Things To Do In Liverpool
When it comes to cultural activities few English cities outside London can hold a candle to Liverpool. This is the birthplace of The Beatles; the home of two world-famous football clubs; site of the planet's most watched horse race. Boutique shops, bustling bars, and historical museums - all of these buildings line Liverpool's breathtaking waterfront, which was once the world's most bustling maritime hub.
1) The Beatles Story:
This is the world's largest permanent exhibition dedicated to Liverpool's most famous sons. See where it all began for the Fab 4 with a trip into the Cavern (recreated as it was in its heyday), the club that introduced the world to John and Paul and George and Ringo. The Beatles Story retells the narrative of the biggest band of all time, with a yellow submarine full of exhibits, including Harrison's first guitar, Lennon's spectacles and a White Album signed by McCartney. This is a great place for music lovers who want to recapture the magic of the swingin' sixties.
2) The LFC Story Museum:
Liverpool F.C. is probably Merseyside's second biggest export. What the Beatles did for pop, this football club did for the beautiful game. See where it all kicks off with a tour of Anfield Stadium. This exhibit is a must-see for football lovers, who can walk through the tunnels and alongside the lavishly landscaped pitch. Then there's the LFC Story Museum next door, which captures the history of The Reds in incredible detail, from the club's biggest signings and success stories to major memorabilia from the world's biggest soccer tournaments.
3) The World Museum:
Located on William Brown Street, smack bang in the centre of Liverpool, the World Museum is one of the city's most impressive buildings. It's been here since 1851, and attracts thousands of people from all over the world every single year. The World Museum is a treasure trove of historical treats, with exhibits that cover human history, natural sciences and archaeology. All of it's housed in a massive building with columns and a grand staircases. Some of the attractions here include a Planetarium and the Natural History Centre.
4) Mersey Ferry River Explorer Cruise:
The Mersey is Liverpool's lifeblood, the beating heart of this historic city. It snakes through its centre and winds past some of the city's tallest buildings which populate the waterfront, including the Liver Building. This cruise lasts about 50 minutes but takes in all the sights. It's a great opportunity to take photos of Liverpool's impressive skyline from the water and to admire the historic buildings from afar. Certain tickets also grant access to the popular U-Boat Story in Birkenhead.
5) Liverpool Cathedral:
Liverpool Cathedral is a record-breaker. It's the longest - and fifth-largest - cathedral anywhere on the planet. It's also a major tourist attraction. People come here to see its orange-brown facade and to walk around the stunning gardens. This is a must for history buffs who want to see one of the oldest buildings in the city up close. Various tours take place here, too, where guests can see the stain-glassed windows and large bells. In short, Liverpool Cathedral is a city icon that inspires and entertains and delights visitors.