Liverpool is a diverse city with plenty of activities to entertain every visitor, particularly during the spring and summer months. But are you taking advantage of what’s available?
Plan ahead for your next visit with these ideas of things to do in Liverpool…
Catch a show at the Echo Arena
Opened 10 years ago to commemorate the city’s European Capital of Culture celebrations, the Echo Arena is the pinnacle venue for discovering things to do in Liverpool. The arena plays host to a variety of concerts, sporting events and cultural shows.
This year’s highlights include WWE Live, Roy Orbison and Disney on Ice. If you’re an old school fan then the StepBack concert featuring some of the 90s’ greatest artists is a must!
Tour a different kind of museum
Liverpool is an magnificent location when it comes to museums. Whether you’re a fan of maritime history, consider yourself an art fanatic or wish to brush up on your Roman history, there’s a range of options to choose.
TIP: The must-see Terracotta Warriors are currently on show at the World Museum near Lime Street. You have until October to catch these impressive artefacts!
Ferry across the famous Mersey
You haven’t truly explored Liverpool until you’ve travelled across the River Mersey. The daily ferry cruise runs throughout the year and will take you from the Pier Head to Merseyside’s other terminals at Seacombe and the Wirral. The journey last 50 minutes and includes a full commentary guiding you through various landmarks.
TIP: Combine a river cruise with a City Explorer tour for one great price! Included with your ticket is free access to the U-boat Story museum. Get more details about our combined tour experiences.
Brew an idea at Cains Brewery Village
Still unsure about what to do during your visit to Liverpool? A trip to Cains Brewery Village is well worth a consideration. The village is quickly developing as a central hub for independent thinkers, makers and innovators.
Here you will find an array of unique food vendors, vintage clothing stores and space for budding artists. There’s even a ghetto-style crazy golf course!
Take in stunning views of Liverpool
Not afraid of heights? Opt for the Tower Experience at Liverpool Cathedral to view the city like you’ve never seen it before. The cathedral is the tallest of its kind in the UK and the only place to take in an open-air 360˚ rooftop view of Liverpool.
The Cathedral Tower Experience is part of our complete package offering where you can also indulge in a city and ferry tour for a single price.
The story of British music
Next up on our list of things to do in Liverpool is the British Music Experience. It makes sense that a city rich with musical heritage has its own exhibition dedicated to telling the story of British music.
Based on the waterfront at the iconic Cunard Building, guests can view artefacts previously owned by world-famous musicians, practice their dance routines or even learn a few instruments.
Explore the historic Royal Albert Dock
If you haven’t visited the Albert Dock, have you truly been to Liverpool? This famed location has recently been awarded a ‘Royal’ title to recognize the landmark’s significant role in the city’s maritime history. The dock is next door to the Echo Arena and just a short walk away from the bustling city centre.
All year round there’s plenty of events going on at the Royal Albert Dock such as pop-up football tournaments, live music and water shows such as the upcoming Pirates on The Dock. Shopping fanatics have access to a range of stores, many of which provide wonderful souvenirs and gifts. As for dining, we recommend you try out The Smugglers Cove for a themed experience or how about a few cocktails at the Revolution bar?
Looking for a bite to eat?
If you are a foodie then you are going to love Liverpool! There are numerous food hotspots situated right throughout the city. East of the city centre is the Ropewalks district which is home to Bold Street and Wood Street where you will find something to please everyone. After some Mexican food? Check out Lucha Libre. Craving Indian spices? You’ll struggle to find something better than Mowgli Street Food. If fast food is your priority, Subway, Wok & Go and Greggs are all along the same path.
Further away from the centre is Lark Lane, a hidden gem offering an array of traditional restaurants and cafes. Head to Woolton Village to check out your options within a quaint setting. As for takeaways, some of the best kebab and pizza places can be found on Smithdown Road.
P.S. Make sure you don’t leave without trying the famous scouse stew!
The ideas for things to do in Liverpool doesn’t stop there…
In this post we’ve just scratched the surface of the things you can do in Liverpool. Whether you love heritage, consider yourself a music guru or have a family to keep entertained, this cultural city has the lot and much more.
Now that you have an idea of the things to do in Liverpool, why not book a tour of the city? To arrange one of our tour packages, book your tickets online. Be the first to hear future updates by bookmarking our blog, following us on Twitter and liking our Facebook page.