Now that lockdown measures have begun to ease it means we can start safely exploring Liverpool’s cultural offerings again. 

Liverpool is bursting at the seams with culture. From The Beatles to football, food & drink to historic buildings, peaceful art galleries to bustling streets; there’s something to see and do everywhere you turn. 

To give you some inspiration on activities you can do now that venues are starting to open up again, we’ve put together a whole itinerary on ways to explore a bit of Liverpool culture. 


TRAVELLING TO LIVERPOOL


There are plenty of ways to safely travel into Liverpool City Centre to enjoy your day out. 

If you’re using public transport then making sure you’re following Government advice is super important, to not only keep yourself, but everyone else safe too. Face coverings are now mandatory on public transport so don’t forget yours when leaving the house. 

For the train, Merseyrail are asking you to wear a face covering, keep a 2 metre distance and wash your hands or use hand sanitiser before and after your journey. Planning ahead and buying your tickets in advance is also advised! Visit Merseyrail’s website for more information

If you are driving into the city centre then there are plenty of car parks open for you to use. For example, the QPark at Liverpool ONE is the perfect central location with plenty of social distancing measures in place. 

Or you can cycle! Grab your bike and helmet and use the dedicated cycle lanes around the city to safely ride into Liverpool. 


LIVERPOOL CATHEDRALS


We’re pretty famous in Liverpool for having not one but two stunning Cathedrals separated by the equally amazing Hope Street. You’ll find the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral (opening TBC) at one end of Hope Street and the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral at the other end, near Duke Street. Spend the morning exploring both and be marveled at all the architectural beauty. 


BRUNCH OR LUNCH


So, depending on if you’re in the mood for brunch or lunch we’ve picked out a few options we know you’ll love.

If you’re feeling the brunch kind of vibe then head to The Quarter just off Hope Street to enjoy a full English breakfast, various kinds of eggs, pancakes and a good old bacon sandwich. You can either book a table for inside or just turn up to see if there are any spaces available on the terrace on a sunny morning. 

If a bigger lunch is more your thing then Free State Kitchen on Maryland Street might be for you. Their outdoor seating area is perfect for those sunny lunch times and their American themed menu is amazing. Make sure you book your table in advance so you don’t miss out. Visit their website for more information on their health and safety guidelines. 


FACT


FACT is opening its doors to their galleries from the 12th August 2020 with their new free exhibition ‘And Say The Animal Responded?’- meaning now is the perfect time to pop along for a visit. The exhibition explores animals and what they might say to us about the shared use of our planet. FACT is a brilliant space in the city centre for exploring all kinds of art from artists locally and around the world! 

Plenty of safety measures will be implemented when the galleries open to make your visit safe too. You can read about them here


BOLD STREET


After a trip to FACT, head just over the road to Bold Street to explore one of the city's most exciting streets. There are loads of independent shops to browse including book shop News From Nowhere, Rennies for all your art supplies, Resurrection for some vintage fashion and Bold Street Coffee for a refreshment! 

The Liverpool Without Walls project also means there is now plenty of outdoor seating for you to enjoy Bold Street’s bars and restaurants too. 

B O L D D I S T A N C E // ↔️

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GO ON A TOUR


What better way to experience some of Liverpool’s finest culture than on a tour. If you’re a football fan then head over to Anfield to explore the home of the Premier League Champions on the LFC Stadium Tour. Fans of the reds will love this! 

If football isn’t your thing then why not see the city 15 floors up on the RLB360 tour instead? Go on a guided tour of the Royal Liver Building and learn all about the history of one of the most famous buildings in the world. The views from the top are something special!

If you're more into the spooky things in life then you can also wait until the evening to go on a Shiverpool Ghost Tour! On their Hope Street Shivers tour you will be guided around the famous Hope Street learning all about its ghostly past. 

You’ll be required to book tickets for all of these tours in advance and special health and safety measures have been implemented at each venue to ensure visitors will have a safe and enjoyable experience! Visit their websites for more information.


CASA ITALIA 


For dinner sit yourself down to an incredible bowl of pasta at Casa Italia, it’s a bit of an institution in Liverpool. The authentic Italian eatery has been serving traditional pasta and pizzas for over 40 years and have welcomed everyone from Paul McCartney, Liam Gallagher and Kylie Minogue through their doors. 

Their main seating area has been reserved for walk-ins but you can also book a group table for their upstairs area. Health and safety guidelines have also been implemented including spaced apart tables, disposable menus, accessible hand sanitiser stations and regular cleaning. 

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BALTIC TRIANGLE


Evenings in Liverpool are made for a trip to the Baltic Triangle. End the day with a visit to one of the outdoor bars in the trendy part of town and enjoy a drink watching the sun go down. You can check out Constellations, Content, The Botanical Garden, The Baltic Market and Birdies for a socially distanced drink in their gardens. 

Each venue has been adapted to keep in line with health and safety guidelines and we would recommend checking out each of their websites or social channels before you visit so you know what to expect. 


Due to venues having different guidelines, booking systems and opening hours we would always recommend checking ahead with each one before your visit. For more information on how to safely visit Liverpool as lockdown measures ease have a look at our dedicated blog

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