For 2021, we’ll be giving you some inspirational itineraries on how to spend a couple of days in Liverpool City Region – whatever type of trip you’re coming on, we’ve got it all. 

While our great city is known for its hustle and bustle, it’s very easy to have a quiet break for two if you know where to look. 

From relaxing walks on the Wirral coastline to wandering around art galleries and museums, seeing a show or two in world class music venues and enjoying lunch al fresco, Liverpool is the perfect place to recharge your batteries.

Before your visit we would always recommend checking ahead with each venue to make sure they are open and what booking systems they have in place. 



If you choose to stay at the Georgian Quarter’s chic Hope street Hotel, you’ll be following in the footsteps of film stars, Premier League footballers and conductors appearing at the Philharmonic Hall over the road. You can also make use of the spectacular new spa facilities, newly opened in 2021.


Lock & Key is a boutique hotel inside a beautiful Georgian Townhouse right in the heart of the city centre. At just a stone’s throw away from all your favourite shops at Liverpool ONE and the beautiful sights and attractions at The Royal Albert Dock, it’s the perfect place to call home for the weekend. 



In the heart of Liverpool’s waterfront is the Royal Albert Dock. Built in the 1840s and reimagined as a place for galleries, shops and restaurants for the last three decades there is so much to explore down at one of Liverpool must visit locations. Visit Tate Liverpool to explore a huge collection of modern and contemporary art, The Beatles Story to journey into the lives of the Fab Four, The International Slavery Museum to learn about historical and contemporary slavery and The Merseyside Maritime Museum to discover Liverpool seafaring past. 


After wandering around the waterfront, head to The Bluecoat. At over 300 years old, it is the most stored building in the city centre and has been a hugely important building throughout Liverpool history. Nowadays, it houses a contemporary art gallery, studios, independent boutiques specialising in flowers, rare books and violins, and a beautiful tranquil garden to relax in a bit of peace and quiet. 


If you choose to stay at the Georgian Quarter’s Hope Street Hotel, you’ll be a stone’s throw away from the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, home to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. With a whole range of concerts, performances and shows on all year round, it’s the perfect place to head to experience a bit of Liverpool’s music heritage.  


Just over the River Mersey from Liverpool is Wirral, an area packed with things to discover. Jump on board the famous Mersey Ferry and head to the stunning model village of Port Sunlight, which looks exactly as it did when built to house workers at the Sunlight soap factory in the late 1800s. 


The crown in the jewel is the Lady Lever art Gallery, housing pre-Raphaelite masterpieces, ancient Greek and Roman sculptures and vases and an extensive Wedgwood collection; you could spend a whole afternoon exploring their wonderful collections. 


Wirral is known for its magnificent nature and green spaces and they have so much of it. Take a look at some of the walking maps outlined by Visit Wirral, through which you can see the wonderful beaches of West Kirby and Thurstaston, the cool seaside town of New Brighton or Birkenhead Park, an underrated diamond which inspired the design of New York’s Central Park. 



While you’re enjoying everything on offer at The Royal Albert Dock, treat your tastebuds to the Catslan delights of Lunyalita. Their beautiful Spanish tapas dishes make for the perfect accompaniment to the waterfront views - the seafood paella is a must try too. 


For freshly baked croissants, pastries, cakes and bread pop into  Rough Handmade on the Royal Albert Dock. The boutique bakery makes everything fresh on site every day and you can watch it all happen in the open-theatre style kitchen. It’s certainly worth popping along for a snack whilst you’re on your walk. 


Inspired by their experiences in the cultural melting pot of Le Marais, Paris, Maray served food inspired by the flavours of the Middle East alongside incredible wine and bold, delicious cocktails. With venues overlooking the Royal Albert Dock, on the bustling Bold Street and over on Allerton Road there are plenty of places to sample their beautiful menu.   


At the back of the Philharmonic Hall just off Hope Street is The Art School Restaurant, the last word in Liverpool fine dining. Whether you want a special pre-concert meal or the full-blown extravaganza of the tasting menu, Chef Patron Paul Askew and his team will give you a meal to remember. 


Before you end your trip in Liverpool you must visit the Philharmonic Dining Rooms for a pint or a gin and tonic. Audiences around the world watched as Sir Paul McCartney played a surprise intimate gig for 50 lucky passersby on James Cordon’s carpool Karaoke in 2018 but it arguably has a bigger claim to fame. The gents’ toilets are so ornate and historic they are Grade listed, the only one of their kind bestowed with such a lofty honor. 

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

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Hope Street Hotel
A King Sized bed with plush white bedding inside a large, bright hotel room. The walls are exposed brick and the floor is a light oak.

Hope Street Hotel is an independent 4 star boutique hotel. 147 rooms are divided between Standards, Deluxes, Studios and Suites all with an urbane and fresh, cool style.

Lock & Key Hotel
Lock & Key Hotel

Gorgeous 14-bed boutique hotel set within a Grade-II listed Georgian townhouse in the heart of Liverpool city centre. If you like marble-clad bathrooms and amazing rainfall Burlington showers then look no further.

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.

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?

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.

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

The International Slavery Museum is located within Liverpool's Albert Dock, inside the Merseyside Maritime Museum building.

Maritime Museum
The exterior of the warehouse buildings that the Merseyside Maritime Museum is inside. Outside the museum within the wet dock is a traditional tall sh

Submerge yourself in Liverpool’s historic seafaring past at the Maritime Museum.

The Bluecoat
Arts Centre
The outside of Bluecoat with their colourful platform in the right hand corner.

A Grade I listed, 300 year old building in the heart of Liverpool’s city centre, Bluecoat offers a year-round programme of visual art, literature, music, dance and family activities.

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.

Port Sunlight Museum & Garden Village
Port Sunlight Museum & Garden Village

Port Sunlight Museum & Garden Village is a unique and beautiful 19th century village created solely for the Sunlight Soap factory workers.

Lady Lever Art Gallery
Lady Lever Art Gallery outside with a view of the fountain

The Lady Lever Art Gallery is regarded as one of the finest art galleries in Europe. It's located in model village, Port Sunlight in Wirral, a place rich in architectural charm.

Birkenhead Park
Country/Royal Park
Birkenhead Park

Birkenhead Park is an idealised countryside landscape of open meadows, natural woodland belts and lakes shaped as rivers.

The view through a brightly decorated window, to the Royal Albert Dock on a sunny day.

Lunyalita is a family owned independent Spanish restaurant, bar and deli.

The Art School Restaurant
The Art School restaurant is an intimate 50-cover restaurant

The Art School Restaurant is a fine dining addition to Liverpool’s rapidly growing food and drink culture.