Liverpool Travel Guide
Liverpool is a maritime city in the northwest of England. It’s known for its famous links to the music world as well as being recognised in the Guinness World Records as the World Capital City of Pop. Liverpool’s culture and heritage is the very heart of the city and makes it the ideal destination to visit and explore. With so many attractions, events, museums and galleries, there is something for everyone to enjoy and you will never run out of things to do!
Art Galleries and Museums in Liverpool
Liverpool has more galleries and museums than any other city outside of the capital and these offer one of the best ways to learn about the city. If the maritime history is what you’re interested in, then you can visit the Liverpool waterfront which is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. The site itself stretches along the waterfront and includes Albert Dock, the Pier Head, Stanley Dock, the historic commercial districts, the RopeWalks area and ends at St George’s Quarter. You can also visit the Merseyside Maritime Museum to learn more about the history and the most famous ship in the world – The Titanic.
The city boasts 15 halls and theatres. The Liverpool Echo Arena is the second largest theatre in the UK, often hosting shows direct from London’s West End. The Royal Court Theatre offers a range comedies and musicals many of which feature local cast and crew.
The World Museum is the perfect place to discover millions of years of the Earth’s history through many exhibits and activities. Journey through: Ancient Egypt, the Weston Discovery Centre, the Aquarium, the Clore Natural History Centre and the World Museum’s Planetarium.
Take a visit to Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral, the biggest cathedral in Britain and fifth largest in Europe. The Cathedral itself is free to enter with some of the most majestic and beautiful architecture. They also offer tickets to enter the tower which includes the Great Space Film, a visit to the Bell Chamber or head to the top for amazing views of the city, and the perfect place to catch a ‘Mersey Sunset’.
For music lovers, there are many great things to do such as: The British Music Experience - the story of British Music through costumes, instruments, performance and amazing memorabilia. The Cavern Club – the legendary music venue well known for hosting The Beatles, and The Beatles Story the world's largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to telling the story of The Beatles.
Where to eat in Liverpool
After a busy few days exploring and visiting many attractions Liverpool has to offer, you will need somewhere to eat. If you’re after something different and are perhaps a TV Buff then the Peaky Blinders Bar and Food Court is great place to visit. Based on the TV Show filmed in Liverpool – the various outlets in the food court offer a range of street food that varies from roast/carvery, Greek, Italian, remember to save room for desert!
Chinatown is also somewhere you can visit with many Chinese restaurants to choose from. It also doubles up as an attraction as its the home to the oldest Chinese community in Europe and largest Chinese arch outside of China.
With so much to do in this vast city, we would definitely recommend two, three, or even four days to discover it all. Stop in the gorgeous, world famous, Edwardian style, Adelphi hotel; situated in the heart of Liverpool. The hotel is in a prime location, with shopping right on its doorstep and most of the attractions are only a short walk or bus/taxi ride. The Adelphi offers a range of different durations from 1 and 2 nights over the weekends, and also 2 and 4 nights midweek.