Seven Things You Have To Do On A Trip To Liverpool

Liverpool Liver Building

Back in June, I headed to Liverpool for a quick weekend trip away with my parents and it was such a lovely weekend. I knew Liverpool would be an interesting city to experience but I never expected to fall in love so quickly. You can read my 36-hour travel guide here and get an idea of where is best to stay here, but until then here are seven things you need to experience if you’re planning on hitting up the city.

 Take a ferry across the Mersey

Back in the 1960’s there was a famous song called ‘Ferry Cross The Mersey’ which didn’t mean much to me but my parent’s knew all about it when I mentioned taking a ferry across the river Mersey. I bought a combi bus and boat ticket which worked out much cheaper, and while the views from the ferry aren’t spectactular it’s another nice to see the city. Grab a seat by the side upstairs and bask in the breeze as you go past the UNESCO heritage site which is Liverpool’s Maritime Docks.

Liverpool Music

Visit the British Music Experience

There’s a huge amount of musical history in Liverpool mainly from The Beatles but the British Music Experience tells the story of all music from the post-war 1940’s right up to the modern day. There’s so much information about the changes in music from rock and roll to jazz to the new romantics and it’s so interesting seeing how it all developed. The entire exhibition is filled with costumes, memorabilia, props and so much more so it’s an absolute must visit if you love any form of music. There’s a studio at the end with loads of keyboards, guitars, bass guitars and drum kits so you can play around and see whether you’ve got any hidden talents, there’s also a dance studio to try out some moves.

beatles statue

Pose with The Beatles Statue

One of the most photographed things in Liverpool is the statue of The Beatles which is situated on the pier right outside the British Music Experience. Considering the fact that I was there late morning on a Saturday it wasn’t as crowded as I had expected so make sure you head over and get your photo taken with the statue commemorating the most important and famous Liverpudlian export.

Go on the City Explorer bus tour

I am a huge fan of bus tours in cities as I find you learn so much about the area, and they’re great for getting your bearings and just transporting you around the city. Our tour lasted just under an hour with sights across the city and plenty of important information about the city, the Mersey River, the cathedrals and churches and The Beatles spots. You can do a special Beatles tour or Liverpool FC tour if you’re more inclined.

Liverpool Beatles Experience

Do the Beatles Experience

Talking about The Beatles you can’t come to Liverpool without visiting The Beatles Experience which is housed over two sights. The main one on Albert Dock holds a walk through of the history of the band from their childhood, how they met and previous members right through to their first shows, traveling abroad and their iconic tracks. Going through the history was so interesting especially when you find out more about the members post break up, for example, did you know Ringo was the voice of the 1980’s Thomas The Tank engine and Paul owns the rights to a lot of the Buddy Holly and Grease songs?!

Have a drink at Smugglers Cove

One of Liverpool’s most famous cocktail bars Smugglers Cove specializes in rum-based drinks, although they serve so much more. The bar is a Guinness world record holder for the most varieties of rum commercially available with 151 different types available in-house, definitely something to boast about. There’s a slight pirate theme going on around the bar and it’s a beautiful place to explore the decor and relax with a well deserved cocktail.

radio city tower views

Head Up The Radio City Tower

To get some 360-degree views of the city head up the Radio City tower, home of the cities local radio stations where on a clear day you can see into North Wales, sadly it wasn’t that clear when I went. Heading up hundreds of meters the views are lovely and you can see what the city is like from a height, plus at just £5 you can’t go wrong.

August 9, 2017
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28 Comments

  • Reply Mummy Times Two

    Liverpool is such a fun place to visit, I totally agree with all these sights. I’d also add seeing the Liver Birds.

    August 9, 2017 at 7:23 pm
  • Reply Emma Raphael

    It sounds amazing. I am on a mission to visit as much of the UK as I can whilst we are back, and having never been to Liverpool before, I am desperate to go. It looks brilliant, thanks for the intro! 🙂

    August 9, 2017 at 7:24 pm
  • Reply Jemma

    I’ve never even been to Liverpool before. It looks like such a great city!

    August 10, 2017 at 10:33 am
  • Reply Stephanie Merry

    I’ve never been to Liverpool before, but I’d love to. It looks like a fab city x

    August 10, 2017 at 10:36 am
  • Reply Becca Talbot

    I’ve never actually been to Liverpool, though reckon it would be a really fun place to visit. Especially with all the Beatles stuff 🙂 I’ve never heard of Smugglers Cove but it sounds lovely, the kinda place I like x

    August 10, 2017 at 10:45 am
    • Reply Ana De- Jesus

      I didn’t get to see the Smugglers Cove last time so I would love to do that next time and see the British Music Experience too!

