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10 Best Things to Do in Liverpool, United Kingdom – Where to Go, Attractions to Visit

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor March 27th, 2018 Posted in DIY Travel, Europe Travel Blog, Travel Guides 5 Comments

Liverpool is a magical city in northwest England, popular in the world and with a reputation to boot. Naturally, the best things to do in Liverpool are entwined with the highlights of this maritime city, particularly its strong cultural heritage and reverence for the Beatles.

Also, its galleries and museums are some of the best in the country while current urban regeneration programs give it an appeal irresistible to travelers. Check out this top 10 list of the best things to do in Liverpool and see for yourself.



1. Liverpool Cathedral

Photo by Michael D Beckwith CC0 1.0

A visit to this church is one of the best things to do in Liverpool for many superlative reasons. It is the largest church in Britain, the largest Anglican cathedral in the world, and its central bell is the third largest worldwide. There is plenty to do, too. Go on an audiovisual tour, climb the 101-metre tower, enjoy sweeping city vistas, and view the collection of notable artworks. Count on a full day that will surely satisfy you.

Price: Visitor centre and tower admission cost £5.50
Hours: Open daily at 8 AM to 6 PM
Location: Upper Duke St, Liverpool, England

2. Walker Art Gallery

Walker Art Gallery by Paul Stevenson CC BY 2.0

On a quiet afternoon, head to the Walker Art Gallery to get a sensational dose of culture and history. A wide range of exquisite artworks is on display here dating back to the 14th century until the 21st. Highlights include pre-Raphaelite art and modern British art and sculpture, plus rotating exhibits on contemporary expression.

Bring the kids, too. They are sure to love the games and interactive exhibits inside the Big Art for Little People gallery and find the experience one of the best things to do in Liverpool.

Price: Free
Hours: Open daily at 10 AM to 5 PM
Location: William Brown St, Liverpool, England

3. St. George’s Hall

Photo by Monika CC BY-SA 2.0

If you are attending a city-wide celebration, chances are, it will be hosted at St. George’s Hall. Built in 1854, this impressive neoclassical building is the cultural centre of Liverpool. Often, it provides a venue for many concerts and civic and corporate events.

But historically, it used to be a law court, and interestingly, a concert hall at the same time. Pay a visit to this magnificent place and explore the court and robing rooms, the Great Hall that displays the largest organ in Britain, and the cells below.

Price: Free
Hours: Open daily at 10 AM to 5 PM
Location: William Brown St, Liverpool, England

4. Three Graces

Photo by Tim Dutton CC BY 2.0

A trio of Edwardian buildings guards Pier Head. These attractions include the Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building, and Port of Liverpool Building. Each has a prominent feature that makes it shine. You can’t possibly miss seeing the Royal Liver Building. On its head is the symbol of Liverpool – the 5.5-metre copper Liver Bird seemingly looking over everything and everyone.

Meanwhile, the middle Cunard Building is designed like an Italian palazzo. It used to be the head office for the Cunard Steamship Line. And finally, completed in 1907, the southernmost of the Three Graces is the Port of Liverpool Building. Standing out of its architecture is its dome similar to that of the St. Paul’s Cathedral. Have a wander around this side of the city and enjoy some of the best things to do in Liverpool.

Price: Free
Hours: Open access
Location: Liverpool, England


5. Beatles Story

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You can take the Beatles out of Liverpool, but you can never take Liverpool out of the Beatles. For music lovers, a trip to this museum is a definite entry on the list of the best things to do in Liverpool. Various exhibits and memorabilia endear the place to fans of the most famous foursome in the world. Highlights include George Harrison’s first guitar and replicas of the Cavern Club and Abbey Rd studio.

Price: £14.95 for adults and £9 for children
Hours: Open daily at 9 AM to 7 PM (Last admission is at 5 PM)
Location: Albert Dock, Liverpool, England

6. International Slavery Museum

Photo by Elliott Brown CC BY-SA 2.0

The history of slavery is never an easy subject to discuss, but the displays on this extraordinary museum bring to light everyone’s obligation to humanity and justice and the importance of the continuing fight for freedom and equality. The exhibits show different aspects of the horrific slave trade, racism, and inhumane practices. Come for a visit to educate yourself and make a stand.

Price: Free
Hours: 10 AM to 5 PM
Location: Albert Dock, Liverpool, England


7. Constellations

Constellations by Tripadvisor

Fun and always entertaining, this venue is definitely one of the best spots in town. A former recycling yard, it is now a hotbed of live performances. Often, DJs play in the garden while other times it is the site of raves, martial art workshops, or drumming circles. You can say there is something for everyone here so check it out with your friends and have a blast.

Hours: 9 AM to 12 AM every Monday to Thursday; 9 AM to 2 AM every Friday to Saturday; 10 AM to 12 AM every Sunday
Location: 37-39 Greenland St, Liverpool, England


8. Monro

Monro by Tripadvisor

Come to Monro to enjoy some of the best pub food you will ever taste in your life. The menu constantly changes but the quality of the classic British dishes served here are always superb and made with locally sourced ingredients.

Price: 2-course lunches cost £12.50; dinner mains start at £11.50
Hours: Open daily at 11 AM to 11 PM
Location: 92 Duke St, Liverpool, England

9. The Art School

The Art School by Tripadvisor

Once a part of a Victorian home for destitute children, The Art School is now one of the best places to indulge in modern British food. Sample any of the contemporary British dishes or pick one from the vegetarian menu – you are sure to leave satisfied and full.

Price: Tasting menu costs £89
Hours: 12 PM to 2.15 PM and 5 PM to 9.30 PM every Tuesday to Saturday
Location: 1 Sugnall St, Liverpool, England

10. Salt House

Salt House by Tripadvisor

Fancy some Spanish tonight? Come to this excellent tapas bar and enjoy authentic and delicious Spanish food. There are also lots of options, and each one is guaranteed to crush your cravings – definitely one of the best things to do in Liverpool.

Price: Tapas start at £5
Hours: Open daily at 12 PM to 10.30 PM
Location: Hanover Sq, Liverpool, England

Find accommodation in Liverpool, England

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Recommended Places to Stay in Liverpool

BudgetEmbassie Backpackers, starts at USD40

Mid-Range –  Sheil Suites, starts at USD250

LuxuryTitanic Hotel, starts at USD470

Extra Tip: Check out Plumguide for the best holiday homes and vacation rentals in United Kingdom.

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5 thoughts on “10 Best Things to Do in Liverpool, United Kingdom – Where to Go, Attractions to Visit

  1. Great list – I would recommene spending a day just wandering around Pier Head and Albert Dock. There’s so many activities and places to drop in along the waterfront.

  2. I appreciate your sharing. I also spent a really good time there with my mates during my last journey and came back with a lot of pleasant memories. I hope you will have a joyful time there.

  3. A really helpful guide. Planning to go to Liverpool this fall. Hope when i go the above mentioned even are taking place.

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