Liverpool: 10 Fantastic Things To See And Do

Liverpool is one of the best known cities in the world due, in large part, to it having been the home of The Beatles.

Plus it has a great sporting heritage, with Liverpool’s Anfield being one of the world’s best known soccer stadiums.

But, these are not the only things that are fun about Liverpool. Here is a list of ten great things to do if you are lucky enough to visit.

1. Visit Liverpool’s Waterfront

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Liverpool’s waterfront, once one of the busiest ports in the world, is now home to some fantastic galleries, museums, restaurants and pubs.

Especially worth a visit are Albert Dock and Pier Head.


2. Learn About The Fab Four (The Beatles)

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George Harrison, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney were once some of the most famous people in the world forming one of the most-known music bands in the world, the Beatles.

And while only two of these four people are still with us, their legacy continues to live on.

As well as the music, Liverpool has done a great job in preserving their Link

s to the so called ‘Fab Four’: you can find a lot of memorabilia at ‘The Beatles Story’; you can visit the remodelled version of the Cavern Club and have some fun dancing while you’re there; and make sure that you pay Casbah Coffee Club a visit as well.

If you are a fan, you can visit Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane, and while there is not much to see there anymore, you can still see the street sign. You can also visit the house Paul McCartney grew up in and the childhood home of John Lennon.


3. Learn About the Music of Merseybeat

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In addition to the Beatles ”Ferry Cross The Mersey” (1965) and ”You’ll Never Walk Alone” (1964) are songs that are very important for Liverpool. These songs were released by Gerry and the Pacemakers. The song ”You’ll Never Walk Alone” is the official anthem of Liverpool FC.


4. Visit the World Museum

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Egyptian artifacts, an Allosaurus skeleton and meteorites from Mars are just some of the exhibits that you can see at this museum.

You also get to see an aquarium and explore a bug house. There is an observatory and a theatre at the Spaceport.


5. Watch a Play At the Theatre

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The Everyman Theatre was opened in the 1960s. Since then, it has been putting on shows and developing new plays all the time.

Some people started their stage careers at this theatre, including Alison Steadman, Pete Postlethwaite and Julie Walters.

If you want to see touring West End shows, opera and plays, you should go to the Liverpool Empire Theatre.

The Bluecoat is mostly used for contemporary arts and it is around 300 years old.

You should also visit The Royal Court if you would like to watch a play with a local theme and cast.


6. Enjoy Some Comedy

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From Arthur Askey to John Bishop, Liverpool has always been known for its rich comedy history. There are a lot of comedy clubs in Liverpool such as the Comedy Central Comedy Clubat the Albert Dock.


7. Relax In a Park

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Liverpool ten Victorian parks, such as Greenbank park, are protected by English Heritage.

any of Liverpool’s festivals take place at the Sefton Park. This park has a grotto, a boating lake and a Palm House.

Chavasse Park has many gardens that you can explore.

Make sure that you check out the Croxteth Hall Country Park as well. This park has a working farm and nature reserve, as well as a historic house.


8. Enjoy the Local Food

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Liverpool’s restaurant scene has gone through some changes in recent years.

But, you can still try Scouse (a stew pictured here) and Wet Nelly for pudding at some places.

If you would like to have a nice dinner, you should go to the Restaurant Fraiche in the village of Oxton or the many restaurants in Bold Street and Hope Street. Alma de Cuba, converted from a Catholic church, is another popular restaurant.

If you would like to have a nice dinner with a beautiful view, you should go to Panoramic 34. It is one of Britain’s highest restaurants.


9. See Some Art At Tate Liverpool

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You can find Tate Liverpool at the docks. Tate Liverpool was opened in 1988. You can find exhibitions of modern art there. You can see a Rembrandt self-portrait and ”Peter Getting Out of Nick’s Pool” at the Walker Art Gallery. Make sure that you visit the Sudley House as well. The Open Eye Gallery has some major exhibitions of photography. Some of the images that you can see at the Open Eye Gallery are around 87 years old.

10. Visit the Liverpool War Museum

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At this museum, you can walk through a wartime bunker which played an important part in the Battle of the Atlantic, one of major sea conflicts that took place during the World War II.

The bunker is still the same as it was at the end of the World War II. It contains 100 rooms and it is gas and bomb proof.

One of the German submarines is also available for you to visit at the museum.

 

There you have it. That is a list of ten great things to do in Liverpool. Keep in mind that these are not the only things that you can do in Liverpool. There is a lot more stuff that you can do in this beautiful city. There are plenty of nice hotels in Liverpool as well. This means that you don’t need to worry about where to stay if you decide to pay this city a visit. Thank you for reading this text and I hope that you have a great day.

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