      August 12, 2017 at 12:42 pm
  • Reply Emily Leary

    I love Liverpool, such an amazing amount of history for any city – I’d love to see so much of it from the Radio City tower!

    August 10, 2017 at 11:23 am
  • Reply melissa major

    You know something, I have never been to Liverpool yet! I really need to visit one day it looks so much fun. I want to go to the Beatles experience, they are one of my favourite bands

    August 10, 2017 at 11:56 am
  • Reply Jen

    I’ve never been to Liverpool, but so many people I know have; and they always seem to have a fab time. Looks like many lovely things to do, and I’d love to see some of The Beatles things.

    August 10, 2017 at 1:05 pm
  • Reply Ana De- Jesus

    Ah I love Liverpool, I went in my third year of university around Christmas time. I had great fun at the museums and I remember a really tasty Moroccan restaurant near Liverpool one!

    August 10, 2017 at 1:50 pm
  • Reply Journa Ramirez

    Liverpool is one of my dream vacation destinations. Hope I can go there soon!

    August 10, 2017 at 2:38 pm
  • Reply The London Mum

    Smugglers cove sounds right up my street! I love rum based drinks. Yes please!!

    August 10, 2017 at 3:41 pm
  • Reply Baby Isabella

    We’d like to visit Liverpool to do the British Music Experience and pose with the Beatles! Sounds like a good trip!

    August 10, 2017 at 7:11 pm
  • Reply Gareth Torrance

    I’ve yet to visit Liverpool, but I really want to take some shots with the Beatles statue!

    August 11, 2017 at 7:21 am
  • Reply Stephanie Usher

    I can’t actually believe that I’ve never been into Liverpool! It sounds amazing though! xxx

    August 11, 2017 at 11:02 am
  • Reply Jeni

    I’ve not visited Liverpool before. I would love to visit the British Music experience. It sounds like my kind of thing 🙂

    August 11, 2017 at 4:18 pm
  • Reply Ashleigh Dougherty

    I’ve never actually been to liverpool, but would love to go. The Beatles experience sounds so good.

    August 11, 2017 at 5:59 pm
  • Reply Helen

    I love Liverpool too, there’s so much to see and do day or night. It’s a few years since I’ve been but reading this has made me want to go do it all again! I’ve not been on the ferry so I must try that next time.

    August 11, 2017 at 8:08 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    I’ve only visited Liverpool once and didn’t really see a lot apart from The Cavern Club. I really want to go back and explore the city better! xo

    August 13, 2017 at 6:53 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    I have heard a lot of interesting things about Liverpool but haven’t been there myself.I’m making plans to visit soon.I can’t wait to visit the Beatle experience.

    August 14, 2017 at 12:58 pm
  • Reply Talya

    The British Music Experience and Selfridges would be at the top of my list but Liverpool has so much else to offer!

    August 14, 2017 at 4:10 pm
  • Reply Luisa-Christie Walton-Stoev

    I’ve been to Liverpool so many times over the years and literally never done any of these things! I’m going back in November sometime so will make sure I bookmark this and check some of these places out.

    Lx

    August 14, 2017 at 4:34 pm
  • Reply Kerry Norris

    I went to Liverpool on my hen but we didn’t do anything cultural. This looks like a good list. I’m hoping to return one day.

    August 15, 2017 at 4:02 am
  • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook

    I love Liverpool, such a fun city. I never did the tower which I must do after reading your article.

    August 15, 2017 at 8:53 am
  • Reply Emma

    Liverpool is such a wonderful city to visit. There is always something sort of event on as well, which makes it even more vibrant.

    August 15, 2017 at 3:59 pm
  • Reply Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...

    I have never been to Liverpool and didn’t really know what was there to go and see so thanks for the ideas! I’ll add to our bucket list

    August 15, 2017 at 6:55 pm
  • Reply Chloe Ciliberto

    I’ve never been to Liverpool before. I’ve never really been North past London. I really need to though, it looks like a great city to visit, especially if you’re a Beatles fan.

    August 15, 2017 at 8:00 pm
  • Reply Ayesha Farhad

    Ive been to Liverpool twice. The first time was REAALLY boring since its a very small city. The second time i forced my husband to come along and explore a bit with me and we ended up at the beatles museum!

    August 19, 2017 at 7:03 pm
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