I’m coming to Liverpool: what things should I see?
Liverpool is a city steeped in history and cultural significance, ignited by the creation of the world’s first, purpose-built enclosed commercial dock (built 1715). It quickly became a central point for the worlds trade, connecting shipping routes from Europe to the rest of the world.
A smorgasbord of cultural backgrounds settling over hundreds of years have given it a distinctive and unique identity from that of the rest of the UK.
The city offers an almost unrivalled array of exciting experiences for both locals and tourists. From its iconic landmarks and captivating museums to a vibrant music scene. Top quality hotels, bars, restaurants and nightclubs all within relatively close proximity, ensure that whatever you are coming here for, you’ll find something you like. Get ready to explore one of the UK’s most vibrant cities!
Here are my top 12 things to do in Liverpool that will make your visit even more memorable.
- Visit The Royal Albert Dock: A thriving entertainment and cultural hub with world-famous attractions such as Tate Liverpool, Merseyside Maritime Museum and the Beatles Story. You can stay here all day. There’s great places to eat and drink alongside the beautiful, imposing architecture of the dock buildings themselves
- The Cavern Club: An iconic venue associated with the legendary band The Beatles, this club has hosted many incredible acts since its opening in 1957, and is located right in the middle of the action down Mathew St.
- Take a ferry across the river Mersey. Probably my favourite thing to do on this list as a local. Enjoy stunning views from the decks of one of these iconic vessels as they sail across England’s longest river. It’s the best way to view the “3 graces” of the Royal Liver building, the Cunard, & the Port of Liverpool building. I would personally recommend the river cruise option as it comes with a tour guide who narrates you through the journey
- Experience Anfield Stadium: Home to Liverpool Football Club since 1892, this stadium is one. Whether you’re here for a match, or just want to take a look around of the most iconic sports venues in the world, you can book a stadium tour by contacting one of our partners at the Anfield Hotel.
- Explore The City Centre: Take a wander around the bustling area offers endless shopping opportunities as well as great restaurants and lively nightlife venues. Get some shopping done at Liverpool 1, have some cocktails on Castle street, head over to the Baltic Market at Cains Brewery for live bands and street food. The main thing is, get out and explore!
- Visit International Slavery Museum: If you’re wanting want to do something educational in the day time during your visit, this museum is dedicated to providing insight into transatlantic slavery and its legacies today which are ingrained in the city’s history and heritage.
- Tour Speke Hall: An Elizabethan Tudor manor house full of cubby holes, secret passages and stories to tell. Set within 500 acres of lush parklands in the south of the city, you can take a guided tour or explore independently.
- The Williamson Tunnels: A fascinating glimpse into Victorian engineering, discover the complex network of underground passageways, constructed with the backing of eccentric businessman Joseph Williamson from 1804, solely with the aim of keeping the poor in gainful employment!
- Step Into St George’s Hall: Built between 1841-54, this imposing piece of architecture dominates the skyline as you walk out the font of Lime St station. It houses impressive galleries, concert halls and court rooms and hosts weddings – Check their upcoming events before you visit!
- Lark Lane: A real hidden gem I’d advise you to visit is Lark Lane. A short trip out of town in the leafy south part of the city, Lark Lane is packed full of coffee shops, bars, restaurants and pubs. If the weather is nice, sit outside one and people watch. Head into one of the bars for some live music in the evening. As an added bonus, at the bottom of Lark Lane you can take a walk through Sefton Park. This 170-acre public park offers unrivalled green spaces with lakes, gardens, sculptures and the beautiful Sefton Palm House (if you’re lucky they may have an event on!)
- Explore World Museum: Situated round the corner from St George’s Hall, this captivating sites tell stories about different periods in history through interactive displays, including almost an entire floor dedicated to dinosaurs. Perfect for families or those who just want some downtime away from the hustle bustle. Liverpool Central Library is also next door which is always worth a visit.
- Clubbing: If you’re visiting to party, you’ve definitely chosen the right city. From raves at the Blackstone Warehouse, to drinks in the sun on Concert Square, it’s right here in Liverpool. It’s not hard to find places open until 6am! For those who like House music, I’d recommend G-Bar on Eberle St. Zenn round the corner on Dale St. can look after you with great food, a terrace and a retractable roof to turn your dining experience into a full nightclub to see you into the early hours. If you’re at the other end of town, 54 is a great place to dance and plenty of booths if there’s a group of you.
An eclectic mix of 12 amazing activities, scattered across multiple locations throughout Liverpool. Hopefully there’s something for everyone: Come on down and explore what this fantastic city has to offer!