The City

In recent years, Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) has been one of Europe’s fastest growing regional airports, andairport statistics show that LJLA is now one of the UK’s Top 10 busiest airports. In 2010, over 5 million passengers passed through LJLA, which has direct scheduled services operating from over 70 UK and European destinations. The airport has recently undergone a £12.4 million investment in new and expanded terminal facilities.

  • Liverpool City Region offers excellent connectivity with the largest local train network in the UK outside London – 120km network, serving 66 stations, transporting 37 million passengers per annum.
  • Virgin Trains now offers the fastest ever service between London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street – in a little over two hours.
  • Prime office costs are 20-30% lower than major competitor cities including Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
  • There are 14 universities in the North West with over 265,000 graduates. Two of the world’s top universities are located in this region, University of Liverpool and University of Manchester.
  • Liverpool has more Grade II listed buildings than any other city in the UK outside London, and more Georgian buildings than Bath.
  • Liverpool holds UNESCO World Heritage status. Awarded in 2004, it places areas of the city and its spectacular Waterfront alongside Stonehenge and the Great Wall of China as one of the world’s most important locations.
  • ACC Liverpool – home to BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena - is a spectacular world class multi-functional venue situated on the River Mersey. A unique facility, ACC Liverpool combines conference and entertainment space into one interlinked building delivering high profile, world class events servicing the global concert and event industry. Since opening in 2008, the venue has hosted events ranging from the MTV Europe Music Awards and the British Council of Shopping Centres' annual conference to the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, the Labour Party Annual Conference, MOBO’s and showcased artists from around the globe.
  • The city celebrated its 800th birthday in 2007. King John granted Liverpool its first charter in 1207 when it became a town. It was then awarded ‘City’ status in 1880.
  • Liverpool has more museums and galleries than any other UK City Region outside London and was European Capital of Culture in 2008.
  • Liverpool City Region’s Visitor Economy currently generates visitor spend of £3.4 billion and is estimated to support almost 45,900 jobs a year.
  • In 2012, an estimated 57 million visitor trips were made to Liverpool City Region. This total comprised 4.6 millionstaying visitors and 52.1 million day visitors.