Shake, rattle and roll up for a magical musical tour

There’s something in the way Liverpool grooves. A melody always finds you: from Liverpool Cathedral’s clanging bells to Anfield’s lusty, footy chorus. Oh, and those four fab Scousers who revolutionised music – see, hear and feel The Beatles’ legacy here, there and everywhere.

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Things to do in Liverpool

World Museum Liverpool


This grand Victorian venue promises the Earth and delivers even more. Start your voyage of discovery in the age of the dinosaurs. Examine everything from fossilised amphibians to a full-size Megalosaurus skeleton. In the Space Gallery, view real Martian meteorites and moon rocks. For a “big bang” finish, see how our Universe began with a show at the planetarium.

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Bold Street

Shopping areas

Frankie says relax: head here the morning after the night before! This café quarter cures what “ales” you. Choose from a greasy fry-up, continental coffee or classic English “cuppa” at trendy café Leaf. Feeling refreshed? Skip up to St Luke’s bombed-out ruins for an arty afternoon. It’s an intimate venue that hosts acoustic concerts, craft fairs and an outdoor cinema.

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Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral


Eyesore or eye-catching? Sure, the concrete cone façade of the “Mersey Funnel” divides local opinion, but everything comes together inside. It has a circular design, which affords a 2,000-strong Catholic congregation optimal eye lines to the central altar. The crown of stained glass above it acts as a kaleidoscopic filter that bathes worshippers in warm, embracing light.

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Anglican Cathedral


Great Scott! What’s a red phone box doing inside the UK’s largest cathedral? It’s actually a nod to Giles Gilbert Scott, who designed both of these British icons. Although not a direct line to God, the neo-Gothic cathedral’s calling card is its giant bell tower. Take the two lifts and 108 stairs for a little slice of heaven: unrivalled panoramic views of Liverpool.

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Albert Dock


These docks were once Liverpool’s global gateway. From 1846, it stocked exotic cargo in the world’s first fireproof warehouse. Today, it’s a museum half-mile charting the city’s seafaring past. Scour the Maritime Museum for Titanic artefacts or take a contraband quiz at its “Seized!” exhibition. The Slavery Museum traces a most sordid history – and Liverpool’s part in it.

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Museum of Liverpool


Scousers love a good story. Learn more about theirs via this treasure trove of urban artefacts. Meander down the spiral staircase to explore the city’s socio-cultural history: from the 19th-century mercantile boom to the birth of Beatlemania. Nail your colours to the mast – Red or Blue – after watching a film about football rivals, Liverpool FC and Everton FC.

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Beatles Story


Buy a ticket to ride on the Fab Four’s journey from mop-tops to rock gurus. Relive their sweaty first gig in the mock Cavern Club. Imagine a day in the life of John and Paul at work in Abbey Road. See George’s rickety first guitar and gently weep (price tag: £500,000!). Learn to drum with a little help from Ringo via video. Eight days a week is not enough here!

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  • Britannia Vaults, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AD
  • Open Monday-Sunday 10:00-18:00. Changes seasonally. Check website for details.
Tate Liverpool


The painter Edgar Degas said art was “what you make others see”. Draw your own conclusions at the Tate. This rolling revue of modern art showcases work from its sister gallery in London. See the best of Britain plus the international masters: from a slice of Bacon to a glimpse of Klimt. Take the Peter Blake-painted ‘Snowdrop’ ferry here and be dazzled by its Pop Art camouflage.

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Echo Arena

Stadiums and arenas

Welcome to the pleasure dome! Powered by the Mersey’s turbines, this clam-shaped arena shines like a pearly beacon of fun. It’s hosted everything from the “MTV Awards” to “Ultimate Fighting Championship” dust ups. Join post-show revellers for a ferris wheel whirl and widescreen waterfront views. Or pay homage to a local music legend at the John Lennon Peace Monument.

