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Top Things To See In Liverpool

Famous for its maritime history, its distinctive north-western culture and, of course, the Beatles, there are a whole lot of things to see in Liverpool. In recent decades, the city's been undergoing a massive renaissance, meaning you won't be short of things to do in Liverpool. Click through our 360° views to make virtual visits to some of the city’s best landmarks.

The Cavern Club
  • The Cavern Club
  • Ask anyone to start naming Liverpool's most famous sons, and chances are John, Paul, George and Ringo will be top of the list. The Cavern Club was the Beatles' regular gig venue in their early days, and since the 1960s it's been inextricably linked with the Fab Four. The place has had a turbulent history, with several name changes and closures, and even a slight change of location when the original venue was shut down by British Rail and filled in with rubble. These days the Cavern Club still hosts regular gigs and events, and they also run Beatles-themed tours of Liverpool.

  • Ask anyone to start naming Liverpool's most famous sons, and chances are John, Paul, George and Ringo will be top of the list. The Cavern Club was the Beatles' regular gig venue in their early days, and since the 1960s it's been inextricably linked with the Fab Four. The place has had a turbulent history, with several name changes and closures, and even a slight change of location when the original venue was shut down by British Rail and filled in with rubble. These days the Cavern Club still hosts regular gigs and events, and they also run Beatles-themed tours of Liverpool.

  • The Cavern Club Chronicles, by Expedia UK
The Royal Liver Building
  • The Royal Liver Building
  • At one time, this iconic Liverpool landmark was allegedly the tallest building in Europe. Opened in 1911, this imposing structure on the waterfront was originally created as the headquarters for the Royal Liver Insurance Company, though in more modern times it's been redeveloped into office space for a whole host of prestigious companies. It's the outside that really impresses, with its distinctive twin clock towers. The two sculpted metal 'liver birds' on top of the clock towers are cormorants, the symbol of Liverpool. Legend has it that if they fly away, it'll herald the end of the city.

  • At one time, this iconic Liverpool landmark was allegedly the tallest building in Europe. Opened in 1911, this imposing structure on the waterfront was originally created as the headquarters for the Royal Liver Insurance Company, though in more modern times it's been redeveloped into office space for a whole host of prestigious companies. It's the outside that really impresses, with its distinctive twin clock towers. The two sculpted metal 'liver birds' on top of the clock towers are cormorants, the symbol of Liverpool. Legend has it that if they fly away, it'll herald the end of the city.

  • Guide to Exploring Royal Liver Building
Anfield Stadium
  • Anfield Stadium
  • Few football teams in the world inspire such total loyalty among both fans and players as Liverpool FC, and Anfield is their home ground. Oddly enough, when the stadium first opened in 1884, it was the home turf of rival football team, Everton. When Everton fell out with the landowner and moved to Goodison Park, a new team was formed to occupy the stadium, and that team was Liverpool. If Anfield Stadium itself is legendary, then one of its stands is almost as well-known. The Kop is a massive, single-tiered stand which is always packed out with the team's loudest and most passionate supporters.

  • Few football teams in the world inspire such total loyalty among both fans and players as Liverpool FC, and Anfield is their home ground. Oddly enough, when the stadium first opened in 1884, it was the home turf of rival football team, Everton. When Everton fell out with the landowner and moved to Goodison Park, a new team was formed to occupy the stadium, and that team was Liverpool. If Anfield Stadium itself is legendary, then one of its stands is almost as well-known. The Kop is a massive, single-tiered stand which is always packed out with the team's loudest and most passionate supporters.

  • Open-Top Bus Tour to Anfield
St. George’s Hall
  • St. George’s Hall
  • Located at the centre of Liverpool's St George's Quarter – a UNESCO world heritage site – is a building that looks like a vast classical temple. Built in the mid-1800s, St George's Hall is a striking piece of Neoclassical architecture, housing law courts and concert venues. Inside, its most famous space is the Great Hall, with a vaulted ceiling held aloft by great polished red granite columns. It's lined with statues and representations of Liverpool's defining virtues. St George's Hall hosts regular concerts and events, and is also often used for filming. One of the best ways to explore it is by booking a tour at the on-site heritage centre.

  • Located at the centre of Liverpool's St George's Quarter – a UNESCO world heritage site – is a building that looks like a vast classical temple. Built in the mid-1800s, St George's Hall is a striking piece of Neoclassical architecture, housing law courts and concert venues. Inside, its most famous space is the Great Hall, with a vaulted ceiling held aloft by great polished red granite columns. It's lined with statues and representations of Liverpool's defining virtues. St George's Hall hosts regular concerts and events, and is also often used for filming. One of the best ways to explore it is by booking a tour at the on-site heritage centre.

  • Guide to Exploring St. George's Hall
Albert Dock
  • Albert Dock
  • A working dock for more than a century, the decline of Liverpool's maritime industry saw this waterfront complex redeveloped into one of the most vibrant cultural and entertainment spaces in the UK. Albert Dock is full of stuff to do, from restaurants and nightlife to shopping and cultural attractions, and it's particularly popular for its museums and galleries. The Merseyside Maritime Museum celebrates Liverpool's long seafaring history, while the darker side of the same industry is explored at the International Slavery Museum. Most importantly, Albert Dock is home to the Tate Liverpool, one of the best collections of modern art in the north of England.

