Looking for that perfect city break for two over Christmas? Liverpool is the place to come! 

From luxury accommodation to places to eat, the best places to shop and what to do on those cold winter nights, we’ve got you covered. 

Take a look at our two day itinerary for two and see what you can get up to in Liverpool during the most wonderful time of the year. 



For a luxury stay in Liverpool then The Richmond Apart Hotel will have you covered. Right in the heart of Liverpool City Centre at Hatton Garden, it’s the perfect stop for a romantic city break for two. At only a 10-minute walk from most of the city’s attractions you couldn't be more in the action if you tried. 

It’s the perfect place to call home on your Christmas trip to Liverpool.  



Explore the Georgian Quarter for breakfast


Breakfast in The Quarter in the Georgina Quarter of town is a must at Christmas. Not only is their breakfast menu worth getting up for but the views from the window are also stunning! From the cobbled streets to the Georgain townhouses and the looming Anglican Cathedral - your full English breakfast will go down a treat for a day of exploring Liverpool. 

Breakfast is served.

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It’s not Chriatmas without visiting the Christmas Markets


There is nothing more festive than taking a stroll around the Christmas Markets so head over to St George’s Plateau for your fix this year. With the backdrop of St Georges Hall, there will be plenty of stalls selling Christmassy items, a bar to get a hot chocolate to warm your hands and food stalls for a mid morning sweet treat. 

Whilst you’re in the area why not take a look inside the Walker Art Gallery too to have a look at their impressive art collection. A special exhibition, An English Lady’s Wardrobe, will also be running until 1 March 2020 which is definitely worth a peek. 


Peruse a sophisticated food market


If you and your other half can’t decide what to have for lunch the best solution is to head to Duke Street Market on Duke Street. The 100 year old warehouse has been turned into a sophisticated street food heaven perfect for a spot of lunch. Have a look around the six kitchens offering up all sorts of culinary delights, sit and relax on one of the long benches and enjoy your lunch! 


Explore all the best places to shop


The afternoons are made for shopping, especially during the festive season, so head over to Liverpool ONE for a look around the shops, marvel at the christmas lights and take in the seasonal atmosphere. On the way, make sure you stop by the Liverpool Light Spectacular at Church Alley and the walk-through Christmas Tree at Williamson Square for the ultimate selfie surrounded by lights!

On Church Street you will find the biggest LUSH in the world with a whole floor dedicated to Christmas themed bath bombs. Pop in here to pick some up for gifts or for a treat for yourself. 

For a bit more shopping, head over the road to the Royal Albert Dock to have a look at their independent stores such as The Nest, Roly’s Fudge, Lost Soles, The Leather Satchel Company and loads more. On the inside of the Dock you’ll also be able to see a wonderful Christmas light projection which will look amazing on these early winter nights. 


Indulge in some German festivities


The winter evenings call for something warm and hearty for dinner which makes Albert's Schenke on Hanover Street the perfect place to go. The German cook haus inspired restaurant has all your favourite bavarian dishes such as schnitzel, bohemian sausage, meatballs and everything else in between. Wash it all down with one of their specially selected German beers and you can't really go wrong. 

If you’re more into vegetarian or vegan dishes, head to one of our two Mowgli’s in the city centre. Their traditional Indian Street Food is a firm favourite amongst the locals due to their incredible tiffin selection. Make sure you order the yoghurt chat bombs too, trust us, they’re amazing!


Enjoy a classical Christmas evening


For a festive night out in Liverpool this time of year then the Philharmonic Hall is the place to sit down and get cosy with a bit of live music. This year there’s everything from film screenings of your favourite Christmas classics, to performances by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra or the ever popular Spirit of Christmas performance. Make sure you book your tickets before your visit so you don't miss out! 

Nip over the road to the famous Philharmonic Pub afterwards for a post show drink in one of the countries most impressive pubs to top off the night. 

Annual philharmonic christmas carol concert 🎅

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Breakfast on the bustling Bold Street


Head over to Bold Street for breakfast at Leaf to start your day. Their breakfast menu is pretty extensive so whether you're in the mood for a full english (veggie and vegan options are also available) to eggs in various ways or some pancakes they’ll have you covered. 

They are also well known for their impressive tea selection so have a look for something a bit different than the usual coffee to start the day, you won’t regret it. 


Wonder around the Waterfront


If you fancy yourself as a bit of an ice skater then take a spin on the rink at the Liverpool Ice Festival at Pier Head. If you’re more Bambi than Torvill and Dean then head over to the Museum of Liverpool to see the giant Blacklers Santa or book in for the RLB360 tour at The Royal Liver Building. All these activities are on Liverpool’s Waterfront so you could even tick off all three in one morning!


Grab a light tapas lunch


For a light lunch you can't really go wrong with a bit of tapas and we have plenty of places to head for the Spanish favourite in Liverpool. One of the favourites amongst the locals is Lunya on Hanover Street. Winner of many awards, this independent restaurant has a special lunch menu for you to dabble in their amazing dishes. 


