Whether you have 24 or 48 hours, Liverpool is the perfect place for a city break. The historic and iconic city has so much more to offer than The Beatles (although they are a great place to start)! If it’s your first time visiting or your tenth, there is always something new to discover. Here are our highlights of what to see, what to do and where to eat and drink so that you can have a perfect city break in Liverpool.
Obviously no trip to Liverpool would be complete without The Beatles, who started their career performing in the small clubs around the city. Learn everything there is to know about the Fab Four by starting your trip visiting The Beatles Story museum located at the beautiful Albert Docks.[media-credit name=”beatlesstory.com” align=”aligncenter” width=”550″][/media-credit]
Next, head up to the Cavern Club on Matthew’s street where The Beatles found fame in the early 1960s. Grab a drink and rock out to one of the excellent Beatles tribute bands![media-credit name=”Wikipedia” align=”aligncenter” width=”550″][/media-credit]
Finally, to finish off your Beatles extravaganza, book a night at the Hard Day’s Night hotel. The rooms are filled with Beatles-inspired artwork and it’s just round the corner from the Cavern Club.
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If The Beatles aren’t your thing, check out some of Liverpool’s other amazing museums along the waterfront.
The Tate Liverpool houses works by iconic modern artists such as Jackson Pollock and Picasso and has numerous exhibitions on display each year.[media-credit name=”Wikipedia” align=”aligncenter” width=”550″][/media-credit]
The Museum of Liverpool Life opened in 2011 and gives visitors the complete history of Liverpool from prehistoric times right up to modern day. Located next to the River Mersey, it is a must see!
Liverpool and Everton stadium tours are a must for any football fan. Get behind the scenes by going into the players’ dressing rooms, walk onto the pitch via the tunnel, and get up close and personal with the trophies on display.[media-credit name=”Everton Stadium Tours” align=”alignnone” width=”550″][/media-credit]
Liverpool is home to some of the best restaurants and cafes in the country and has something for everyone.
Start your day off right with brunch at this New York inspired dinner. Serving everything from pancakes to a full English, it’s very popular but don’t that put you off as it’s worth the wait![media-credit name=”moosecoffee.co” align=”aligncenter” width=”550″][/media-credit]
After a busy morning seeing the sights, you’ll want to refuel so head to Leaf on Bold Street. Offering a variety of hot meals and sandwiches, you’ll be spoilt for choice, just make sure there is room for a slice of one of their delicious homemade cakes after![media-credit name=”thisisleaf.co.uk” align=”aligncenter” width=”550″][/media-credit]
Authentic Mexican street food with a contemporary twist, all served up with a side of tequila! If you go there in the evening, make sure you check out their downstairs bar Maya, which looks like a spooky dungeon, and dance the night away.[media-credit name=”Lucha Libre” align=”aligncenter” width=”550″][/media-credit]
If the weather is right, there is nothing better than dining al fresco at Gusto. Located at the Albert Dock, this Italian restaurant is perfect for lunch or dinner and serves some of the best pizzas in town. Keep your eyes peeled for some local celebs too![media-credit name=”gustorestaurants.uk.com” align=”aligncenter” width=”550″][/media-credit]
No city break in Liverpool is complete without a trip to the Albert Docks and Liverpool’s iconic waterfront. Perfect for taking in the beautiful city skyline, browse the independent shops for a souvenir before refuelling at one of the fantastic restaurants and cafes.[media-credit name=”Wikipedia” align=”aligncenter” width=”550″][/media-credit]
Before you leave, make sure you take a trip on the Ferry across the Mersey – it is the perfect way to take in the city in all its glory.
Of course, you’re going to need a place to stay so have a look here for some great deals.