Visiting Liverpool - What to See and Do
Liverpool is a warm and friendly city with a rich history and thriving cultural and entertainment scenes. Famous as the birthplace of the Beatles and for its two hugely successful football clubs, Liverpool is also a World Heritage city and is packed with interesting things to see and do.
The Merseyside may no longer be the shipbuilding and shipping magnet it once was but the city has always been one of Britain's most multi-cultural, and today has a lively and distinctive atmosphere, most evident in the character of its people.
Ten things you must do in Liverpool
- Put your best foot forward and take a walking tour of the city with a knowledgeable local guide, one of the best ways to get an insight into Liverpool's rich and fascinating history.
- Watch a football match at Liverpool or Everton FC. Both clubs have huge and loyal followings in the city and the atmosphere at the games can be electric.
- Take a Beatles Magical Mystery Tour and visit sites associated with the band and places which inspired Beatles songs, such as Penny Lane.
- Visit the Beatles Story Experience at Albert Dock or 20 Forthlin road, the house where Paul McCartney grew up, to learn more about the Fab Four.
- Be inspired by the impressive collection of modern art on display at the Liverpool Tate Gallery.
- Relax with a good book or take a stroll along Blundellsands Beach in the Waterloo area of the city, with its promenade and sand dunes.
- Enjoy Liverpool's wonderful architecture. Prominent buildings in Liverpool include its cathedral, town hall and the Royal Liver Building, which has one of the biggest clocks in Britain.
- Take a guided tour of the historic Cains Brewery in the city's Toxteth area and afterwards enjoy a refreshing beer in its pub.
- Have a drink and listen to live bands at the Cavern Club, the venue where the Beatles and other popular 'Merseybeat' bands started out in the 1960s.
- Visit the trendy Albert Dock area, with its cafés, bars, restaurants, museums and shops.