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Liverpool is an amazing city with so much to see and explore. Check out our top picks to help satisfy your inner-adventurer and find some amazing places to take your friends. Whether you’re a culture vulture, foodie or nature-lover, Liverpool is bound not to disappoint.


Named the Ropewalks after the bustling rope-making trade that supplied ships during the Victorian maritime boom, the Ropewalks has become an important cultural centre in Liverpool. There are beautiful buildings to see such as the Bluecoat and the Bombed-out Church and some great music venues like The Jacaranda and The Arts Club.

Bold Street, right in the heart of the district is where you can find some of the best independent shops, restaurants and coffee shops the city has to offer.

Top picks:

  • Eat: Down the Hatch (Vegan junk food that is seriously good)
  • Drink: The Merchant (A chilled out pub with great music and a dreamy beer garden)
  • Do: FACT (A visual arts hub, browse the galleries or catch an indie film)

Lark Lane

Just south of the city centre, Lark Lane is one of Liverpool’s hidden gems. Here you can find a stunning collection of unique independent shops, bars and restaurants that will definitely not disappoint.

The eclectic mix of craft fairs, flea markets and pop-ups help create a lively, welcoming vibe day and night and is a great place for creatives to hang out and spark inspiration.

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Liverpool ONE

Take your pick from over 170 stores, bars and restaurants in Liverpool ONE – the destination that guarantees the ultimate shopping experience. From designers brands to your favourite high street stores you can get all the retail therapy you need.

Top picks:

  • Eat: Junk Yard Golf (Enjoy some cheap and cheerful food while showing off your crazy-golf skills)
  • Drink: The Bierkeller (Ice-cold stein of Bavarian beer anyone)
  • Do: The Cavern Club (Music legends started out here, this is still a music venue not to miss)


Liverpool’s Waterfront is truly stunning and full of history. Here you can find an enviable collection of national museums that offer an insight into how Liverpool was formed and how the city has changed the world.

The Royal Albert Dock is perfect for foodies and art lovers alike and is a short walk away from Tate Liverpool which has an impressive collection of modern and contemporary art.

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Baltic Triangle

The Baltic Triangle is one of the most exciting places to visit in Liverpool. Filled with old factories and warehouses the Baltic Triangle is a hub for innovation where you can find digital and creative businesses weaved between alternative bars, eateries and music venues.

Top picks:

  • Eat: Baltic Market (Liverpool’s first street food market, great for food lovers and fussy eaters alike)
  • Drink: Botanical Garden (A gin-lover’s paradise)
  • Do: Bongo’s Bingo (Enjoy the most unconventional bingo session of your life)


Merseyside has some beautiful beaches that are just a short train ride away from the city centre. Exploring the coast line is a great way to relax with friends by spending time outdoors and indulging in the views.

Top picks:

  • Eat: A good old fashioned picnic at Crosby (Does anything beat a butty on the beach? Enjoy the Another Place sculptures while you are there)
  • Drink: Crosby Tea Rooms (Tuck into some homemade cake and grab yourself a cuppa)
  • Do: Formby Red Squirrel Reserve (Take a walk through the woodlands at Formby and see if you can spot some of our native squirrels)

China Town

The first China Town established in Europe is easily recognised by the beautifully crafted Chinese Arch. In Liverpool’s Chinatown area you will find amazing Chinese and pan-Asian restaurants as well as speciality supermarkets so you can try making some oriental cuisine at home.

Top picks:

  • Eat: Yuet Ben (North Chinese restaurant with amazing vegetarian and vegan options)
  • Drink: Berry and Rye (A secret bar that transports you back to the prohibition era)
  • Do: Chinese New Year (Every February the Chinese New Year is celebrates in style throughout the streets)


To discover more of what Liverpool has to offer take a look at Visit Liverpool, Independent Liverpool and Culture Liverpool.