Liverpool | Things to do

Things to do in Liverpool

With more museums and galleries than anywhere else in the UK bar London, Liverpool is a sightseer’s dream. Many Merseyside must-sees are within easy walking distance of each other too – The Beatles Story, Tate Liverpool and the Merseyside Maritime Museum can all be found at the Albert Dock, for instance. But with so many attractions to choose from, where should you start? Our guide will help you decide.

Museums and galleries

Forget trudging around stuffy, silent museums. Liverpool leads the way when it comes to giving visitors a thoroughly modern experience. With one of the most impressive collections of museums in Europe, there’ll be something to engage every family member.

Art galleries

Liverpool has a thriving art community, something that’s reflected in the sheer number of galleries in the city. All forms of art are showcased here, from traditional galleries housing old masters to contemporary spaces dedicated to up-and-coming artists.


With vast green spaces just a stone’s throw from the centre, a visit to Liverpool needn’t all be about the urban hustle and bustle. The city does park life so well, with manicured lawns, fishing lakes and play areas. Find out where you can get a breath of fresh air.

Historic buildings

Liverpool has more listed buildings than anywhere in the UK outside London.
Nearly 300 hundred years’ worth of architectural styles can be explored here, from the Tudor Speke Hall to the Gothic Liverpool Cathedral. 


From historic buildings to world-class museums, there are just so many top attractions to choose from, and most are within easy walking distance of the centre, too.

Near Liverpool

Liverpool is ideally placed for some fun day trips. Beautiful beaches, quaint villages and even a safari park are all within easy reach.

Looking for a hotel in Liverpool?

Liverpool is one of England’s most cosmopolitan cities and was the 2008 European capital of culture. Whether you’re passing through, looking for heritage, pop culture and entertainment, checking out the universities, or planning a weekend break, there are plenty of reasons to book a  hotel room in Liverpool. And with quaint fishing villages and market towns on its doorstep, there's so much to see and do in the surrounding area of Merseyside