This week is English Tourism Week so we have been celebrating by sharing facts about some of our top tourist spots in the city region on social media. 

There are so many places that should be at the top of your list to visit in Liverpool. We have put a few of them together in this blog so you can make the most of your trip to the city, when it is safe to do so.  

Let us know where you are most looking forward to visiting over on twitter using #VisitLiverpoolLater! 


Did you know that when it was built in 1911, The Royal Liver Building was the tallest building in the UK and known as the UK’s first skyscraper?

For the full immersive experience of The Royal Liver Building you can go on the RLB 360 tour. Climb to the 15th floor, stand under the iconic clock face, immerse yourself in a surprise digital projection show inside the clock tower and learn more about the famous building’s history. 

There are also special light shows that are regularly projected onto the outside of the building so make sure you keep an eye out for those too! 


Liverpool is home to the largest Chinese Arch in Europe and was donated to the city by Shanghai to celebrate the twinning of the cities. The ornate arch stands at 13.5 metres tall and boasts 200 hand carved dragons to symbolise good fortune between Liverpool and Shanghai. 

You can find it at the entrance to Liverpool’s Chinatown on Nelson Street. 


Fan of The Beatles? Did you know that The Beatles Story is the world’s largest permanent exhibition dedicated to telling the story of the Beatles lives and career? 

Find the exhibition on the Royal Albert Dock and delve into the history of the biggest band in the world in this immersive experience. You’ll walk through recreations of the Cavern Club, across Abbey Road and through a Yellow Submarine whilst learning all about the Fab Four. 


Take a trip down to Crosby Beach to find 100 life-sized cast-iron sculptures. Created by Anthony Gormley, the sculptures make up ‘Another Place’ a permanent art exhibition that stretches 3km along the beach and almost 1km out to sea! 


You can’t come to Liverpool without taking a Ferry ‘cross the Mersey! San Francisco has its cable cars, New York has the yellow taxi and we have the Mersey Ferry! Jump on board the Dazzle Ferry which was designed in 2015 for the Liverpool Biennial by Sir Peter Blake for amazing views of our beautiful city. 

For those who don’t know, Sir Peter Blake is most famous for designing the Beatles Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover, so it’s a fitting design for our Mersey Ferry!


The Royal Albert Dock is famous for many things; it houses The Beatles Story, Tate Liverpool, The Merseyside Maritime Museum and loads of amazing places to eat and drink. However, did you know it is also the single largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in the UK?

So, on your next visit take a stroll around the beautiful dock, enjoy the stunning views and explore a piece of Liverpool’s rich maritime history. If you can catch the sunset there too then you’re in for a treat! 


There’s nothing better than a walk around a beautiful green space or a relax in the sun on a patch of grass and what better place to do that than at Sefton Park!

Sefton Park was opened on 20th May 1872 by Prince Arthur and is now registered as a Grade I listed Park. Inside you’ll find a huge boating lake, plenty of open space for a picnic or a game of football, The Palm House and during the summer months, a bounty of music festivals and events! 


If you’re looking for that ultimate photo from your trip to Liverpool then you need to head down to Pier Head to grab a photo with the Fab Four themselves. 

The larger than life bronze statue of The Beatles was donated to the city by The Cavern Club in 2015 and was revealed to mark 50 years since the last performance the lads gave in the city at the Liverpool Empire Theatre. 

Head down on a nice day and you’ll usually find a guitarist filling the air with Beatles songs too - what more could you ask for?


We’re lucky in Liverpool to have not one, but two, stunning cathedrals that sit at either end of the equally amazing Hope Street. 

However, did you know that the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral is the largest Cathedral in Britain and the 5th largest in the world?

At 188.7 metres long and 100.8 metres tall, stepping inside will take your breath away. You can even take a trip up to the top of the tower that houses the heaviest ringing peal of bells in the world to see the stunning views over the city. Definitely one for your Liverpool bucket list. 


If shopping is your thing then there is no better place to head then Liverpool ONE. Being the largest open-air shopping centre in the UK and spanning across 5 areas means there is plenty to explore. With over 170 stores, bars and restaurants, an indoor adventure golf course, cinema and a glorious park space to soak up the sun, you could spend the whole day here! 


Did you know that when it opened in 1877, The Walker Art Gallery became the first British Public Art Gallery?

On your next visit make sure you head over to have a look inside the stunning building at one of the largest art collections in England outside of London! Part of National Museums Liverpool, the gallery is known as ‘the National Gallery of the North’ and holds some of the UK’s most prestigious works of art. 


Did you know that The Beatles played at The Cavern Club around 292 times?

If you head over to Mathew Street on your next visit you can experience a little bit of the Beatles history at The Cavern Club for yourself. Enter down into the famous basement, enjoy a bit of live music and soak up the atmosphere from the most famous club in the world.

Have you visited these top spots before? Which ones will you be adding to your list next time you visit the city? Let us know over on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

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Royal Liver Building 360
Taking a picture at the top of the Royal Liver Building

Royal Liver Building 360 Tour and experience will re-open on July 4th following a three month UK lockdown. The tour will operate with new social distancing measures, reduced guided tour numbers and additional sanitising facilities in place. For the first time in its 100+ year history, Liverpool’s world famous Royal Liver Building has unlocked its doors to the public with the launch of Royal Liver Building 360, a brand new, must-see visitor experience and fully guided tower tour.

Chinese Arch
Historic House/Palace
Chinese Arch

With its 200 Dragons, five roofs and sheer complexity it is well worth taking the time to view this huge structure. Don't forget the wide angle lens if you wish to take photographs.

The Beatles Story
The Beatles Story

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

'Another Place' by Antony Gormley
'Another Place' by Antony Gormley

Another Place is an art installation on the coast. 100 spectacular cast-iron, life-size figures by Anthony Gormley spread across three metres of the foreshore and stretch almost 1 kilometre out to sea.

Mersey Ferries
Boat Trip
Mersey Ferries

San Francisco has its cable cars, New York has its yellow cabs… and Liverpool has its world famous Mersey Ferries.

The Royal Albert Dock
Heritage/Visitor Centre
Projection on the dock buildings at Albert Dock

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.

Sefton Park
Parkland/Woodland Garden
Sefton Park

Sefton Park in Liverpool is arguably the best known and most loved by locals. The magnificent 200-acre Park looks like a natural landscape rather than a man-made park.

The Beatles Statue
The Beatles Statue

An iconic statue of the Fab Four, in their hometown.

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

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.

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.