Home to football mania and Olympic sports, Liverpool is as much a cultural hub as it is a sports fan's dream city. Located in Merseyside, England, it was created in 1207 when King John granted a royal charter written in Latin. The city has been a topic of interest for several authors, right from Dickens to Walpole. From the neoclassical St.George's Hall and the opulent Royal Liver Building and the stunning glass-speckled West Tower, the architecture of Liverpool is awe inspiring. A stronghold on music has earned it the Guinness Book of Records of 'Capital of Pop.' As the art galleries and music halls enthrall art lovers and music fans from all over the world, the electrifying urban culture entices the international youth. Concert Square and Hardman Street bring out the city's revelry with some of the best nightclubs and bars. With prestigious institutes like the University of Liverpool, it is the quintessential metropolitan hub.