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Things to do in Liverpool

From music to sport and everything in between, get to know our fantastic host city.

Liverpool is brimming with lots of amazing things to see and do. From music to sport and everything in between, get to know our fantastic city and explore some of the highlights listed below.

British Music Experience

Telling the story of UK music since 1950s, this incredible exhibition is based in the grand surroundings of the Cunard Building at Pier Head. It’s split into zones covering everything from rock ‘n’ roll and ska to punk, glam rock and dance music. Stage costumes, iconic instruments and interactive displays give an unparalleled insight into the journey pop music has taken in the last 60 years.

 Anglican Cathedral

Liverpool is extremely proud of its two magnificent cathedrals, Anglican and Metropolitan, located at opposite ends of Hope Street, recently voted the best street in the UK. Gothic in design, Liverpool Cathedral is the largest Anglican cathedral in Britain and the fifth largest in the world. It was designed by architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, designer of the red telephone box and Battersea Power Station, and completed in 1978. The Tower Experience takes visitors to the very top of the cathedral for a bird’s eye view of the city. The journey to the top of the 331ft tower features two lifts and 108 steps, but it is well worth it for the breathtaking views.

Albert Dock

The magnificent Albert Dock Liverpool is one of the country’s top heritage attractions. Situated on the banks of the River Mersey, the attraction is also part of the Liverpool’s prestigious UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is home to award-winning visitor attractions including the Beatles Story, International Slavery Museum, Merseyside Maritime Museum and Tate Liverpool. There is also a vast choice of stylish family friendly cafés, bars and restaurants, as well as the Wheel of Liverpool.

Royal Liver Building 360

New immersive visitor experience and tower tour unlocks Liverpool’s icon.

For the first time in its 100+ year history, Liverpool’s world famous Royal Liver Building has unlocked its doors to the public with the launch of Royal Liver Building 360, a brand new, must-see visitor experience and fully guided tower tour. Offering public tours of the Grade I-listed building for the very first time, as well as a world-class audio-visual experience inside the historic clocktower and panoramic 360° views across Liverpool from the 15th-floor viewing platform, this is a true ‘bucket list’ experience.

Magical Mystery Tour

The tour will introduce you to the lives of The Beatles; their homes, schools, birthplaces and many other landmarks which informed the songs such as Strawberry Field and Penny Lane. The two hour tour finishes at the world famous Cavern Club in Mathew Street, where you can take a look around and enjoy live music in the birthplace of The Beatles.

Liverpool ONE

Liverpool ONE has had a huge impact on the city since opening in 2008. The 1.65million sq ft contemporary open-air complex is a stylish must-see destination for those who love to shop, eat, drink and relax. Liverpool ONE includes over 160 stores, bars and restaurants, a fantastic 14 screen cinema, an indoor adventure golf course and a five-acre park. Stores include high street favourites such as Topshop, John Lewis and Debenhams.

The Beatles Story

Located at Albert Dock, this is the original award-winning Beatles Story attraction. This museum is an evocative exhibition charting the lives and times of John, Paul, George and Ringo, from the early days in Hamburg to The Cavern, Beatlemania and flower power, the break-up and their solo careers. Using the latest interactive guides, the museum brings the band’s story to life.

Liverpool FC Museum

Football is integral to life in the city, and Liverpool Football Club is a great place to start. Visitors are immersed in the history of one of the most famous clubs in the world through state-of-the-art technology, learning about legends such as Bill Shankly and Kenny Dalglish and Liverpool’s great success both home and abroad.

Ferry ‘cross the Mersey

Although cruise liners are a common sight in Liverpool, they are not the only famous ships in the city. Mersey Ferry trips are a must for visitors. For spectacular views of the iconic Liverpool waterfront and a fascinating history guide – not to mention hearing that Gerry and the Pacemakers song – take the 50-minute River Explorer from Pier Head. Since April 2015, the ferry Snowdrop has been painted in a unique dazzling design by Sir Peter Blake, the artist behind the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club album cover.

Another Place

Six miles north of the city centre is Crosby, the location of Another Place the public artwork by Antony Gormley. Another Place consists of 100 cast-iron, life-size figures spread out along three kilometres of Crosby Beach and stretching almost one kilometre out to sea. Each figure weighs 650 kilos and is made from casts of the artist’s own body. The work is an institution in the area and is truly unlike anything you have seen before.

Tate Liverpool

One of the jewels of the Albert Dock is Tate Liverpool, the home of the national collection of modern and contemporary art in the north of England and the UK’s most visited gallery of its kind outside London. Displaying famous modern works alongside cutting-edge contemporary art, the gallery is a must-see for any fan of the arts visiting the city. The current exhibition, Portraying a Nation, looks at German art between 1919 and 1933.

Explore and save

Use the links provided below to book on to some of Liverpool’s top attractions. Enter the code ‘Netball’ at the checkout and enjoy exclusive discounts. Offers valid until 22 July 2019.

25% off City Explorer –  Discovering the city in style couldn’t be easier than with Liverpool City Explorer.  Join an informative Tour Guide as they talk you through the history, drama, talent and humour that’s made Liverpool what it is today.

10% off the Gin Distillery. The Liverpool Gin Distillery offers visitors the opportunity to see the distillers in action as they produce their very own Liverpool Organic Gin on-site whilst you relax with a refreshing drink at the bar.

10% off The Adventure Dock. Liverpool’s most exciting and bounciest outdoor attraction is a perfect activity for the whole family or a good group of mates. The giant inflatable obstacle course is made up of free-fall slides, huge inflatable obstacles, and fun, challenging elements. Enter the code ‘Netball’ at the check out to receive your discount.

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Things to do in liverpool

Liverpool Cathedral
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Anfield Stadium and Liverpool FC Museum
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Merseyside Maritime Museum
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Liverpool One
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Liverpool Culture

Another Place
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The Beatles Story
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British Music Experience
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Tate Liverpool
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