  • A working dock for more than a century, the decline of Liverpool's maritime industry saw this waterfront complex redeveloped into one of the most vibrant cultural and entertainment spaces in the UK. Albert Dock is full of stuff to do, from restaurants and nightlife to shopping and cultural attractions, and it's particularly popular for its museums and galleries. The Merseyside Maritime Museum celebrates Liverpool's long seafaring history, while the darker side of the same industry is explored at the International Slavery Museum. Most importantly, Albert Dock is home to the Tate Liverpool, one of the best collections of modern art in the north of England.

  • Guide to Exploring Albert Dock
Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
  • Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
  • There are two cathedrals in Liverpool, but where one is a Gothic Revival-style building, the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral is a much more unusual, highly modern design. Originally conceived as a quite different building by the famous architect Edward Lutyens, initially only the crypt was built before the Second World War stopped construction. Post-war, Lutyens' design became too expensive, and the current cathedral was finished in 1967. As well as the regular religious services, the cathedral also hosts all sorts of events, including concerts and cultural festivals.

  • There are two cathedrals in Liverpool, but where one is a Gothic Revival-style building, the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral is a much more unusual, highly modern design. Originally conceived as a quite different building by the famous architect Edward Lutyens, initially only the crypt was built before the Second World War stopped construction. Post-war, Lutyens' design became too expensive, and the current cathedral was finished in 1967. As well as the regular religious services, the cathedral also hosts all sorts of events, including concerts and cultural festivals.

  • Guide to Exploring Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
  • Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
  • Liverpool Anglican Cathedral is not a place that does anything by halves. Finished in 1978, this Gothic Revival-style cathedral took 74 years to build, and is the largest cathedral in the whole of the UK. When King Edward VII laid the foundation stone in 1904, a choir of a thousand sang the Hallelujah chorus from Handel's Messiah. Inside its vast walls you'll find a restaurant, a cafe and a shop, as well as specially commissioned works of art from celebrated modern artists – including Tracey Emin. There's a huge variety of events on offer, from services and concerts in a variety of styles and genres, through to arts markets and photography workshops.

  • Liverpool Anglican Cathedral is not a place that does anything by halves. Finished in 1978, this Gothic Revival-style cathedral took 74 years to build, and is the largest cathedral in the whole of the UK. When King Edward VII laid the foundation stone in 1904, a choir of a thousand sang the Hallelujah chorus from Handel's Messiah. Inside its vast walls you'll find a restaurant, a cafe and a shop, as well as specially commissioned works of art from celebrated modern artists – including Tracey Emin. There's a huge variety of events on offer, from services and concerts in a variety of styles and genres, through to arts markets and photography workshops.

  • Guide to Exploring Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
Croxteth Hall & Country Park
  • Croxteth Hall & Country Park
  • This elegant stately house was home to the Molyneux family from the 1500s to the 1970s, and when the last of the line died without an heir, it passed to the city of Liverpool. Originally begun in the 1570s, the hall itself has been expanded in a variety of styles, and is part of a much larger site. Spread around the country park are a variety of other attractions, including a Victorian walled garden with an unusual botanical collection, and a 500-acre nature reserve. There's even a working farm in the park, plus an adventure playground for the kids.

  • This elegant stately house was home to the Molyneux family from the 1500s to the 1970s, and when the last of the line died without an heir, it passed to the city of Liverpool. Originally begun in the 1570s, the hall itself has been expanded in a variety of styles, and is part of a much larger site. Spread around the country park are a variety of other attractions, including a Victorian walled garden with an unusual botanical collection, and a 500-acre nature reserve. There's even a working farm in the park, plus an adventure playground for the kids.

  • Guide to Exploring Croxteth Hall and Country Park
Sefton Park
  • Sefton Park
  • At 235 acres, this sprawling park in the south of the city is where Liverpudlians flock on a hot day. It's got cafes, playgrounds and sports facilities, and fishing is allowed in the boating lake if you obtain a permit. One of Sefton Park's best-known features is its Victorian Palm House, opened in 1896 and surrounded by statues of famous personages. These days the Palm House puts on a wide variety of events, from concerts and craft workshops to drama performances and yoga classes. Another famous spot in Sefton Park is its bandstand, which is alleged to have inspired the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

  • At 235 acres, this sprawling park in the south of the city is where Liverpudlians flock on a hot day. It's got cafes, playgrounds and sports facilities, and fishing is allowed in the boating lake if you obtain a permit. One of Sefton Park's best-known features is its Victorian Palm House, opened in 1896 and surrounded by statues of famous personages. These days the Palm House puts on a wide variety of events, from concerts and craft workshops to drama performances and yoga classes. Another famous spot in Sefton Park is its bandstand, which is alleged to have inspired the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

  • Guide to Exploring Sefton Park

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