Things to do in

Liverpool

Come for the Beatles, and stay for the culture, football, cuisine, and nightlife in this lively port city.

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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.

  • The Beatles Story

    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.

  • Albert Dock

    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.

  • Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

    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.

  • Walker Art Gallery

    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.

  • Anfield Stadium

    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.

  • Liverpool Cathedral

    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.

  • Museum of Liverpool

    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.

  • World Museum

    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.

Frequently asked questions about Liverpool

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Planning Your Visit

  • Getting Around

    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.

Good to know

  • Language
    English
  • Currency
    British Pound (£)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+00:00)
  • Country Code
    +44
  • 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

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 6,254 reviews

So a little confusing before we started, better advertising where your meeting point is and clarity on who you are! Tommy is brilliant and his commentary and knowledge really makes it and we did take his advise and vist the cathedral which is amazing

Wasn't too sure if we were going to like/enjoy this tour when we booked it but as soon as we got on we loved it! Tony & Ann (tour guide & driver) were brilliant! You will not be disappointed! There was a great mixture of information & humour.

Really informative and light hearted tour given by Chloe. She certainly knew her stuff and we learnt a lot about Liverpool and The Beatles. Would definitely recommend for all ages.

The courier was a mine of humorous and deserves an immediate pay raise. He not only pointed out all the places that we expect but all the people who see the bus several times a day

A very entertaining trip around the landmarks of Liverpool despite the pouring rain for those on the open-topped bus with Tony a very entertaining guide !