Out and About Liverpool
Liverpool has a wealth of things to see and do whether you like shopping, trying out local bars and cafes or learning about the local cultures, there is something for everyone in the city of Liverpool. From the iconic cultural icons such as The Beatles to the famous Albert Docks and Mersey ferries, you will be sure to enjoy your stay in Liverpool.
Liverpool city centre
Places of Interest
- The Albert Dock - Featuring dock buildings and warehouses, it is now home to cafes, restaurants, museums and bars.
- The Beatles Story - This attraction dedicated to the rock group is a must see for any fans of Liverpool's most famous band.
- Merseyside Maritime Museum - Situated on the banks of the River Mersey it has exhibitions throughout the year including a Titanic exhibition.
- Liverpool Cathedral - Featuring the world's highest Gothic arches and viewing tower for some amazing views across the city.
- The Cavern Club - This famous club has lots of 1960's memorabilia and hosts live tribute acts.
- Liverpool Central Library - Located in central Liverpool, this stunning building also has Wi-Fi access and 150 computers and iPads.
- St George’s Hall - This is considered to be one of the finest neoclassical buildings which hosts festivals, concerts and tours throughout the year and is located opposite Lime Street train station.
Wine and Dine
There are a wide range of places to dine in Liverpool with restaurants and cafes across the city including The Albert Dock, The Waterfront and central Liverpool. You can find cuisine from all over the world and it even has it's very own Friends inspired Central Perk coffee shop. Some of the best reviewed restaurants include:
- The Art School – This fine dining restaurant in central Liverpool offers a locally sourced menu in a large light filled room with a skylight, making for a fantastic dining experience.
- Da Mount Gurkha – This Nepalese family run restaurant and bar has a big fan base in the Waterloo area of Liverpool.
- Yukti Indian Cuisine – A big hit on TripAdvisor, this Indian restaurant serves traditional tasty and fresh Indian dishes.
- Etsu Japanese – Featuring a large outdoor terrace, you can eat traditional sushi, meat and fish dishes here.
- Mowgli Street Food – Indian small plates are served in this brick walled restaurant fitted out with wooden furniture.
- Lunya – This Catalonian restaurant serves tapas, cured meats and cheeses.
The City Explorer
- Beatles Magical Mystery Tour -This fascinating tour of The Beatle's Liverpool is a 2 hour long tour of places such as Penny Lane, Strawberry Field and the bands childhood homes.
- Beatles Fab Four Taxi Tour - Your guided taxi will take you on a tour of significant landmarks across the city for varying lengths of time.
- Shiverpool Historic Ghost Walks – This award winning and most famous history tour takes you all over the city and explores its most famous locations.
- The City Explorer – Climb aboard this open top bus which takes you all over the city and you can get on and off whenever you like.
Museums and Art/Culture
There are a wide variety of museums and galleries in Liverpool with different exhibitions featuring historical items and stories, art exhibitions and science, as well the history of Liverpool itself. Some of the most interesting and popular museums include:
- Museum of Liverpool - This is the first museum in the UK which is dedicated to the history of a city.
- Merseyside Maritime Museum – Located on the Albert Dock it features a wide range of exhibitions including the Titanic Event, The Old Dock Experience and Liverpool and the American Civil War.
- World Museum- There are extensive collections of archaeology and ethnology as well as natural and physical science sand a planetarium.
- Walker Art Gallery– National Gallery of the North features one of the finest art exhbitions in Europe.
- Tate – Located in central Liverpool at the Albert Docks, Tate Liverpool holds major international exhibitions of modern art throughout the year.
Liverpool is host to a variety of sports grounds and the world famous Grand National horserace at Aintree Racecourse. They also have a few famous football clubs where you can take tours and learn more about the famous football teams based in Liverpool.
- Anfield - You can take a guided tour around the home of Liverpool FC as well as visit the onsite museum.
- Grand National - This annual horse race takes place at Aintree Racecourse and it was first held in 1839.
- Everton - Visit the home of Everton FC and have a tour of the stadium and you can also visit the gift shop.
- England’s Golf Coast – This is often referred to as one of the finest stretch of championship golf in the UK.
- Liverpool One – Housing over 160 shops including high street, independent boutiques, cafes and restaurants, Liverpool One is the very latest shopping destination to be built in Liverpool city centre.
- Clayton Square - This is a city centre mall with high street stores and food court.
- Liverpool City Centre - In central Liverpool there are a wide variety of shops from high street brands to independant boutiques.
- St Johns Shopping Centre – This mall has high street shops and a food court for all your eating and shopping needs.
- Crosby Beach - Situated a short distance away from the city centre this beach has an art installations which consists of 100 lifesized iron statues of its creator Anthony Gormley. The beach itself is a great place to visit for some fresh sea air and to see the statues scattered along the shoreline.
- The Lake District - North of Liverpool you can visit the Lake District which has sprawling hills, lakes and countryside as well as quaint villages where you can sample the local cuisine.
- Blackpool - This lively city offers some great attractions for the whole family including the Pleasure Beach, the Sandcastle Waterpark and the many shows at various places on the promenade.