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What to See and Do in Liverpool
The below should give you a pretty good idea of how to spend your chilled out days in the city. You may not want to do everything, but it’s a start!
It’s a bit out of the way, but if you get chance, walk up to the corner or Tithebarn Street and Vauxhall Road to see our most famous sculpture, the Superlambanana. The sculpture comments on the dangers of genetic engineering, represents sheep and bananas which were common cargo through the port and I’d like to think it also gives a nod to the famous Liverpool sense of humour.
When it was first unveiled, it was a little controversial, however these days it’s a local treasure. As with most works of art, take from it what you will.
Keep your eyes peeled and you’ll see a few smaller, decorated replicas dotted around the city too! Even if you’re not a fan of modern art, they’re cool!
The Pier Head
Walking straight down Tithebarn Street and then Chapel Street, you’ll reach the waterfront at the Pier Head.
Here you’ll see the most iconic buildings in the city, the Three Graces – the Royal Liver Building, the Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building.
The Liverpool skyline is probably one of the most recognisable and beautiful skylines in the world and there’s no better place to view it than from a ‘Ferry ‘Cross the Mersey’, so I was really keen to take my visitors out on the water to see if for themselves! They also play the famous song by Gerry and the Pacemakers at various points during the journey which is fun!
Right by the ferry terminal, you’ll fins the Pier head section of The Beatles Story where you can see The British Invasion exhibition, the Hidden Gallery and the Fab4 Cafe/Store.
One of our favourite activities we did, was the British Music Experience (BME), which has recently opened in the Cunard Building. Music is such a big part of the culture in the UK and a big part of peoples lives, but seeing and hearing so much of it together in one place is an incredible, nostalgic and uplifting experience.
You walk through the interactive exhibition, listening to info about each era, seeing the stage costumes of the likes of David Bowie and the Spice Girls, and of course you also get to hear a lot of iconic songs along the way!
Once you’re done, go and hang out with legends, John, Paul George and Ringo. They were in this band called The Beatles – you may have heard of them ;). The statue is cool for a quick photo stop. You’ll find them between the Three Graces and the ferry terminal.
The Albert Dock
Next on your tour of Liverpool should be The Albert Dock, which is short walk down the seafront. The dock itself is a beautiful place to spend an afternoon, with lovely bars and restaurants, as well as a few of Liverpool’s best museums and galleries.
If you love modern art, you’ll love the Tate Liverpool, which is free to enter! Here you’ll also find the Merseyside Maritime Museum where you can take a peek into Liverpool’s seafaring past.
From The Albert Dock, it’s an easy walk to Liverpool One, a stylish shopping, restaurant and entertainment centre. There’s often events running and it’s also a great place to people watch! Liverpool One has all of the major shops, so if you are a shopper, you’ll be in heaven!
Mathew Street & The Cavern Quarter
Next we headed to Mathew Street and the Cavern Club, famous as the birthplace of the Beatles.
Here you’ll see the John Lennon and Cilla Black statues and various Beatles themed bars, like the Rubber Soul. You can still hear live music at The Cavern every day and arrange Beatles tours from here. My friend Amanda went on the Magical Mystery Tour when she was in the city and visited their childhood homes.
The Cavern holds a special place in the heart of many Liverpudlians and it was said that in the 60’s and 70’s you could always tell if someone had been the Cavern by the smell they had when they came out!
Outside the City Centre
Liverpool has more parks than Paris! And Sefton Park in the south of the city, is one of the iconic, with a beautiful Palm House in the middle that holds all kind of events from weddings to a silent yoga disco – whatever that may be! The park is where they hold the Africa Oye festival each June and the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival in April and September.
Another great place to visit just outside the city centre is Lark Lane, next to Sefton park. It’s a quirky street filled with great bars, cafes and shops & we have available rooms & luxury apartments available to students & professionals in that area!
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