We’re very proud in Liverpool of our title as the most successful footballing city in England. We have two Premiership football teams Liverpool F.C. and Everton F.C. who have been playing in the city since the late 1800’s. Football fans can do a tour of their stadiums Anfield and Goodison Park, get tickets for a match or enjoy the atmosphere watching a game in a local pub. Some of the greatest British players come from Liverpool including Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher, proving that football really is part of who we are.
Here in Liverpool we don’t just enjoy football, there’s a sport for everyone and an event to go with it. England’s ‘Golf Coast’ is in Merseyside where we have 12 of the best golf courses in the UK and players come from around the world to play. The St Helens rugby team the Saints is the most successful team in the Rugby League. Horseracing is also very popular in Liverpool where we have two traditional racecourses. Aintree hosts the world-famous Grand National where the world’s top jockeys race and the audience compete for the best-dressed award.
Liverpool has more gyms per person than any city in the UK so keeping fit is easy and accessible to all. Many of the gyms allow you to pay-as-you-go or sign up for a month so whatever your usual exercise regime you can continue it during your stay here. We have several swimming pools and sports centres where you can play a game of tennis or squash with your friends. For the more adventurous there is the Liverpool Watersport Centre where you can enjoy the River Mersey on a canoe, stand-up paddleboard or sailboat.