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Bursting with music and a festival atmosphere that can’t be beaten, there are lots of new things to do in Liverpool for Scousers and visitors alike. From listening to live music at The Cavern Club to hearing the roar from Anfield Stadium or Goodison Park, Liverpool will keep you happy from breakfast to bedtime. Not quite sure where to get started? At Groupon we’re here to offer a helping hand with deals and tips to make your time in Liverpool just that extra bit special.

#1 British Music Experience

Permanent British Music Exhibition

As the birth place of the British Invasion, Liverpool has left a significant mark on the world of music. The British Music Experience celebrates this legacy and history of music across the whole of Britain, from David Bowie to the X Factor. The museum comes complete with interactive exhibits to channel your inner rockstar, as well as a large memorabilia collection.

British Music Experience

 

#2 Royal Albert Dock

Liverpool’s Historic Dock

The Royal Albert Dock is where much of Liverpool’s maritime success could be found during the British Empire, receiving large cargoes of silk, ivory and cotton. Today the dock has a wealth of museums, galleries and fantastic places to eat and drink. The dock also plays host to some of Liverpool’s most vibrant events and festivals, like the Folk On The Dock international folk festival.

royal albert dock

 

#3 World Museum Liverpool

Extensive History Museum

For history buffs it doesn’t get much better than the World Museum Liverpool. Packed full of fascinating exhibits covering everything from Ancient Egypt to the space programme, the World Museum will keep you happily occupied for hours. The museum is also perfect for keeping kids entertained, especially with hands-on exhibits in the Discovery Centre.

world museum liverpool

 

#4 Liverpool CATHEDRAL

Gothic Revival Cathedral

One of the city’s two cathedrals, Liverpool Cathedral is a beautiful building and a popular destination for tourists and photographers. The cathedral offers group tours covering the history of the building and Liverpool in general. You can also climb to the top of the main bell tower for stunning panoramic views.

liverpool cathedral

 

#5 st. george's hall TOUR

Neoclassical Victorian Hall

From prison cells to the chandeliers in the Great Hall, St. George’s Hall is positively bursting with history. This hall has been an important landmark and gathering point in Liverpool since construction was completed all the way back in 1854. Tours offer a fascinating insight into the history of Liverpool.

st. george's hall

 

#6 The Beatles Story experience

Liverpool Beatles Attraction

Journey through the history of Liverpool’s most famous musical export at this fascinating attraction. The Beatles Story comes complete with reconstructions of some of the key locations in the history of The Beatles, including Abbey Road and Penny Lane, as well as a plethora of authentic Beatles memorabilia to see.

The Beatles Story

 

#7 The cavern club

Historic Club and Venue

A famous performance spot for The Beatles in their early years, The Cavern Club has played an important role in Liverpool’s musical history. It was reopened in 1984 and is now a popular destination to visit. Featuring live performances from both touring and resident musicians, The Cavern Club remains the home of music in Liverpool.

the cavern club

 

#8 anfield stadium

Liverpool FC Home Stadium

Home to Liverpool Football Club, Anfield Stadium is one of Liverpool’s biggest landmarks and attractions. Hosting football matches, live performances and other exciting events, Anfield welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. An essential stop for any football fan, Anfield even offers tours of the stadium.

anfield stadium

 

#9 mersey ferries

Ferry Connections & Attraction

A constant sight on the river, Mersey Ferries have become something of a local symbol in Liverpool. These ferries have been running on the Mersey for over 800 years and offer some of the best views of Liverpool from the water. Mersey Ferries also run between some of Liverpool’s biggest attractions, making them the perfect scenic route around the city.

mersey ferries

 

#10 relax on CROSBY BEACH

Large Sandy Beach

About 6 miles from Liverpool, Crosby Beach is a popular destination for a day trip away from the city. The wide sandy beach, sculptures by Antony Gormley and stunning views of the sea makes this piece of Merseyside one of the region’s most beautiful destinations.

crosby beach

 

#11 knowsley safari park

Zoological park near Liverpool

Looking for things to do with kids this weekend? Do not forget to visit the famous Knowsley Safari Park. Located in Prescot, just about 11 miles East from Liverpool, this zoological park offers fun and discovery for visitors of all ages. The 550-acres area is home to more than 700 animals.

knowsley safari park

 

#12 DISCOVER Liverpool parks

Green Spaces in Liverpool

Liverpool is well known for its fantastic parks and green spaces, ranking some the UK’s best among them. While some of these, namely Otterspool Park and Tatton Park, are perfect for an afternoon of walking, others have their very own attractions to enjoy, such as the stunning Sefton Park Palm House.

