Music, sport and culture – Liverpool has it all. With our affordable coach tickets to Liverpool, you can sample the sights and sounds of this great port city without breaking the bank. Better yet – enjoy money-off with our Coachcards and extra discounts if you book ahead.
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One of England’s great cities, Liverpool has plenty of things to do all-year round, no matter if you're with friends, family or on a romantic break, there's something for everyone.
Get the low-down on Liverpool with our must-see shortlist.
Docklands Fish and Chips
For an authentic taste of Liverpool’s food scene, you can’t go wrong with Docklands Fish and Chips. This no-nonsense establishment is located right on the famous Albert Dock, so expect delicious fresh fish for a cheap eat on the go. Even better – it’s conveniently located near The Beatles Story and Tate Liverpool so you can grab some lunch before seeing the sights.
The Art School
Liverpool is fast developing a reputation as a foodie hot spot, and The Art School is feted as one of the city’s best restaurants. The vision of long-established north-west chef Paul Askew, The Art School is situated in a stunning Victorian building on Sugnall Street and is a favourite dining spot among locals. With a range of fixed price and tasting menus, The Art School serves modern veggie and meat dishes to suit a range of budgets.
Big Bowl Noodle Bar
Not everyone’s aware that Liverpool has a bustling Chinatown neighbourhood, with plenty of cheap bites for your lunchtime or evening food fix. One of the best restaurants in this part of town is Big Bowl Noodle Bar, known for its tasty Chinese cuisine, generous portions and bargain prices.
Visit a watering hole in the Georgian Quarter
Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter is a handsome cluster of buildings in the centre, and a great neighbourhood to explore the city’s nightlife. The Belvedere on Sugnall Street has its very own Liverpool gin in its ‘GinNasium’, while The 23 Club is a charming alehouse in a quaint, library-style environment.
A night under the stars in the Baltic Triangle
In the heart of the rejuvenated Baltic Triangle is Constellations, a lively bar set within a hidden garden space – undoubtedly one of the best places to start a night out in Liverpool. Nearby you’ll find Dockleaf and Kiosk, two new kids on the block which both make use of reclaimed outdoor space at the Cain’s Brewery.
Visit the world’s most famous music club
For many music lovers, no night out in Liverpool is complete without a trip to the world-famous Cavern Club. Known to millions as the place where The Beatles performed many of their early gigs, today The Cavern showcases up and coming talent from Liverpool’s exciting music scene, with special Beatles nights for those who love the old favourites.
One of the premier city centre shopping centres in the UK, Liverpool ONE has something for everyone. Here you’ll find flagship department stores like John Lewis and Debenhams, or you can treat yourself to a luxury purchase or two at Hugo Boss, Reiss or Harvey Nichols. In your downtime, check out the 18-hole adventure golf course or embrace your competitive spirit with a game of table tennis.
Liverpool has a thriving indie shopping scene, and for music fans, Probe Records is definitely worth a visit. A fixture of Liverpool’s musical folklore since 1971, the record shop was frequented by members of Echo and the Bunnymen and Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Today, Probe Records is still popular for musos in the market for rare vinyls, affordable albums and collectables.
Reid of Liverpool
For a trip through time pay a visit to Reid of Liverpool, a second-hand bookshop in close proximity to the Philharmonic Hall and Liverpool Playhouse. With more than 40,000 titles, and with prices from 50p, it’s the perfect place to buy an affordable page-turner for the coach journey home.
The Beatles Story
Of all the top tourist attractions in Liverpool, this one needs little introduction. The Beatles Story charts the rise of Liverpool’s most famous sons, and is home to John Lennon’s last piano.
Merseyside Maritime Museum
On Hartley Quay, the Merseyside Maritime Museum will give you a flavour of the city’s seafaring history and role in the American Civil War. For history lovers, it’s a must-see activity when planning your sightseeing itinerary.
Anfield stadium tour
One of the top places to visit in Liverpool is Anfield stadium, home of the 5-time European Cup winners. Take a stadium tour where you can stand on the famous Kop, take photos and explore this iconic ground with an expert guide.
Treat them to a Mersey ferry cruise
Suitable for all ages, the Mersey Ferry River Explorer cruise is a top family-friendly activity in Liverpool. Embark on a journey across the sublime waterfront, which is now a World Heritage Site, and let the kids enjoy the view while the guide regales you with stories of the city’s past.
Unleash their artistic spirit
The famous Walker Art Gallery isn’t just for adults – it hosts one of Liverpool’s top kids’ attractions too. Big Art for Little Artists is a specially designed gallery for children up to 8-years-old, where they can make their own artworks and play with puppets.
Take them to new heights on the Echo wheel
The Echo Wheel of Liverpool is one of the most fun things to do for families visiting the city. At 60 metres high, it’s a fantastic chance to take in Liverpool from a unique vantage point, and is suitable for children aged 4 and above.
The Albert Dock is your oyster
Many of Liverpool’s top attractions are located in close proximity, so start at the Albert Dock, a World Heritage Site on Liverpool’s epic waterfront. It’s home to a number of unmissable tourist sites, from Tate Liverpool for internationally-acclaimed art, to The Beatles Story for the low-down on the Fab Four.
See ‘The Three Graces’ in all their glory
No tourist visiting Liverpool should leave without setting eyes on ‘The Three Graces’ – the Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building. Together, these comprise the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site on the historic waterfront.
Embark on a musical tour
Even for a short visit, you can embrace Liverpool’s musical history. The Magical Mystery Tour bus will take you to the local places closely associated with the Fab Four’s upbringing. The tour includes a free ticket to the legendary Cavern Club for a taste of Liverpool’s music scene past and present.
Bluecoat Display Centre
A contemporary craft and design gallery and registered charity, the Bluecoat Display Centre is among Liverpool’s best off-the-beaten-path attractions. Here, you’ll find handmade glassware, prints and jewellery galore for the perfect gift to take home.
Little Red Vintage
For a unique weekend shopping experience, check out Little Red Vintage – a popular haunt with students and fashion lovers. In this one-of-a-kind shop for a range of budgets, you’ll find everything from 1950s frocks and vintage hats to sparkling jewellery.
News From Nowhere
At 96 Bold Street you’ll find News From Nowhere, a radical local bookshop which has stocked powerful political works since 1974. All staff are paid equally, and it’s unlike any bookshop you’ll have visited. If you’re a book lover, this off-the-beaten-path shopping experience is well worth a look.
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