When you're in a city that boasts so much to see and do, it's handy to narrow it down (just a little). 

So, we’ve decided to celebrate the abundance of amazing things that our city has with 67 unashamed bucket list items that will help you fall in LOVE with Liverpool and its surrounding areas.

From world-class art to karaoke, it's all here.

1. We’ll get the obvious out the way - Ferry cross the Mersey

#liverpool #unitedkingdom #holiday #fun #city #citylife #followme #igers #igersitalia #instadaily

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And hear the song made famous by Gerry and the Pacemakers while on-board - Ferry cross the Mersey, yes that’s the one.

2. See a gig in Williamson’s tunnels

A heritage centre located in the Edge Hill area of the city, the tunnels were built between 1810 and 1840 - the purpose of the tunnels has been widely discussed, and we’re unsure of the conclusion other than they make a great venue for a night out

3. A walk along Southport Pier followed by fish and chips

Anyone want to peer at a pier? Sorry that's piertiful of me. I'll stop now

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Its Grade II listed and it's pretty big, being the second longest in Britain - but forget the facts and figures, it's beautiful and there’s nothing better than fish and chips by the sea

4. Head to the top of the Anglican Cathedral

Facts and figures say it's the 5th largest cathedral in Europe, but we think the views are easily in first place. In summer, the sunset from the tip top of this cathedral is like something out of a fairytale. Check out a twilight tour.

5. Get snappy on the roof of Central Library

𖦸 Closer view of Liverpool Central Library skylight 🔍 #amazingarchitecture #views

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Not many people know that this beautiful building is not just a one trick pony, head to the roof for some pretty special views of William Brown Street at St George’s Hall

6. Hold a weird and wonderful creature at the World Museum Aquarium

Hi jacky

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Don’t be squeamish, check out the creatures that share the world with us at the World Museum on William Brown Street

7. Enjoy a picnic at Sefton Park and visit the jewel in the crown  - the Palmhouse

Hop on the train to St Michael’s station at make the walk up Lark Lane to Sefton Park, or hire a city bike and bike it up there

8. Best of British - Indulge in afternoon tea at Speke Hall

Afternoon tea set at historical mansion #tea #Teaset #cakes #spekehall #mansion #england #uk🇬🇧 #merseyside

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Originally built in 1530, Speke Hall dates from the Tudor times. The stunning exterior and interior are a beautifully british accompaniment to cream tea and scones.

9. Catch Cream Classics at Liverpool Cathedral


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You probably know that Cream originated in Liverpool. With the orignal club now gone, we have the next best thing; The Cathedral. Yep, Cream Classics at Liverpool Cathedral.

10. Knock on at Berry and Rye - Liverpool’s very own speakeasy

If you can find it. Obviously it’s Mr inconspicuous and it's on Berry Street. That's all we’re saying. Oh, and don’t be surprised if they tell you to come back in half an hour.

11. Sun yourself at Goodness Gracious Roof Garden

If you’ve read our blog, you’ll know that we LOVE this place and the views are amazing. End of.

12. Make some friends of the quiet kind at Another Place

#anotherplace #anthonygormley #crosbybeach #sunset #sea #beach #stunning #lovedit #nofilter

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An art installation on a beach. Crosby Beach is the home of Gormley’s 100 cast-iron, life-size figures.

13. Explore Lark Lane and it’s independent bars, restaurants and stores

SO many little places to spend the day on this cute little lane.

14. Soak up the sights and sounds of the world famous Cavern Club

Obviously. There’s live music 7 days a week and only the BEST Fab Four Tributes

15. See some of the finest and rarest art at Walker Art Gallery

On the only street here that is completely housed by cultural buildings - William Brown Street. There’s some seriously rare art

16. Take a trip on Britain’s oldest operational steam tug - the Danny

#canningdock #liverpool #thedanny #danieladamson #steam #steamboat

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The Daniel Adamson is a historic 1903 Steam Vessel and can be explored afloat

17. Take control of a Land Rover and take it off-road

Sue & Simon Hollins on a Taster Drive & Factory Tour with #mal dutton at #landroverexperience in Liverpool

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At Land Rover Experience Liverpool - just down the road from where they’re actually made - you can take your own for a test-drive, but not your average test drive.

