Situated in the north west of England along the River Mersey, Liverpool has a rich maritime history, with Albert Docks a Grade I listed site. In the last century, Liverpool theatre and culture has also become renowned, with the city named the European Capital of Culture in 2008. For entertainment fans, Liverpool is best-known for producing many pop and performance icons including supergroup The Beatles, Cilla Black, and Doctor Who star Tom Baker, and has hosted stars including Julie Andrews, Judy Garland and Frank Sinatra. Many new plays and musicals have also debuted here, including West End hit Blood Brothers. Thanks to a thriving theatre scene and four large theatres hosting tours of West End hits, you’re spoilt for choice for shows in Liverpool in the coming months.