Liverpool through the looking glass

Liverpool is a city rich with culture, history and sport. With so much to do see, hear and do we’ve taken a look at the best sights that you should take in on your next city break.

Liverpool FC

Even by just walking through the city, you will not fail to spot the love affair that Liverpool has with football. From scarves around necks to window stickers and merchandise street sellers, Liverpool FC is engrained in the community.

The impressive Kop roars during home games at Anfield. If you aren’t able to get to a game, fear not as you can still take in the impressive stadium through one of their tours. The all-access tour enables you to follow in the footsteps of footballing heroes past and present as well as taking a seat in the dugout! If you try to sit there on a match day, you will be quickly escorted away!

Take a seat in the press conference seats and conduct your own interview as a manager of the world famous club. The Liverpool FC museum is one of the few museums that kids will be begging to visit!

Liverpool Library

Few UK cities can boast such breadth and depth in writing talent to come out of a single place. The Beatles penned their hits in Liverpool and great novelists have taken inspiration from this great city. A visit to the library is a real sensory experience as old meets new in this fabulous building.

liverpool library

Once you breach the incredible outside exterior of the Liverpool Library, you are met with a brand new modern interior with winding staircases and impressive glass installations from Glow Glass. Things of note to see at the Liverpool Library:

  • See the famous collections of rare books housed in the magnificent Hornby Library and Oak Room.
  • View the impressive Picton Reading Room, one of the most beautiful libraries in the world.
  • Study the unique and rare archives from the 13th century to the present day which tell Liverpool’s story.

Tate Liverpool

The family of Tate galleries have deep routes in Liverpool. Kickstarted by a large art donation from a wealthy local businessman, Henry Tate, the Tate Liverpool has gone from strength to strength. Crowds flock to view the international modern and contemporary art on show.

There are a mix of free and paid exhibitions. You don’t need to spend money at the Tate to enjoy the world-class art displayed in the gallery. Look on the Tate website to help you plan which exhibitions, tours and talks you want to immerse yourself in.

Top picks for 2019:

Set at the Royal Albert Docks, you won’t be short of selections for food & drink before or after your cultural trip. The docks themselves are a delight to walk around (especially in the sun!).

Liverpool has so much to offer families and couples alike. The 3 destinations above are a good starting point to make sure you get a mix of Liverpool life but Google away for more inspiration!

 

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