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Fun Things to do in Liverpool

Updated on May 19, 2013

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There's no unanimity on the 10 things to do in Liverpool. The list of 'to do' activities can simply be endless in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. This city has been awarded with the title Capital of Culture. Never the less, here are the top 10 things to do (in no particular order) in Liverpool that most travel enthusiasts agree upon.

Go Ahead with Magical Mystery Tour

This is a must tour for the Beatles enthusiasts. The tour takes you to the places associated with Fab Four. It includes places outside of the city centre to cover their birthplaces, family homes, schools, and more. The best part is that you ride in a coach similar in design to the original. You have the choice of any of the three languages - French, German, and Spanish - for commentary, if the request is made in advance.

Visit Pier Head

If in Liverpool, you cannot miss the river because the history of the city is intimately related to the river. Up until 1900, the Pier Head was a dock. At the turn of the 20th century, Three Graces (three buildings) stood tall. You can still see these majestic buildings known as the LiverBuilding, the CunardBuilding, and the port of Liverpool Building.

Visit Albert Dock

There's enough to see at this dock to keep you busy for long. There are four free museums, apart from the Beatles story. The three museums including the world's first Museum of International Slavery are housed within the same warehouse. The other two are the Maritime Museum and the Customs and Excise Museum.

Mersey Ferry

Do Not Miss Mersey Ferry

Nothing can be more fulfilling than sailing along the Mersey on a ferry. You will be truly charmed as you listen to the enchanting 'Ferry, Cross the Mersey' on a 50 minute cruise. Yes, that's the time you will enjoy your cruise aboard the ferry, when the ferries are not transporting commuters from Birkenhead to Liverpool during the peak hours. You will love the sight of famous Liverpool skyline from here.

Guided Visit to the Beatles Story

Whether you are a Beatles fan or not, the 'Beatles Story' will keep you mesmerized. For the fans of the Fab Four, this audio-guided visit could be a pilgrimage. As you take the tour of this museum, you will find yourself transported into the times when the Fab Four had taken the world by storms. You have the choice of different languages for listening the commentary, including English.

Magnificent Liverpool Cathedral

The world class Cathedral at Liverpool is bound to awe you with its Gothic arches, peals of bells and the magnificent interiors. No wonder, the Anglican cathedral is the largest in Britain and the fifth largest in the world. There are learned guides available to quench your curiosity on history and world records related to this cathedral. You may take a trip up the tower to take a bird's eye view of the city.

Treasure Trove at Walker Art Gallery

This art gallery can offer you the peace of mind after a hectic tour. Andrew Barclay Walker, a wealthy Victorian brewer must be credited for assiduously building this most imaginative national art gallery. It contains rich Flemish, Italian and Pre-Raphaelite art collections since 1877. Some of the best European masterpieces are housed in this gallery.

Chinese Arch

Dazzling Chinese arch

This is the largest Chinese arch outside of China that stands 50 feet tall with over 200 dragons located right at the entrance of the Chinatown, the oldest in Europe. This dazzling arch welcomes the visitors with its magnificence. It was presented from Shanghai in 2000. This is also a great place for inexpensive Chinese meal in the evening. This is the place to unwind after a tiring city tour.

St George's Hall

Catholic Cathedral of Christ the King

Unlike the Anglican cathedral representing the neo-Gothic splendour, the Catholic cathedral reflects the best traditions in modern architecture of the 1960s. It is circular in shape with the spires at the top symbolizing Jesus' crown of thorns. The cathedral is known for the largest piece of stained glass in the world which appears dark from outside but the light filters like colourful rainbow on the marble surface inside.

St George's Hall, the FinestMonument

This 1854 neo-classical building resembles a Greek temple from outside and Roman bath inside. This building is known to have impressed Charles Dickens enough to have held many of his readings here. There is a law court at each end, and a large and small music hall, no longer in use. They are now open to visitors and often used for film shootings.


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