If you’re looking for things to do in Liverpool, then this list of 6 reasons why you should visit Liverpool is what you need right now.
When global travellers head to the UK, very few of them will venture outside of London. A beautiful capital city to be sure, but how’s about considering a trip up north to see a city responsible for so many wonderful things that the world knows and loves.
6 Reasons To Visit Liverpool Now
Liverpool has such strong links with popular music history, thanks in large part to one boy band in particular, The Beatles. So particular was the style of music being produced from Liverpool it was given its own genre named “Merseybeat", made popular by Gerry and the Pacemakers in the sixties.
As well as providing the soundtrack to the sixties Liverpool can also take thanks for producing huge superstars of the seventies and eighties such as Flock of Seagulls and Frankie goes to Hollywood.
Responsible today for well-known acts such as The Coral, The Wombats and The Zutons, Liverpool certainly inspires a style of music that is timeless and enjoyed by the world over.
When in town The Cavern is a must visit for any live music lover, or die hard Beatles fan. Across the city visitors can see emerging acts in the likes of East Village Arts Club or any of the venues in the up and coming Baltic Triangle.
For a music lover the city of Liverpool has its roots in great musical legend as well as up and coming superstars, be sure to get your fill of either during your visit.
Home to two premier league permanents, Liverpool FC and Everton FC, the city of Liverpool has football at its heart.
Derby days are akin to national holidays, the streets and many sports bars are filled with red or blue clad bodies, from far away the city might look purple.
In Liverpool you do not inherit your team from your family, you get to make up your own mind. With that said, there are a number of households divided on derby day, as father may be a die-hard blue but son lives and dies for the reds.
Both stadiums are within easy access from the city centre and hold regular tours with fun and unknown facts for the eager fans.
Liverpool can also proudly boast the only football themed hotel dedicated to manager/player legend Bill Shankly. Named for the man himself The Shankly is so much more than just a hotel.
Here football fans can take in masses of family donated Shankly memorabilia, from handwritten letters to his own training tracksuit. Visitors can even take a Shankly tour, a great way to see the city and the home and stomping ground of Bill Shankly as well.
For any football fan, red, blue or neither, Liverpool is the friendliest place to take in a little footballing history and enjoy todays matches too.
How many rivers have their own song?
No matter how many “Ferry across the Mersey" has to be one of the most popular to date.
It’s little wonder why. Taking a journey across the Mersey passengers can take in the stunning World Heritage Waterfront, then sail across to view the Wirral coastline.
Here visitors can hop on and off at their leisure to visit Seacombe’s Spaceport and Woodside to see the U-boat stories then cruise back over to Pier Head Liverpool.
The Mersey Ferry has been running passage across the river for 800 years.
The earliest known travellers were Benedictine Monks who took the ferry from the Wirral to Liverpool to sell fish on market days.
Nowadays the Mersey ferry has welcomed royalty of both the monarchy and pop variety.
During summer months’ visitors can even take evening cruises and enjoy the views as the beauty of a Liverpool sun set twinkles of the gently flowing waters.
Take in the city from a wonderful perspective on a ferry across the Mersey.
Free Art Galleries
Although many cities have their fair share of art galleries, it’s rare that you can see them all in one day.
Liverpool’s pedestrian friendly streets allow visitors to pass a leisurely day strolling from one amazing art gallery to the next.
Starting at the Tate on Albert dock, then onto Open Eye Gallery on the waterfront. From here it’s a short walk across town to the Walker Art Gallery and Victoria Gallery and Museum.
Each venue hosts temporary and permanent collections varying from the classic to the contemporary exhibitions. During popular exhibitions for great artists visitors to the TATE can book a curator guided tour to gain extra insight into the artist’s methods.
If you manage to take in all the city centre galleries and still have room for more, hop on a train across to Port Sunlight.
Within a 10-minute train ride tourists arrive in the heart of Port Sunlight village. An artwork in itself, at the centre of which is Lady Lever Art Gallery. The building was a gift from Lord to Lady Lever, a stunning piece of historic architecture stocked full of ancient furniture, artworks, sculptures and antiques.
Between this and all that Liverpool city centre has to offer, a day of taking in the arts has never been easier.
The rich history of Liverpool was too difficult to contain in just one building, so was divided into five major museums.
World Museum, home to exhibitions of natural history, science and world culture.
Museum of Liverpool which holds interactive and interesting displays of Liverpool’s diverse history.
The Merseyside Maritime Museum on Albert Dock welcomes visitors to explore Liverpool’s seafaring heritage as well as educating them on the past and present conditions of border control.
International Slavery Museum, a one of kind experience centre, providing education on the history of slavery as well as tackling existing international slavery issues.
Victoria Gallery and Museum is an amazing visit full of brilliant permanent exhibitions of Zoology and the history of dentures.
As well as all that a host of smaller museums across the city include exhibitions of The Beatles, The RMS Titanic and most recently The Jam exhibition in the Cunard Building About the Young Idea.
So much history to see and loads of time to see it, so what are you waiting for?
Liverpool is a city with one busy events calendar. Across the year during any season there is always one event or another you would not want to miss.
It’s not just music festivals that make Liverpool worth the visit, alternative events have included Liverpool Food and Drink Festival, Oktoberfest and the Christmas Markets.
This year Liverpool has welcomed back popular city wide events like Light Night. During just one night in May all the beautiful buildings of Liverpool become canvas’ for stunning light displays.
The purpose of Light Night is to promote Merseyside’s art and culture profile, and each year is drawing more and more people into the city. Make sure you are among them next year.
So during your visit to the UK dedicate a few days to the city of Liverpool, you will not be disappointed.