Tatton Park

 

 

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Making the most of Liverpool with Groupon

Looking for things to do in Liverpool today, but not quite sure where to get started? With a little help from Groupon you’ll be getting the most from Liverpool in no time at all, thanks to these tips, tricks and recommendations.

Whether this is your first time on the streets of Liverpool or you’ve been living here for years, we’ll help you to find things to do; from enjoying a romantic meal at the Royal Albert Dock to spending a family day out in Sefton park.

Things to do for free in Liverpool

There are lots of ways to keep yourself occupied in Liverpool without having to spend a penny. Liverpool is full of stunning street art, beautiful streets and green parks, so it can be a pleasure just to walk through the city. Some of the sights, like the Sefton Park Palm House or St. George’s Hall are just begging for a look-in.

There are regular free festivals in Liverpool too, so make sure to keep an eye on the local schedules for a vibrant taste of Scouse culture.

If you’d like to try something a little more educational, you’re in luck because many of Liverpool’s biggest and best museums, like the World Museum Liverpool, offer free general admission throughout the week.

Romantic things to do in Liverpool

Finding things to do in Liverpool for couples is easy, thanks to the city’s vibrant nightlife and popular date locations. Take advantage of Liverpool’s music scene by catching a live performance together at venues like The Zanzibar, 24 Kitchen Street and the Cavern Club. You could also enjoy a dinner for two in one of Liverpool’s many fantastic restaurants or a drink at one of its unique bars, like the rooftop of Goodness Gracious on Water Street.

For some more downtempo date ideas, the Mersey Ferries offer a great chance to soak in the stunning scenery of Liverpool and the Merseyside together. Just make sure to check the rain forecast first!

What can I do in Liverpool with kids?

With plenty of things to do in Liverpool with kids, you’ll never have any problems keeping them happy. Knowsley Safari Park is a popular destination for a family day out to see the lions, tigers and elephants, or if the sun is out, you could take them for an afternoon on the sand at Crosby Beach.

Feeling a bit more adventurous? Try a family expedition into the Williamson Tunnels and join a guided tour through the subterranean underground of Liverpool. If your family is made of sterner stuff then you might also want to try braving a Haunted Liverpool tour to learn all about Liverpool’s darker past.

Things to do at Royal Albert Docks

Royal Albert Docks is where you’ll find many of Liverpool’s best tourist attractions, including The Beatles Story and Tate Liverpool. You can find a huge range of places to eat, from fresh bread at the Rough Hand Made Bakery to an Italian dinner at Gusto. The Royal Albert Docks is also the perfect spot to pick up some souvenirs, with tourist shops like With Love From Liverpool offering a selection of gifts and mementos.

Essential travel tips & hacks for Liverpool

Visiting Liverpool for the first time? Our essential travel tips and hacks might help you out:

  • Buy your tickets before boarding the Merseyrail service. Travelling without a ticket could cost you a £20 penalty fine.
  • If you’re a foodie, make sure to try the traditional stew (Scouse) if you’re looking for a true taste of local cuisine
  • Pick up a day rider ticket for unlimited travel all day on Arriva buses for £4
  • The 500 Airport Flyer bus provides easy links between the airport and city centre during the day. Alternatively, the 86a runs a similar route 24/7.

What’s the weather like in Liverpool

The weather in Liverpool is similar to much of the rest of the UK, with warm summers and cool winters. Wind from the sea can occasionally bring colder snaps and blustery weather. Before heading out for the day, make sure to check the most recent weather forecasts for Liverpool.

Season 

Min. temperature 

Max. temperature 

Winter 

+2.4°C 

+7.2°C 

Spring 

+5.1°C 

+12.2°C 

Summer 

+13.3°C 

+19.7°C 

Autumn 

+8.2°C 

+13.9°C 

How do I get around Liverpool?

Getting around Liverpool is simple thanks to the good public transport on offer. Merseyrail train service is the quickest way to get around much of the central area, with regular trains running daily until midnight. Alternatively, local bus services run throughout the whole city, with the main hub being the Liverpool ONE bus station.

Trains to and from Liverpool can be caught from Lime Street railway station, and the airport can be reached using regular bus services.

Local taxi services and Uber are available for convenience, with black cabs regularly gathering at the main stations and the Royal Albert Dock.

Thanks to a little helping hand from Groupon you can now look forward to getting the very best out of your time in Liverpool. Armed with these handy tips and tricks, you’re now free to enjoy all the fantastic things to do in Liverpool.