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Things To Do In Liverpool
Home to one of Britain’s largest industrial legacies, Liverpool owes its origins to the Industrial Revolution, which transformed it into a major port and a hub for cultural diversity. A paradise for music enthusiasts, Liverpool is considered the cultural capital in both England and Europe with its infinite museums, vibrant nightlife and art galleries. Here is a low down of all the things you can do in Liverpool.
Music, Arts & Sports
With its relatively close association in a particular genre of music, Liverpool’s most popular for its most influential band in history of music, The Beatles, earning its international repute as a tourist destination, with its musical legacy continuing with other musical performers like Elvis Costello, A flock of seagulls, Dead or Alive, the Zutons, Frankie goes to Hollywood and Atomic Kitten. The city has also been a breeding ground for scores of celebrity actors, comedians, poets, novelists and comedians. Enjoy the European Capital of Culture with its 2nd highest number of national museums and art galleries in the UK, the Premier League Football clubs, and the Grand National Horse Race, which is conducted every year at the Aintree Racecourse.
Beatles Magical Mystery Tour
The vibrant Magical Mystery Bus Tour is a 2 hour guided trip to the hometown where the Beatles Group grew up, became friends and formed the most popular rock band in the world. From driving up to the childhood residences of the band to the places that inspired some of their most popular songs, the tour covers the best spots in the history of rock & roll, the history behind their success and some of the Fab 4 tunes through the journey! The Magical Mystery Tour ends at the popular Cavern Club on Matthew Street, with free entry to the club and a charming souvenir when you present the ticket to the club staff there.
A lovely outdoorsy day with Liverpool’s Knowsley Safari is going to surprise you with a tour of the 550-acre drive, where you become familiar with over 700 animal species, ranging from rhinos to wildebeest, camels to baboons, all within the luxury of a comfortable safari vehicle. The excursion through a lion’s enclosure is the highlight of the trip while the baboons rock the safari with their cheekiness and boisterous antics. You can continue the fun with an on-foot safari at the Amur Tiger Trail, where you step into a tiger’s domain and get up close and personal with the Giraffes, sea lions, ducks, the South American bush dogs and the meerkats.
There’s a wide array of local British wildlife as well, with buzzards & kestrels in the woodlands to waterfowls around the gorgeous Mizzy Lake and occasional glimpses of squirrels, weasels with stoats & brown hare, in addition to some of the best amusement rides and play areas for kids.
Liverpool Football Club
A memorable experience for fans and sports enthusiasts world over, your visit to Liverpool is incomplete without a trip to the Ansfield Stadium, which houses the Liverpool Football Club. With beautiful sights of the pitch and the encompassing landscape that is best viewed on the top rung of the main stand, to visiting the world-class dressing rooms for the local and visiting teams, from practicing interview sessions in the press room to taking a walk down the player’s tunnel, which is bound to give you goosebumps, the tour will leave you captivated and enthralled for long. You can the tour with a multimedia audio headset and tune into any of the 8 languages for taking the trip at your pace.
Experience the best scenic spots on the Liverpool Waterfront at the popular Mersey Ferry with a 50 minute cruise aboard the River Explorer. The mesmerizing sights of the UNESCO titled world heritage waterfront includes admittance to the U-Boat story at the Woodside Terminal as well.
Undoubtedly one of the best known and most admired grade I park, as deemed by the English Heritage, Sefton Park magnificently spans over 200 acres of landscape, which looks more natural than artificial and during springtime, golden daffodils blooming in millions with lush bluebells make for a gorgeous sight. With many a unique trail that curve, beech & driveways with thriving homegrown British trees, the Park boasts of identical figurines of Peter Pan and Eros, a boating lake and a café. It also houses a beautiful glass-paneled building called the Palm House.
British Music Experience
The British Music Experience represents the history of British music by way of its memorabilia, instruments, costumes and performances, catering to all age groups and all kinds of music genres. From outfits worn by Dusty Springfield to Freddie Mercury, Adam Ant to Spice Girls or the X Factor finalists, from music instruments played by Sex Pistols to Noel Gallagher, you will have enough and more to keep you engaged. In addition, there’s an exclusive range of apparel, souvenirs, gifts and books available at the Merchandise Store with a variety of snacks and meals at the Star Café.
Magical Beatles Museum
With over 300 rare and genuine items spanning 3 tiers, the Magical Beatles Museum leads you through an incredible tour of the rock band’s early times in Hamburg and Liverpool, leading to their success days and their ground-breaking studio years. Set in a grade II listed construct in the heart of Mathew Street, the museum represents a fresh perspective on the renowned rock band of all times with an exclusive access to an unseen collection of Beatles drum kits, George Harrison’s guitar that was used during their first show and various recording sessions, personal letter, props from Hard Day’s Night, Yellow Submarine and Help, and the earliest color recording of the Beatles’ performance amongst many more keepsakes.