Top things to do in Liverpool
An unmissable destination in the North of England, one of my favourites and not because it’s our hometown! Liverpool is a vibrant, current and ever-changing city. This maritime, then town, rose to fame, fortune and wealth off the back of the slave trade. The stunning architecture and wealth of historical buildings stand proud, despite their origins and earned UNESCO heritage status. Liverpool’s iconic skyline is world renowned. It’s a city where there is always something going on, a place that doesn’t stand still. A city that welcomes creativity, innovation and supports talent. There is no shortage of top things to do in Liverpool!
Liverpudlians or “scousers” as they’re affectionately known are friendly, upbeat and have a good sense of humour. They are never short of a word or two, are down to earth and loyal to their city. Times haven’t always been easy for Liverpool and people have worked hard to create a city to be proud of. Glimpses of the past are everywhere, not forgotten but blend in with the new.
Do you want a Cathedral? We’ve got one to spare!
Not many cities boast two beautiful cathedrals, an array of contemporary art galleries, museums and live entertainment venues. No other city can rightly claim “The Beatles” that lovable four who it has been said changed the course of the music world. Did you know Liverpool is home to two of the largest pipe organs? One resides in St Georges Hall, the other in the Anglican Cathedral. It is also home to the world class Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the largest Chinese arch outside of China! Then apparently, there’s the football…oh and a ferry across the Mersey and some Liver birds to see. With so many things to do in Liverpool, you’ll always be sure to discover something new.
If shopping is your thing, head to “Liverpool One” with a huge range of independent, as well as big name stores. You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to places to eat, drink and relax. Every taste and world cuisine is catered for. From protein bowls to cocktails, from Peruvian to Lebanese, you are sure to be impressed.
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From the Pier Head, catch a ferry across the Mersey, look up to the iconic Liver Birds and have your picture with the Beatles. Ride on the Echo wheel for views across the city and explore its vibrant history at the Museum of Liverpool.
From Rossetti to Hockney, the Walker houses one of Europe's finest collections of art from 13th century to present day. Home to Renaissance masterpieces,Tudor portraits and Pre Raphaelite art. The building is stunning too.
The regenerated Albert Dock is now one of the top tourist spots in the UK, filled with independent shops, restaurants and bars. It is home to Tate Liverpool, the Maritime and Slavery Museums and boasts a packed calendar of events.
Liverpool Cathedral, the largest in the UK, stands majestically above the city. Climb the tower for stunning views and stop to reflect in the magnificent central space and admire Tracy Emin's neon sign 'I felt you and I knew you loved me'
Liverpool, rich in maritime history is a fast growing, diverse city where the past and progress meet together celebrating culture, music, art and of course football! Head up to the North if you are in the UK and experience this vibrant city.
Join a magical mystery tour at the Beatles Story and see how the Fab Four shot to fame, find yourself in Abbey Road studios or soak up the atmosphere for real on Mathew Street, home to the Cavern Club, where you will find live music everyday.
St George's Hall, one of the finest Neo Classical buildings in the world. Go behind the scenes and explore the catacombs, the old cells and the Great Hall itself. If you are lucky the beautiful mosaic floor may be on show.
Take a thoroughly creepy, theatrical, historical and damn right entertaining tour from your very own Shiverpool 'spirit guide'. A fascinating way to see historical Liverpool as you explore haunted streets, cemeteries and buildings.
If football is your thing then make the pilgrimage to Anfield home of LFC. Take a tour and imagine the crowds cheering as you enter the stadium, visit the interactive museum and soak up the atmosphere in the Boot Room Sports Cafe.
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