Things to Do in Liverpool

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Royal Albert Dock

Iconic in style; immense in ambition. Liverpool’s docks dominated global trade in the 19th century, with the Albert Dock at their heart. Largest collection of Grade I listed building in the Country https://albertdock.com/.

 

With the Albert Dock you will also find the following:

Tate Liverpool

https://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-liverpool

Maritime Museum

https://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/merseyside-maritime-museum

Museum of Liverpool

https://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/museum-of-liverpool

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Royal Liver Building

The Royal Liver Building is a Grade I listed building and is located at the Pier Head and is one of Liverpool's Three Graces, which line the city's waterfront.  The building opened in 1911, and is the purpose-built home of the Royal Liver Assurance group, which had been set up in the city in 1850 to provide locals with assistance related to losing a wage-earning relative. Today the Royal Liver Building is one of the most recognisable landmarks in the city of Liverpool and is home to two fabled Liver Birds that watch over the city and the sea. Legend has it that were these two birds to fly away, then the city would cease to exist.

http://www.royalliverbuilding.com/

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Mersey Ferries

Take a trip on the Mersey Ferries to see the World heritage listed Liverpool Waterfront.

 

https://www.merseyferries.co.uk

 

Over in Birkenhead you can visit a u-boat

 

https://www.u-boatstory.co.uk

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Liverpool Anglican Cathedral

Liverpool Cathedral is the largest cathedral and religious building in Britain. The cathedral is based on a design by Giles Gilbert Scott, only finished construction in 1978. The total external length of the building, including the Lady Chapel, is 207 yards making it the longest cathedral in the world; With a height of 331 feet it is also one of the world's tallest Cathedral’s.  The building is very impressive and has a wonderful atmosphere – a must see.

https://www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk/

It is possible to get a lift to the top with an amazing view across the city, out to the Irish Sea and across to Wales.

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Liverpool Catholic Cathedral

At the other end of Hope Street is the Catholic Cathedral with a completely different architectural style. The Lutyen vaults are interesting and represent the original much grander design

https://www.liverpoolmetrocathedral.org.uk/the-lutyens-crypt-treasury/

 

In between the 2 cathedrals on Hope Street is the https://thecasa.org.uk. A socialist pub/ venue set up by Liverpool dock workers following the strikes in the 80s using redundancy money.

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The Walker Art Gallery

The Walker Art Gallery houses one of the largest art collections outside of London

 https://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker-art-gallery

 

Liverpool’s World Museum and Liverpool Central Library are next door and worth a visit with the beautiful Picton reading room.

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Sefton Park

Sefton Park is a beautiful landscaped public park in south Liverpool. The park is 235 acres in area and is designated by English Heritage at Grade I in the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. It is a Green Flag and Green Heritage awarded site with beautiful features and monuments including the Palm House (pictured).

https://liverpool.gov.uk/leisure-parks-and-events/parks-and-greenspaces/sefton-park/

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Tours

Ghost tours: a fun way to see the history and architecture of Liverpool

https://www.shiverpool.co.uk

 

Football:

https://stadiumtours.liverpoolfc.com/tours

 

Beatles:

https://www.cavernclub.org/the-magical-mystery-tour/ - a bus tour

https://fab4taxitours.com - more personal tour

 

Matthew St - Cavern club

https://www.cavernclub.com/