There are a wonderful array of attractions awaiting you in Liverpool, from spectacular galleries and museums to the most successful football team in English history. The city also has a huge selection of free activities, and a wide selection of stores for shopaholics.
Anfield Stadium is home to the Liverpool Football Club and one of Liverpool’s most visited attractions. The stadium tours will take you through everything from the famous Kop terrace – where fans love to sing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ during matches – to the dressing rooms. Tours run daily starting at 10am and going until 3pm, the frequency varies with the season. If there is a game on, you can also pick up Liverpool FC 2015 tickets and see the match with the fans.
The Albert Dock area is home to many of Liverpool’s more popular activities, including the Tate Liverpool (home to a stunning modern art collection) and a museum just dedicated to the legendary Beatles, called The Beatles Story.
The Beatles Story is one of the most popular attractions in Liverpool, and it’s a must-see for music lovers. The museum houses a wide variety of Beatles memorabilia from John Lennon’s orange glasses to George Harrison’s first guitar.
You can also take in the Fab Four Taxi Tour, which will bring you around a vast array of Beatles-oriented sites in the city. It goes past everything from the Beatles’ childhood homes to the remainder of Strawberry Fields to Penny Lane and lasts around three hours. Since the taxis can hold up to five people the tours are an excellent value if you can bring four friends.
While you’re on the subject of song it’s also worth doing the legendary ‘ferry cross the Mersey’ trip. These 50 minute round trip ferry rides, operated by the Mersey Ferries, give you a stunning view of Liverpool’s skyline. You also hear the history of the city and get to see a great perspective on the Wirral.
If you’d like a more panoramic view, try heading up to the Liverpool Cathedral’s 101-metre tower. It’s located at the top of Britain’s largest cathedral, which was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott – who also happens to be the designer behind the red telephone boxes across the UK. Inside the Cathedral you’ll see incredible stonework, colourful stained glass, and soaring ceilings. Two lifts and 108 steps will bring you to the top of the cathedral tower, which gives you tremendous panoramic views across Liverpool and the area beyond.
It’s hard to beat Sefton Park for free activities. This huge area is home to attractions like Palm House and also includes wide open green spaces, leafy paths, waterways, and more. Culture lovers will also want to take a walk through Liverpool’s Cultural Quarter, home to the World Museum and Walker Art Gallery – they are both free to visit.
Liverpool is a dream shopping destination, there is a huge variety of shops to choose between. Many can be found along the main drag – Church Street – and also inside the huge Liverpool ONE shopping complex in the city’s centre. For more of an alternative, try Bold Street.