Whilst tourism might have changed a lot this year we thought we would celebrate World Tourism Day by looking at what makes Liverpool one of the best places in the world to visit.

It’s the perfect opportunity to see what we’re all about so you can start planning your UK staycation or a future trip from overseas.  

We know it is a difficult time right now for everyone and staying safe and taking care of each other is the main priority but we’re still here if you fancy a visit. 

We can still visit our favourite restaurants, bars, attractions and shops as long as we follow the social distancing guidelines that are put in place. So with that being said, here is why Liverpool is a must visit destination! 


WE ARE OPEN


Liverpool is still open for business and we’re ready to welcome you with socially-distanced open arms and a smile, it might be from behind a facemask but we’re definitely beaming from ear to ear to see you! Whether you’re a local falling in love with Liverpool all over again, a student exploring your new home or you’re enjoying a UK staycation, we’re still here for you to enjoy our wonderful city safely. 2020 definitely isn’t cancelled, it’s just different. 

We’re still the welcoming and vibrant city we were before but with just a few added safety measures to make sure your visit is as safe and enjoyable as possible. For more information on staying safe in Liverpool visit our FAQ’s here for all you need to know

๐™๐™–๐™ ๐™š๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง โœจ Today local photographer @geoffdrake_images will be sharing some photos of the city from his collection with us. Make sure to give him a follow to see more beautiful photos of Liverpool! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’™ “‘Wondrous Place’ - I think this image shows just how beautifully photogenic Liverpool is. The Liver Bird stands proud surveying the city below; the Art Deco tower, historic Anglican parish church, The Pump House chimney, and the contrasting modern architecture. The Royal Albert Dock has often symbolised Liverpool’s changing fortunes and in recent times more and more independent businesses, many of which are local, have opened here. Next year will be a year of celebration marking its 175th anniversary.” #visitliverpoollater #visitliverpool #liverpool #liverpoolphotography

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WE ARE COVID-SAFE


We want nothing more than for you to feel safe when visiting Liverpool. Over the last couple of months businesses across the city have been working hard to adapt their venues to meet the Government’s safety requirements. From our hotels to attractions, bars and restaurants, measures have been taken to make sure they can remain open for us all to safely enjoy. 

These measures include track & trace detail collection, additional cleaning regimes, hand sanitiser being provided around buildings, spaced out seating, single use menus, reduced capacity and ticket booking systems amongst many other measures. For more information on how to stay safe when visiting Liverpool see our dedicated blog here. 

โฃ๐™’๐™š๐™ก๐™˜๐™ค๐™ข๐™š ๐™—๐™–๐™˜๐™ , ๐™ฌ๐™š’๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ข๐™ž๐™จ๐™จ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช! โœจโ € โ € From tomorrow, Liverpool’s bars, restaurants, pubs and attractions will begin to open as lockdown measures ease. Whilst we understand it feels like a long time coming it is important to remember to be patient, be kind and be responsible so we can all enjoy the city safely together! #SteadySaturday โ € We’re a city famous for being friendly so let’s keep that going! โ € โ € For more information on the lockdown measures easing in Liverpool see the link in our bio. โ € โ € Welcome back to Liverpool! โค๐Ÿ’™โ € โ € #visitliverpool #liverpool #royalliverbuilding #liverpoolwaterfront

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WE ARE CULTURE


We are all about our culture in Liverpool. The amount of museums, art galleries, creative spaces and events we have will keep you busy all year round. Nearly all of our museums and galleries have now reopened with lots of social distancing measures in place so you can explore their exhibitions safely. Walker Art Gallery is currently showing a Linda McCartney Retrospective and Tate Liverpool is featuring an exhibition of Don McCullin’s work amongst their current exhibitions. Have a look at our blog on museums and galleries to see where you can visit next.

We’re also not one to let a huge event pass us by. Unfortunately, a lot of our events that were scheduled for this year had to be cancelled or postponed but we have no doubt they will come back even bigger and better than before. 

In the past we’ve welcomed everything from The Giants to River of Light festival, the Netball World Cup 2019, LIMF, Liverpool Biennial, Bordeaux Wine Festival, Pride in Liverpool, the Grand National and LightNight so there is always plenty going on. 

โฃ๐™๐™๐™š ๐˜ฝ๐™š๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ก๐™š๐™จ ๐™Ž๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐ŸŽธโ € โ € @beatlesstory is now open following the lockdown period and it’s great to “get back”! ๐Ÿ’›โ € โ € Did you know that The Beatles Story is the world’s largest permanent exhibition dedicated to telling the story of the Fab Four? โ € โ € Plenty of social distancing measures have been put in place to ensure all visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience! These include a one way system through the exhibition, screens on till points, hand sanitiser stations throughout and increased cleaning regimes. โ € โ € Booking a timed slot is essential for your visit! โ € โ € #thebeatlesstory #thebeatles #visitliverpool #LoveYourLiverpool #Liverpool

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WE ARE MUSIC


Music fills the streets of Liverpool wherever you go. Whether it’s the buskers down Church Street, a Beatles tribute act on Mathew Street, a gig down Seel Street or a festival taking over Sefton Park, there’s always a song being sung somewhere. 

We might be home to The Beatles but we’re also home to some of the best musical talent in the UK. Have a look at our blog on how music venues have adapted over the last few months and take a bit of inspiration on where to go once live music returns again. 