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Anfield Stadium

Stadiums and arenas

“This is Anfield”. Three simple words welcome nervous visiting teams to the home of Liverpool FC, England’s most decorated football club. Touch the famous tunnel sign as you enter this revered arena on a stadium tour. However, you can’t beat real match-day euphoria. Join the red sea of scarves in the Kop stand for a spine-tingling chorus of “You’ll Never Walk Alone”.

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Accommodation and hotels in Liverpool

The Dolby Hotel

8 Very good

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  • 36-42 Chaloner Street, Queens Dock, Liverpool City Centre, Liverpool
Jurys Inn Liverpool

8.5 Very good

Score from 3051 ratings.


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  • No. 31 Keel Wharf, Liverpool City Centre, Liverpool
Radisson Blu Hotel, Liverpool

8.3 Very good

Score from 1443 ratings.


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  • 107 Old Hall Street, Liverpool City Centre, Liverpool
Hard Days Night Hotel

9.1 Superb

Score from 1851 ratings.


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  • North John Street, Liverpool City Centre, Liverpool
Titanic Hotel Liverpool

8.8 Fabulous

Score from 2591 ratings.


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  • Stanley Dock, Regents Road, Liverpool
Richmond Apart-Hotel

8.6 Fabulous

Score from 821 ratings.


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  • 24 Hatton Garden , Liverpool City Centre, Liverpool
Crowne Plaza Liverpool City Centre

8.8 Fabulous

Score from 1862 ratings.


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  • St. Nicholas Place, Pier Head, Liverpool City Centre, Liverpool
Days Inn Liverpool

8.5 Very good

Score from 2163 ratings.


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  • James Street, Liverpool City Centre, Liverpool
The Nadler Liverpool (formerly base2stay Liverpool)

9.2 Superb

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  • 29 Seel Street, Liverpool City Centre, Liverpool
Discover Liverpool

Popular neighbourhoods in Liverpool

Liverpool Shopping District

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A shopper’s delight – all you need is cash! Bold Street’s top of the pops for used vinyl and vintage clothes. If you dig designer threads at designer prices, hit the Metquarter Mall. Liverpool One’s unbeatable for big brands like Debenhams or Zara. Next door is breezy Chavasse Park, perfect for a timeout from the retail rush.


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Liverpool is home to Europe’s oldest Chinese community. So, it’s no surprise that you’ll find the best noodles in town here. Duke Street’s glut of affordable pan-Asian eateries draws a young, studenty crowd. The area’s hard to miss – two bronze lions and a multi-coloured, 15-metre high Imperial Arch welcome you to the neighbourhood.


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“How boss is this place, la’? Eh, how long’s a piece of rope?!” This is a bar-hopper’s heaven, and Scousers swear by Seel Street. Try the Shipping Forecast for gourmet burgers and hip craft beers. Then wiggle the wee hours away at Alma de Cuba’s church turned Carnival club. Its Sunday brunch with live gospel choir soothes any sore heads.

The Docks

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Follow the Mersey’s flow to feel the city’s pulse. Once home to heavy industry, today this waterfront district blends cultural heritage with exciting nightlife. Delve into its shipping past at the Maritime Museum or join the big sing-along at the Beatles Story. Rock ‘n’ stroll around Albert Dock – it’s got pubs and clubs to beat the band.

Hope Street Quarter

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This upscale area pops to life like a period TV show, all cobbled alleys and grand Georgian houses. Visit 60 Hope Street, a listed-townhouse turned swanky bistro that’s popular among theatre luvvies. Get in on the act and see a play at the Everyman Theatre. It’s been a bohemian breeding ground for politically-charged drama since 1964.

Cavern Quarter

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Centred on Mathew Street, this is the boisterous birthplace of the Merseybeat. Join the jamboree of Beatlemaniacs and ’60s nostalgists at the Cavern Club. A replica of the bulldozed original, it still delivers a hard day’s night of music and merriment. If DJs and cocktail bars are more your scene, Victoria Street’s the place to be seen.