18. Feed the squirrels at the Red Squirrel Reserve

A family that walks together...... #winterwalks#nationaltrust #formby#family#famalam

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Take the kiddies and some nuts, the ever-changing landscape of Formby makes for some beautiful scenery.

19. Take to the water at the Watersports Centre

In a maritime city, it would be a shame not to make the most of the most of the water.

20. Dine in the finery of Knowsley Hall

With menus personally created and tasted by The Earl and Countess of Derby, you know you’re onto a winning meal.

21. Enjoy a sunday Roast from some of our favourites found here

Last #sundayroastdinner for a while #celebratingwithmum #birthday @londoncarriageworks #Liverpool

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Because food is best served with lashings of gravy, and Liverpool’s Roasts taste like they’re made by the Gods.

22. Play golf - Everything from the Open courses and driving ranges to Ghetto golf

No two courses are the same - from wacky to challenging and absolutely spectacular. Our reputation as being the ‘Golf Coast’ says it all.

23. Experience the thrill of the Grand National or Race Days at Aintree Racecourse

From the legendary Red Rum, to present day successor Many Clouds, riders and runners triumph at Aintree, and it’d be scandalous to not see the action unfold at least once.

24. See some world-class art and seek out Biennial pieces

Last year you could feast your eyes on 305 new artworks by over 450 artists from around the world, next year - we’re expecting even bigger things

25. Bevvy around Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter & experience some of the best traditional pubs

Another good bar!

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The interesting opulence of Peter Kavanagh’s or the local vibe of The Blackburne; wherever you go you’ll feel the real Liverpool in no time.

26. See some Titanic landmarks, including the Captain Edward John Smith’s house in Waterloo (at the bottom of South Road)

Experience the home life of the world's highest paid Captain before he got that fateful call that changed the course of history forever.

27. Visit Mary Cooper’s 19th century Toffee Shop on Everton Brow and admire the view below

Because it’s only polite to experience Liverpool’s invaluable contribution to the cause of dentistry AND spectacular views.

28. Don’t just visit Anfield and Goodison, explore Stanley Park, the only thing separating the rival grounds

Last week when the sun was still shining. #StanleyParkLiverpool #Liverpool #itsliverpool #parks #victorianparks #flowerbeds

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Beautiful flower beds, impressive glass house, quality tea rooms with great Scouse staff and a picturesque lake sound good to you?

29. And if you’re heading to Anfield, try a pie from ‘Homebaked’ local community bakery  

A Scouse Pie addiction is guaranteed (sorry in advance).

30. Visit the dog cafe in Churchtown

Busy day today with the daxi invasion!😍😘🐕

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Pupcakes, Puppiccino’s or a Snuffles dog beer for the seasoned canine palette; oh, and there’s a menu for you too.

31. Pick your own strawberries at Claremont Farm

These are our Malwina PYO Strawberries! Dark red, sweet and very jucy....almost like strawberry jam when warmed by the sun. They are our late variety and ripe right now. There are plenty in the fields but we don't know for how much longer, so make the most of the picking this wk end!!! There are also still plenty of Raspberries, Tayberries, Red/Blackcurrants and a few Golden Gooseberries if you look under the bushes. Tractor ride will be running Sat and Sun Open 10am-6pm daily CH634JB Link in bio 👆🍓💚 #claremontfarm #pickyourown #strawberries #raspberries #redcurrants #blackcurrants #tayberries #foodphotography #foodie #instafoodie #foodgram #foodinstagram #huffposttaste #comfortfood #feedfeed #foodpics #foodstyling #gastronomy #foodblog #gloobyfood #foodfood #independent #wirral #freshproduce #veganfood #vegan #veganfoodshare #vegetarian

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...and raspberries, tayberries, red & blackcurrants, Green, Red and Golden Gooseberries, as well as pumpkins around Halloween too.

