Top attractions in Liverpool
The 8 best things to do in Liverpool
Look no further for the culture capital of the North. Brimming with a vibrant art scene, unrivaled music heritage, and world-renowned waterfront, Liverpool has plenty of must-see sights to visit. Oh, and you won’t forget the nightlife any time soon.
1. The Beatles Story
Everything to know about John, Paul, George, and Ringo all under one roof. It’s an award-winning exhibition of rock and roll history, with attractions for all of the family.
2. Albert Dock
Part of a UNESCO World Heritage site, the dock is lined with iconic architecture and packed with history. Wondering where to eat? You can grab a bite looking out over the marina.
3. Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
Perched above the city, it stands proud as an architectural masterpiece. Make sure to time your visit with one of the beautiful music concerts. People of all faiths are welcome.
4. Walker Art Gallery
The Walker Art Gallery hosts some of Europe's best statues and paintings from the 13th century to modern day. It's one of the largest collections in England, outside of London.
5. Anfield Stadium
Liverpool fan or not, a visit is a must for football fanatics. If you’re not game for a match, why not try a stadium tour? They’re family-friendly and reasonably priced.
6. Liverpool Cathedral
Sir John Betjeman hailed it as ‘one of the great buildings of the world’ and it truly is a stunning sight. Go up The Tower to glimpse the cityscape, or take an interactive tour.
7. Museum of Liverpool
It’s one of Britain’s finest museums and worth a visit. Don’t miss the planetarium and award-winning hands-on Natural History Centre. It’s open 10:00AM – 5:00PM with free entry.
8. World Museum
With thousands of exhibits, the museum is packed with insight into Earth’s history and cultures. Don’t miss one of Europe’s finest collections of Ancient Egyptian artifacts.
Planning Your Visit
With Liverpool John Lennon Airport on the edge of the city, it’s easy to have a flying visit. But once you’re there, the city has plenty of public transport, whether it is by road, rail or river. For any attractions along the waterfront, hop onto a Mersey Ferries service for something different.
Where should you stay in Liverpool?
The city is brimming with hotels, apartments, hostels, and B&Bs. There’s plenty to choose from - whatever your price range - and all with that famous Scouse welcome. For somewhere with a view, why not stay in rooms overlooking The Albert Dock, close to chic restaurants and bars. No matter where you end up, you’ll be able to travel easily to all of the city’s must-see sights.
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- Best time to visit
- The weather is best from April to September, when the days are longer and the temperatures are comfortable for sightseeing. Do pack a sweater, though, as the evenings can get chilly.
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What people are saying about Liverpool
The only fault with the beatles story is their marketing. You don't get any idea from the website or promotional leaflet just how good this exhibition/museum of all things "beatles". The experience far exceeding both mine and my partner's expectations. The quantity of original material and the scope of what is covereed are truly awesome.
We had Tony as our tour guide and he was absolutely fantastic! He has so much knowledge about the Beatles and Liverpool in general as well. He was a delight to take the tour with and it’s the best tourist attraction related to the Beatles that we’ve ever had. Recommend to everyone.
This was a superb tour. There were only five passengers, so a good deal of chat between courier Tony and ourselves. With a wife coming originally from Liverpool, but having moved away over 50 years ago, there was lots to talk about. His commentary was excellent.
This was my first experience of a guided tour which I really enjoyed! It was fun and the guides were brilliant! They dressed the part and gave an engaging theatrical account of some ghost history stories of Liverpool. Had a great time. I highly recommend it!
Excellent tour. Guide was very knowledgeable about the city of Liverpool as well as the Beatles. He kept us entertained with his wit and humour as well as his wealth of knowledge. Would definatley recommend this tour.