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6 alternative things to do in Liverpool

'Just remember to grab your camera!'

From trying to spot all the Superlambananas and picking up rare vinyls to watching a film under the stars with the one you love, a visit to Liverpool doesn’t have to be all trips to the football stadiums and tours around Albert Dock.

Instead, here are the best alternative things to do in Liverpool, if you fancy doing something a little different in the city…

1. Go Superlambanana spotting

Half banana, half sheep, the first Superlambanana was commissioned way back in 2008, when Liverpool was crowned ‘The European Capital of Culture’ and is now a totally unique, fully-adored piece of Liverpudlian pride and joy.

Since then, a variety of smaller Superlambananas have been placed all around the city, which, if you ask us, makes for a really fun game of ‘spot the Superlambananas’. Just remember to grab your camera!

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2. Bike ride, run or walk along the Liverpool Loopline

If you really want to see a different side of Liverpool (or you’ve just partied so hard the night before that you need to walk off your hangover), we highly recommend a brisk walk or run along the Liverpool Loopline.

Once just a derelict railway, it is now a beautiful space full of pretty flowers, bright trees and roaming wildlife. You could even jump on a CityBike (Liverpool’s answer to London’s Boris Bikes) and make an entire day out of it.

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3. Watch a film under the stars

Forget going to your local VUE or ODEON , and instead make watching your favourite film or newest release a night to remember by watching it at a rooftop cinema, and as Liverpool’s very first outdoor cinema, the ssshhhgcinema is definitely a must visit!

With soft blankets, woodfired pizzas and all the sweets and drink you could ever want, the ssshhhgcinema is perfect if you’re looking for something different to do in Liverpool.

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4. Find the best rare music at Probe Records

Situated in Liverpool’s most historic building – the Bluecoat, Probe Records may only be a small, independent record store, but it has fast become quite the institution in the city.

Specialising in everything from new and reissue vinyl to niche and hard-to-find CDs, if you bring any music lover to Probe Records you are guaranteed to be in their good books for the foreseeable future.

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5. Camp and Furnace

When it comes to choosing alternative things to do in Liverpool, Camp and Furnace should be at the top of your list! Not only is it a bar, music venue and all-round sporting fan park, but it was also voted the ‘2nd coolest restaurant in Britain’ in The Times.

Hosting everything from small scale festivals and intimate performances to niche sporting events, there’s always something happening at Camp and Furnace making it a must-do, even if you’re only in Liverpool for a night.

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6. Constellations

Another unique gem situated right in the heart of the Baltic Triangle (Liverpool’s creative quarter) is Constellations.

A creative venue built inside a regenerated warehouse and recycling yard, Constellations is home to 4 quirky spaces housing everything from canopy bars to co-working environments and snuggly hideaways. Nothing like your average bar, Constellations makes for the perfect spot for brunch with the girls or beers with the boys.

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That's our list of favourite things in Liverpool but what do you like to do there?

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