32. Delve into the history of Liverpool at the Museum of Liverpool

Discover our great port, our global city and the culture, character & fight of our Scouse humour, tenacity & accent.

Oh, and there's this view too.

33. Visit the Albert Dock for at least one of their summer events

‪Putting the beat into #PirateDock17 - the fantastic @batalamersey #pirateparade #batala #drums #AlbertDock

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Races, folk music, football and...Pirates?

34. Get up close and personal with some wild friends at Knowsley Safari

Our lions don't play by the rules, they cross the road wherever they like! [tripswithdee 📷]

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The Serengeti National Park ain’t got nothin on us

35. Visit the Victoria Museum and Gallery at Uni of Liverpool

Behold! An incredible collection of curiosities from the 120 year history of the University of Liverpool - including the world’s most important display of false teeth...

36. Enjoy revolutionary bingo at Bongo's Bingo

Some bingo on a school night 😂 #bongosbingoliverpool

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Sure, you’ve heard about it, but are you ready for it? Expect ‘impromptu raves, dance offs and prizes so bad they’re good’.

37. Walk Otterspool Prom

#sunset #liverpool #samsungs7edge #naturalbeauty #naturescolours #berbit_liverpool

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Soak up the breathtaking view of the Welsh hills, plus there’s a park and a pub in the area.

38. Spot the Dazzle Works - the famous Mersey Ferry and the boat in the dry dock

Everybody Razzle Dazzle...we’ll say no more

39. Get on a tour of Liverpool Organic Brewery, Brasenose Road in Bootle

Had a good time at the Liverpool Organic Brewery tour yesterday. Unlimited beer for 3 hours.

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Get some Liverpool Pilsner, Iron Men, or Bier Head down you. Good and proper ale.

40. Join the street food revolution at Baltic Market

Loaded sweet potato fries from @haflahaflafalafel tastes like the weekend has came early.

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How does popcorn mussels, vegan junk food and doughnut burgers sound? These Indie street food spots mean you get to grab a bite (or 10) of Liverpool under one roof.

41. Spook yourself with a Shiverpool Tour

It didn’t get the Visit England Award for ‘Best Guided Tour’ in 2017 for nothin’.  

42. Head for a night out on Seel Street

#paintingthetownred #seelstreetliverpool

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Perfect beginners are Alma, Brooklyn Mixer, the Kaz and Heebie Jeebies.

43. Enjoy a classic film at the Philharmonic Hall

And you know what we love best? Watching It’s A Wonderful Life on Christmas Eve. Magic.

44. Catch some traditional scouse comedy at the Royal Court Theatre

All ‘yer ma’ jokes outside, we’re told we’re pretty funny here.

45. Discover the hidden gem that is the Bluecoat garden

So peaceful in here #secretgarden

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You wouldn't guess you’re in the middle of a city. Pair a brew with their botanicals and you’re on to the most chilled day ever.

46. Visit the childhood homes of Paul McCartney and John Lennon

Where else can you nosey around the homes of two of the most famous people in the world?

47. Watch the sunset on Formby Beach

Formby Beach Sunset

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Red squirrels +  an expansive beach + sunsets = Instagram-worthy pictures and jealous friends

48. Belt out a classic karaoke hit at Smokie Mo’s

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Possibly the only place where you can sing karaoke AND ride on a rodeo bull at the same time? We’ll leave that there.

49. Slurp up the goodness of a Five Dollar shake at Santa Chupitos

Saturday night FIVE DOLLAR HOLLA! All night till 4AM with @banditotequila downstairs till 5AM. 🤘🏼#santachupitos

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Whipped cream, milk and vodkat - delicious but deceiving  

50. Experience a touring West End Show at Liverpool Empire

Great sound tonight, Great Venue. #musician #music# #liverpool #wamplerpedals #bosspedal #suhrmodern #suhr #conford

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Showing the best of the theatre world since 1866 when the stage machinery was actually  controlled by steam power. Make sure to look around at its grandeur.

