Liverpool: Top 10 must sees

Liverpool: Top 10 must sees

There are certain cities that, although neither capitals nor the largest in the nation, have a place in the world’s imagination. Liverpool is one such city. While this generation might associate it with the Beatles, Liverpool was once also the port of registry for the Titanic and one of the main maritime mercantile cities during the British Empire. In September 2016, the world of international higher education will flock to Liverpool en masse to experience the 28th Annual EAIE Conference. To help you make the most of your leisurely time in this captivating city, we have put together a bite-sized sample of the best of Liverpool.

The Waterfront

Without a doubt, this is will be the ultimate must-see destination. Visit the Albert Dock, a UNESCO Heritage site that has been transformed from an old warehouse complex into a huge cultural attraction. Inside, you will find the Maritime Museum, the Slavery Museum and the Tate, as well as many bars and restaurants.

The Beatles

This is perhaps an obvious one to most people, but no list would be complete without it. If you’re part of the 99% of the human population that loves these sons of Liverpool, The Beatles Story museum in the Albert Dock and the Cavern Club on Mathew Street where they first played are absolute no-brainers.

Liverpool Cathedral

This impressive gothic beauty is the largest Anglican Cathedral in Britain and is sure to grab your attention. If the weather allows, it is definitely worth going up The Tower Experience for an astounding view of the city.


If you’re a football fan, make sure to pay a visit to Anfield (Liverpool FC) and Goodison (Everton FC) stadiums. The stadium tours are genuinely interesting and, while Liverpool FC has its own museum, Everton FC has a full collection at the Museum of Liverpool.

Museum of Liverpool

It’s the world’s first national museum devoted to the history of a regional city. All things Liverpool can be found here – and the contemporary architecture of the building itself is truly spectacular.

Views from the water

Hop on the Mersey Ferries for remarkable views of the waterfront. The ferries run straight across services for commuters in the morning and afternoon peak times, but during the day their River Explorer tours will take you on a 50-minte ride around the area.

Culture and architecture

You could argue that every item on this list is about. Yet the area surrounding Lime Street station is unmissable. St George’s Hall, one of the world’s most beautiful neoclassical buildings, is well worth a peek. The fantastic World Museum, Central Library and Walker Art Gallery are only a short walk away.

Eating local

Liverpool’s traditional dish is the Scouse, a delicious stew served in many of the city’s pubs. Victoria Street is a safe bet for the authentic British pub experience. Liverpool is also known for its cosmopolitan cuisine offerings. Explore the city centre for alternatives sure to please all tastes and wishes.

Hip and happening

Still on dining, Liverpool offers an array of trendy – and dare we say, hipster? – eateries. Bold Street, near Central Station, is home to several independent and charming restaurants and cafes. Lark Lane, located outside the city centre, offers a local’s experience.

Going out

Liverpool would not be Liverpool without its bustling night life. Find your way to The Ropewalks to spot local ‘fellas’ and ‘birds’ in their natural habitat. If you fancy a night out, this is guaranteed to give you the full Scouse night life experience.

For special deals for conference participants and a whole lot of additional information on Liverpool’s many offerings, don’t forget to check out the Discover Liverpool page.

Register by 24 August for Europe’s largest international higher education event.