Liverpool is one of the UK’s most vibrant and culturally diverse cities thanks to its legacy as a maritime city, with an enviable reputation for both its music scene and its nightlife. One of the friendliest cities in the country, when you’re taking a trip down the Mersey, you’ll want to know what there is to get up to.
Let Groupon be your guide to Liverpool. There’s more to this great city than the Beatles, although you could go on a Hop on/Hop off Guided Beatles tour, a fabulous way to explore both the city (from Penny Lane to Strawberry Fields), and the legacy of the Fab Four.
Even with just a day in Liverpool, you could end up:
Over the last couple of decades, Liverpool has triumphantly reinvented itself as a city of culture. Indeed, Liverpool is arguably the best city outside London in which to see art in the UK, with a great range of galleries and an international art festival, the Liverpool Biennale. Tate Liverpool is a regional variant on the most famous art gallery in Britain, with a fascinating range of exhibitions exploring modern and contemporary art, drawn from Tate’s unrivaled collection, while The Bluecoat is an invaluable showcase for contemporary artists. If you have more traditional tastes, The Walker Art Gallery has one of the best regional collections in the country.
Liverpool’s most famous cultural export remains its music, and the city’s nightlife is second to none. The heritage of The Beatles remains an immense draw, and the Cavern Club is still going strong, though the equally iconic post-punk haven Eric’s which sat opposite the Cavern in Mathew Street is now a German-style beer hall. You can celebrate Liverpool’s rich music heritage every year at Liverpool International Music Festival, which is fully committed to celebrating the city’s rich cultural diversity. Liverpudlians have a fierce civic pride, which they’ll happily talk about to anyone willing to listen – you should join in and support local business, with great deals from Groupon.
There’s no shortage of things to do with the kids, from paintball adventures to trampolining! Horse riding may appeal more – go for an invigorating private ride through scenic woodlands, or a personalised treasure hunt! Alternately, if you want to explore the outdoors, do something like a Lake District Distillery Tour with the option of afternoon tea, or go on a Hawk Walk in the Lancashire countryside.
In short, Liverpool really has it all; a historic, cultured city with a big heart, and something for everyone.