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! 


THE ROYAL LIVER BUILDING


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! 


THE CHINESE ARCH


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. 


THE BEATLES STORY 


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. 


CROSBY BEACH - ‘ANOTHER PLACE’ 


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! 


THE DAZZLE FERRY


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


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! 


SEFTON PARK 


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! 


THE BEATLES STATUE


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?


LIVERPOOL CATHEDRAL 


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. 


LIVERPOOL ONE


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! 


THE WALKER ART GALLERY 


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. 


THE CAVERN CLUB    


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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