Liverpool has a rich history and it’s become a hub of diversity and culture over the years as a result. From music-lovers to artists, sports fans and commercial business, there is plenty to explore in this city. If you’re planning a visit, these are some of the best activities you can enjoy in Liverpool to cater to all tastes and interests.
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Visit Albert Dock
Albert Dock is filled with Liverpool’s rich industrial history, comprising docks and warehouses along the waterfront. It’s been in place since 1846 and was the first non-combustible warehouse system in the world. It’s also been one of the most innovative docks in the world too, becoming one of the leading docks for technology including hydraulic cranes. It’s a surprising attraction in the city, bringing in over 4 million tourists every year who want to explore this piece of maritime history.
Watch Horse Racing at Aintree
Aintree Racecourse is home to one of the most famous horse racing events in the UK – It hosts the Grand National, which according to Timeform is one of the biggest sports events in the UK. If you’re heading to Liverpool and you’re a fan of horse racing, you must stop off at Aintree to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy some thrilling events.
Head to the Spaceport
Fans of space travel and all things outer space will love a trip to the Spaceport. This centre has a number of themed rooms which include the solar system and spacepods, where you can take part in different activities and interactive games. You can wind up your trip with a visit to the planetarium to learn all about space – it’s a great activity for families and visitors of all ages.
Enjoy the Beatles Story
Music fans won’t want to miss the Beatles Story – an immersive walk through the lives and successes of Liverpool’s most famous band. The Beatles Story is an award-winning homage to the quartet and it’s not just great for fans. You’ll learn all about the swinging 60s, with recreations of different landmarks around the city and exclusive memorabilia, as well as interactive zones and official merchandise.
Football fans will no doubt want to visit Liverpool’s home stadium while they’re in the city, which has been home to the Reds since 1892. It’s also been home to other sports personalities during that time, from boxing and tennis to rugby matches. The stadium offers tours which reveal everything about its history and facts and statistics about the club, as well as the opportunity to walk through the tunnel.
Relax at the Cavern Club
The Cavern Club is one of Liverpool’s most legendary nightclubs and has played host to a wealth of musical highlights, from The Beatles to The Hollies and the Rolling Stones. If you’re a big music buff then you’ll want to visit this incredible highlight that is steeped in musical history since it started life back in 1957 as a jazz and skiffle joint.
Explore St George’s Quarter
Liverpool’s St George’s Quarter is a massive heritage site with beautiful Victorian architecture and retail hubs where you can shop ‘til you drop. There’s also a number of theatres here where you can catch West End productions on tour – the perfect end to your time in this exciting city.