We also know how to put on a music festival, if we do say so ourselves. From LIMF to Sound City, Fusion, Future Yard, Positive Vibration, Africa Oye, Creamfields and loads more! 


WE ARE FOOTBALL


Liverpool is one of the biggest football cities in the world and we know how to celebrate the beautiful game here. Over in Anfield you’ll find the home of the current Premier League Champions, LFC and on the other side of Stanley Park is Goodison, home of the toffees, Everton. 

When LFC won the Champions League in 2019 the city turned red and the celebrations were wild! Unfortunately, we were unable to celebrate their Premier League win properly this year but when we can, you know it's going to be something not to miss! 

Whoever you support, there is no denying Liverpool should be high on your places to visit when it comes to football.


WE ARE FOOD & DRINK


If you’re a foodie then Liverpool is the place for you. There are so many bars and restaurants to explore you’ll need to keep coming back to try them all. We’ve got cuisines from all over the world taking over whole streets in the city like Bold Street and Castle Street. The Baltic Triangle is home to the Baltic Market which is a must try and Liverpool ONE and The Royal Albert Dock have so many places to eat you’ll be spoilt for choice. Have a look at our blog on restaurants in Liverpool for some inspiration

Whilst you’re here, you can’t leave without trying a bowl of our favourite local dish, scouse. The hearty stew is perfect for the coming winter months and great fuel for exploring the city. 

All the bars and restaurants in Liverpool are still open for business but they are currently required to close at 10pm and are limited to table service only due to Government’s restrictions surrounding social distancing. If you spot a restaurant you might like to visit we would always recommend booking ahead to secure a table. 


WE ARE OUTDOORS


Did you know that Liverpool has more parks than any other city in the UK outside of London? 

We love our outdoor spaces in Liverpool, there is nothing better than taking an afternoon stroll in Sefton Park or Princes Park when the sun is shining or autumn is on the way. We also have some of the most beautiful beaches to soak up the sun on or spend evenings catching the glorious sunsets. For a bit of a day out, jump on a ferry across the Mersey to explore the Wirral and their parks and beaches too.

Have a look at our blog on all the open spaces in Liverpool to see where you can plan your next trip to

๐™’๐™๐™ฎ ๐™–๐™ง๐™š ๐™‡๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ค๐™ก'๐™จ ๐™จ๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™š๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™จ๐™ค ๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™˜๐™ž๐™–๐™ก? ๐ŸŒ… Liverpool looks westward and because of the famous River Mersey you have uninterrupted views as the sun sets. There’s a huge expanse as the river runs into the Irish Sea and the colour in the sky is reflected in the water. For more on places to stay to watch the sun go down, take a look at our latest blog. #VisitLiverpool #Liverpool #sunset #sunsetphotography #beach #LoveYourLiverpool #love #crosby #coastline #coastal

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WE ARE INDEPENDENT 


We’re so proud of all of our independent businesses in Liverpool. From bars, restaurants and coffee shops to clothing stores, bookshops, vintage stores, tour guides, music venues and festivals, there are so many creative people in the city that bring it to life. 

Now is the time they need our help the most. Book a table at your favourite independent restaurant, shop local, show some love on social media, shout about your favourite creative or buy an album from a local musician - the tiniest things are appreciated so much and keep our incredible city going!

Have a look at our blog on Liverpool's independent shops. 


WE ARE SCOUSE


Scousers are known for being some of the friendliest people in the world so you know you’re going to get the best welcome when you arrive. We’re always here to help you out, recommend the best spots to head to and show you a good time whilst remaining safe and socially distant. 

๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ป'๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฑ. ๐—œ๐˜'๐˜€ ๐—ท๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜. ๐Ÿ’›โ € โ € This year let's explore closer to home. โ € โ € Experience Liverpool like a tourist - discover the places you've always wanted to go and those you didn't even know existed. โ € โ € We all want to be part of the city's recovery. So let's support the local economy and remember why this place is loved around the world ๐ŸŒโ € Image @jesscorre โ € #LoveYourLiverpool #VisitLiverpoolโ €

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WE ARE LIVERPOOL


The best city in the world, right? You won’t find another city like us. We’re a city that makes things happen. We’re forward thinking, creative and determined to prove that we can take anything that is thrown at us. Why would you not want to visit? 

โฃ๐™’๐™š๐™ก๐™˜๐™ค๐™ข๐™š ๐™—๐™–๐™˜๐™ , ๐™ฌ๐™š’๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ข๐™ž๐™จ๐™จ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช! โœจโ € โ € As lockdown measures start to ease across the country we’re all getting excited to head out to our favourite bars, pubs, restaurants, attractions and stores across Liverpool! โ € โ € While we understand it feels like it’s been a long time coming, please remember to be patient, be kind and be responsible so we can all enjoy Liverpool safely together. โ € โ € We’re a city famous for being friendly so let’s keep that going! โ € โ € For more information on the lockdown measures easing in Liverpool see the link in our bio. โ € โ € Welcome back to Liverpool! โค๐Ÿ’™โ € โ € #visitliverpool #liverpool #royalliverbuilding #thebeatles

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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

Please be mindful and only visit venues that are Covid-safe. If you would like to share with us your experience of visiting a venue in Liverpool in regards to their Covid-19 safety measures, positive or negative, fill in our anonymous feedback form here

For more information and updates on what is happening across Liverpool follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.  


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