I’m a Liverpool fan, therefore I’ve always been scouse at heart, while I was honoured to visit Anfield and chant “you’ll never walk alone” to the top of my lungs. But heading up for a few days, I fell in love with this city, with so much to see. I’ve now been a few times, but I wanted to list all of the best spots.
1) The Beatles story
This is a complete museum to the most famous band of all time, that started their life in Liverpool, before heading on to Hamburg. The Beatles Story museum can be found on the historical Royal Albert Dock, which is a central point for many attractions and activities.
2) See Liverpool play at Anfield
Call me biased all you want, but there is nothing quite like the feeling of seeing Liverpool live, singing alongside all the other fans and watching them take on the world. Anfield has an atmosphere that is hard to compare to many of the plastic crowds you find in other stadiums, I don’t mean that as an insult, but as many clubs have changed to bigger stadiums, they have lost their atmosphere, such as West Ham, Arsenal and Man City. It’s why we all hope Anfield remains and they just do work on enhancing the size of the stadium. Tickets are very hard to get hold of, so plan this way in advance.
3) Go on the wheel of liverpool
This Ferris Wheel is found on the Keel Wharf waterfront and can be spotted throughout the city, while you can also get a great view of the entire town from up there. It also goes pretty slow, so don’t worry if you suffer from a fear of heights. Standing 196 feet tall, you should time your visit for when you should expect warm weather and clear skies to get the best photo.
4) Go on a tour of the Williamson Tunnels.
These are subterranean excavations created back in 1810-1840, however it was further restored in 1995 to make it available for visitors. It’s a network of tunnels running underneath the buzzing city, while you can often get 2 for 1 tickets if you look around online.
5) Take a cruise across the Mersey
There are plenty of cruise trips available to book, offering different lengths of time, different atmospheres and experiences. You can also book them for different times in the day, in case you’d rather go for the calmer midday or early morning, or if you wanted to see sunset taking place while upon the boat.
6) Go to Walker Art Gallery
This gallery contains one of the largest collection of art pieces across the entire UK. Each year they will have a different focus which you should research, with this year being the Linda McCartney photography collection. The museum can be found at William Brown St, with art from the 13th century all the way up until modern pieces.
7) Museum of Liverpool
This is the young buck of the group, hence the design and architecture, being opened in 2011. It actually took the place of the Museum of Liverpool Life. Located right at the Liverpool waterfront, at Pier Head, the museum is devoted to the city, celebrating everything that makes this city great.
8) Look At The Stars Through The Observatory
Whether we’re talking about the Leighton observatory or the planetarium show at the World Museum, you can’t beat the relaxing nature of looking up at the stars, learning the different constellations and trying to spot patterns within them.
9) Go to National Trust Formby to see a Red Squirrel
Red squirrels feel like a rare treat nowadays, not something we ever spot down here in Brighton, but in the National Trust at Formby, you can see them running up and down trees. They used to be commonplace in the UK until the grey relatives were brought to this country and took over the trees. You can normally walk around Formby in around 1 hour, covering 1.8 miles and it’s dog friendly.
10) Go to Liverpool International Music festival
Taking place in Sefton Park, the Liverpool International Music Festival hosts a huge range of the world’s biggest bands, competing with the likes of Reading and Leeds festival. Taking place in late July, if you were planning a summer holiday to Liverpool then it could be worth getting yourself some tickets. Prices do jump up as time goes on, so try to get them as soon as they are released. The park is located a short walk from St Michael’s train station.
11) View Liverpool from the Radio City Tower
I should probably give it the proper title, St John’s Beacon, which offers a viewing station from 10:15am till 17:15pm. The prices are also not too hefty, being £6.50 for an adult and £4.50 for a child at time of writing. St John’s Beacon hosts arguably the cities most popular radio station Radio City.
12) Ghetto Golf
This indoor golf course is great for all different types of groups, whether families or a bunch of mates wanting a laugh. It’s a crazy golf course with 18 holes, where you can order a cocktail while swinging away. They also often have a DJ performing and you can admire the bizarre graffiti coating the walls.
13) Have a beer at German Bierkeller
Who doesn’t want to drink like their in Munich at Oktoberfest? Grab yourself a tankard and nibble on some Bavarian tasty treats, while hopefully the sun is out so you can sit out on the benches. Of course, if you don’t fancy a pint, these beer halls serve plenty of other types of alcohol. The table should be booked in advance to avoid any disappointment, especially during peak times such as weekends in the summer.
14) Tate Museum Liverpool
This art gallery can be found on the Royal Albert Dock, in close proximity to many other activities on this list, meaning you can tick off quite a few in a single hectic day. The entrance is completely free, but you can make a donation near the door. They do occasionally have special exhibitions that you will have to pay to see, but most of the museum is free.
15) Go to the beach
Liverpool isn’t exactly associated with beach holidays, but if the weather is warm and there isn’t a single rain cloud then you might want to take a trip over to Crosby beach or Formby National Trust. When the tide is out, Moreton beach becomes coated in soft sand, proving popular with sun bathers.