First Time Tourists Guide in Liverpool

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Liverpool is known as a maritime city in Northwest England

Named as the European City of Culture in 2009, Liverpool has a lot to offer, from its museums, historical buildings, even the place of birth of the world famous rock band, The Beatles

The Beatles Story itself is the most famous tourist attraction in Liverpool

While visiting Liverpool, don't forget to visit Liverpool Cathedral which is the biggest cathedral in Britain

Scouse is Liverpool's local cuisine made of lamb or beef stew with rich and savory taste

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SIGHTSEEING

If you are visiting Liverpool, you can’t miss Royal Albert Dock Liverpool. It is an iconic place - that has it all: restaurants, bars, music, museums, and maritime history. You could learn a piece of British history by paying attention to the details Royal Albert Dock provides to its guests.

It was formerly a dock built in 1846 for trading by HRH Prince Albert, where people could load and unload cargos. This busiest port in the British Empire has went through many worlds’ major events, such as the world wars. By 2004, UNESCO granted Royal Albert Dock Liverpool the status of World Heritage.

Located in the area of Royal Albert Dock, you could also visit a museum inspired by one of the most famous band in the world: The Beatles Story. You could join The Beatles on their Journey; conquering Liverpool, and then the world.

You’ll be able to get information, imagery, memorabilia, and video interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Martin. The Beatles Story tells the story of the greatest band in the world.

Royal Albert Dock

A historical maritime place in Liverpool

Great place for strolling around with family

Has a lot of restaurants and bars nearby

Situated near shopping centre

Address : 3-4 The Colonnades, Liverpool L3 4AA, United Kingdom

The Beatles Story

It's a must visit place for The Beatles' fans

Nice walk through The Beatles' history

Audio tour completed with incredible set pieces covering each stage of The Beatles' discography

Upon admission you will receive a handheld tablet device and headphones

Address : Britannia Vaults Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD, United Kingdom

DOWNTOWN

Liver Building is one of the most iconic commercial buildings in Liverpool that is listed as Grade I building status and named as one of the ‘Three Graces’ along with the Port of Liverpool Building and the Cunard Building. It is also part of Liverpool’s UNESCO-designated World Heritage Maritime Mercantile City.

This huge building has two towers with Liver Birds standing atop each tower, overlooking the sea and the city. The bird statues itself has its own history and legend. The entrance ticket for adults is £15.00 and for children (ages 7-16) is £10.00. the building opens daily from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Liver Building

A tour to the building costs £15 per person

You can enter the clock tower and see city of Liverpool from above

Address : LIVERPOOL WATERFRONT, LIVERPOOL L3 1HU

SHOPPING

While you’re in Liverpool, why don’t you visit the shopping centre where the local independent shops sell their products? Clayton Square Shopping Centre is a great place to go. The building is stunningly designed with a glass roof, allowing natural light to brighten up the inside of the building.

However, the building is rather small and the number of shops is limited so you’d probably think that your shopping tour went so fast when visiting this shopping center.

Clayton Square Shopping Centre

Located in the city center, bright and clean setting

The shopping centre also act as a hub to the Central Station

They has a wide range of eateries inside

Address : Great Charlotte St, Liverpool L1 1QR, United Kingdom

FOOD & DRINK

Get a taste of Liverpool local food which is Scouse! It’s a food made of lamb or beef stew, originated from Liverpool. It was then called labskause before it’s then shortened to scouse. The rich, meaty, and savoury taste and texture will be a perfect meal for dinner.

To complete your meal, try the Liverpool Organic Gin. It is a premium organic gin which made from scratch using pure certified organic botanicals. It is highly distinctive from any other kind of gins and aromatic.

CULTURE

Named as the European Capital of Culture in 2008, Liverpool certainly has a lot to offer to the tourists who loves to indulge themselves with culture and arts. It is rich with maritime history, creative culture and arts heritage.

All these historical aspects of the city, the famous rock group The Beatles, and its football teams, Everton F.C and Liverpool F.C has been the biggest contributors of why Liverpool is one of the must-visit city in Europe.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit Liverpool is from late spring to summer season when the temperatures and the humidity is pleasant. June through August is the busiest time for tourism in Liverpool. If you want to visit Liverpool when it’s less crowded, you can come in early Autumn when the weather is still pleasant.