Baltic Triangle

3 properties

Creative bright sparks reignited this old shipping district. Its once crumbling warehouses now host everything from digital startups to underground clubs. Check out The Gallery or Arena Studios for up-and-coming regional artists. Then pitch up at Camp and Furnace for the night: its street food parties and psychedelic music fests are ice-cold cool.

St George's Quarter

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This old Victorian hub seems stiff at first. Its numerous Neoclassical buildings are hard to tell apart. Yet the stoic columns of St George’s Hall stand out like Liverpool’s answer to the Parthenon. Here, passionate locals gather to celebrate famous football victories or show their political colours. Don’t be shy, the more the merrier!

Local tips for Liverpool

The suburb of Woolton
by Lauren

Lauren loves The Beatles (naturally!) and uncovering new hangouts when she’s back home visiting.

The quaint suburb of Woolton is worth the 30-minute bus ride from the city centre. Packed with cute cafés and restaurants, it’s the home of Woolton Picture House, Liverpool’s oldest cinema. Spot Eleanor Rigby’s grave in the grounds of St. Peter's Parish Church.

  • Woolton, Merseyside, Liverpool, L25
Shiverpool Ghost Tour
by Aimee

Whilst living in the city, Aimee loved checking out its bars and Bold Street’s vintage shopping.

This walking ghost tour is led by a creepy crew of guides determined to scare up some screams. Historic tales and horror stories show you the spooky side of the city. The tour even ends in the Anglican Cathedral graveyard to add to the scare factor!

  • 120d Cotton Exchange Building/Old Hall Street, Liverpool L3 9LQ
  • Open Tuesday–Sunday 10:30–18:00
The suburb of Mossley Hill
by Nicola

Born and bred Scouser Nicola now lives in Manchester.

Mossley Hill is a suburb located about 20 minutes’ drive from the city centre. Close to the leafy Sefton Park, keep your eyes peeled for a couple of Beatles-related landmarks, including Penny Lane and Allerton Road, as well as a couple of popular restaurants.

  • Mossley Hill, Merseyside, Liverpool, L18
Mersey Ferry
by Rebecca

Hailing from The Wirral, just across the Mersey, Rebecca’s knows Liverpool buzzing centre well.

Hop aboard a “Ferry cross the Mersey” from Pier Head Terminal and see Liverpool’s sights from the water. You can opt to take a river cruise stopping at Seacombe and Woodside, and your ticket will also include access to the U-Boat Story Exhibition at Woodside.

  • Mersey Ferries, Pier Head, Georges Pierhead, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 1DP
  • Check website for details.
The Everyman Theatre
by Derin

Derin loves returning to Liverpool with its famously friendly locals and passion for football.

One of the country’s most famous theatrical venues, the iconic Everyman Theatre is set in one of Liverpool’s creative districts. A former chapel, it features stunning, award-winning architecture. Check out a performance here and relax in the bar, which looks onto Hope Street.

Lark Lane
by Jodie

Jodie has got to know the city well after spending a lot of time here for work.

Leading up to Sefton Park, this road is lined with independent cafés, restaurants, bars, shops and even art galleries. It’s one of my favourite parts of Liverpool and offers a great bohemian vibe, all set off the beaten track.

lots of places for a cuppa and sit down

Lots of little interesting shops

After listening to folk session in White Star pub, was given loads of advice on places to visit and other good ale pubs to try. Told loads about history of Liverpool. Really glad they told us about the library - well worth a visit, great contrast of modern and old in one building.

Do take the bus trip around the sights,we stayed on for the round trip, then got on and off the second time around.

Business district for great restaurants.

Very interesting learning snippets from ordinary people

The Cavern Club

Mathew street fab, felt very safe there, loved the live music and the friendly people can't wait to go again x

Get a good street map, plan sights to visit, start with open-top bus ride, wear comfortable shoes, and walk - everything in Central Liverpool is within walking distance.


