[00:00:00] Hello, and welcome back to another episode of the English. Input and output podcast. With this podcast, you can easily practice listening to natural English every day. Please check my website If you want to read the transcript for this episode.
[00:00:26] Hey guys, long time no see. Sorry for the lack of podcasts lately, I've been a bit busy with a few things. Like recently I've been learning how to make a language learning app, which has been surprisingly difficult, but I'm excited to share my app with you all at some point in the future.
[00:00:45] Anyway, enough of that. Today, I wanted to talk about my hometown of Liverpool.
[00:00:51] I feel like I've said a lot of negative things about Liverpool on the podcast and on instagram. Like the accent is aggressive or the city isn't very safe, but it really isn't a bad city.
[00:01:05] So I'd like to share with you some positive things about Liverpool, which might make you want to visit someday.
[00:01:12] First on the list is that Liverpool is very affordable. The cost of living here is very cheap, and if you're just visiting, you can easily stay in a hotel or apartment for the same price as a backpackers hostel in London.
[00:01:27] There's also a lot of cheap places to eat and drink too, which I'll talk more about later. But my point is, if you want to spend time in the UK and you don't have a lot of money, I would say Liverpool is one of the best places to go.
[00:01:43] Next we have architecture. Liverpool has a very rich history. And as a result, the buildings in Liverpool are very beautiful and take inspiration from European style architecture.
[00:01:58] There's also a lot of old churches and cathedrals that anyone can enter. Actually, Liverpool has the UKs biggest cathedral, which is called the Liverpool Anglican cathedral.
[00:02:11] The designer of this cathedral is actually the same person who designed the famous red telephone boxes you often see around the UK, you can even climb to the top and get a beautiful view of the city.
[00:02:26] Another nice thing about Liverpool is that it's very multicultural. I was surprised recently at how many people come here to study English. I suppose it would be a popular place for students since it's so inexpensive.
[00:02:41] Not only that if you go to a street called Bold street, you can eat any kind of cuisine you can imagine such as Korean, Indian, Spanish, Mexican, Italian, literally anything you can think of.
[00:02:57] And it's a great city for coffee lovers too. In fact, I think Liverpool has some of the best cafes in the UK. I could probably make a whole episode about cafe's in Liverpool. So if you're interested in that, then please let me know.
[00:03:13] But one of my favourite cafes is a place called Malmo Mat . It's a Scandinavian cafe which serves great coffee and delicious breakfasts. I recommend it if you're looking for a place to get your morning coffee.
[00:03:27] And I don't even need to mention it, but if you're a fan of music, you definitely need to visit Liverpool. Liverpool of course is famous for The Beatles and you can visit many locations related to them, such as the Cavern club, which is the first venue where they performed live.
[00:03:47] Freddie mercury also started his first band in Liverpool before he joined Queen. So the city has a lot of musical history.
[00:03:57] In addition, the city is also very compact, so it's quite easy to travel around by foot. But if you don't feel like walking, Liverpool also has a very good underground tube, which is fast and super easy to use. In fact, Liverpool is one of the only cities outside of London to have its own tube.
[00:04:21] And what else? I think that's everything, but if you want to visit Liverpool, then summer or winter are probably the best seasons to visit. Winter can be pretty cold. It was around minus 17 degrees a few years ago, but I think the illuminations and Christmas markets are worth it.
[00:04:42] And in the summer there are many music festivals and outdoor events to go to. So both are good times to go.
[00:04:50] Anyway, that's all for now. If there's anything else you'd like to know about Liverpool, then please let me know. But for now, thanks for listening guys, and see you in the next episode. Take care and have a good one.