Liverpool is a pretty city. From architecture to cobbled pathways, Georgian style and green parks. Yep, we know how good we look. If you’re visiting the city of course you’re going to be looking for the best views to take home with you. Here’s where we think you should stop for that candid moment. While on your picture taking travels, be sure to tag #VisitLiverpool on your Instagram uploads to give us permission to repost. Follow us at visitliverpool_

From the Cathedrals

On the steps of the Metropolitan Cathedral at one end of Hope Street. Or head to the other end of Hope Street, overlooking the Anglican Cathedral and you have two spots for perfect pictures.

The top of the Anglican Cathedral tower is one of the highest points in the city. From here you can see right across the rooftops of Hope Street and the top of the Liver Building. Hope Street itself is a bustling cultural hub with the bright lights of the Philharmonic Hall and Everyman Theatre offering an ideal contrast for a night-time shot.

On-board the Mersey ferry

Hop aboard the ferry to sail across the River Mersey and take shots of the waterfront and the city from the river itself. Selfie sticks are often spotted on-board the ferries and what better backdrop than a UNESCO World Heritage site, as Liverpool’s waterfront is?

Amongst the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in Britain

In the daytime, the red pillars of the Albert Dock add a brightening warmth to the red brick warehouses that line the dockside.

The striking architecture of the Albert Dock itself makes it perennially appealing for those who want to capture the look and feel of Liverpool. Grade I listed, blending the heritage of the city’s port and its modern cultural appeal there is plenty to snap at the Albert Dock. Once the sun sets you’ll see stunning opportunities for pictures looking out across the water, with Mann Island and the other buildings on The Strand reflected in the waters. Bright lights, big city!

Seacombe

Want to get that famous shot of Liverpool’s waterfront? Well, the truth is you can’t get it from Liverpool. Instead, you have to take our earlier advice, get on that ferry and go to Seacombe Docks. They’re you’ll be able to capture the city and it’s waterfront in full glory, with the River Mersey in the foreground, of course. Early morning sunrise, lunchtime, sunset and night time; we’ve seen snaps at hour and amongst all weather and they always look incredible - admittedly we’re biased!

From the sound of Liverpool - Radio City Tower

Standing over 300ft above Liverpool you get some pretty spectacular views across the city. With daily tours around the viewing gallery you can enjoy the view for yourself. Creative photographers could even build an almost 360 degree panorama. It’s one of the best ways to get the lay of the land, though, a few hundred feet up.

Inside Liverpool’s highest restaurant - Panoramic 34

A table with a view is always a great opportunity to take a picture. At Liverpool’s highest restaurant, Panoramic 34 does great food, great drinks and great views.

Looking out across the city, over to the waterfront or out to sea it doesn’t matter where you sit, it all looks stunning. Check sunset times well in advance and book your spot as the sky turns pink and orange for the best shots.

Either end of Castle Street

Liverpool is the most filmed city in the UK outside of London and one of the most popular spots is Castle Street. It’s doubled for Moscow, New York and Dublin; so if it’s good enough for Hollywood cinematographers, then it’s definitely good enough for smartphones. With Liverpool Town Hall at one end and the Crown Court and Queen Victoria Monument at the other, Castle Street is a bustling metropolis all of its own.

Each of the tall, narrow terraced buildings has its individual architectural elements making it a striking street for those who want to capture Liverpool’s architecture and style.

Chinese Arch

Home to the oldest Chinese community in Europe, one of the best snaps you’ll get of Liverpool’s Chinatown is through the Chinese Arch.

The largest in Europe and unveiled in 2000, the Arch stands at the bottom of Duke Street, with the Black-E arts venue in the background, Chinese lanterns and street signs behind it it’s an iconic picture reflecting Liverpool’s rich cultural diversity. 

Everton Brow

Being slightly off the beaten track, this beautiful spot gets missed off too many peoples radars - but just look at it, a spectacular view for the bucket-list. Take an 8-minute cycle to the residential area of Everton Brow, where you can take in a slightly different taste of Liverpool's well-known (and usually waterfront angled) cityscape skyline. 

In the spring and summer months, pack up a picnic and head here - you'll be joined by colourful pockets of wild blue cornflowers and dazzling white daisies too. Or why not gear yourself up to reach this point for sunset; we promise you won't be disappointed. 

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