The 17 best things to do in Liverpool
Once the home of the Fab Four and, in more recent years, the home of Jurgen Klopp and Mohamed Salah, Liverpool is nothing but a city of excellence. Our favourite activities around town include getting our culture fix at a leading art gallery or museum, going vintage shopping with some pals, splurging on afternoon tea and starting the night off right at one of the city’s best bars. Fun fact: Liverpool has the second-highest number of museums, galleries and listed buildings in the UK (only London can boast more). We’re big fans of Tate Liverpool and the Lady Lever Art Gallery over at Port Sunlight, along with the famous Everyman and Playhouse theatres. If you’re a visitor to this famously friendly port city, the only real question is how you’re going to max out your time in town. Let our guide umm… guide you and soon you’ll be meandering through Merseyside like a local. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.
The 10 best places to go shopping in Liverpool
Liverpool gets its supersized personality from a combination of fierce independence and a big-thinking worldview, something very much reflected in the city's shops. Despite all of its fancy developments over the last few decades, Liverpool has managed to hang on to those quirky venues and outlets that make a place unique, whilst supporting bigger, bolder, higher-end shopping experiences like Liverpool One. So if you fancy rifling through vintage clothes and accessories at a Camden-style market, there's a place for you. If you’re on for treating yourself at a designer boutique, you're in luck. Maybe your Airbnb’s cupboards are looking decidedly empty – in which case a farmers’ market will certainly tempt you. However you like to shop, and whatever you’re looking for, Liverpool is a city with a lot to offer (and often at decent prices). For a side order of culture, bask in the historic surrounds of Royal Albert Dock, on Liverpool’s waterfront, before checking out the gift shop at Tate Liverpool (both are essential things to do here, according to us). And don’t forget to pause for some refreshment during your hard day’s shopping in Liverpool – this city boasts some of the best restaurants in the North West, and endless tempting cafés and bars. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best things to do in Liverpool
The 8 best spas in Liverpool
We all know what it's like when you visit somewhere new. Making the most of a city break is exciting but it can leave you feeling exhausted.So, once you've done all of Liverpool's attractions, allow yourself time to unwind at one of the very best spas in the city. There's plenty of choice, too, from underground hydrotherapy pools to snow caves and natural oil baths. So when you tire of exploring all of the wonderful things to do in Liverpool, and you want some 'me' time, or if you just want to escape from the bustle of the city centre, here's a selection of great spas to suit everyone who likes a bit of pampering. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best things to do in Liverpool
15 unmissable attractions in Liverpool
Happily for you lot, there’s something for pretty much every curious cultural traveller here. With more than 2,500 listed buildings, a world-class music and sports events calendar, and some of the UK’s biggest and best museums, this diverse port city basically overflows with brilliant things to do. We wouldn’t blame you if you felt a little daunted at the prospect of a day out here – so here’s our pick of the attractions in Liverpool you simply shouldn’t miss. From the thought-provoking International Slavery Museum to the ever-thriving Cavern Club to the sprawling Walker and Bluecoat art galleries, it’s all happening in the ’Pool. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best things to do in Liverpool