The great thing about Liverpool is how accommodating it is for everyone, whatever you are into, the city has it. 

Barbara and Mike came up to Liverpool from London and delved deep into the city’s culture and musical history whilst lunching like the locals. This is Liverpool, Barbara and Mike’s way. 


The thing we love most about liverpool is how beautiful it is. Stand outside the Metropolitan Cathedral, look across Hope Street towards the Anglican Cathedral and you’ll see one of the finest views in the country. The Anglican Cathedral is one of our favourite places, it takes your breath away when you walk into the grand, vast space. There’s a tour to the top of the tower too with some of the most incredible views of the city. 

Both cathedrals are on the edge of the Georgian Quarter, a bustling neighbourhood of stunning townhouses, theatres, bars and restaurants. 

No less beautiful is the Bluecoat, the oldest building in the city. A contemporary art gallery with a coffee shop and restaurant inside. In the front courtyard and gorgeous secret garden there's loads of little independent shops to explore too. Our favourite is the bookshop in the corner that is a real treasure trove to dig through. 


Wander through the little walkway out of the secret garden and into Liverpool ONE to find Lunya. Lunya is a Catalan tapas restaurant and deli and one of our favourite places to eat. The team there know so much about their food and their passion makes it feel like you’re stopping off at an old pals for dinner. 


William Brown Street is one of Liverpool’s many historical and beautiful streets. It is home to Liverpool Central Library, World Museum, The Walker Art Gallery and St George’s Hall. We always make sure to visit the Walker Art Gallery whenever we’re in Liverpool. It has regular special exhibitions on and the sculpture room is amazing!

When it comes to relaxing, we make a beeline for the Royal Albert Dock. It is such a stunning location to talk a walk and look out over the River Mersey. It is also home to Tate Liverpool, the Maritime Museum and The Beatles Story. It doesn't get much better than heading to the Royal Albert Dock for the afternoon  of culture followed by a glass of wine in one of the many restaurants. 


Just outside the city centre is Strawberry Field, made famous by the Beatles song, ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’. We went down to see the iconic red gates but in the Summer of 2019 there will be a whole new visitor centre explaining how it became the topic of the famous song and loads of gardens to explore. If it inspired John Lennon, then it’s good enough for us! 

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Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King
Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King

One of the city's 2 immense cathedrals, an architectural gem in its own right, with a Crypt that is one of the most significant works in this country of the leading British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. Not to mention the world’s largest area of coloured glass in the roof of the 'crown'.

Liverpool Cathedral
Inside the cathedral showing the impressive vaulted ceilings and stained glass windows

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral is Britain's biggest Cathedral and the 5th largest in Europe

The Bluecoat
Arts Centre
Photo credit: Brian Roberts Photography

A Grade I listed, 300 year old building in the heart of Liverpool’s city centre, Bluecoat offers a year-round programme of visual art, literature, music, dance and family activities.

Liverpool ONE
Shop/Shopping Centre
Views of the stores below from the first level of Liverpool ONE

Offers more than 170 famous high street stores, fashion brands, cool independent boutiques, cafés and restaurants to the city centre.

Lunya has the largest Catalonian Deli in the UK

The UK’s only Catalonian fusion restaurant sourcing and serving the highest quality artisan food from Spain and the UK.

World Museum
World Museum

In line with government recommendations, all National Museums Liverpool venues are temporarily closed to the public until further notice to support efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). For more information please visit the National Museums Liverpool website.

Liverpool Central Library & Record Office
Historic Site
Liverpool Central Library & Record Office

Liverpool Record Office, housed within the Central Library, collects, preserves, and makes available archives and printed material relating to all aspects of the history of Liverpool.

Walker Art Gallery
Sculptures within the Walker Art Gallery

The Walker Art Gallery holds a stunning collection of paintings, sculpture and decorative arts spanning over six hundred years. Home to outstanding works by Rubens, Rembrandt, Poussin and Gainsborough, the Walker is also one of the finest art galleries in Europe.

St George's Hall
Historic House/Palace
A large neo-classical structure. There are around 12 pillars visible at the top of sand coloured steps. The building is surrounded by cobbles and it i

As of Wednesday 2 December 2020, St George’s Hall is open for the following services

Tate Liverpool
ugo rondinone liverpool mountain 2018

Tate Liverpool will be reopening on 27 July 2020 following the lockdown period.

Merseyside Maritime Museum
Merseyside Maritime Museum

The Merseyside Maritime Museum will be reopening on 19th August. For more information please visit the National Museums Liverpool website. Submerge yourself in Liverpool’s historic seafaring past at the Merseyside Maritime Museum.

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 Beatles Story will re-open to the public on July 20th, 2020. 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.

Strawberry Field
Historic Site
Strawberry Field Gates

Strawberry Field is now open again following the lockdown period. Social distancing measures have been put in place and you will need to book a ticket in advance of your visit.