While you are in Liverpool it is important to have fun and make lots of friends and happy memories. We have a fantastic Social Programme that allows you to explore the city whilst meeting new people.
We have a dedicated Social Programme Coordinator, Saud, who is always happy to tell you more about what’s happening or take suggestions about new trips and events.
Here are the top 10 things you need to do in Liverpool:
1. Visit Anfield Stadium
Anfield Stadium is the home of Liverpool Football Club. You can come and watch football matches in this legendary stadium or go on the stadium tour and learn about the amazing history of the club.
Getting there: Anfield Road, Liverpool, L4 0TH – Take the number 17 bus to Fazakerley and get off at the Anfield Stadium stop. It takes about 15-20 minutes depending on traffic. You can also take the Liverpool FC open top tour bus to Anfield stadium and hear about the many historical sights and stories surrounding LFC along the way from your tour guide. For further information on the Explorer Bus please visit www.lfccityexplorer.co.uk.
2. Go to The Beatles Story
People come from all around the world to visit The Beatles Story and relive the magic of the fab four!
Getting there: Britannia Vaults, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AD – You can walk to the Albert Dock through Liverpool ONE shopping centre to get to the River Mersey Waterfront. All pedestrian routes are well signposted. Download the Liverpool public transport visitor guide here.
3. Take a trip to the historic village of Port Sunlight
Port Sunlight is a beautiful village that was built in the late 19th century and has lovely buildings and gardens that are completely different from everything in the nearby area. This is also the location of The Lady Lever Gallery, which is a lovely building that hosts the private art collection of Lord Leverhulme. It is free to visit.
Getting there: The nearest train station is Bebington although Port Sunlight is also within walking distance. They are both on the Chester and Ellesmere Port Merseyrail lines. Leave the station and come out onto Old Chester Road.
4. Go on a traditional pub crawl in the Georgian Quarter
Our school is right on the doorstep of the Georgian Quarter: an area of Liverpool known for its period architecture and famous universities. Sometimes it is also called the Knowledge Quarter. If you are in England you need to go on a pub crawl and there are lots of great examples here such as The Grapes, Peter Kavanaghs, Ye Cracke and The Belvedere.
Getting there: You can walk! It will only take a few minutes.
5. Have a bowl of Scouse at Maggie Mays Café
Scouse is the traditional dish in Liverpool so you should definitely try it while you are there! It is a stew of meat, potatoes and vegetables but every family has their own unique take on the dish. Maggie May’s café does a pot of scouse that is so good you can buy it in the supermarket!
Getting there: 90 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4HY – The café is on Bold Street, just 5 minutes away from school.
6. Visit Sefton Park and Lark Lane
Sefton Park is 240 acres of beauty right in the middle of Liverpool. It has examples of trees from all over the world and a stunning Victorian Glasshouse. From Aigburth Road you can get Sefton Park and Lark Lane, which is a vibrant and individual road full of small independent shops.
Getting there: Sefton Park, Liverpool, L17 8UU – Take the train from Liverpool Central towards to St Michaels which is 1 mile from the park. Walk up Belgrave Road until you get to Aigburth Road. Cross the road to Lark Lane and follow Lark Lane to the end.
You can get the number 75 from Lime Street to Ullet Road (bordering the park) every 10 mins, the number 80 from Lime St to Ullet Road every 15 mins or the 80A Lime Street to Ullet Road every 15 mins. Additionally there is train service from Liverpool Central Station to St Michaels which would then involve a short walk across Aigburth Road and up Lark Lane.
7. Walk along the waterfront
Liverpool’s waterfront is a UNESCO world heritage site. While you’re in Liverpool you should definitely take some time to walk down the front enjoy sights such as the famous Liver Buildings and the Albert Dock. Take some time to enjoy a walk along the front and visit some museums, shops and award winning cafes and bars.
Getting there: Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 4AF – You can walk! It is about 10-15 minutes from school.
8. Visit the Cathedrals
Both of Liverpool’s Cathedrals, the Anglican and the Metropolitan, are stunning examples of architecture and they are both very different from one another. You can also visit the top of the Anglican Cathedral and see a beautiful view of the whole city.
Getting there: You can walk! Both are very close to the school.
9. Tour the museums and galleries
Liverpool has more museums and galleries than any other UK city outside of London. Usually they are free but sometimes they host special exhibitions which you may need to pay for. Take the time to find all of the tiny independent galleries too!
10. Take the train to “Another Place”
Crosby beach is home to one of the biggest outdoor installation art pieces in the world. Another Place is made up of 100 iron man statues that have been affected by nature. As the tides move in and out statues change slowly.
Getting there: Take the train from Liverpool Central towards Southport and get off at Blundellsands & Crosby station. From there it is a 5 minute walk and the train will cost about £3-4.
You can see what we’re up to over the next few months on our Social Programme Calendar and you can visit Liverpool’s tourism website for even more information. New attractions are coming to Liverpool all the time so it’s hard to pick just 10 for this list!
What is your must-see attraction in Liverpool?