Things to do in Liverpool
Liverpool is famous for its history, culture, humour and fierce sense of independence- making it the perfect city for a day out
Home to The Beatles, Europe's oldest Chinatown and more museums than anywhere else in the UK, Liverpool is brimming with things to do.
We’ve pulled together just a few to help you plan a day in this fantastic, vibrant city:
Liverpool ONE is a great place to start your day. With over 170 stores, bars and restaurants, you’re sure to find somewhere to grab breakfast and a coffee to start the day before exploring all of your favourite high street stores. Liverpool ONE also has a selection of designer brands if you’re looking to buy something extra special.
Royal Albert Dockyard
Once you’ve had your fill of retail therapy, it’s just a short walk to the historic Royal Albert Dockyard. Located on Liverpool’s waterfront, the Albert Docks are a fantastic mix of old and new architecture.
The dockyard hosts a range of different events where you can learn new skills and taste new flavours. So, make sure to check the official website to stay up to date on what’s happening: www.albertdock.com
The dock is also home to Tate Liverpool whose mission is to increase the public’s enjoyment and understanding of British art from the 16th century to the present day and of international modern and contemporary art. Find out more at: www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-liverpool
Museum of Liverpool
After enjoying the architecture of the historic dockyard, you can take a walk down Kings Parade, past the metal and stone sculpture to the Museum of Liverpool.
The Museum of Liverpool tells the story of this historic city and the people who have shaped it. Admission is free, making it the ideal family day out where you can see the stage where John Lennon and Paul McCartney first met and Chris Boardman’s famous Lotus bike.
Visit the official website to check opening hours and see what current collections are on show: www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/museum-of-liverpool
British Music Experience
A visit to Liverpool wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the British Music Experience. Located inside the Cunard Building on the city’s waterfront, the experience has an extensive collection of stage outfits and memorabilia, from The Beatles and The Rolling Stones to The Spice Girls and Adele.
The experience is full of galleries, interactive studios and hands-on fun for the whole family. So whatever age you are, or music you’re into, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Plan your visit on the official website: www.britishmusicexperience.com
Boujee Restaurant and Bar
After a day full of shopping and sightseeing, you’ll be in need of somewhere to rest and refuel. The city is packed with eateries from traditional pubs to high-end restaurants, but one of the most ‘Instagrammable’ places to eat has got to be Boujee Restaurant and Bar. Boujee is renowned for its pink interior, making every corner a photo-taking opportunity! By day it’s a casual dining experience and by night it turns into ‘the’ place for sipping champagne and cocktails.
Find out more and book your table online: www.boujeerestaurantandbar.co.uk/liverpool/
Image Credits: Liverpool Dockyard by Laurie Byrne / Liverpool ONE by Liverpool ONE / Royal Abert Dockyard at Night by Neil Martin / Museum of Liverpool by Museum of Liverpool / British Music Experience by British Museum Experience
Bus travel in Liverpool
We offer over 40 bus routes travelling in and around Liverpool city centre and out to places such as Runcorn, Speke, Southport, St Helens, Crosby, under the river Mersey to Wirral and many more.
With car parking in this exciting city at a premium, bus travel is a great alternative for commuters and visitors alike.