Liverpool transport

Air - Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Running between 04.40 and 19.50, the Arriva 500 express bus connects Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Lime Street or Liverpool One bus stations in 25 minutes. Saveaway tickets cost GBP 3.90, offering a day’s off-peak travel. Rail services to Lime Street and Central stations run from Liverpool South Parkway, connected to the terminal by bus. They run between 06.00 and 23.00 Monday to Saturday, and around 08.30 until 22.00 on Sundays. A taxi will cost around GBP 18.


Taxis in Liverpool resemble London’s black “Hackney” cabs with a “Taxi” sign on their roof and a badge displaying the driver’s information. Taxis can be hailed around the city centre, for example around the Albert Docks and the main shopping areas like Bold Street and Great Charlotte Street. You can now pay using your credit or debit card and Hackney-style cabs will display a “Chip, Pin and Go” sign if they offer this service.


Arriva and Stagecoach operate buses around the city centre. As there is no standard bus fare, the city’s Saveaway ticket is the most economical and costs GBP 3.90 for a day’s off-peak travel. It can be used at all times apart from between 06.30 and 09.30 Monday to Friday, and can be used on buses and trains. A weekly Trio ticket costs GBP 17.50 and can be used on buses, trains and ferries. Buses generally run between 06.00 and 23.00.


The city centre has 4 main stations: Lime Street, Central, Moorfields and James Street, which is the closest to the docks. Trains run from around 06.00 until midnight. They are generally used to travel out of the city and to Liverpool South Parkway, in order to reach the airport. If you are taking the train within the city, a single ticket costs GBP 1.75 and a day return will cost GBP 3.70.


These green and white bikes can be found at over 130 stations across the city centre. Bike hire costs GBP 3 per day and GBP 9 for a week. You’ll need to register online first and pay by credit or debit card, and you will then receive a log-in and pin number, which you enter into the screen at the bike station. The citybike website will show you how many bikes are currently available at each station.


When travelling around the city centre, it’s best to stay on foot, or to catch the bus or train. If you park on the street, you pay at a meter, so prices vary depending on the time of day. Multi-storey car parks can be found around the centre but they can be expensive, costing approximately GBP 2.50 an hour. Make sure you don’t drive in the bus lanes, as you could get a fine.


Liverpool’s famous ferry across the Mersey departs from Pier Head Ferry Terminal, which is next to the Royal Liver Building and just north of the Albert Docks. There are direct 10-minute services to Seacombe, or River Explorer cruises which also stop at Woodside, taking about 50 minutes. Tickets cost GBP 10 for adults and GBP 6.50 for children.

