Are you planning a trip to Liverpool with your family but aren't sure where to go? Liverpool's bustling cultural scene matches London's, so it's no surprise that it's one of the top British places to visit. If you're a guest at this well-known welcoming port city, the only real question is how you'll make the most of your stay here. Keep reading to find out some of our top recommendations.
Why not spend an interactive walk-through adventure through Liverpool's most renowned quarter - unmissable for fans and non-fans alike. This multi-award-winning tribute to The Beatles is not just for fans. You'll not only learn everything there is to know about the band, but you'll also get a taste of the swinging '60s, with recreations of The Casbah, Mathew Street, and The Cavern, as well as unique memorabilia and interactive sections. If you want to buy a souvenir of your stay in town, there's also the world's largest collection of official Beatles merch.
Why should you go here? Tate Liverpool, formerly a warehouse, is now one of the most stunning art galleries in the UK. Visit the Albert Dock to witness how James Stirling transformed the old structure into a modern monster that capitalises on the structure's unique qualities. A well-known Keith Haring display is currently on view, as is the excellent survey 'Lucian Freud: Real Lives,' which continues through January 2022. While you're there, check out the Louise Bourgeois show, which is also open until January 2022.
The Reds have called Anfield home since 1892, but that doesn't mean other sports legends haven't touched the sacred pitch. Since its inception in 1884, the stadium has hosted boxing, tennis, and rugby matches. A stadium tour will teach you all you need to know about the club's history, as well as allow you to see inside the locker rooms, go up the tunnel (and, of course, slap the iconic sign), and stand on the pitch.
It's definitely worth a ride if Gerry And The Pacemakers think it's worth singing about. At the very least, you'll have excellent city views. Choose between a typical hop-on-hop-off cruise or a combo ticket that includes admission to additional Liverpool sites such as the family-friendly interactive Spaceport and the U-Boat Story, where you can explore a real German submarine. To mark the centennial of the Armistice of the First World War, pop artist Sir Peter Blake dazzle painted one of the riverboats in 2018.
When city life becomes too much, travel to Sefton Park and relax in 250 acres of lush greenery. This urban sanctuary was given Grade 1-listed status (and deservedly so), with underground caves, waterfalls, and a Victorian Palm House. The Botanical Gardens will give you some ideas for houseplants, and you'll be able to breathe a bit better on the bus/car journey home!