The BEST 7 Things to Do in Liverpool; A Weekend Trip
Whilst many of us have been grounded in our hometown, it might be time to start exploring places closer to where we grew up. Like finding the epic things to do in Liverpool.
The more I travel around the UK, the more I’ve learned to appreciate the stunning scenery and ancient history that it has to offer. Perhaps, it’s not quite as adventurous as jetting off to the Caribbean. But there are some phenomenal sights to see and places to explore. There’s something refreshing about revisiting locations and experiencing them from a different perspective.
So while 24 hours in Dublin, checking out the Dark Hedges in Northern Ireland or spending one day in London is great. Why not head up north as opposed to a trip down south. Let’s look at some of the wonderful things to do in Liverpool. A weekend away in the north of England is always fun! From scouse humour to exceptional accents and wild nights out, this city makes for a memorable weekend trip.
Visit Anfield Stadium; Home of Liverpool FC
Top of the list of things to do in Liverpool! You can take tours of the stadium of the English Champions, and 6 times champions of Europe. Or, if you’ve timed it right, you’ll be there on a matchday where you can overpay and grab a ticket from outside the ground. Worth every penny to watch the best team in the world play in the best stadium in the world (I might be slightly biased, as you can probably tell)
Albert Docks; Take a stroll down the waterfront
As Liverpool is a port city, you can’t avoid the world-famous Albert Docks. One of the most beautiful city skylines can be witnessed from a stroll down the waterfront. Start as far as Otterspool promenade and end up at Pier Head. The ferry departure point for a journey across the River Mersey. Take in the World Heritage site and some of Liverpool’s most symbolic architecture such as the Liver Building with the famous Liver Birds perched on top.
After your brisk walk, stop off for a rooftop drink at the exquisite Oh Me Oh My restaurant whilst you continue to take in the breath-taking views.
Visit the Museum of Liverpool
Claiming Capital of Culture in 2008, Liverpool has its fair share of museums and galleries and celebrated music scenes. For those who like to check out the history of a city, book a space at the fascinating waterfront museum and for the modern art lovers visit Tate Liverpool. You can also take a trip across the Mersey on the famous ferry. Continue on and tour Port Sunlight, and the Lady Lever art gallery. Built in 1888 by the Lever Brothers to house the Sunlight Soap factory workers, known as Unilever, today.
Wander through Strawberry Field
Step through the red gates to the renowned site that inspired music legend, John Lennon. If you’re a Beatles fan, this place will resonate with you as an iconic and unique addition to the musicians’ history. Walk the grounds. Visit the interactive exhibition and reflect on where it all started for the young Beatles star. If you want to keep The Beatles theme going throughout your trip, be sure to stop off at the birthplace of the band, – the Cavern Club for an amazing atmosphere and some of the best music around!
Browse boutiques and independent restaurants; Including the Cavern Club (where the Beatles first played!)
If this is a family expedition, you probably won’t be able to avoid the shops! Luckily, Liverpool One offers an open-air shopping centre so it won’t feel quite as claustrophobic traipsing around the high street and designer stores. To be fair, the city has some great little boutiques in the Cavern Walks, directly opposite the Cavern Club. So you could always pop in for a beer beforehand.
After a busy day, you’ll probably be looking for somewhere to eat. I’d suggest the trendy part of town – the Baltic Triangle. This is the place to be for locals and visitors and named the city’s hotspot by local property company RWinvest. With lots of authentic restaurants, street food and craft beer from restaurateurs, you’ll be sure to find the perfect bite to eat in this superb foodie scene!
Although it may not be the biggest Chinatown you’ve ever seen, it is the oldest Chinese community in Europe. Take a snap under the exceptional Chinese arch which was gifted to Liverpool by its twin city of Shanghai and said to be the largest arch of its kind outside of China. After you’ve taken one for the scrapbook, stop off for some delicious aromatic duck if you have the time, whilst you take in the Chinese traditions. Liverpool is known for its diverse and inclusive culture, and there really is so much history to explore in this northern city.
See the cathedrals on Hope Street
Lastly, if you want to see more charming buildings in Liverpool take a tour of the cathedrals on opposite ends of Hope Street. For a more traditional vibe with its vast arches and large organ is The Gothic Liverpool Cathedral. On a sunny day, head up to the roof and take in a complete view of the city. At the other end of this great little street, you have the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral that resembles a wigwam. A cool contrast to the Anglican, and even has a secret crypt for you to visit.
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