Even though the UK is in a national lockdown there are still plenty of things you can do online to explore lots of wonderful things Liverpool has to offer. 

From virtual tours of museums to live stream concerts, whole online festivals and activities for the kids to do - you can fall in love with Liverpool from the comfort of your home until it is safe to visit again. 

As of 5th November, all restaurants, bars, attractions and non-essential retail will be closed until 2nd December. For more information on the restrictions in place in the Liverpool City Region please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

We will regularly be updating this blog with more online events and activities to take part in during lockdown. 


Whilst the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall is closed during the lockdown period you can still enjoy their incredible programme of events online. Their on demand service allows you to watch concerts from the comfort of your home. Find out more about their online concerts here

In light of the new UK government coronavirus restrictions, Liverpool Philharmonic is cancelling all concerts from and including Thursday 5 November to Wednesday 2 December. Please note all concerts from Wednesday 2 December are scheduled to go ahead as planned. . We are currently contacting affected customers by email or phone to advise on how to obtain refunds, credit vouchers, or to donate the value of their tickets. . October was an exhilarating month for Liverpool Philharmonic, as our musicians returned to our stage, and it is with a heavy heart that we now have to close our building to the public for a second time. If you can, please consider donating the price of your ticket, or another amount to Liverpool Philharmonic. Knowing that we have your ongoing support helps us to plan for our future with confidence and helps keep music alive in our city. . For further information and latest updates, please visit: https://www.liverpoolphil.com/news/covid-19-update/

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Whilst all of the National Museums Liverpool venues are shut during lockdown there are still plenty of ways you can interact with them at home. From learning how to make a zine to crafting workshops, face painting tutorials and virtual tours of their museums, have a look to see what you can get up on their website

You can also follow Museum of Liverpool, International Slavery Museum, Walker Art Gallery, Merseyside Maritime Museum, The World Museum and Lady Lever Art Gallery on social media to get regular updates on things to do at home.


During the first lockdown, Western Approaches put together a series of isolation history lessons aimed at primary school children and they are still on their website for you to revisit now! The kids will be able to learn all about the history of Liverpool’s WW2 bunker with activities and virtual tours.


Launched as part of Black History Month in October 2020, On Record explores black music in Liverpool and the role it has played in the city and in communities over the past 70 with a series of online events, live streams, podcasts film screenings and loads more.


The UK’s longest running LGBTQIA arts and culture festival has gone online this year with a whole programme of virtual events until 15th November. From poetry readings to art performances, Q&A sessions and even art walks you can do around Liverpool too. For more information see their programme of events on their website


Liverpool’s award-winning disability and D/deaf arts festival, DaDa fest are back with their biennial festival this year with a series of online events from 27th November to 3rd December. This year’s theme is ‘Translations’ and is made up of new artworks across a range of platforms for you to enjoy from home. Find out more about the festival line-up on their website. 


Birkenhead music venue Future Yard are hosting live stream gigs from their stage for you to enjoy at home! They have recently welcomed Eyesore & The Jinx and have By The Sea lined up for 20th November. Keep an eye on their website and social media for any other events they have planned

Day 1 #thefutureisbirkenhead

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If you’re looking for some new music to listen to then tune into the Liverpool based internet radio station, Melodic Distraction. On air 24/7, they welcome a community of DJs, musicians, producers and artists across a whole host of musical genres showcasing the finest sounds across Liverpool. Listen to them here.


Milap is celebrating Diwali with a whole host of online events from 9-15 November across various streaming platforms featuring dance and music performances. For more information on their events visit their website here.

Our Diwali Programme Starts Today... ⁣ ⁣ In partnership with @digitaldiwali_uk and @walktheplankarts ⁣ ⁣ 10:00 (GMT): Shakir Khan, @unmesh_banerjee & @prajakta.apte.125 in concert Raag Gurjari Todi⁣ ⁣ The festival of events kicks off with internationally renowned sitarist, @shakirsitar - one of the most promising young exponents of the legendary Etawah Gharana - energetically following in the musical footsteps of his prodigious father and guru, the sitar maestro, Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan.⁣ ⁣ Shakir will be joined for this Music for the Mind & Soul concert by Unmesh Banerjee on Tabla and Prajakta Apte on Tanpura, performing 'Raag Gujari Todi', a morning Raaga.⁣ ⁣ Watch via the link in our bio ⁣ ⁣ ---------------------------------------------------⁣ ⁣ 19:00 (GMT): 'Mahishasuravadham' by @kapilavenu Kutiyattam⁣ ⁣ A dance performance, choreographed using the language of the ancient art form of Kutiyattam, which is practised in the province of Kerala, and is one of India’s oldest living theatrical traditions. ⁣ ⁣ Kapila Venu is a renowned Kutiyattam practitioner and one of the foremost disciples of the legendary Kutiyattam maestro Guru Ammannur Madhava Ckakyar. ⁣ ⁣ The performance is based on the legend from the Devi Mahatmyam, in which Goddess Durga slays the demon Mahishasura and acquires the name Mahishasuramarddini. ⁣ ⁣ Watch via the link in our bio ⁣ ⁣ #Diwali2020 #Diwali #indianclassicalmusic #indianclassicaldance #shakirkhan #kapilavenu #indiandance #indianmusic #kutiyattam #danceperformance #sitarplayer #morningraaga #listentoindia #indianarts

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If you want to learn a bit more about what is going on in Liverpool’s music scene then have a look at Bido Lito!’s website. From interviews with local bands, articles about the city, playlists and loads more Liverpool music related content, you’ll definitely find your new favourite band on their website here

Due to venues having different guidelines, booking systems and opening hours we would always recommend checking ahead with each one before your visit. 

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

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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.

Liverpool ONE
Shop/Shopping Centre
Views of the stores below from the first level of Liverpool ONE. There are shoppers on each level with outdoor seating.

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

Tate Liverpool
Ugo Rondinone Liverpool Mountain 2018 - a stack of rainbow coloured boulders next to the TATE warehouse building.

Welcome to the home of British and international modern and contemporary art in the North; Tate Liverpool. Aren’t we lucky?

World Museum
Entrance to the World Museum from above featuring yellow, red, green and blue hanging banners and a giant skeleton of a flying type dinosaur.

From the sea to the stars, a visit to World Museum reveals millions of years of the Earth’s history through thousands of exhibits and hands-on activities.

International Slavery Museum
The exterior of the warehouse building that the Slavery Museum is located inside.

The International Slavery Museum will be opening on 19th August following the lockdown period.

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.

Chester Zoo
Animal Collection
Giraffe looking at the camera.

A visit to Cheshire isn’t complete without a trip to the UK’s number one zoo. Chester Zoo is home to over 27,000 endangered and exotic animals based in beautiful, award-winning zoological gardens.

The Beatles Story
A mock up Cavern Club stage. The middle of the stage features the iconic 'The Beatles' bass drum and 3 guitars.

The award-winning ‘The Beatles Story’ is the world's largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to telling the story of The Beatles’ rise to fame.

Knowsley Safari
Safari Park
A child looks through glass tunnel and puts their hands up to a tiger

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Imagine That! Science and Discovery Centre
Education centre
Imagine That mini sparks science adventure

Imagine That! Science and Discovery Centre truly is a full day out for all families of children up to 10 years of age.