Following on from our last article about the best things to do mid-week Liverpool, we have another list of top activities, as we thought there was too much not to show you! If you happen to be staying at one of our serviced apartments in Liverpool, definitely give this blog a read for some inspiration.
This is the spiritual home of excellent British design: you can learn about world-class art, architecture, and craftsmanship via a series of exhibits, seminars, and city tours. The structure itself is an angular delight, protruding from Canning Dock and strikingly contrasted with the elaborate early twentieth-century architecture of the surrounding 'Three Graces' - the Liver, Cunard, and Port of Liverpool buildings. If you're still not convinced, RIBA just won the Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards for 'Best Newcomer to the Visitor Economy.' It's all quite impressive.
Today, the Baltic Triangle's old warehouses overflow with music venues, art spaces, and independent stores, occupying an industrial district that was severely damaged during WWII. The Baltic Market, a street food heaven inside the magnificent Cains Brewery structure, is not to be missed. Halloumi fries, prosecco ice creams, and handmade pizzas are all on the menu.
Your tour guide will know a lot about the area, including a lot about the Beatles. After all, what trip to Liverpool would be complete without a look into the Fab Four's history? Explore the waterfront along the way, learn about the historic docks, and see how the area has evolved since John, Paul, George, and Ringo became famous. Then you can view a Beatles video and visit a number of landmarks that are only accessible on foot, such as Brian Epstein's record store, NEMS, the Eleanor Rigby and Cilla Black statues, and the Cavern Club, where it all started.
The Grade I-listed Royal Liver Building (that's 'liver' to rhyme with 'diver') was built between 1908 and 1911 and is one of the sites that helped Liverpool win Unesco World Heritage status. It was developed by Walter Aubrey Thomas for an insurance firm and was one of the earliest reinforced concrete structures in the world. Its two clock towers, which sit two mythological cormorant-like liver birds, are its most famous characteristics. It is the most well-known landmark in the city.
In this sprawling, vibrant and interactive exhibition, visitors can learn about everything there is to know about pop music in the UK. Highlights? Genuine outfits worn by stars such as David Bowie and instruments that once belonged to Noel Gallagher and the Sex Pistols. You can also have a go at rock stardom yourself by picking up one of the various guitars, drum kits and keyboards, or belting out a tune or two in a vocal booth.