Birthplace of the Beatles and home to two Premier League clubs, it’s no wonder Liverpool is a magnet to millions of visitors each year. But with its thriving art and comedy scene, designer stores and buzzing nightlife, there’s a lot more to Liverpool than the Fab Four and football. Where should you go first? Forget Magical Mystery Tours and let our guide help you explore this cultural hotspot instead. And rest assured that whatever Merseyside attractions you decide to visit, there’ll always be a friendly team waiting to look after you at a Premier Inn hotel in Liverpool.
Things to do in Liverpool
Whether you want to turn your city break into an action-packed adventure or just fancy going on a walking tour, our guide is packed with activities to try. Hire a city bike, take a powerboat ride or try a spot of horse riding - whatever you end up doing, beautiful Liverpool backdrops are guaranteed.
With more listed buildings than anywhere in the UK bar London, and with stunning parks just a stone’s throw from the centre, you won’t know where to point your camera first. From a stroll around Albert Dock to a guided tour of Anfield, no visit to Liverpool would be complete without a trip to these fun-filled attractions.
Forget stuffy institutions. The city’s museums are designed to give visitors a thoroughly modern cultural experience. Love art? Besides the top-name galleries there are two exhibition centres. And, because it’s a university town, the city’s arty scene is kept fresh with each year’s influx of students.
Whether it’s music, comedy or sport you’re into, a trip to lively Liverpool will be just the ticket. But did you know the city is a theatrical mecca too? From festivals and opera to events both big and small, we’ve rounded up the very best venues around, to turn your city break into a feast of entertainment.
Whatever brings you to Liverpool, make sure you leave time to sample some of the city’s legendary nightlife while you’re here. The scene gets cooler by the day, with whiskey joints, secret clubs and hip bars popping up all over the place. And the best bit? All the nightlife is clustered in the centre of town so you can experience it all with ease.
Places to eat
Liverpool has long been a cultural melting pot, and nowhere reflects this more clearly than the city’s eclectic eating scene. From plates of traditional Scouse to something more exotic, every taste is catered for on Merseyside. If you prefer food on the go, check out the street food scene at Baltic Market.
Whether you prefer to shop in gleaming malls or rustic-looking farmers’ markets, Liverpool has everything at its fashionable fingertips. And while you’ll find all the the major brands you know and love, the city is bursting with independent stores and virtually every scene is covered, from hipster to designer.
Flying into Liverpool? We can tell you how to get from the terminal to the city centre, pronto! And what about getting around the city while you’re in town?
From bus to train to bike, you’ll be able to pack a lot more into your Liverpool visit if you know the best ways of getting around.