7 Types of Days Out in Liverpool
by Kimberly Low on 08/09/2016
Liverpool is one of the most exciting cities in England.
There’s no shortage of fun activities here, but it can be quite overwhelming to try and do everything at once. So, we’ve come up with 7 types of days out you can have in Liverpool. Look at this list as a guide for you in exploring beautiful Liverpool.
1. Hanging out at the docksWhen you’re in Liverpool, you absolutely cannot miss Albert Dock and the waterfront. Take a trip to the waterfront where you will find plenty of hip and happening restaurants, shops and bars. And since you are near water, why not cross River Mersey on one of the many cruises offered? Remember to sing ‘Ferry Cross the Mersey’ while you’re at it!
2. Betting on horsesHorse races in Liverpool take place at the beautiful Aintree. They have different types of races to cater to families or groups so do check out its website for more information. Most importantly, remember to book your tickets early to avoid disappointment as horse races are very popular among Liverpudlians.
3. Visit ChinatownDo you know that Liverpool is home to the oldest Chinese community in Europe? If you get excited at the idea of eating delicious authentic Chinese food, shopping for weird and wonderful Asian imports and just soaking in the energetic atmosphere of one of the most interesting places on earth, you know where to head to - Liverpool’s Chinatown. By the way, Liverpool’s Chinatown’s magnificent gateway is also the largest gateway outside of China.
4. Watch a football matchWhether you’re a Liverpool or an Everton fan, you can’t leave Liverpool without catching a football match at Anfield or Goodison Park. If you couldn’t make it to a match, at least join a stadium tour. So, remember to plan and book your match tickets before making your trip as they run out fast!
5. Picnic at a parkRemember to pencil in a spot of picnic while you’re in Liverpool as the city has some of the best parks in the country. The biggest one is Sefton Park, a picturesque garden with the famous Palm House, local and exotic plants and a couple of breath-taking lakes.
6. Museum and art kind of dayLiverpool is a serious spot for soaking in some culture. The Albert Dock alone houses the Merseyside Maritime Museum, Tate Liverpool, The Beatles Story and International Slavery Museum. At William Brown Street, you’ll find World Museum, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool Central Library and St John’s Gardens. If you’re feeling like taking a train or ferry ride, why not go to Wirral, a village in Port Sunlight to visit Lady Lever Art Gallery. It features Lord Leverhulme’s personal collection of fine and decorative arts.
7. Enjoy a musical dayThere’s absolutely no way that you could leave Liverpool without enjoying its rich musical history. There’s the Beatles of course, and you can check out The Beatles Story at Albert Dock and also Penny Lane Beatles Visitors Centre located next to The Dovedale Towers. You can also take a stroll down the actual Penny Lane, to see where John Lennon and Paul McCartney used to meet before catching a bus into town. There’s live music daily from mid-afternoon to late evening at Cavern Club and admission is free too (except Thursday – Sunday evenings). If you have more classical tastes, you most definitely need to catch a performance at the newly refurbished Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.
Hope you’ll have a fantastic time in Liverpool! Well, we are you sure you will.