New to Liverpool and wondering what things are there to do?
Where to start? There’s so much to do in Liverpool city region, the only problem might be deciding exactly what to do first.
Cultural capital, birthplace of The Beatles and UNESCO world heritage site, Liverpool has world-class attractions, a proud sporting history and beautiful coast and countryside.
We’re rightly proud of our first-class tourist attractions such as our Beatles museums and sights, museums and galleries, our two Premiership football clubs, our two cathedrals and much more.
Liverpool is officially the World Capital of Pop, with more Number One hits than any other city. And you can hear live music anywhere from a top arena to an intimate bar-room venue.
With more than our share of fabulous theatres showcasing every style of performance, cinemas and comedy nights, night-time Liverpool is vibrant and energetic.
We’re famous for our nightlife, and rightly so; the range of pubs, bars and clubs is astounding, with each part of the city having its own distinct style and atmosphere.
Families will also have a great time in Liverpool with lots of attractions suitable for all ages. The museums, libraries and galleries all have regular family-friendly events and exhibitions on.
From Premiership football to the world’s most famous steeplechase, the finest stretch of championship golf and the most successful Rugby League club of the modern era, Liverpool city region’s sporting heritage is unrivalled.
Liverpool has more parks than Paris – those of you lucky enough to be in our Student villages are right on the door step of Sefton Park.
Formby natural coast and the Wirral Peninsula have beaches and beautiful countryside, fantastic for walks or days out.
If you love shopping, you’ll fit in well here; Liverpudlians like to look good and set trends.
Shoppers are spoilt for choice between gleaming new city-centre shopping centres, boutique arcades, bohemian streets and farmers markets.
Liverpool ONE, right in the heart of the city, is the huge open-air shopping district that is home to more than 160 famous high street and designer names, including the only Beauty Bazaar Harvey Nichols in the country.
The exclusive Metquarter is the place to find select fashion and beauty outlets such as Gieves & Hawkes, Hugo Boss, MAC and Armani Exchange.
Don’t miss the ultra-fashionable Cavern Walks, home to the Vivienne Westwood store and famed designer boutique Cricket.
The City Central BID area includes Church Street, home to mega-stores such as Marks and Spencer and Forever 21.
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Lonely Planet, no less, rated Bold Street as one of the best shopping streets in the country, and it’s easy to see why. With independent stores selling everything from world foods to funky clothes to records to art, it’s well worth spending a couple of hours browsing.
Shopping outside the city centre has much to offer too. Lark Lane (close to our student villages), south of the city centre, is full of bohemian boutiques and street markets. Lord Street in Southport is an elegant parade of Victorian arcades with a whole host of smart shops. Try West Kirby in Wirral for boutique shopping, or the farmers’ markets and farm shops for delicious local produce.
Whatever you do get out and about and see why Liverpool has been rated 4th best city in the UK.