Liverpool Sightseeing Where does one start!
Named European Capital of Culture 2008, Liverpool is quite simply one of the great destination cities - not just in Britain but worldwide. As far as sightseeing in Liverpool is goes you really are spolit for choice!
There truly is so much to see. It’s more a question of how long have you got!
From The Beatles to great shopping, from awe-inspiring cathedrals to sporting excellence, from fantastic entertainment to stunning architecture, from the finest art to the tastiest food, Liverpool’s got it all.
There’s a fantastic selection of things to do, places to explore and a year round feast of attractions and events.
Here’s a mouth watering sample of what you could – and should do sightseeing in Liverpool – see and experience when you visit the city. In no particular order, but we’ll start with the city’s most famous offspring, the Fab Four!
- The Liverpool Beatles Walk a great way to learn the full story of The Beatles on foot, the clubs they played and places they stayed. See the homes where John and Paul grew up and much more besides. More detailed than a coach tour could ever be!
- The British Music Experience is a flagship museum and brand new to Liverpool.
- The Cavern Club on Mathew Street - where The Beatles played hundreds of times and still a great live music venue.
- The city’s two great cathedrals - The Anglican cathedral, with stunning views across the city, is the largest cathedral in Britain and the fifth largest in the world. It has the world’s heaviest bells and its tower is more than 100 metres high. The Metropolitan cathedral was built after the Second World War.
- Albert Dock - including the International Slavery Museum and the Merseyside Maritime Museum. A great place to hang out.
- St George’s Hall - widely regarded as one of the finest neo-classical buildings in the world and a Grade I listed building. Reopened in 2007 by Prince Charles after a major refurbishment.
- Our two great football clubs – Liverpool and Everton have collectively made us the most successful footballing city in Britain.
- The World Museum – discover treasures, explore outer space and come face- to- face with live creatures!
- The Museum of Liverpool – The UK’s newest national museum and all about the history, art, entertainment, music and sport in Liverpool City Regioin.
- Liverpool One – the massive open air shopping, leisure and residential complex in the heart of the City. This cost £1billion to build and opened in 2008.
- The Walker Art Gallery -
- New Central Library and Victorian Round Reading Rooms – a real hidden gem! A favourite stop on all Brilliant Liverpool tours sightseeing.
- The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts – opened in 1996 it was co-founded by lead Patron Sir Paul McCartney and housed in his old school.
- The Mersey Ferry – see Liverpool’s stunning waterfront from one of the most famous stretches of River in the World.
- Tate Liverpool - housed in a beautiful converted warehouse in the historic Albert Dock, part of Liverpool’s World Heritage waterfront is the most visited gallery of modern and contemporary art outside of London.
- The Radio City Viewing Gallery – The Radio City Tower sits proudly 400 feet above the heart of the city centre, providing stunning panoramic views of Merseyside, the Wirral, North Wales (including Snowdonia, occasionally) and the Lake District and Blackpool Tower on clearer days. This is a must visit on Liverpool tours sightseeing.
- The Liverpool Wheel - the 60 metre high tourist attraction next to the Echo Arena. The wheel includes 42 fully enclosed, air-conditioned capsules offering riders spectacular panoramic views of the city, including the River Mersey, the Welsh mountains and World Heritage Site waterfront.
- Liverpool’s Theatres – The Empire, Royal Court and the 2014 Stirling Prize winning Everyman theatre.
- Liverpool's three Graces - the Liver, the Cunard and the Port of Liverpool buildings.
- Liverpool sightseeing bus - There are two companies who have an open top Liverpool sightseeing bus and also the Magical Mystery Tour operated by Cavern City Tours have a sightseeing bus. We always recommend booking a local tour guide and its a great idea to use an open top sightseeing bus to get around the city on your private tour.
- Watersports Centre – A great venue for canoeing, sailing, hire Pedalos and lots more.
and all this before you even venture out of the city itself!