Calling all Millennials! Liverpool is the place for you...

If you fall under the Millennial category (or even if you don’t) Liverpool is the best place to come if you feel like a weekend away exploring a new city. We’ve got everything; bars, restaurants, parks, museums, art galleries, amazing events and the friendliest people you will ever come across. 

So if you’re sitting there thinking, ‘But what is there to do in Liverpool?’ - you don’t have to wonder much longer! We have put together a 48 hour itinerary of what you can get up to in our wonderful city, from food and drink to evening entertainment - 48 hours might not be long enough!


For somewhere a little different right in the heart of all the action we recommend staying at Lock & Key hotel on Duke Street. This 14-bed boutique hotel is set within a Grade-II listed Georgian town house and boasts super stylish rooms you’ll be happy to put on Instagram. 

With a 24 hour reception, free Wi-FI, room service and an amazing bar and restaurant downstairs, you’re all set for your stay!



Enjoy a classic Bold Street Breakfast

Start your day by heading over to Cafe Tabac on Bold Street. Known by the locals as ‘the cafe at the top of the hill’ it’s the perfect spot to grab breakfast. Their reputation has been built on their amazing breakfasts so it would be a crime to miss out on one whilst you're in the city. 

They do everything from traditional, veggie and vegan English breakfasts, to pancakes, eggs your own way and breakfast sandwiches!


Do a bit of indie shopping

The morning is the perfect time to explore one of the coolest streets in the city, Bold Street. Do a bit of retail therapy and check out Cow, Resurrection, Pop Boutique, Grin and Dig Vinyl for some vintage shopping or hit some of the many coffee shops for a morning pick me up. Bold Street Coffee, Artisane and The Little Shoe are all brilliant spots to stop off for a morning coffee.

Whilst you’re in the area head into FACT on Wood Street for a bit of digital art. They always have an array of free exhibitions that are unlike any you will see anywhere else - a great way to spend the morning. 


Delve into a food market

Food markets are taking Liverpool by storm and with good reason, they’re all amazing! We have a food market in every corner of the city so there’s always one within walking distance to check out for lunch. 

You’ll probably end up in the Baltic Triangle on your trip to Liverpool so heading into the Baltic Market for lunch is a must! They have loads of independent food vendors that change all the time and their food never disappoints!

If you’re in the city centre head over to Duke Street Food and Drink Market for stalls of quality independent food vendors and a 50 seat restaurant in an industrial warehouse.

If you happen to be by the waterfront then the Dockside Dining Club is where you should be heading. With over 10 vendors serving everything from tapas, sushi, pizza and pancakes you’ll be sorted for lunch. 

Baltic Saturdays 🥶

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Explore The Baltic Triangle

You could definitely spend a whole afternoon wandering around the Baltic Triangle exploring everything the trendiest corner of the city has to offer. 

If you’re up for a challenge, book yourself in for a round of Ghetto Golf and then explore their carnival themed bar, On Air, afterwards. 

There are loads of other quirky bars in the area too, from a Peaky Blinders themed bar, a Beatles bar inside an actual Yellow Submarine, Bongo’s Bungalow (brought to us by Jonny Bongo himself!), Hobo Kiosk and The Botanical Gin Garden

For a bit of retail therapy, head into the Red Brick Hangar and explore the huge vintage market. There are stalls selling vintage furniture, vinyls, clothes and everything else in between. 


Get comfy inside a chicken coop

The choices are endless for places to grab dinner in Liverpool but for something a little different head over to Yard & Coop on Hanover Street for some of the best buttermilk fried chicken around. The menu is glorious; fried chicken, dirty fries, halloumi nuggets - book us in now! (did we mention that you also sit in a chicken coop?!) 

Whilst we’re on the subject of fried chicken you should also check out Pattersons for some chicken, tunes, cocktails and beers! 


Explore our award winning nightlife 

A trip to Liverpool is not complete without exploring the nightlife, we have enough bars and clubs to satisfy everyone’s perfect night out and our events schedule is always booming!

If you plan in advance and are lucky enough to bag yourself tickets to Bongo’s Bingo you will be in for a night you will never forget! It’s one of the biggest events in the UK and it was co-founded by Jonny Bongo and Joshua Burke right here in Liverpool. Expect a lot of bingo, a lot of dancing on benches and a lot of prizes you definitely want to be going home with - we all need a Henry Hoover in our lives, don’t we? 

For some more for activites head over to Lane 7 - the city's newest bowling ally for a night fighting for first place. 

If playing bingo in a rave or bowling isn't your thing, then head into the Ropewalks area of the city to find loads of bars and clubs to dance the night away

Check out this blog for some of our picks for the best bars in Liverpool

Paddys night bingo

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Sample some of Bold Street's finest tea

Day two’s breakfast calls for a stop off at LEAF on Bold Street - one of the coolest streets in the city. They do some of the best breakfasts around from traditional, veggie and vegan full English breakfasts to eggs in all your favourite ways and a very impressive selection of tea.


Explore some culture at the Royal Albert Dock

There is nothing like a good walk after a big breakfast and there are so many places in Liverpool to stretch your legs. Head to the Royal Albert Dock for a stroll around the Grade I listed buildings to take in the wonderful views or visit all the museums and art galleries. There is Tate Liverpool, The Beatles Story, The Merseyside Maritime Museum, The Museum of Liverpool and The International Slavery Museum all on the docks so there’s plenty to pick from. 

We also have loads of parks to take in all the fresh air, jump the train to Sefton Park to explore the beautiful scenery and see if you can find the Palm House, it’s stunning!

a sunny day in the uk

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Fancy something vegan?

