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Things to do in Liverpool

Things to do in  Liverpool

Welcome to Liverpool

Once coal-streaked and industrial and now thrumming with dynamism and new life, northerly Liverpool has blossomed into one of England’s must-visit cultural centers. Partial credit goes to the Beatles—local Liverpool lads—whose reflected glory can be seen at The Beatles Story and the historic Cavern Club. But that’s just the start of things to do in Liverpool. Where shipping facilities once stood, the city’s revamped Albert Docks are now a major tourist destination, while landmarks such as Liverpool Cathedral, a cohort of exceptional museums, and Anfield Stadium (home to Liverpool FC) all bring in the crowds.

Top 15 attractions in Liverpool

Anfield Stadium

Anfield Stadium, home turf for Liverpool Football Club, is hallowed ground for fans of the Reds. The 54,000-capacity venue not only hosts matches, but also contains the Liverpool FC Story, a museum chronicling the club’s history, and the Steven Gerrard Collection, comprising memorabilia relating to the former captain.More

Cavern Club

Famous as the stage where the Beatles made their debut in 1961, Liverpool’s Cavern Club has become a place of legend, hosting not only the Fab Four, but the Who, the Kinks, the Rolling Stones, Queen, Elton John, and many more household names. The influential club remains one of Liverpool’s top live music venues to this day.More

Strawberry Field

Inspiring the 1967 Beatles’ song Strawberry Fields Forever, Strawberry Field in the Liverpool suburb of Woolton functioned as a Salvation Army children’s home from 1936 to 2005. As a boy, Lennon would sneak in to play, and enjoyed watching the band at the annual garden party. These experiences would go on to inform his later songwriting.More

Beatles Story

This Beatles-centric museum is stuffed full of Fab Four memorabilia, from George Harrison’s first guitar to John Lennon’s orange-tinted glasses. Exhibits trace the journey of Liverpool’s hometown heroes and the rise of Beatlemania, and include a full-scale replica of the famous Cavern Club and a walk-in yellow submarine.More

Royal Albert Dock

Liverpool’s Royal Albert Dock, formerly an important industrial center, is now home to popular attractions including Tate Liverpool, Merseyside Maritime Museum, and The Beatles Story. Explore its cobbled paths to gain insight into the city’s heritage, marvel at its architecture, or simply unwind in one of the dock’s many bars or restaurants.More

Penny Lane

Made famous by the Beatles song, Penny Lane is lined with shops and small businesses. Before the Beatles hit the big time, John Lennon and Paul McCartney used to catch the bus from here. Some of the places name-checked in the lyrics—such as the shelter in the middle of the roundabout and the barbershop—can still be seen today.More

Liverpool Cathedral

Discover a symbol of Liverpool and gain insight into the city’s history with a visit to the National Heritage-listed Liverpool Cathedral. As the largest religious building in Britain, the Anglican cathedral boasts neo-Gothic architecture, distinctive artwork, and a 328-feet (100-meter) tower that provides sweeping views across River Mersey.More

St. Peter’s Church

St. Peter’s Church in Woolton, Liverpool, is more than an example of Gothic Revival architecture—it is also a significant site in musical history, as it was here in 1957 that John Lennon first met Paul McCartney. Also here are the graves of Eleanor Rigby, John Lennon’s Uncle George, and Bob Paisley, the renowned Liverpool FC manager.More

Metropolitan Cathedral

Visit the modernist Metropolitan Cathedral and gain insight into Liverpool’s religious history as you explore its crypts, treasury, and unique structure. As you take in its unusual circular design, learn about the Catholic cathedral’s close relationship with its Anglican sister on the other end of Hope Street, or attend a service or concert for an immersive experience.More

Merseyside Maritime Museum

Discover Liverpool’s status as a British port city at the Merseyside Maritime Museum. Its three exhibition floors reveal the city’s nautical history, from its role in both World Wars to its darker past as a slaving port, as well as waterfront views of the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Royal Albert Dock and its industrial architecture.More

Pier Head

Pier Head serves as the ferry departure point on the River Mersey and as a Liverpool symbol, marked by buildings known as the Three Graces, the most famous of which is the Liver Building, with its Liver Birds. Pier Head, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is also home to memorials, the Museum of Liverpool, and Mersey Ferries landing stage.More

Mersey Ferries

Running right through the heart of the city, the Mersey River is the lifeblood of Liverpool, and the city’s iconic ferries have sailed its shores for more than 800 years. Today, the Mersey Ferries remain a must-see attraction for visitors to Liverpool.More

Walker Art Gallery

Take time out from the bustling city streets with a visit to the Walker Art Gallery, home to a diverse collection of artwork that spans eight centuries. Peruse masterpieces by artists, such as Monet, Rembrandt, and David Hockney, and enjoy an experience in the Big Art for Little Artists gallery, a hands-on space designed for young children.More

Radio City Tower (St. Johns Beacon)

At 138 meters (452 feet), Radio City Tower is a prominent feature of the Liverpool skyline, and its observation platform provides aerial views of the city and beyond. Built in 1969, the tower began life as St. John’s Beacon—a ventilation shaft topped with a revolving restaurant—and is now a regional communications tower.More

Magical Beatles Museum

Opened in 2018, the Magical Beatles Museum tells the story of the Fab Four through a 1,200-strong collection of memorabilia, which belongs to the brother of first Beatles drummer, Pete Best. Highlights includes John Lennon’s Sgt. Pepper medals, theI Am the Walrus cello, and Starr’s Ludwig snare drum.More
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People Also Ask

What is Liverpool, England, known for?

Liverpool is best known as the birthplace of the Beatles and home of two titan soccer teams, Liverpool F.C. and Everton F.C. Notable landmarks include the Liverpool Cathedral and heritage-rich Royal Albert Dock, and the city also offers nightlife, local culture, and museums.

What is the number one tourist destination in Liverpool?

Anfield Stadium is a must-see stadium and mecca for soccer fans, regardless of their loyalties. Besides that, no visit to Liverpool is complete without a visit to the Cavern Club, where the Beatles made their 1961 debut and visitors can still enjoy live music, right in the heart of Liverpool.

How do I spend a day in Liverpool?

Start off on a tour of the city’s main sights, including Liverpool Cathedral and Royal Albert Dock. After lunch, go behind the scenes at Anfield Stadium or stroll around a city museum. In the evening, enjoy live music at the Cavern Club, or experience Liverpudlian nightlife in a local bar.

What is the nicest place in Liverpool?

Liverpool Waterfront is one of the city’s most picture-perfect locations, dotted by historic landmarks such as the Liver Building and Royal Albert Docks. If you’re after a break from the city hubbub, don’t miss Sefton Park, a sprawling green space known for its wildlife, Victorian palm house, and boating lake.

How can I have fun in Liverpool?

Take a ferry across the River Mersey, get match-day soccer tickets, or be immersed in the music scene on a Beatles tour. Besides these experiences, there are ghost walks, bar crawls, climbing walls, and family-friendly adventure centers all across the city.

Is Liverpool worth visiting?

Yes, Liverpool is worth visiting thanks to its unique cultural heritage and landmarks. Liverpool offers a wider perspective of the United Kingdom beyond London and is the ideal place to experience Britain’s famous northern hospitality—or just learn more about the Beatles.


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