Top 10 things to do during your downtime in Liverpool

After attending a conference within the city, why not spend your downtime discovering some of our top 10 picks

Royal Albert Dock

Royal Albert Dock is situated in the heart of the city centre and is home to Tate Liverpool. Also, on offer is scrumptious restaurants and tasty independent bakeries. While you’re here check out The Beatles Story which holds a plethora of memorabilia from the Fab Four themselves. Adult tickets are £16 and can be purchased here.

View of the Royal Albert Dock. There is red pillars on the left lining up along the famous dock and a central view of the Liver building.

International Slavery Museum 

Also situated on the Dock is the International Slavery Museum. This museum allows for people to learn and understand more about Liverpool’s connection with the Transatlantic Slave trade. Admission for this museum is free of charge and more information can be found here.

A collage of influential Black people and four sections of information about the famous faces.

Liverpool ONE

Liverpool ONE is situated in Liverpool City Centre with an option for everyone. There is a range of shopping, dining and entertainment here at this impressive shopping centre. Harvey Nicholls, Boss, Flannels and Clarendon Fine Art, there is something for everyone here. Find out more information about the vast range of shops and restaurants here.

From the upper level looking down on a row of shops in Liverpool One shopping centre. The area is busy with shoppers and there is a bright blue sky.

Pippin’s Corner 

This hidden gem is situated a 21-minute bus ride away, hop on the 82A bus from Liverpool One Bus Station to visit Pippin’s Corner. This café/bistro is an independent and offers sublime food from light bites and homemade bakes to delicious roast dinners, all of which are made in house. To find out more about Pippin’s Corner, check out their Instagram here.

A café with blue and cream tables and chairs. Sparkly lights hang from the ceiling and the wall is green / blue. There is a bar area at top of the café with tray bakes in a glass cabinet.

Sefton Park

This beautiful park is well loved by locals, 235 acres to explore here along with the beautiful Sefton Park Palm House. The Palm House holds over 200 plants and is a must see due to the extremely rare plants that call the Palm House home. This extensive green space is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Sefton Park is a 28 minute bus journey from Liverpool One Bus Station on the 82A and more information about Sefton Park can be found here.

Large glass palm house with lights shining inside. The sky is blue and bright.

Mathew Street

This street is home to the world-famous Cavern Club, The Beatles performed here and more recently Paul McCartney performed here in 2018. The Cavern Club is a music venue with a thriving live music scene. Mathew Street is also home to other independent bars and clubs with a number of historical nods to the maritime history. Located just a short 3 minute walk from Liverpool ONE shopping centre, the street is a must see for any music fan. Find out more information here.

Mathew Street at night with banners and flags hanging up from buildings. The street is faintly lit up as the sun sets and the sky is fading a darker blue.

Everton Stadium tour 

Goodison Park tour is a must see for any football fan given the history of the stadium, the stadium was the first major football stadium built in England. Visit the stadium located 28 minutes away on the 26 bus from Liverpool One Bus Station.

First opened by Lord Kinnaird and Frederick Wall of the Football Association in 1892, this stadium is steeped in history. The club now have a close relationship with their fans and locals surrounding the area. This is due to their Everton in the Community initiative which provides sport, education and health support to the community. Tours for the stadium are priced from £20 and can be found here.

Football pitch with EFC in white writing in the background with sprinklers currently on the pitch. The EFC white seats are framed around blue seats.

Liverpool Football Club Stadium tour 

One of the worlds famous stadiums, this tour is jam packed with history and knowledge on the life of LFC and the players who call Anfield Stadium their home. The opportunity to visit the stadium and see the Klopp’s seat in the Manager’s Dugout and the players changing rooms should not be missed.

Visit the stadium from Liverpool One Bus Station on a 18 minute bus journey on the 26 bus, tickets for the stadium and more information can be found here.

A red LFC flag in focus with LFC white seats framed around red seats. The view is of the green LFC football pitch with a bright sunny sky.

MerseyMade 

A hub for the creative type, this spot is situated in the city centre just a two-minute walk from the Liverpool One Bus Station.

You can enjoy fresh baked goods and delicious beverages here while viewing the marvellous creations of the talented bunch like Sophie Green, Jenny Dunlop and Jessica Slack. There is also an opportunity to take a piece of Liverpool home with unique gifts on offer here. Find more information on MerseyMade here.

5 people standing in front of a large blue sign which says MerseyMade. The people are holding placards encouraging people to shop small.

Bold Street

Bold Street is a street like no other, there is plenty to see, do and eat here. A vast array of restaurants and cafes are situated on Bold Street. Along with a not-for-profit radical and community bookshop, you are sure to find a hidden gem in News From Nowhere. To find out more information about one of Liverpool’s favourite streets, click here.

A busy street with a man in a sombrero hat and poncho playing guitar for the crowds. The sky is bright blue and it's a sunny day.

Whilst there is so much more to see and do within the city, we have included our top 10 above. To find out more of what Liverpool has to offer, check out VisitLiverpool website here.

 

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