7 Sunny Day Activities In Liverpool

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When the sun finally pokes its head through the clouds there's ample ways to make a day of it in Liverpool. The Merseyside city boasts two incredible vantage points, three open-top sightseeing tours on land and water, plus the ultimate heritage trail for any Beatles fan. Here's 7 sunny day recommendations to get you started:


1) Ride The Open-Tops:

Chance are, anything you can think of seeing or doing during your trip to Liverpool will be covered by the City Explorer bus tour. This hop-on hop-off service features 14 stops ranging from the heart of the Albert Docks to the Metropolitan Cathedral and everything in between. Buses arrive every 30 minutes and all departures feature a local English speaking tour guide.

Liverpool Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Albert Dock

A City Explorer Liverpool bus leaving Albert Dock.

Here's a few words from a recent happy participant:

"Thoroughly enjoyed the tour on Monday. My cheeks hurt from laughing so hard. John and Margo were excellent, Margo gave us a fantastic and comical potted history of the city. Husband and I have been on several city bus tours over the years but what we experienced on Monday was outstanding and most definitely put them all in the shade.

I will be recommending your company's tours to anyone and everyone we know planning on visiting Liverpool. Such a fun way to see and learn about the city's history, architecture and attractions. Many thanks".


2) Get Nautical:

Escape the trappings of dry land by sailing up the Mersey on a hop-on hop-on ferry boat. Our River Explorer tickets also include 24-hour passes for the aforementioned bus tour, as well as admission to the U-Boat Story.

Liverpool Dazzle Ferry On A Sunny Day

Sailing down the Mersey on a River Explorer cruise boat.


3) Go On The Beatles Trail:

For avid fans of The Beatles or any visitor interested in Liverpool's artistic heritage, a trip around the various sites connected to the Fab 4 (or inspired by) is a must.

To help inspire prospective pilgrims, we've assembled a definitive list of Beatles sites in Liverpool, as well as a few exciting activities. Explore the band's legacy at The Beatles Story, enjoy a drink at the Casbah Club, and much more.

Magical Mystery Beatles Tour Liverpool

Beatles Magical Mystery Tour bus stopping outside Strawberry Fields. Credit: Craig Easton.


4) Experience The Beatles Story:

The world's top attraction dedicated to the legacy of the Fab Four is now available to book on CityXplora. Explore the stellar rise of Liverpool's most famous sons across a series of exhibitions featuring recreated venues, rare photographs, and original artefacts. The audio guides are even voiced by John Lennon’s sister, Julia Baird. You'll also learn about the lives and solo careers of John, Paul, George and Ringo.

Visiting The Beatles Story

Tourists preparing to enter the Beatles Story Exhibition.


5) Rise To The City's Ceiling:

Home to the award-winning Radio City, St. John's Beacon offers a unique opportunity to view Liverpool's ever changing skyline 450 feet above the heart of the city centre. It's viewing deck offers an unrivalled 360° panorama, and on a clear sunny day, it's possible to see as far as the Borough of Wirral and even North Wales. Wheelchair access is included along with a colour souvenir booklet for all guests.

Radio City Viewing Gallery Sunny Day

The Viewing Deck of St. John's Beacon against a clear sky.


6) Explore A Local Icon:

Get an unbeatable Liverpool sightseeing experience that combines the panoramic vistas of Vestey Tower with the flexibility of the open-top buses and fun of the Mersey Ferries.

Liverpool Cathedral On A Clear Day

Vestey Tower has the added bonus of being open-air. Tickets for the Tower Experience also let you explore Liverpool Cathedral - the 5th largest building of its kind in the world!


7) Travel To Anfield In Style:

Planning a visit to Anfield Stadium for the LFC Story Museum? You could take your own car and park across from the Kop, but if it's a nice day why not stop next to the Albert Dock and hop-aboard the Liverpool F.C. Explorer Tour? Return tickets are available for all age groups and the outward journey is narrated by a live guide.

LFC Explorer Bus Tour

Travel to the home of Liverpool FC like FA Cup victors.