool FC, Everton FC and Tranmere Rovers FC.

  3. Liverpool is nicknamed the 'New York of Europe'.

  4. Liverpool is the first city in the UK to have a designated 'Gay' part of the City Centre. It is officially referred to as 'The Gay Quarter', and also known as 'Gay Town' or 'The Stanley Street Quarter'.

  5. The Liverpool City Region has recently become one of only eight newly announced Free Ports in the UK, with the aim to introduce increased business to the Bay Area.

  6. Actor Jason Issaccs, who hails from the Childwall Area of the City of Liverpool is renowned for his iconic roles including Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter film franchise, Captain Hook in 2003's Peter Pan and Captain Gabriel Lorca in Star Trek: Discovery.

  7. UNESCO describe Liverpool as 'Outstanding Universal Value' and have designated six locations in Liverpool City Centre as historic areas of significant importance.

  8. Liverpool Castle once stood in Derby Square opposite James Street Station in the City Centre.

  9. Hamilton Square has the most Grade 1 Listed Buildings in a Square in the UK, outside of London.

  10. Tranmere Rovers FC, one of the three professional football clubs in the Liverpool City Region, located just over 2.6 Miles away from The Royal Liver Building, nearly made it into the Premier League on three occassions when the League it was first being introduced.

The Liverpool City Region is a city full of wonder and hidden gems, make sure to look at our other articles to learn more about The World In One City from The Liverpudlian.

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