Liverpool is a maritime city and capital of culture, a proud sporting history with 2 premiership clubs, birthplace of the beatles, beautiful spaces and world class attractions it certainly isn’t short of things to see and do. With football clubs, galleries, museums, music and much more, you’ll never be short of things to do or see during your visit.
Places You Need To See
There’s a variety of things to see and do when you visit any major city and Liverpool is no exception. Below, we have taken the time to outline a few of the places that are extremely popular.
The biggest in Britain, the award winning cathedral is a centerpiece of the surrounding area and with it’s jaw dropping architecture it’s a must see. Designed by Giles Gilbert Scott, the cathedral stands as the 3rd tallest building in the city and the longest cathedral in the world. While visiting make sure to check out the multilingual audio tour which includes access the tower, where you can enjoy amazing views of the city’s rooftops and cityscape.
Angel Field sits at the heart of Liverpool Hope University, the garden is named after Angel Field farm which once occupied the site the harden now sits upon. Described as a magnificent 21st century renaissance style garden, it provides both visually stunning scenery as well as a place of serenity to sit back and enjoy. The award winning oasis includes gorgeous fountains, performance amphitheatre and an angel statue, divided into 4 sections the garden represents mankind’s journey through life with pools, fountains, a wildflower meadow and clipped hedges. Visit day or night the garden is a must see attraction.
A once derelict site, had had a new lease of life breathed into it after an extensive refurbishment. The bridge leading into Stanley Dock has a quaint yet industrial look and feel, with a timber clad engine room raised above the room on steel supports. If you love industrial architecture or have a natural interest in history then Bascule Bridge is a place you must check out.
All Hallows Church hold the glorious gallery of stained glass windows, with no less than 14 out of the 15 windows designed by the Pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Burne-Jones which were then made by William Morris. The windows glowing colours combined with flowing lines and captivating details give off a radiant vision of paradise.
Casbah Coffee Club
Started by Mona Best in 1969 in the cellar of the family home, The Casbah Coffee Club still oozes the authentic 60s feel. The rock and roll music venue was the place the beatles played before they were the beatles. In 2006 it was awarded grade 2 listed status and given a blue plaque after being recommended by english heritage. When you visit The Casbah Coffee Club you’ll be able to see the ceiling painted by John and Paul, and the bar where you could get coca-cola or nescafe.
Where To Go And What To Do
Liverpool Central Library
Situated in the heart of the city center, the library is the largest in the city. Containing 3 historic building as well as a recently redeveloped central library, the site cleverly ties classic historical architecture with a modern stylish edge. The multi award winning library contains a spectacular four-storey atrium and rooftop terrace and houses around 15,000 rare books.
Liverpool FC opens it’s Anfield Stadium to visitors the days no games are scheduled. Go behind the scenes at one of the world’s most famous football grounds, reds from all over the UK and world can walk in the footsteps of their heroes. The tour led by enthusiastic guides gives fans an in depth behind the scenes looks and access where you can hear about the new developments taking places and visit Anfield’s interactive museum. With accommodation centered around LFC, you’ll love your stay in Liverpool.
Museum Of Liverpool
A must see for any history fan the museum of Liverpool is the world’s first national museum to devote its entire history to just one city, demonstrating the unique contribution the city has made to the world. With stunning historic collects, fantastic tours and interactive displays the museum provides a unique experience to any visitor.
Walker Art Gallery
If you’re an art lover, the Walker Art Gallery is a beautiful historic building in itself which houses a stunning art collection. It’s galleries hold paintings spanning the 13th century right up until the present day; you can see works by Rembrandt, Hockney, Holbein, Turner, Lowry, Rossetti, Millais and Freud to name a few. As well as a stunning array of painting the gallery also houses a sculpture gallery and craft and design gallery. Whether you’re on your own, in a group or with the family it’s not one to be missed.
The beating heart of Liverpool’s music scene, The Beatles made the city a must see place to see and stay for any music fan. Take a trip to The Beatles story exhibition and learn more about one of the UK’s most iconic bands, or take a visit to the homes of the famous band. As well as football they city’s heart beats with music, enjoy the atmospheric journey, life and times of one of the UK’s most loved bands.
A City Of Culture
Known for it’s music and football the city has much more to give, with lots to do and see from art galleries to museums you’ll never be short of choice and something to do. It doesn’t need to be an expensive trip though, the city has a great choice of affordable accommodation to stay in.