Liverpool really does have something to offer everyone; glorious maritime history, world-beating musical heritage, two of the Premiership’s biggest football teams and not one, but two majestically different Cathedrals. It is also bulging with fabulous new shops, buzzing restaurants and trendy wine bars, as well as a world class cultural offering with more museums and galleries anywhere outside of London. Below are just a few of the highlights that Liverpool has on offer.
The Merseyside Maritime Museum
Discover Liverpool's central role as the former gateway to the new world. View the Titanic, Lusitania and the Forgotten Empress gallery which tell the stories of three of the most famous and most tragic ships in history. Located at the Albert Dock.
Museum of Liverpool Life
The museum tells the story of the people of Liverpool, their culture and contribution to our national life.
Calling art lovers! The Tate Liverpool opened in 1988 and is housed in a converted warehouse on the Albert Dock on Liverpool's waterfront. The gallery hosts a large collection of British art from the year 1500 to the present day, as well as international modern art.
The Walker is the major art gallery of Liverpool, which houses one of the largest art collections in England, outside of London, causing some to refer to it as "the National Gallery of the North".
Presenting the best in classic and contemporary cinema.
From the very early days of its origins and then starting to build just after the turn of the 20th Century, through to its completion in 1978 after 74 long, hard, but rewarding years, the unfolding story of this great cathedral, the largest in the whole of the UK and the fifth largest in the world, is both fascinating and quite unique.
Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King is situated on the high ridge of Mount Pleasant and is visible from most parts of the city. Circular in plan, this iconic building is set on a podium formed by a continuation of the roof of the Lutyens Crypt.
The Albert Dock
First opened in 1846 the Albert Dock houses many fine shops, museums and art galleries.
The Beatles Story
This popular visitor attraction dedicated to the Fab Four is chock full of Beatles paraphernalia, and a must for all Beatles fans! Divided between two sites at the Albert Dock and at Pier Head with a complimentary shuttle running between them, your ticket is valid for two days and includes the interactive Discovery Zone, a huge Beatles exhibition, and the Fab4D experience bringing to life the music of the greatest band of all time.
Constructed in 1884, Anfield football stadium has been home to Liverpool F.C. since they were formed in 1892. Take the Stadium Tour and follow in the footsteps of football legends in a stadium steeped in glory. Don't forget your camera!
Located just outside of Liverpool, Aintree is home to the Grand National Steeplechase, one of the most famous races in the world.
England’s Golf Coast
England’s Golf Coast is home to three Royal Links courses and numerous other naturally beautiful golf courses.
Right in the heart of the city, is the shiny new designer Liverpool shopping centre that is home to more than 160 famous high street names, from John Lewis to Apple, Topshop to Cath Kidston.
Liverpool’s Metquarter is a designer shopping centre that houses decidedly select outlets ranging from fashion to beauty. There is a Jo Malone store, where you can pick up gorgeous toiletries and scented candles, MAC, which is great for make-up, and Molton Brown, maker of fabulous girlie smellies.
There is plenty of fine dining and good food to be had in Liverpool, and the city is spreading the word via Taste Liverpool, an initiative aimed at promoting food tourism to the region.
Taste Liverpool is effectively a quality scheme that unites over 40 restaurants across Liverpool and Liverpool City Region which consistently provide good food and a high quality eating experience.
For further information regarding restaurants, please visit http://www.visitliverpool.com/site/restaurants/search
Panoramic on Brook Street is one of the top bars in Liverpool to start. Sip on a signature cocktail while also drinking in breathtaking views of Liverpool at night from 34 floors up the West Tower
If you fancy something a little different, visit Williamson's Tunnels, a strange underground labyrinth of tunnels which has lain beneath the city of Liverpool since the early 1800s. Take a guided tour through a section of the tunnels and view an exhibition that depicts the life and times of Joseph Williamson, one of Liverpool's most eccentric characters.