Whether you feel like a light lunch or are in the mood to go all out we have plenty of options for you to pick from. Try out The Quarter in the Georgian Quarter for lunch with a view, Slim's on Bold Street for New York inspired diner food, or Frost Burgers on Wood Street for the best vegan burgers in town. 

If you follow a plant based diet and worry there won’t be anything for you to eat - dont worry, Liverpool is super vegan friendly! Check out this blog for some of our top vegan places to eat


Uncover the wonders of Lark Lane

Jump the train to St Michaels Station and explore Lark Lane, one of Liverpool’s hidden gems. Nestled between Sefton Park and Aigburth Road the lane has everything from independent restaurants, shops and cafes. It’s the perfect way to stroll around taking in the local culture scene. 


Try out one of Liverpool's favourite dinner spots

You can’t leave Liverpool without going to one of the city’s most loved restaurants, Mowgli. The Indian street food restaurant is that popular there are two of them in the city and with good reason. Their selection of traditional curries are stunning and people flock down there just to try out the yoghurt chat bombs - we’ve been and trust us, they live up to the hype!


Discover a show; theatre, comedy or otherwise

To top off your weekend why not head to see a show straight off the West End in one of our many theatres.

If the stage isn't your thing then you can't go wrong with checking out the local music scene at one of the many music venues around the city. There is always someone playing on a stage somewhere. Top Tip: if you’re here on a Thursday and love an indie classic you should definitely check out Shit Indie Disco at Electrik for a night out! 

If you fancy a laugh head over to the Hot Water Comedy Club to see some top local and national talent.

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You don’t have to be a millennial to follow this itinerary, age is just a number after all but whatever you decide to do there’s no doubt you’ll have an exciting weekend in our lively city. Let us know what you are getting up to over on our twitter @VisitLiverpool.

Don’t forget that we also have the Merseyrail loop line to help get you round the city and further afield. 

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This blog post has been written by Sophie Shields, Digitial Marketing Assistant for Marketing Liverpool.

Sophie is from Liverpool, loves all things music, particularly the local music scene and Liverpool FC. 


Baltic Market
Cafe / Bar
Small coloured food vendors inside an airy warehouse. There is festoon lighting and people sat at tables and benches.

Liverpool's first ever street food market, Baltic Market situated on the redeveloped Cains Brewery site.

Bold Street
Christmas lights that read 'Its Bold Street'

Lonely Planet, no less, rated Bold Street as one of the best shopping streets in the country, and it’s easy to see why.

Bold Street
Cafe / Restaurant
Bold Street taken in August 2020 - Outdoor seating and a man playing guitar in the sunshine

One of Liverpool’s favourite streets, Bold Street is home to the city’s independents and mixes the past, present and future of the city. Here’s how you can spend a day in the heart of Liverpool’s thriving Ropewalks area.

Arts Centre
Front entrance to FACT with an orange door, grey brickwork and a large LED screen on the front of the building.

FACT Liverpool could be described as a hidden gem with its tucked away location in the historic Ropewalks Quarter of Liverpool, just a few steps from Liverpool's famous Bold Street.

Sefton Park
Parkland/Woodland Garden
Families sit on benches within Sefton Park during Autumn time. The trees have yellow, red and green leaves.

A magnificent 200-acre Park that looks like a natural landscape rather than a man-made park.

Lock & Key Hotel
Lock & Key Hotel

Gorgeous 14-bed boutique hotel set within a Grade-II listed Georgian townhouse in the heart of Liverpool city centre. If you like marble-clad bathrooms and amazing rainfall Burlington showers then look no further.

Peaky Blinders Bar - Baltic Triangle
The Peaky Blinders bar houses in a converted warehouse in the Baltic Triangle area of Liverpool

Peaky Blinders bar in Liverpool's Cains Brewery Village is a must-visit for all fans of the Birmingham based, Liverpool filmed gangster epic. Located within the Baltic Triangle of Liverpool, a former industrial hub, you'll find Beer Mongers on the warehoused street of Stanhope Street, surrounded by numerous converted bars occupying the former brewery site.

Leaf on Bold Street Café
A room full of people sitting talking.

A unique, independent teashop and bar located on Bold Street in the heart of Liverpool city centre.

Tate Liverpool
Ugo Rondinone Liverpool Mountain 2018 - a stack of rainbow coloured boulders next to the TATE warehouse building.

Welcome to the home of British and international modern and contemporary art in the North; Tate Liverpool. Aren’t we lucky?

The Beatles Story
A mock up Cavern Club stage. The middle of the stage features the iconic 'The Beatles' bass drum and 3 guitars.

The award-winning ‘The Beatles Story’ is the world's largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to telling the story of The Beatles’ rise to fame.

Maritime Museum
The exterior of the warehouse buildings that the Merseyside Maritime Museum is inside. Outside the museum within the wet dock is a traditional tall sh

Submerge yourself in Liverpool’s historic seafaring past at the Maritime Museum.

Museum of Liverpool
Museum of Liverpool's 'Window with a View' Winner. A huge glass window that looks out across the Pier Head. On the wall next to the window is a life-s

The Museum of Liverpool has now opened following the lockdown period. The Museum of Liverpool is the world’s first national museum devoted to the history of a regional city and the largest newly-built national museum in Britain for more than a century.

The Quarter
Inside the Quarter with people sitting at tables underneath low lighting.

A buzzy, vibrant restaurant & café set amongst the cobbled streets of Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter.