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Hertz in Liverpool, United Kingdom

Famous for its music scene, buzzing nightlife and beautiful buildings, Liverpool is a city which has an irresistible charm. With an abundance of culture and heritage and a vibrant atmosphere like no other, Liverpool makes North West England one of the United Kingdom’s unmissable destinations.

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We have three branches in the city: near the famous Aintree racecourse, the city’s Lime Street railway station and at Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport. The A561 connects the city center with the airport just seven miles away.

Whether you’re visiting the city for business or pleasure, hiring a car has never been simpler. With a 24-hour helpline in case you need us, no hidden credit card fees and the option to cancel or amend your car hire package without penalty within seven days of making the booking, we provide everything you need to rent a car in Liverpool.

Driving in and around Liverpool

Liverpool is an incredibly easy city to navigate, with simple city roads and great connections to the UK’s other major cities. If you’re renting a car in Liverpool and looking to head further afield, the M62 highway offers a great link with northern hubs such as Hull, Manchester and Leeds. You can link up to the M6 easily too - the north-to-south highway offers easy access to the Scottish border region.

There are also two road tunnels in Liverpool which will take you under the River Mersey and onto the Wirral peninsula: the Queensway Tunnelb, which connects Liverpool with Birkenhead, and the Kingsway Tunnel connecting Liverpool with Wallasey. The latter is a toll road – find out all about the fees involved on this route here.

Although Liverpool’s roads are less crowded than those in the likes of London, links between some of the city’s main attractions will often become crowded during rush hour. Hope Street, which connects Liverpool's two cathedrals, and the roads surrounding Lime Street railway station and the A5058 motorway - the UK’s first ring road - may become congested during peak hours.

When you’re driving in the city center, keep an eye out for the bus lanes – it’s an offense to drive in any bus lane within the prohibited hours (these are shown on a plate below the sign at the bus lane entrance). A small number of roads in the city center are pedestrianized too. Be sure to keep an eye open if heading for Bold Street and Seel Street, both of which use a one-way system.

There is no congestion charge for drivers. For more information, check out the UK government’s dedicated website about driving in the UK.

A quick guide to Liverpool

From the impressionist artworks of the Tate Gallery to the roar of the crowd Liverpool's soccer stadium, Liverpool's unique blend of atmospheres and influences make it one of the most exciting cities in Europe. And with a rental car, you need not worry about taking in the whole city.

Exploring Albert Dock

Liverpool’s waterfront is the beating heart of the city. Head to The Beatles Story, a museum dedicated to the four-piece themselves. A must for any music fan, here you'll find a number of rare artifacts including albums signed by Paul McCartney, George Harrison’s first guitar, and John Lennon’s famous round spectacles. Visitors can even have their photo taken with wax versions of The Beatles. The Museum of Liverpool, which opened in 2011, is one of the city’s newest museums. It’s found in a spectacularly modern building at Pier Head and tells the story of the city and its people through the ages.

Relax in one of the fantastic cafés and restaurants in the iconic Albert Dock, or head to the Mersey Ferry terminal, where you can book a place on a scenic cruise of Liverpool’s river – to a soundtrack of the iconic Liverpudlian song “Ferry Cross the Mersey,” of course. Don’t forget to check out the historic Royal Liver Building, which has dominated the waterfront since 1911.

Period pieces and inspiring artworks

Whether you’re an art lover, an amateur historian or a music fan, there’s plenty to keep you entertained in this brilliant city. For history buffs, a trip to the World Museum is a great way to spend an afternoon. Situated on William Brown Street, you can explore exhibits covering everything from ethnology to geology dating back thousands of years. Get a taste of how the Victorians lived at Sudley House, on the outskirts of the city center. Within this former merchant's house, you'll be able to see first-hand authentic period pieces, as well as take in artwork in the garden hall and drawing room that dates from the Pre-Raphaelite era.

The Walker Art Gallery is another of the city's cultural highlights. With art forms ranging from sculptures, paintings and decor, talk a walk through history, starting from the 13th century all the way into the present day.

Fashion and the Fab Four

Liverpool is famous for its nightlife and pop culture. For live music, head to the Cavern Club on Matthew Street in the city center. It’s regarded as the birthplace of The Beatles and you can see a wide range of bands perform here including, perhaps unsurprisingly, regular gigs by Beatles tribute acts.

The Baltic Triangle, which is just a few meters from Albert Dock, is popular with Liverpool’s young, fashion-forward creative types. Once an industrial zone filled with factories and warehouses, it’s now home to some of the city’s coolest clubs, bars, and restaurants. There are several quirky art galleries and boutiques, too. Bold Street too has developed into a hipster hangout, with an eclectic mix of vintage boutiques and unique cafés to sample.

The city’s main shopping area is the Liverpool One complex, offering a host of designer brands and main street stores for a morning's browse.

With its burgeoning status as one of the UK’s top shopping locations, plus a valuable maritime heritage that’s still celebrated today, not to mention its importance to British pop culture, Liverpool is simply one of the region’s go-to destinations. Ready to book your trip? Click here.