Uncover some Beatles history


Aside from all the Christmas activities in Liverpool, there are so many other things worth checking out on your visit to the city. For an afternoon break from the festivities, head over to Mathew Street for a bit of Beatles culture. 

Visit the Magical Beatles Museum to explore three floors of artifacts and memorabilia from the fab fours life and career then head underground into the legendary Cavern Club to relive the 60s with a bit of live music. 


Treat yourself to an indulgent burger


You can't come to Liverpool without checking out one of our many burger joints, we have so many! The recently opened Honest Burgers has been kicking off a storm since it appeared on the bustling Bold Street so it’s worth checking out. With chicken, beef and plant based burgers all served with their special rosemary salted chips on the menu, there is something for everyone. 


Laugh the night away at an adult only Christmas panto


In Liverpool, Christmas pantos aren't just for kids! Head over to the Royal Court Theatre to see The Scouse Snow White. Packed with live music, adult humour, singing and dancing, this panto will be unlike any other you’ve seen before.  



The great thing about Liverpool is that everything is in easy walking distance to get to but if you want to rest your legs there are three train stations in the city centre to help you out. If you fancy going a bit further afield too there are plenty of stops to get you there in no time. 

We have helped plan your Christmas trip to Liverpool all you need to do now is have the best time in our city this festive season! 

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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.

Liverpool Christmas Market
Nothing feels more festive than spending an evening at Liverpool's Christmas Markets

Due to the ongoing situation surrounding Covid-19 (Coronavirus) this years Liverpool Christmas Market has been cancelled. Liverpool's Christmas Market returns to St George's Plateau against the backdrop of the magnificent St George's Hall.

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.

Duke Street Market
Cafe / Restaurant
Duke Street Market from above showing people in their main dining area.

Duke Street Market is Liverpool's newest food and drink market which is set in a 100-year-old building that has been sensitively restored and transformed into a beautiful all day dining destination and culinary hub for the community.

Liverpool ONE
Shop/Shopping Centre
Liverpool ONE

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

Liverpool Light Spectacular
Show / Display
Liverpool Light Spectacular

The world-famous Light Spectacular display is coming to Liverpool this Christmas!

The Royal Albert Dock
Heritage/Visitor Centre
A daytime shot of the Royal Albert Dock. The shot shows the original warehouse buildings with the iconic red pillars.

Located on Liverpool’s incredible World Heritage Site waterfront, the Albert Dock structure features the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in the whole country.

Projections On The Dock
Projections On The Dock

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool will light up the waterfront this winter with a season of eye-catching large-scale projections on the inner-quay side of the Merseyside Maritime Museum.

Albert's Schenke
Restaurant tables at Alberts Schenke. The Bavarian style is represented throughout.

Albert's Schenke is a Bier Halle & Cook Haus on Hanover Street, in the Grade II listed Casartelli Building. Albert's has an extensive range of bier: guests can sip by the schooner, pour by pint, or take a tour of the taps with a range of bier flights.

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Theatre / Venue
An Art Deco deco building reads 'Liverpool Philharmonic' in bright lettering

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic is one the world’s oldest concert societies at the centre of which is the award-winning Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and its associated ensembles and concert series.

Leaf on Bold Street Café
Tea Room/Coffee Shop
Looking through the large cafe windows. A girl sits on a green Chesterfield style couch

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

Royal Liver Building 360
A man wearing a large hat stood inside one of the towers taking a picture of the opposite Liver Bird on a sunny day with blue skies.

Royal Liver Building 360 Tour and experience is open with social distancing measures, reduced guided tour numbers and additional sanitising facilities in place.

Inside the Lunya store filled with wines, meats and other deli goods.

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

Liverpool Beatles Museum
'America' themed memorabilia at the Liverpool Beatles Museum

The Grade 2 listed building that houses this breath-taking collection of over 1000 items is situated in the heart of Liverpool on the world-famous Mathew Street only yards away from the Cavern Club.

Cavern Club
Public House/Bar
The exterior and entrance of the Cavern Club. The neon red entry sign reads 'Cavern Club.' There are two women leaving the club sminling.

The legendary cellar that has seen seven incredible decades of music; the Cavern Club remains the beating heart of Liverpool’s iconic music scene.

Honest Burgers
Inside of Honest Burger with empty row of tables and a chalk board wall.

Honest Burgers. From day one, wanted to make the best British burgers on any menu, anywhere. So they make British beef patties in their own butchery, and their homemade rosemary chips are cut and cooked daily.

The Scouse Snow White
The Scouse Snow White

After the smash hit success of The Scouse Cinderella and The Scouse Nativity Liverpool's Royal Court are diving straight back in to Pantoland with The Scouse Snow White!