The RopeWalks, part of which lies within the UNESCO World Heritage site, is home to much of Liverpool’s history and culture, including the oldest Chinatown in Europe, FACT and the well-known entertainment areas around Concert Square.
The RopeWalks, like London’s Shoreditch or New York’s Meatpacking District, is Liverpool’s Design Quarter, where you will find an eclectic mix of old and new, traditional and modern.
Most of all, the RopeWalks enjoys what Benji Lanyado, writing in the New York Times, described as “that most heady of urban ingredients: an edge".
Bocelli, the world's premier classical music star, returns to Liverpool's Echo Arena on 18th November, with a show featuring the repertoire that has made him famous throughout the world, as a unique artist able to cross boundaries between classical and pop.
The biggest selling solo classical artist of all time, Bocelli has performed for four US presidents, two popes and royalty, as well as at ceremonies for the Olympic Games and the World Cup.
He has sold over 80 million albums around the world, his 1999 Sacred Arias album has sold over 5 million copies, making it the best selling classical recording of all time. His pop career, including the much loved Time To Say Goodbye, a duet with Sarah Brightman that reached Number 1 in charts around the world in 1998, may have drawn millions in, but Bocelli has always enthusiastically shared his classical calling.
John Moores Painting Prize 2014: until 30th November
Walker Art Gallery - William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EL
Free entry. Open 10h00 - 17h00.
First held in 1957, the John Moores Painting Prize is the UK's best-known painting competition, which culminates in an exhibition held at the Walker Art Gallery every two years and forms a key strand of the Liverpool Biennial.
The John Moores exhibition is held in partnership with the John Moores Liverpool Exhibition Trust, and although the appearance of each exhibition changes, the principles remain constant: to support artists and to bring to Liverpool the best contemporary painting from across the UK.
All UK-based artists who work with paint are invited to submit work to be considered for the John Moores Painting Prize 2014 and be in with the chance of winning the £25,000 first prize or one of the four £2,500 runner up prizes.
Part of the Cultural Programme underpinning the International Festival for Business (IFB) 2014.
UNTIL NOVEMBER 2014
10h00 - 17h00 daily (free entry)
To mark the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic, this compelling exhibition explores Liverpool's central role in the Titanic story. This exhibition is part of the Liverpool and the World exhibition series, part-funded by the European Union.
The exhibition features previously unseen collections of international significance including material from Merseyside Maritime Museum's extensive archives.
It complements the museum's permanent gallery, the hugely popular Titanic, Lusitania and the Forgotten Empress.
World Museum – William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EN
Open daily from 10h00 – 17h00. Free entry.
Discover the slithering, secret life of snakes with this family friendly exhibition.
Have you ever wondered how snakes capture their prey? Or why they shed their skin? Find out the answers and other slippery snake facts at 'Sssnakes Alive!'
You will come face to face with live specimens, including a boa constrictor and a royal python, learn about the importance of conservation and discover what life is like in countries where encounters with deadly snakes are a daily occurrence.
Objects on display include a Burmese python skeleton and stunning photographs of snakes from around the world.
'Sssnakes Alive!' is a touring exhibition created by Blue Tokay, with additional content from National Museums Liverpool and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
Whether you are visiting Liverpool city centre for a conference, business, a budget weekend or city break or for the football and clubs, many of Liverpool’s main points of interest are within walking distance of the hotel:
To explore Merseyside’s many sporting and tourist attractions, there’s quick and easy access to public transport: