Things to do in Liverpool

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Liverpool is one of the most well-known cities in England. Famous for being the birthplace of The Beatles, it is visited by thousands of fans of the band who follow in their footsteps around the city. But besides that, Liverpool has a wide variety of cultural and tourist activities to offer. So in this post, I’ll tell you all the best things to do in Liverpool so you don’t miss anything on your visit.

The best things to do in Liverpool

1. Free walking tour of Liverpool

The first thing I recommend doing when you arrive in Liverpool is this free tour by Civitatis. I did it and I really enjoyed it!

It’s a free walking tour and lasts approximately 2 hours 30 minutes. During the tour, you’ll pass by many of the city’s most important points while a guide tells you a bit about the history and curiosities of the city.

At the end of the tour, you give the guide an amount you consider appropriate.

Book here your free tour of Liverpool


2. Royal Albert Dock

Things to do in Liverpool

This historic dock is a significant landmark in Liverpool, bustling with life and restaurants. It was opened in 1846 and was the UK’s first structure built with iron, bricks, and stone, without structural wood. It’s considered the world’s first fire-resistant warehouse system.

In addition to visiting art galleries and museums, you can also take a boat ride on the Mersey River from here.


3. The Beatles Story

Certainly, one of the reasons why Liverpool is world-renowned is because of The Beatles. The band hailed from this city, and you’ll see traces of them throughout the city.

The Beatles Story is a museum about The Beatles located at the Albert Dock. This museum not only tells the story of The Beatles but also offers an interactive experience where you can listen to their music, see personal items, and learn about their cultural impact on the world. If you’re a Beatles fan, you can’t miss it. Book your ticket in advance here to save time in queues.


4. The Cavern

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Another must-visit Beatles location is The Cavern, the legendary pub where the band performed over 300 times. Although you can’t enter the original venue today, since 1991 it has been operating right next door.

At The Cavern, many internationally recognized bands such as Queen, Oasis, Arctic Monkeys, The Who, The Rolling Stones, etc., have performed. It truly is a must-visit for music fans. There’s live music practically all day, with two stages simultaneously. The entrance fee is £5 and can be purchased at the door. It’s absolutely worth it if you love music; the atmosphere is lively, and people of all ages visit it.

The Cavern Club is located on Mathew Street, a street full of pubs to have a drink and listen to live music.


5. The Beatles Statue

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Continuing with the Beatles tour, a must-see is their bronze sculpture located on the city’s waterfront promenade.

The statue was donated to the city by the Cavern Club in 2015, commemorating the 50th anniversary of their final concert in the city in December 1965. It is inspired by a photograph taken in 1963.

If you’re a Beatles fan it’s also a great option to take this complete Beatles walking tour, where a guide tell you the history and details of each iconic Beatles location.


6. Churches of Liverpool

Things to do in LiverpoolLiverpool has several interesting churches that you can visit:

  • Liverpool Cathedral: A Gothic-style cathedral completed in 1978. The cathedral offers guided tours that take you to the top of the tower to enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the city.
  • Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral: Although the cathedral is impressive from the outside, its interior is also notable for its modern circular design.
  • St Luke’s Church: A very particular church as only its facade remains. It was bombed during World War II and was severely damaged. Today it’s known as the “bombed-out church”.

7. Liverpool Central Library

Things to do in Liverpool

One of the most interesting buildings in Liverpool’s architecture is the city library. While it’s located in an old and historic building, some areas underwent renovation, and the result is incredible. Upon entering, you’ll be amazed by the library’s central atrium with its glass dome and the staircases that cross on each side.

In addition to its extensive collection of books, the library often hosts cultural events, exhibitions, and talks that are free and open to the public.


8. Anfield Stadium

If you’re a football fan, you can’t leave Liverpool without visiting Anfield Stadium. It’s the home of Liverpool Football Club, one of the most important clubs in Europe. You can attend a match or take a Liverpool Football Club Museum and Stadium tour, which includes access to the locker rooms, the entrance tunnel, and the famous Kop stand, as well as a privileged insight into the history and greatness of Liverpool FC.


9. Liverpool Museums

There are several museums to visit in Liverpool:

  • British Music Experience: A museum about the history of English music featuring items from The Beatles, Freddie Mercury, Adele, Spice Girls, among other artists. Book your ticket here.
  • Merseyside Maritime Museum: This museum showcases exhibitions on Liverpool’s maritime history, from its role in transatlantic trade to its connection with the Titanic, with interactive displays that are fun for the whole family.
  • Walker Art Gallery: The museum boasts the largest collection of British art outside of London. In addition to artworks, the museum offers special events and activities such as art workshops and talks, allowing you to delve further into the world of art.
  • World Museum: Collection related to archaeology, ethnology, and natural sciences. Admission is free.

10. Liverpool streets

Things to do in Liverpool

Beyond all the attractions, what I liked most about the city was wandering its streets. Liverpool’s streets offer a journey through time, adorned with quaint cafes, restaurants, and picturesque spots, from its iconic waterfront to hidden alleys.

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