We spoke with 5 awesome travel bloggers for their views on the best things to do in Liverpool. From taking in the sights along the riverfront to delving into Liverpool’s bustling culinary scene and exploring its iconic Beatles sights, this is the perfect city for a weekend break.
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The Beatles in Liverpool
Best things to do in Liverpool
Sarah from The Wander Blogger:
“Having been a Beatles fan practically since birth, one of my favorite things about Liverpool is being able to walk in the footsteps of the Fab Four, see the places that inspired many of their songs, and visit the famous Cavern Club where it all began. For the full Liverpool Beatles experience, I recommend visiting the Beatles Story museum for a little background, taking a Beatles taxi tour around the city to see all the best Beatles highlights, including Penny Lane, Strawberry Field, and the Beatles’ childhood homes, and then heading to the Cavern Club for some live music!”
Nanette from A Mom Blog:
“Liverpool, the home of The Fab Four, offers the most wonderful Beatles experiences. The Beatles Story is one such experience and it is an absolute must-visit destination for anyone who loved the Beatles. For our family of music lovers, it was not only enjoyable, it was educational. It’s an experience like no other as you walk back in time through the lives of the four young men who changed the world with their music. Our hearts were touched by the images and photographs seen throughout the self-paced tour ending with an image that will remain fresh in our minds and hearts for years to come.”
Sightseeing in Liverpool
Claire from Tales of a Backpacker:
“Walking along the waterfront is one of my favourite things to do in Liverpool. Looking out to the River Mersey, the Three Graces are three iconic buildings on Liverpool’s waterfront – the Royal Liver Building, The Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building. They represent Liverpool’s international prestige, demonstrating Liverpool’s rich history as an important port, and have together become one of the world’s most recognizable cityscapes. Unfortunately, these are all office buildings, and entry is not usually permitted for tourists, but you can appreciate them from the outside.”
Tip: Get the most out of sightseeing with a Liverpool hop on hop off bus ticket.
Food & Drink:
Gemma from Two Scots Abroad:
“The highlight of any weekend in Liverpool is definitely the food, cocktails and local banter. Liverpudlians are amongst the friendliest of people and they sure know how to throw a good bash and brunch. I recommend cocktails at Jenny’s Bar, a secret speakeasy hidden by a fish restaurant and if the weather is nice, check out one of the many rooftop or garden bars. Soak up the booze with pancakes and mimosas at the Brunch Club or gorge on cheap Asian food at Tokyo. You’ll be leaving Liverpool with a happy belly and good memories.”
on a rainy day:
Josh from Travel With Bender:
“If you’re looking for something to do with kids on a cold or rainy day (and there’s no shortage of those in Liverpool), the Liverpool Central Library is a budget-friendly option. My kids loved spending a few hours reading in the “Discover” room, which is very comfortable and inviting. Free Wi-Fi and computer access is available for adults. And the library is centrally located – within easy walking distance of many other attractions around Liverpool.”
Lake District Countryside
Matt from Tourist England:
“One of the best things to do when visiting Liverpool is to spend a day outside the city exploring the amazing surrounding countryside. In fact, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the wonders of the Lake District and North Wales just a few hours drive away. For a hassle free travel experience, we offer a day trip to North Wales that leaves Central Liverpool every Wednesday and Sunday and goes to Conwy Castle and Snowdonia National Park. Our Lake District day tour runs every Tuesday and Saturday from Liverpool, heading to some of the most spectacular sights in the region.”