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Liverpool John Lennon Airport is an international airport serving northwest England, particularly the city of Liverpool. It is owned by Peel Airports, and is operated by the Liverpool Airport PLC. The airport is located within the city of Liverpool, on the banks of the estuary of the River Mersey some 6.5 nautical miles southeast of the city centre. The facility is named from iconic musician and Liverpudlian John Lennon from the Beatles.

Between 1997 and 2007, Liverpool John Lennon Airport was one of Europe's fastest growing airports, increasing annual passenger numbers from 689,000 to some 5.47 million in 10 years. Passenger numbers have since fallen to the four million mark in 2014, making it the 13th busiest airport in the United Kingdom. Although not used as a hub nor noted as a focus city for major airlines, it is one of the choice airports in the area for domestic and regional services.

What to see & do

Liverpool is a city in Merseyside, England, famous for its football teams, its local nightlife scene, its historic county boundaries of Lancashire, and the Beatles. It is a vibrant city that is flowing with cultural heritage; awarded the title European Capital of Culture in 2008, and has several UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the area. Music, history, architecture, and culture that blend into a powerful concoction of destinations, Liverpool is truly a great city to discover.

Royal Liver Building – An iconic symbol of Liverpool waterfront, this 1911 skyscraper still dominates the beautiful Liverpool skyline. It is the first of the famous “Three Graces” together with the port of Liverpool Building and the Cunard Building, and is the home of the legendary liver birds that sit atop the building looking out across to the Wirral. Another amazing feature of the building is its river-facing clock, which is six feet larger in diameter than that of the clock tower at Westminster.

The Beatles Story – The only museum in the world that is entirely Beatles-themed, The Beatles Story exhibits various items and paraphernalia of the celebrated band, including their instruments and other artefacts. Other attractions apart from the said museum that is based on the Beatles include their homes, Penny Lane, commemorative statues, Strawberry Fields, and more.

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral – Formally known as the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral is an impressive piece of architecture and a beautiful church that is the seat of the Archbishop of Liverpool and the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool. It is locally known as “Paddy's Wigwam”, or the “Mersey Funnel”, due to its shape and its design.

The Cavern Club – Originally a jazz club that was opened in 1957, the Cavern Club is an iconic nightclub that has been considered as the home of rock and roll in Liverpool in the 1960s. It has been the site of many performances for the Beatles, and several Liverpool-grown artists before they are caught in the mainstream media.

How to get around within Liverpool

Liverpool can be explored mainly through buses and taxis. Walking is also suggested, especially if travelling only within the city centre. Rail services also run within the city, if travellers prefer the said option. Note that not having valid tickets for rides/public transport is a criminal offence here, so make sure to check the tickets that you buy thoroughly and make sure to purchase only through valid ticketing counters. Do not attempt to board buses/trains without tickets as well, as there are roving inspectors checking tickets from time to time.

How to get there

Liverpool John Lennon Airport mainly serves local and regional flights. Airlines that serve the airport include Aer Lingus, Blue Air, Czech Airlines, easyJet, Flybe, Ryanair, Thomson Airways, and Wizz Air. It receives flights from Dublin, Bacau, Bucharest, Prague, Alicante, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Belfast, Berlin, Paris, and Warsaw, among others.

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