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Perfect Break

Discover Liverpool, Discover Your Perfect Break

A UNESCO World Heritage City with a rich collection of museums and art galleries, plus an unbeatable music and sporting heritage - Liverpool really is a top European cultural capital.

Add to this our fabulous shops, chic hotels, legendary nightlife and the warmest of welcomes and it’s all you could ask for the perfect city break or family visit.

And this year we have plenty of events and exhibitions for you to discover.  With so much to see and do why not stay a few days? Check out our accommodation here.

Event Highlights

Culture and Heritage

Liverpool has more museums and Art galleries than any UK city outside of London and most of them are FREE! One of which, World Museum will be opening its doors to a brand new Egypt gallery, taking you on a 500 year journey to discover what life was really like in ancient Egypt. 

The Walker Art Gallery is a gallery to rival any in Europe, showcasing renaissance masterpieces, Tudor portraits and one of the best collections of Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite art in the world. 

Museum of Liverpool – This modern landmark building on the iconic waterfront is a place where visitors can explore the city’s unique geography, history and culture.

Sci-Fi Icons at Spaceport is a private collection of Stars Wars memorabilia from one of the UK’s biggest collectors. Showing an array of fascinating scenes and iconic characters from the films including Ewok Village, Jedi Knights, Death Star, Storm Trooper, Darth Maul and much more!

Culture in Liverpool

Everybody Razzle Dazzle! Sir Peter Blake designed the Dazzle Ferry back in 2014 based on patterns used on WW1 ships to confuse the enemy. It has been in operation on the Mersey ever since and is the best way to view Liverpool’s iconic waterfront.

Tate Liverpool presents Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919–1933, the faces of Germany between the two world wars as told through the eyes of painter Otto Dix (1891–1969) and photographer August Sander (1876–1964) - two artists whose works document the radical extremes of the country in this period.

This year The Bluecoat is celebrating a 300 year anniversary in the city centre’s oldest building. As part of the celebrations they’ll be hosting the event Pierre Henry at the Metropolitan Cathedral - a unique collaboration between the French composer and The Bluecoat. 

Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral is definitely a safe place to do risky things in Christ’s service and there are always exciting events going on in this unique venue. Additionally, the 331-foot-tall bell tower tour offers one of the best views of Liverpool’s city skyline. 

Located within Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, Albert Dock is the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in the UK. It’s home to inspiring museums and galleries, fun family attractions and a selection of bars, cafes, restaurants and shops.

Across The Wider Region

Experience Liverpool’s wildest day out with a trip to family-favourite, Knowsley Safari. Kick off your day with a tour of the 550-acre Safari Drive and get acquainted with over 700 wild animals, from baboons to camels and wildebeest to tigers - all from the comfort of your own car.

One of the most beautiful areas on the Wirral is Port Sunlight. A visit to the Museum will delve you into the unique story of why William Hesketh built this 130-acre village for the Sunlight Soap workers in 1888 and how his company formed the foundations of what Unilever is today.  

In Halewood the Land Rover Experience is your exclusive opportunity to be immersed in the all-terrain capability of Land Rover. Whether you attend a Manufacturing Tour, Hands on Drive or a Group Event, you are guaranteed to leave feeling a real sense of achievement.

Cavern Club, British Music Experience and Beatles Story

Music

The British Music Experience is the newest addition to Liverpool's colourful music offering, located in the first-class passenger lounge of the iconic Cunard Building. This is a fun-packed interactive journey through popular music from the end of the Second World War to the present day charting musical milestones from the birth of rock and roll to the punk revolution to pop icons.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ album with several new exhibits at the award-winning The Beatles Story. Located in the stunning Albert Dock, The Beatles Story takes visitors on an atmospheric journey through the lives, times, culture and music of The Beatles.

50 years after The Beatles first performed on its stage, the Cavern Club is still one of Liverpool’s top music venues. Today's club has two stages offering a wide variety of live music daily. The iconic stage beneath the brick arches is where visitors can enjoy live music from solo artists and cover bands most afternoons and evenings.

Liverpool ONE shopping

Sport

A visit to Liverpool Football Club's ground Anfield, is truly a memorable experience for all! For the ardent red and even those who are non-football followers a visit to LFC is a must when visiting the region. At Liverpool Football Club's interactive museum, The Liverpool FC Story, visitors can discover over 120 years of LFC history and explore football, past and present, with the help of state of the art technology and never-before-seen displays.

Shopping

There’s lots going on at Liverpool ONE this Summer. There are around 170 shops, bars and restaurants right in the city centre while families can enjoy Ping Pong at Utility, a nature trail for young explorers through Chavasse Park and the open air busking festival Tickle the Ivories!

With so much to see and do, why not turn your visit into a short break? Take a look at our fabulous range of accommodation and special offers here.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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