Are you looking for a new city to soak up the sunny weather this summer? Then look no further than Liverpool. This famous city is known for offering iconic culture spots, wonderful shopping opportunities, diverse dining choices and much more.
Here are just some of the best things to do in Liverpool and the best transport options available to you for exploring the city.
Soak up the Sun at the Royal Albert Dock
Where better to soak up the sun than the beautiful Royal Albert Dock! This famous landmark is right next to the city’s waterfront where you can enjoy the breeze and watch ships come and go.
At the dock itself you can admire the historic architecture, watch one of the regular water sport activities or grab a souvenir to take with you. Not to mention one of the many restaurants where you can grab a selection of delicious refreshments!
The Place to Be for Shoppers
If you’re a bit of a shopping fanatic, then you’ve come to the right place. Liverpool is one of the largest city centres’ in the country and has seen an increase in brands locating here – especially since receiving European Capital of Culture status in 2008!
One of the biggest shopping destinations is at Liverpool One. You can find everything from well-known clothing brands like Adidas and Topshop to luxury jewellery chains such as Pandora. Not to mention you can unleash your inner kid at the LEGO Shop. There’s even an ODEON cinema where you can catch a break with one of the latest films in IMAX!
For something a little bit different, you might want to head to Bold Street. This narrow street offers a range of independent and vintage stores as well as cafes and restaurants offering a range of food and drink options from across the world.
What Sights Can You See?
Liverpool is a hotspot for tourism and with an endless amount of sightseeing opportunities, it’s no wonder why. For those interested in history you can head to one of the many museums covering maritime, slave history, arts and more. Speaking of arts, there’s also plenty of art galleries for you to check out including the FACT media centre. It’s a little-known secret, but Liverpool was once the home of a band called The Beatles. Explore some of the most iconic destinations in musical history.
Catch a Bus Tour of the City
Liverpool isn’t a massive city but it’s also no walk in the block! We recommended a bus tour as one of the best ways to get around the city so that you can conserve your energy and manage your time more efficiently. The City Explorer and LFC City Explorer tour buses are two great transport options for exploring the city.
One of the best factors of the explorer tour bus is the freedom you have. You can simply hop on and hop off at various destinations during the duration of your ticket – no need to purchase a new ticket each time you get on. It’s your choice where you want to explore and when you want to get back on the bus to head towards your next destination. As the buses are open top, during a lovely sunny day you can catch the rays while enjoying a light breeze.
City Explorer is the perfect option for visiting the best spots in the city centre including the Royal Albert Dock and the gorgeous cathedrals. You can make all 14 stops in one day, something that would be tiresome on foot! As for LFC City Explorer, this is the best choice for fans of Liverpool FC. This tour bus provides an exclusive way to explore Britain’s most successful football club. The bus stops outside the Shankly Museum where fans can get a glimpse of artefacts belonging to the club’s most famous manager. It then heads to the city centre before stopping at the ultimate destination for supporters – Anfield Stadium.