Are you thinking of taking a family trip to Liverpool but aren't sure where to go? Liverpool's busy cultural scene rivals that of London, so it's no wonder that it's one of the best locations to visit in the United Kingdom. If you're a visitor to this well-known friendly port city, the only real question is how you'll make the most of your time here. Continue reading to learn about some of our favourite picks.
The Story of the Beatles
Why not go on an interactive walk-through trip in Liverpool's most famous area - a must-do for both fans and non-fans alike. This multi-award-winning Beatles homage is not only for fans. Not only will you 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 rare memorabilia and interactive elements. There's also the world's largest range of official Beatles stuff if you wish to buy a souvenir of your visit.
What is the point of coming here? Tate Liverpool, once a warehouse, is now one of the most beautiful art galleries in the United Kingdom. Visit the Albert Dock to see how James Stirling converted the antique building into a contemporary rarity that capitalises on the site's distinct features. A well-known Keith Haring installation is now on display, as is the superb exhibition 'Lucian Freud: Real Lives,' which runs until the end of January 2022.
The Reds have occupied Anfield since 1892, but that doesn't mean other sports luminaries haven't stepped upon the sacred turf. The stadium has held boxing, tennis, and rugby competitions since its creation in 1884. A stadium tour will teach you all you need to know about the club's history while also allowing you to walk inside the locker rooms, up the tunnel (and, of course, slap the iconic sign), and stand on the field.
If Gerry And The Pacemakers think it's worth singing about, it's surely worth a ride. At the very least, you'll enjoy spectacular views of the city. Choose between a standard hop-on, hop-off cruise and a combination ticket that includes entry to extra Liverpool attractions like the family-friendly interactive Spaceport and the U-Boat Story, where you can tour an actual German submarine. In 2018, pop artist Sir Peter Blake painted one of the riverboats to commemorate the First World War Armistice anniversary.
When the hustle and bustle of city life become too much, head to Sefton Park and unwind amid 250 acres of beautiful nature. This urban oasis, complete with underground caves, waterfalls, and a Victorian Palm House, was accorded Grade 1-listed status (and rightfully so). The Botanical Gardens will inspire you to grow your own houseplants, and you'll be able to breathe a little easier on your journey home!