Food in Liverpool

Top restaurants in Liverpool

Good value
Buffalo Jacks American Bar and Grill
  • 4 Queen Square, Liverpool L1 1RH
  • Open Monday–Sunday 12:00–00:00
Cheap 'n' tasty
Hopskotch Restaurant and Bar
  • 54 Stanley Street, Liverpool, Merseyside L1 6AU
  • Open Sunday–Thursday 08:00–23:00, Friday–Saturday 08:00–01:00
Cheap 'n' tasty
Casa Italia
  • 36-40 Stanley Street, Liverpool, L1 6AL
  • Open Monday–Saturday 12:00–22:00, Sunday 12:00–20:00
Cheap 'n' tasty
Egg Cafe
  • Top Floor, 16-18 Newington, Liverpool, Merseyside L1 4ED
  • Open Sunday–Friday 09:00–22:30
Cheap 'n' tasty
Bistro Pierre
  • 14 Button Street, Liverpool, L2 6PS
  • Open Monday–Saturday 12:00–22:00, Sunday 12:00–19:00
Good value
Upstairs Bistro
  • The Bluecoat. School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BX
  • Open Monday–Saturday 09:00–19:00, Sunday 11:00–18:00
Cheap 'n' tasty
Lime Kiln (Lloyd's Bar)
  • Fleet Street/Concert Square, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 4NR
  • Open Thursday–Monday 10:00–02:00, Tuesday–Wednesday 10:00–01:00
Cheap 'n' tasty
Cuthberts Bakehouse
  • 103 Mount Pleasant Liverpool, L3 5TB
  • Open Monday 09:00–18:00, Tuesday 09:00–20:30, Wednesday–Friday 09:00–18:00, Saturday 10:00–17:30, Sunday 11:00–17:00
Good value
Middle Eastern
  • 54 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HR, United Kingdom
  • Open Monday–Thursday 08:00–22:00, Friday–Saturday 08:00–23:00, Sunday 10:00–22:00
Good value
  • 65-67 Bold St, Liverpool, L1 4EZ
  • Open Monday–Thursday 09:00–00:00, Friday–Saturday 09:00–02:00, Sunday 10:00–00:00
Good value
  • 18-20 College Lane, Liverpool L1 3DS
  • Open Monday–Thursday 10:00–21:00, Friday 10:00–22:00, Saturday 09:00–22:00, Sunday 10:00–20:30
High-end dining
  • Hard Days Night Hotel, North John Street, Liverpool, L2 6RR
  • Open Monday 07:00–10:00 and 18:00–22:00, Tuesday–Thursday 07:00–10:00 and 12:00–14:30 and 18:00–22:00, Friday–Saturday 07:00–10:00 and 12:00–22:00, Sunday 07:00–10:00
Cheap 'n' tasty
Moose Coffee
  • 6 Dale St, Liverpool, L2 4TQ
  • Open Monday–Friday 08:00–17:00, Saturday 09:00–18:00, Sunday 09:00–16:00
Cheap 'n' tasty
Mowgli Street Food
  • 69 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4EZ,
  • Open Sunday–Wednesday 12:00–21:30, Thursday–Saturday 12:00–22:30
Good value
Nolita Cantina
  • 81a Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4HF
  • Open Monday 15:00–21:00, Tuesday–Saturday 12:00–22:00, Sunday 13:00–21:00
Good value
Miss Kitty's
  • 5 Fleet Street, Liverpool, L1 4AR
  • Check website for details.
Good value
The Shipping Forecast
  • 15 Slater Street, Liverpool, L1 4BW
  • Open Sunday–Thursday 12:00–00:00, Friday–Saturday 12:00–03:00
Cheap 'n' tasty
Free State Kitchen
  • 1 Maryland St (off Hope St), Liverpool, L1 9DE
  • Open Monday–Thursday 11:00–21:30, Friday 11:00–22:30, Saturday 12:00–22:30, Sunday 12:00–20:00
Cheap 'n' tasty
The Brink
  • 21 Parr Street, Liverpool, UK L1 4JN
  • Open Monday–Friday 09:00–23:00, Saturday 10:00–23:00, Sunday 11:00–22:00
High-end dining
Italian Club Fish
  • 128 Bold Street, Liverpool Chinatown, Liverpool, Merseyside L1 4JA
  • Open Monday–Saturday 10:00–22:00, Sunday 12:00–21:00
Good value
Alma de Cuba
  • St Peters' Church, Seel Street, L1 4BH
  • Open Monday–Saturday 11:00–02:00, Sunday 11:00–00:00
Cheap 'n' tasty
Red Hot Buffet
  • P11, The Terrace, Liverpool One, Paradise Street, Liverpool L1 8JF
  • Open Monday–Thursday 12:00–22:30, Friday–Saturday 12:00–23:00, 12:00–22:00
High-end dining
San Carlo
  • 41 Castle Street, Liverpool L2 9SH
  • Open Monday–Sunday 12:00–23:00
High-end dining
Restaurant Bar & Grill
  • Halifax House, Brunswick Street, Liverpool, L2 0UU
  • Open Monday–Saturday 11:30–23:00, Sunday 11:30–22:30
High-end dining
  • 16 Rodney Street, Liverpool L1 2TE
  • Open Monday–Sunday 16:00–00:00
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