Eurovision 2023: Danny Beard Asks… Can you Scouse like a local?

today9th May 2023


Danny Beard and a research about Liverpool’s nightlife:

What you need to know before you set off to Merseyside…

– Scousers are getting excited to welcome visitors from all over the world to Liverpool for Eurovision 2023, where they’ll be made up with the chance to show off their boss city.

– Although Liverpool is a belter of a destination, some people across the UK might have outdated perceptions of the city. Around 35% of Liverpudlians reckon that other Brits don’t rate their city too highly, but that’s just baltic talk!

– Scousers are confident that Eurovision will be a game-changer for their city’s reputation, with 63% believing that the contest will be a proper eye-opener for other folks across the UK.

– Visitors to Liverpool can expect a scouse-tastic experience, with a rich and diverse cultural scene that includes world-class museums, art galleries, and historic landmarks. The nightlife in Liverpool is also boss, with plenty of places to go for a bevvy or a boogie.

-Liverpool locals are proud of their city’s musical heritage, with homegrown bands like The Beatles and Atomic Kitten among the top contenders to win Eurovision if they were competing. As Scousers like to say, they’re made up to have a chance to show off their city and give it some welly on the world stage!

Liverpool locals are gearing up to welcome visitors from all over the world for Eurovision 2023, and they’re excited to show off the best their city has to offer… But if you are coming from faraway lands (well, still within the British Isles) do you know how to Scouse like a local?

If not, Calm down, calm down, Liverpool legend and heart-throb, Danny Beard has your back…

According to recent research from Wise – the card helping visitors to spend like a local wherever they are from – there are several reasons why Liverpool is such a beloved destination.

First and foremost, 41% of people love Liverpool for its friendly and welcoming locals. Scousers, as they’re affectionately known, are famous for their sense of humor and hospitality, and visitors can expect to be met with a warm smile and a friendly conversation wherever they go.

Close behind is Liverpool’s rich culture, which 40% of people cited as one of the city’s top attractions. Liverpool is known for its world-class museums, art galleries, and music scene, with a long history of producing some of the UK’s most famous artists and musicians.

Of course, football is another thing Liverpool is famous for, and 36% of people said that Liverpool’s football team is one of the city’s top attractions. Liverpool Football Club has a passionate and loyal fanbase, and visitors can feel the energy and excitement of match day in the city.

Liverpool is also steeped in history, with 35% of people citing it as one of the city’s best things. From its maritime heritage to its iconic architecture, there is no shortage of historical sites to explore in Liverpool. Visitors can take a stroll down Penny Lane, visit the Beatles’ childhood homes, or learn about the city’s role in the transatlantic slave trade at the International Slavery Museum.

Finally, shopping is another big draw for visitors, with 34% of people citing it as one of the city’s top attractions. Liverpool has a bustling city centre, filled with high street stores, independent boutiques, and the Liverpool ONE shopping complex, which boasts over 170 shops and restaurants.

Despite its popularity, 35% of locals believe Liverpool is viewed negatively by the rest of the UK, and a staggering 56% believe it’s often overlooked as a tourist destination. However, Liverpool locals are confident that Eurovision will be a game-changer, with 63% believing it will help others see their city differently.

When it comes to nightlife, Liverpool has plenty to offer. From the iconic Cavern Club, where the Beatles got their start, to modern clubs like Popworld and GBar, there is something for everyone in Liverpool’s vibrant nightlife scene. In a recent survey, locals listed their top nightlife spots as Popworld, Heebie Jeebies, Flares, Superstar Boudoir, Elysium, Sensation, Vice, GBar, and Eric’s Liverpool.

For those visiting the city for Eurovision, Liverpool locals have plenty of tips on what else to do during their stay. The Liverpool World Museum, The Beatles Story, and a match at Anfield are all popular choices, with over 20% of locals recommending each. Other options include Liverpool Cathedral, grabbing some food on Bold Street, having a drink on Matthew Street, visiting Sefton Park, seeing live music, checking out Tate Liverpool, or enjoying the Liverpool Philharmonic.

When it comes to Liverpool’s most famous faces, Paul O’Grady is the top choice among locals at 34.7%. Other beloved figures include John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Steven Gerrard, and John Bishop. Visitors can learn more about Liverpool’s famous sons and daughters at attractions like the Beatles Story and the Liverpool Museum.

And for Eurovision fans, Liverpool locals are rooting for their city’s homegrown talent. The Beatles are the clear favourites, with 47.7% of locals naming them as the best artist to come out of Liverpool. Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Atomic Kitten, other Liverpool bands and musicians with loyal followings include Elvis Costello, The La’s, and The Real Thing. Fans of electronic music will also want to check out the city’s thriving dance music scene, with clubs like Cream and Circus hosting some of the world’s top DJs.

Despite its reputation as a friendly and welcoming city, Liverpool has sometimes struggled with negative stereotypes and perceptions from other parts of the UK. In a recent survey, 35% of Liverpudlians said they believe that Liverpool is seen negatively by the rest of the UK. This perception is often based on outdated stereotypes, and visitors to the city are often pleasantly surprised by the warm welcome they receive.

One area where Liverpool is often overlooked is tourism. In fact, most locals (56%) believe that the city is often overlooked as a tourist destination. However, those who do take the time to visit are usually rewarded with a rich and diverse cultural experience.

Liverpool locals are proud of their city’s history, culture, and sporting achievements but are also passionate about its future. In the survey, 39% of locals said they believe that Liverpool should be the capital of the UK. While this might seem like a pipe dream, it’s a testament to the city’s ambition and sense of possibility.

When it comes to Eurovision, Liverpool locals are excited to welcome visitors from all over the world. While 46% of locals said they love Eurovision, 40% admitted that they don’t usually watch the contest but are tuning in this year to support their city.

Liverpool locals are also proud of their city’s role in hosting Eurovision, with 66% saying they’re proud of Liverpool for supporting Ukraine. They’re confident that Eurovision will be a starting point for others to see their city in a different light, with 63% believing that the contest will help change perceptions of Liverpool for the better.

Finally, Liverpool locals had some fun imagining which Liverpool band or musician would win Eurovision if they were competing. The Beatles came out on top once again, with 36.7% of locals saying they think the Fab Four would take home the trophy. Atomic Kitten, The Real Thing, Elvis Costello, and Frankie Goes To Hollywood all had respectable showings as well, showing that Liverpool’s musical heritage is alive and well.

Written by: GlitterBeam

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