Why we love Liverpool
From the Fab Four to Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Liverpool is a UNESCO City of Music with seriously cool credentials. Get into the groove at the British Music Experience, indulge your footie fantasies with a trip to Liverpool F.C’s Anfield Stadium, or feel on top of the world with a 360-degree tour of the Royal Liver Building.
There’s plenty to experience from ghostly street tours to sipping cocktails from its many rooftops bars, and there’s more galleries and museums here than any other city outside London. Whether you take in its Georgian Quarter for brunch, its independent vibe in the Baltic Triangle for dinner or pick up some glad-rags in Liverpool One, this city really is the place to be.
Shop in style at Liverpool’s indie Bold Street
Bold Street boasts all that’s great about independent shopping. Rammed with creative shops, bunting, brightly coloured cafes, it’s one of the city’s coolest areas to hang out in. Meander its cobbled streets and find anything from vintage, vinyl or vegan, you’ll find it all dowsed in creative kudos here.
A northern site for one of Britian’s most famous galleries. On the site of a former Albert Dock warehouse, this building celebrates its industrial heritage, while inside is a mix of the contemporary including art by Lucian Freud, Keith Haring, Anish Kapoor and Piet Mondrian.
Things to do in Liverpool
Featured things to do
Surround yourself in sculpture at Crosby Beach
Discover 100 cast-iron sculptures by renowned artist Antony Gormley - his collection of life-size figures spans 3km of shore and stretches nearly 1km out to sea.Learn more about Another Place
Autumn at St George's Hall
Mark Halloween with a visit St George’s Hall’s The History Whisperer to uncover the digitally immersive story of its Victorian underground prison cells.Learn more about St George’s Hall
Shakespeare North Playhouse
Enjoy a cosy performance at the all new and fully accessible Shakespeare North Playhouse - set a short distance outside the city, expect an eclectic mix of theatre, comedy and music.Learn more about Shakespeare North Playhouse
Places to stay in Liverpool
St George’s Quarter
Close to Liverpool Lime Street Station, be at the heart of some of Liverpool’s top attractions.
Home to the Cavern Club, made famous by the Beatles, this quarter is home to thriving restaurants, live music, themed pubs and the city’s main LGBTQI+ nightlife.
Home to Mercantile architecture on the banks of the River Mersey, expect everything from delectable food and drink to unmissable galleries, museums and experiences.
Getting to Liverpool
Situated in north-west England, Liverpool is a 2hr 15 train journey from London. There’s one main airport, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, which is served by major international and domestic airlines. There’re also fast and regular train connections from other cities across Britain, including Manchester and Birmingham.
Getting around Liverpool
From extensive train services to eco-friendly buses and ferries across the River Mersey, Liverpool offers multiple ways to get around. Much of the city centre is also pedestrianised, making it easy to explore on foot.
Hop on one of the city’s electric buses for an eco-friendly way to explore. Saveaway one-day tickets give you access to bus, rail and ferry travel and help you save money too.
Want to know more?
Check out Visit Liverpool for insider tips and travel inspiration.