How to Spend 1 Day in Liverpool
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From its famous football clubs to its maritime past, Liverpool boasts a unique cultural heritage that draws visitors from all over the world. With some planning, it is possible to tick off several top city experiences in just 24 hours. Here’s how.
Morning: Sightsee in the City
Liverpool’s history-steeped streets are easily explored in a morning, with several options to suit your interests. Customizable hop-on hop-off tours allow flexible exploration, while sightseeing tours avoid the hassle of advance planning. The city’s landscape is interlinked with its cultural heritage, with tours offering general sightseeing along with a more Beatles-focused itinerary, ideal for Fab Four fans.
Afternoon: Dive Into Culture
Widen your perspective with an afternoon spent exploring Liverpool’s cultural landmarks. The city is home to many free-to-enter museums and galleries, including the Tate Liverpool and the Museum of Liverpool, ideal for culture vultures. Footie fans can gain intimate access to world-famous Anfield Stadium, with advance booking recommended to guarantee entry, while music aficionados can get their teenage kicks at The Beatles Story or British Music Experience. If photography is more your thing, ascend the Radio City Tower or Liverpool Cathedral’s Vestey Tower to capture sweeping Merseyside panoramas.
Night: Wind Down, Merseyside Style
After a busy day of sightseeing, wind down on an evening ferry across the Mersey and absorb views of the Maritime Mercantile City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, by dusk. Afterwards, experience Liverpool after dark on a nightlife tour of popular city bars and pubs or catch a comedy show to witness the famous Scouse wit firsthand. If you’re not ready to hang up your sightseeing boots for the evening, nighttime ghost tours offer eerie insight into the historic city’s forgotten corners.
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On this two-for-one, evening walking tour of Liverpool, you won’t just get to see the city’s highlight landmarks—you’ll also discover its lively pub culture when you visit three different watering holes. With just a small group for company, follow your guide to sights ranging from Liverpool’s two cathedrals, its historical Chinatown, and the Cavern Club (where the Beatles began their career). As you go, learn all about the city’s history, and stop at three different pubs for beverages en route.
Unearth Liverpool’s ghoulish past on this 1.5-hour walking tour of the city’s most haunted sites. After darkness has fallen, meet your guide on the famous Hope Street and set off in search of the restless spirits who are said to roam the city at night. Stroll down one of northern England’s most haunted streets, visit the eerie cemetery at Anglican Cathedral, and hear blood-curdling stories of ‘Lantern Jaw,’ the woman in white and the local man who lost his soul to the Devil.