This summer is the perfect time to escape the everyday in Liverpool and explore our amazing cultural offering.


Whilst we’re well known for our world-class football teams, record breaking music scene and unforgettable nights out, we also love to shout about our unique heritage and culture.

So, whether you’re planning a city break with a gang of your mates, looking for a few days away with your other half or going on a solo adventure, Liverpool is the perfect place to get away to it all, we can promise you that!

For a bit of inspiration on what our cultural scene has to offer, we’ve put together some activities not to miss out on. From places to stay, to things to do and recommendations for a bite to eat, we’ve got you covered. 

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WHERE TO SLEEP


What better place to stay than in a bit of print history when visiting Liverpool. One of the city's most recent hotel openings, INNSiDE Liverpool transformed the old Echo Newspaper offices into one of the trendiest hotels in the city. With beautiful rooms ranging from twins, to doubles, studios, townhouses and condos, there's a room to suit every visit. 

Top your stay off with dinner at their in-house restaurant Gino’s followed by cocktails in the 360 Sky Bar with incredible views out across the city and beyond.  


THINGS TO DO


GO TO GREAT HEIGHTS ABOVE THE CITY


RLB360 TOUR


No trip to Liverpool is complete without a visit to Liverpool’s most famous landmark, The Royal Liver Building, for the RLB360 experience. Go behind the scenes of the workings of Britain’s first skyscraper for the first time since 1911. Stand underneath the unmissable clock face (which is bigger than Big Ben’s), be amazed by the audio-visual show inside the clocktower and climb to the 15th floor to join Bella and Bertie for 360 degree views of our beautiful city. It’s the ultimate experience to tick off your Liverpool bucket list. 

Book your tickets for the RLB 360 Tour here. 


ST JOHN'S BEACON 


If you fancy seeing Liverpool from a different perspective then head 120 meters into the sky to the top of St John’s Beacon, or Radio City Tower, as the locals would say. When the sun is shining and the sky is blue, you’ll be able to see as far as the eye can see out across Liverpool, the Wirral and North Wales. Spend some time spotting all the city’s famous landmarks from the top of one of the city’s most iconic landmarks.

Book your tickets for St John's Beacon here.  


GO BEHIND THE SCENES ON A FOOTBALL STADIUM TOUR


GOODISON PARK STADIUM TOUR


For fans of the Toffees, a trip to Goodison Park for the Everton stadium tour is for you. Expert guides will take you around the behind-the-scenes tour and teach you all about the club’s illustrious history. You’ll get to experience everything from the players’ changing rooms to the Director’s Box, the Media Centre and walk the tunnel to the sound of Z Cars, emerging pitch side onto the touchline. 

Book your tickets for Goodison Park Stadium Tour here. 


LFC STADIUM TOUR


If you’re more of a fan of the reds, then the LFC Stadium Tour is a must visit. Take a tour of Anfield Stadium, home to Jurgen Klopp’s squad, for an experience not to forget. Enjoy epic views of the pitch and the city landscape from the top of the Main Stand, visit the state-of-the-art Home Team dressing room, pass under the famous This Is Anfield sign and take the spin-tingling walk down the Players Tunnel to the pitch. You’ll also gain entrance to the Liverpool FC Museum where you’ll get to see some pretty special trophies too.

Book your tickets to the Liverpool FC Stadium Tour here.


BRING OUT YOUR COMPETITIVE SIDE


SHERLOCK: THE OFFICAL LIVE GAME


Fans of the hit BBC series Sherlock can embark on an outdoor detective experience around Liverpool, with Sherlock The Official Live Game. Take on a mission across the city to uncover a series of clues, conundrums and codes to crack the Sherlock inspired detective challenge. The app-based game alerts you to new clues through videos, voicemails and text messaging for each team to compete to solve the mystery. 

Book your tickets for Sherlock: The Official Outdoor Game here. 


THE ROMANS


The time is AD43, The Romans have invaded Liverpool and declared themselves in charge. Your only chance to escape is to become a Gladiator and compete in the Emperor’s games. You and your fellow teammates must work your way around hilarious Roman themed games & challenges under the watchful eye of The Emperor. Togas included. 

With up to two hours of fun, 8 hilarious games, return transfers to the city centre, your own games centurion and historic props and a photo station, this will be an experience you won’t forget just outside the city centre in Otterspool. 

Book your tickets to The Romans here.


THE QUIRKY QUARTER


Enter into a world where nothing is quite as it seems at Quirky Quarter on Duke street. Packed with puzzling challenges, brain-teasing workouts, mind bending photo opportunities and interactive experiences, Quirky Quarter is the perfect activity to spend an afternoon with your friends. Cameras are definitely recommended and curiosity is a must! 


ICONIC VENUES NOT TO MISS


MERSERY FERRIES


After three! One, two, three, “So ferry ‘cross the Mersey, ‘Cause this land’s the place I love…”. You’ll be singing this song for days after you take a trip on the famous Mersey Ferries. Jump on board a River Explorer Cruise to take in the breathtaking sights of Liverpool’s beautiful skyline from the River Mersey and learn all about the history of the city on the 50 minute cruise. 


THE HISTORY WHISPERER


If you arrive in Liverpool on the train at Lime Street Station then one of the first things you’ll notice is the magnificent St George’s Hall Building. Since opening its doors in 1854, St George’s Hall has become one of the most recognised neoclassical buildings in the world. Now you can explore the building even further on the History Whisperer, an immersive interactive experience that takes you on an immersive journey through Liverpool’s social history.


BREAKFAST? LUNCH? DINNER? WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED!


You can’t beat a bit of breakfast out on the cobbled streets of the Georgian Quarter at The Quarter. Pull up a chair at one of their alfresco tables and dig into a beautiful full English breakfast, vegan and vegetarian options are available, or avocado on toast and loads more off their beautiful menu – all washed down with your favourite breakfast drink.

For lunch you can’t go wrong with a bowl of our traditional dish, Scouse. The hearty stew consisting of potatoes, vegetables and either beef or lamb, is a must try when in the city. Everyone in Liverpool has their own way of making this dish, often with secret ingredients but we’d recommend checking out Maggie Mays on Bold Street, Ma Boyle’s just off The Strand or for a bowl of the good stuff. Most venues also offer a vegetarian version too so everyone can enjoy!

You can’t go wrong with a food market to explore a range of culinary delights and Liverpool’s Duke Street Market is the place to do just that. With six kitchens cooking up everything from tacos to italian food, mexican cubanos, seafood steaks and so much more, there is something for everyone. Wash it all down with a cocktail from the bar and even the fussiest of eaters will be satisfied. 


For more ideas on how to escape the everyday in Liverpool visit our dedicated page here.


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