Winter in Liverpool would be the least best time to visit because the temperature is very cold and the long nights.

HOTEL

If you’re visiting Liverpool mainly for visiting the heart of the city, we recommend you to stay at Premier Inn Liverpool City Centre (Albert Dock) Hotel. Its location is strategic to all attractions in central Liverpool. It only has chargeable offsite parking and all the necessary amenities.

Another option of a place to stay in Liverpool is Titanic Hotel Liverpool. It has a luxurious interior setting located on Stanley Dock Liverpool. The Victorian-style old building combined with modern technologies will make your stay a truly Titanic Experience.

Premier Inn Liverpool City Centre (Albert Dock) Hotel

Situated next to the Beatles Story Museum, offers a great view of Echo Arena and the Wheel

Completed with on site Thyme Restaurant/Bar

Parking is available for a fee

Address : Britannia Building, East, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD, United Kingdom

Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Chic, contemporary rooms feature luxe linens, designer toiletries and bathrooms with rainfall showers, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs

Upgraded rooms add sitting areas and views of the docks, and a suite adds separate entertainment space

An on-site restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, and there's a late-night bar

Other amenities include an indoor pool and a spa, plus conferences spaces

Address : Stanley Dock, Regent Rd, Liverpool L3 0AN, United Kingdom

RESTAURANT

The Art School is a great choice if you want to have your meal in a relaxing interior setting blended with modern facilities. It offers seasonal European menus cooked from local produce. It has 3 different kinds of dining style: Prix Fixe, Excellence, and Tasting Menu.
For the beverages, they has an exclusive range of organic spirits, superb 200 bin wine list and a world class Champagne selection.

The Art School Restaurant

The Art School restaurant offers a relaxing atmosphere while having your dinner

It's situated just across the street from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and a short distance from both of Liverpool's Cathedral

It offers special diets menu, such as vegetarian options and gluten free options

Address : 1 Sugnall St, Liverpool L7 7EB, United Kingdom

CAFE

Rococo Coffee House in Liverpool is a great place to hang out with your friends or just to wind down after your day tour. It is located in Liverpool city center, adjacent to Liverpool ONE and shopping areas. Rococo Coffee House is a fully independent coffee house in Liverpool and it has fantastic selections of coffee so it’s worth a try!

Rococo Coffee House

No sofa in this cafe is the same

A perfect place to work by yourself or hanging out with friends

Nice selection of hot and cold drinks and fresh handmade cakes

Address : 61 Lord St, Liverpool L2 6PB, United Kingdom

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Looking for a bar where you can enjoy live music and live sports? The Liverpool Pub is the place. It’s a family-run bar that offers a very enjoyable and friendly atmosphere. They also serve home cooked food with locally sourced ingredients. What’s unique is that they name themselves as Husband Creche, where you can leave your husbands at the bar while you do your shopping and they will look after your husband.

The Liverpool Pub

A bar in Liverpool with friendly staffs and reasonable prices

Live music on schedule

Watch live sports together with other visitors as well in this pub

Address : theliverpoolpub.com

INTERESTING PLACE

Liverpool Cathedral is Britain’s biggest Cathedral and the 5th largest in Europe. You can enter the building for free. We recommend you to do an audio tour and a tour to its tower. Located at St James Mount, Liverpool, the tower offers a panoramic view of Liverpool from 500ft above sea level.

Liverpool Cathedral

A beautiful building with enormous building structure

You can enter the building for free, however it costs around £5.50 to go up to the tower

Located at St James Mount, Liverpool, the tower offers a panoramic view of Liverpool from 500ft above sea level

Address : St James Mt, Liverpool L1 7AZ, United Kingdom

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

Oh Me Oh My is a restaurant in Liverpool that offers a breath taking view of Albert Dock from its terrace, truly an Instagram post material. The décor is very lovely and perfect for events such as wedding parties. You can also enjoy a relaxing Summer Garden themed afternoon tea.

Oh Me Oh My Terrace

The terrace offers a stunning view of the Albert Dock

Enjoy their great service with instagrammable spot around the place

Address : West Africa House, 25 Water St, Liverpool L2 0RG, United Kingdom