You can visit the hometown of the world’s greatest band on a Beatles tour! The best way to learn more about the group that produced so many hits. One of the most popular places to see on a Beatles tour are Strawberry Field and Penny Lane. Bring a pen so that you can add your name to the walls of Strawberry Fields! Learn the origins of hits like Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane. Visit St Peters Church Hall, said to be the most important stop on the tour as this is where Paul & Jon met for the first time. A Beatles tour really is one of the best things to do in Liverpool!
Visit the Royal Albert Dock, one of the most beautiful places to see in Liverpool. A World Heritage Site since 2004, it is a great place to walk around at any time of day or night. The Dock is a great place for exploring the museums, shops and restaurants. The best time to see the dock is at night. The Liver building, bars and surroundings are lit up beautifully. Amongst the many attractions are the Merseyside Maritime Museum, the Beatles Story and Tate Liverpool. This makes it a great place for boat lovers, art lovers, or anyone who wants some delicious riverfront food!
Take a River Ferry trip across the Mersey to enjoy the different sights and sounds is one the most relaxing and enjoyable things to do in Liverpool. You have the option to head to Birkenhead, a small town with an interesting maritime history of its own, birthplace of the ‘women and children first’ protocol. But the best thing to see in Liverpool can be found on the River Mersey at night. Fireworks displays and the city lit up at night from the waterfront is one of the most beautiful things to see in Liverpool (and anywhere else in the UK). So, hop on a River Ferry and find out for yourself!
Music is a large part of the culture with innumerable places to visit in Liverpool to see live music. One of the most popular places to see is the Cavern Club, the bar where The Beatles performed regularly and which became their home venue. The bar attracts a huge amount of tourists but is still insanely popular with locals. A great spot to visit at any time of day, it’s more relaxed in the afternoon before the bands start. It makes for a perfect sit for a chat with friends over some drinks. In the evening there is always great live music, new acts, and tributes! Locals love the fact they can sit and do the same thing their grandparents did, in the same place, fifty years earlier.
On another note, the city was pivotal in England’s economic growth in the 1800s. The waterfront played a vital role in this regard and has been a World Heritage Site since 2004. The waterfront contained the world’s very first commercial port which facilitated trade with America. This led to Liverpool & England’s prosperity from the 1800s onwards. However, this prosperity came at a terrible cost. The slave trade, alongside the rise of luxury cruises, were factors in bringing previously untold wealth to the city. Indeed, Liverpool has an intriguing history that you can explore for yourself at the along the waterfront and at the many different museums.
The city is home to two enormous cathedrals that rise far above surrounding buildings, and you should take a look, at least from the outside. There are beaches and huge green spaces such as Sefton Park. The park is located just outside the center with plenty of space to run, cycle, sit and relax or explore. You can get there by walking up the famous street, Lark Lane. Lark Lane is extremely popular due to the many bars and proximity to the city center. Lark Lane is a great spot for a drink outside the city center. You can then get a short 5-minute taxi ride into the center to enjoy the famous nightlife!
The food in England is probably better than you think, as it has an undeserved reputation. One of the best dishes you can try in Liverpool is Scouse. A delicious stew of lamb, potatoes, carrot, onion, and stock. It’s healthy, really tasty and perfect to warm you up on a cold day! Some other foods to try are the roast dinners (made on Sundays), large English breakfasts or even fish & chips.
A must on a list of things to do in Liverpool for sporting fans is visiting Anfield. It’s home to the extremely successful football team, Liverpool FC. To hear fans sing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ is a real treat. Being one of the most spine-tingling anthems in sport, it will make you a fervent supporter before the game even starts!
So, as you can see, it's next to impossible to be short on things to do in Liverpool.