We could write a list of exciting things to do in Liverpool that’s as long as our arms – and we have pretty long arms. So, we’ve simply picked out our five things you have to do when you visit Merseyside.
View Titanic Artefacts at Merseyside Maritime Museum
Liverpool will forever be synonymous with RMS Titanic, as her port of registry was located in the city. The White Star Line’s HQ was located on James Street, near the Liverpool Waterfront, and the building now commemorates the sunken vessel in the form of 30 James Street – Home of the Titanic.
Just down the road from the White Star Line HQ is the Merseyside Maritime Museum, which is a celebration of Liverpool’s extensive maritime history. Here you can take a look at incredible RMS Titanic artefacts, including a lifejacket and a first class ticket. You can also learn more about Merseyside’s role in the Battle of the Atlantic in World War II and the city’s connection to other world famous liners.
Step Inside The Cavern Club
The Beatles made musical history when they first played at The Cavern Club – and the Fab Four never even realised it. The rock ‘n’ roll band changed music forever with legendary songs such as ‘She Loves You’, ‘All You Need is Love’ and ‘Hey Jude – and played at The Cavern Club an amazing 292 times before they dominated the world.
Music fans across the world travel to the city every single year to see the club, catching a glimpse at the stage where the band performed during the early 60s. To this very day, The Cavern Club continues to welcome performances from local musicians – and you can even catch the odd tribute acts, especially during International Beatle Week, which takes place annually in August.
Take a Seat on a Mersey Ferry
You cannot visit Liverpool and not step aboard a Mersey ferry – which is one of the most iconic attractions. You can absorb mesmerising views of the Liverpool Waterfront, which include the Three Graces and the Albert Dock, as well as making your way across to New Brighton for a fun day out with all the family.
Browse Bill Shankly Memorabilia at The Shankly Hotel
If you are looking for a luxury hotel in Liverpool that is just a stone’s throw away from the city’s finest attractions, you have to book a stay at The Shankly Hotel. Why? Well, not only because it offers sleek, stylish and spacious rooms, but because their onsite restaurant, The Bastion Bar & Restaurant, offers delicious dishes and drinks, as well as unseen Bill Shankly memorabilia that has been donated by the late manager’s family.
Snap a Selfie at Another Place
One of the most idyllic spots in Merseyside has to be Antony Gormley’s Another Place at Crosby Beach. You can view 100 cast iron figures that have been designed on the artist’s body and are spread out at different points across the beach. The view is breath-taking whatever the weather – and you can even grab a selfie with one of the figures to remember your trip.