51. See the city from its best angle at the top of the Radio City Tower

It isn’t just radio shows that happen here. At 400 feet above Liverpool, panoramic views do too.

52. Head on a Magical Mystery Tour

Because how could you come to Liverpool and not see where John, Paul, George and Ringo grew up, met, formed the band that took the world by storm.

53. Stare in awe at St George’s Hall -  inside and out

Went to see the floor but loved the ceiling too!

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Because it’s just...wow

Especially when the minton tiled floor is out of hibernation (we'll keep you updated when it does)

54. Sip a Liverpool Gin at The Belvedere Arms

The best G&T in Liverpool is served here. We’re not sure why it tastes so good, but we aren’t complaining

55. Visit Liverpool’s ‘Third Cathedral’ - Lutyen’s Crypt

Ain't no party like a Striped Pig Party! @ginfestival round 2! #hogroast #pulledmeatbar #gin #liverpool #lutyenscrypt

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Go underground and forget about the outside world for a bit - plus they have events like Prosecco Festivals down there which is GENIUS

56. Admire world-class art at Tate Liverpool

When most of the displays are free, it’s kind of rude not to.

57. Unpretentiously celebrate the early 00’s indie youth at Shit Indie Disco

Because we think that we look good on the dancefloor

58. Shop to your heart’s content at Liverpool ONE


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Where your retail wish is their command.

59. Visit the Japanese Garden at Calderstones Park

Japanese Garden #thesunisout #japanesegarden #calderstonespark #liverpool #dayout

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Our little haven of peace and tranquility

60. See the original Anglican Cathedral competition entries, what Liverpool COULD have looked like and learn about Liverpool's stunning architecture at RIBA North

The only RIBA institution in the North of England, it's THE place to be for people who love architecture...and Liverpool

61. Soak up the independent Spirit of Bold Street (and struggle to decide on which restaurant to visit)

We won’t judge if you decide to eat your way down the cobbles at each and every restaurant. All. In. One. Go.

62. Visit Liverpool’s much loved Bombed Out Church

Throwback Thursday, last trip in Liverpool 🔴🇬🇧

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Though it was badly damaged in the Liverpool Blitz of 1941, we still think it looks beautiful

63. Experience a Kazimier Production at Invisible Wind Factory

These guys know what they’re doing, and you deserve a crazy night (it’s like being in a spaceship)

64. See some art at Metal, a gallery in Edge Hill station, where the world’s first locomotive journey started

Carrying on the building’s proud history of innovation, aspiration and technology, you’ll see some of the world’s best and emerging artists from tonnes of different disciplines.

65. Hop the Merseyrail to Port Sunlight Village

You know those little toy villages you saw on TV as a kid? Yeah, well, this is the real thing.  Founded by ‘Soap King’ William Hesketh Lever in 1888, the village was built to house Lever’s ‘Sunlight Soap’ factory workers and we want to live here.

66. Discover Ancient Egypt at The Atkinson in Southport

#egypt #mummy #theAtkinson #southport #hyroglifics #museum

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Great for kids, even better for big kids.

67. Turn out for one of Liverpool’s world-class events - from Giants to Mersey River Festival to LIMF

Because they’re not just events...they’re Liverpool events. Get to know.

This blog has been written by Lydia Hampson-Delamere, Marketing Executive for Marketing Liverpool. You’ll see her posting everything Liverpool on our Twitter, Facebook & Instagram accounts and on our blogs.

She graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a 1st in English, after travelling around South East Asia.

In her spare time you’ll probably find her looking at food on Instagram, playing with her boyfriend’s dog and looking for her next potential holiday.



  1. Gwladyslas
    The ferry should be part of the World Heritage Site. So should the Birkenhead ends of the road and rail tunnels. The river flows through our city not past one side of it!
  2. Paul
    #46 All fabulous places and photos, but that's NOT 20 Forthlin Road. That's John's house on Menlove Ave.
  3. DiehardPedant
    A first in English, and she writes "Lark Lane and it’s independent bars". Really...

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