Top 5 Things To Do In Liverpool
As many will already know, the city of Liverpool is a maritime city – where the River Mersey meets the Irish Sea.
Located in northwest England, Liverpool is renowned as being the famous hometown of The Beatles, as well as being an iconic place in England for its trade and migration port which originates from the 18th century.
If you stay long enough, you will see many ferries cruise along the waterfront where the three iconic mercantile buildings, aka “Three Graces” – Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building – stand proudly on the Pier Head.
As well as being the fifth-largest metropolitan economy in the United Kingdom, Liverpool is a city which markets so many fantastic unique attractions, monthly events and festivals and world class and sport offerings.
With the largest collection of museums and galleries anywhere outside of the Capital, there’s no doubt that Liverpool is the ideal destination to visit and explore.
The closest rail station to Liverpool Airport is Liverpool South Parkway, located approximately 3 miles from the airport itself. Transport is available between the airport and the rail station by bus, taxi or coach hire.
Royal Albert Dock
A complex area of Liverpool lined with multiple dock buildings and warehouses, if you visit Liverpool be sure to stop off here to admire the view.
A walk around the Albert Dock on a hot summer’s day should definitely be at the top of your to-do list, as there are usually dozens of free events on throughout the year to enjoy and the views across the Mersey are stunning.
First opened in 1846, the dock was the very first structure in Britain to be built from cast iron, brick and stone, with no structural wood included. Today, the Royal Albert Dock is a major tourist attraction and is iconically the most visited multi-use attraction in the United Kingdom, outside London.
The dock is a vital component of Liverpool’s docking complex and the warehouses comprise the largest single collection of Grade I listed buildings anywhere in the UK. There’s a pub quiz fact for you if you ever heard one!
The Beatles Story
No trip to Liverpool is complete without a snapping a picture with Paul, Ringo, George, and John on the waterfront.
Beatles fans rejoice as you will be transported on an incredible technicolour journey as you learn the complete story of how the four young lads from Liverpool were propelled into fast-churning days of fame and fortune.
You can hear the story unfold through the tour’s complimentary ‘Living History’ audio guides, which are available in eleven different languages. Indulge in special exhibitions, memorabilia and exclusive photographs, with so much knowledge to take in at this award-winning attraction.
For opening times and bookings, see the Beatles Story website for more information.
Swim through the great depths of British and international modern and contemporary art at Tate Liverpool. Located on the Albert Dock, Tate Liverpool is an immersive art gallery and museum located in Merseyside. Tate was created to display work from the Tate Collection which comprises of a wonderful collection of international modern art from the year 1500 to the present day. The gallery also has a programme of temporary exhibitions. Until 2003, Tate Liverpool was known as the largest gallery of modern and contemporary art in the UK outside London.
Housed in a converted warehouse on Liverpool’s waterfront, the gallery was opened on 24 May 1988 by HRH Prince Charles and has been an iconic part of Liverpool ever since. Plan your visit to Tate Liverpool here.
Save your pennies from spending in the city centre and take a short train journey to Crosby Beach. Who would have thought there would be such a beautiful beach so close to a city? Crosby Beach is a stunning part of the Merseyside coastline, just north of Liverpool in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton. The beach stretches approximately 2.5 miles North-West from the Seaforth Dock in the Port of Liverpool. Not only does the place have stunning views and is a perfect day out for all the family, the beach has been awarded the ‘Quality Coast’ Award by Keep Britain Tidy.
If you fancy stretching your legs, visitors can also walk along Crosby Beach and the Coastal Path to take in the spectacular views of the sea, the Wirral and North Wales.
Quoted as being ‘Unmissable and immersive’ experience, enjoy the brand new highlights of what Anfield Stadium has to offer. If you’re a football fan visiting the city for the first time, this is not one to be missed. Anfield football stadium located in Anfield, and has an incredible seating capacity of 54,074, making it the sixth largest football stadium in England. Anfield has been the home of Liverpool F.C. since their formation in 1892.
Go behind the behind the scenes at Anfield Stadium on their LFC Stadium Tour, where you will see brand new areas of the stadium: the state-of-the-art Home Team dressing room, Away Team dressing room, Press Room, Player’s tunnel and This is Anfield Sign. Visitors will also get an incredible view of the stunning pitch and city views from the highest level of the Main Stand.
Not forgeting, the tour also includes The Liverpool FC Story, the Club’s interactive museum and The Steven Gerrard Collection. During the tour, visitors will have the opportunity to use audio handsets that will help you take the tour at your own pace.
One of the city’s must-see visitor attraction, book in for your visit at the Stadium Tour website.