A Tourist’s Guide to Liverpool: Best Things to See and Do

Aside from bargain beauty products, exploring new places is one of my absolute favourite things to do. So when I recently took a trip up North to the wonderful city of Liverpool, I tried to cram in as many activities and of course, eating spots as possible. I’m sure i’ve only just scratched the surface with this tourist viewpoint of the city, so please do leave any recommendations below as we definitely want to go back!

What to See

Cavern Club

The first thing I would say about Liverpool city centre is that it can be quite Beatles focused in certain areas, especially the Cavern quarter. Although we were not massive Beatles enthusiasts, we really enjoyed learning more about The Beatles legacy. Therefore we just had to go to the Cavern Club, the birth place of The Beatles. It is a really cool underground club where you can listen to live music or like us, see a ticketed show. We watched a Beatles tribute act who were amazing and the atmosphere in the club was really positive and friendly. I would highly recommend for Beatles fans as they also have lots of interesting memorabilia and souvenirs.

What to Do

Liverpool Waterfront

From what I could tell, it looks like they have put a lot of money into making the waterfront a lively and interesting part of Liverpool. It is filled with museums such as the Tate Art Museum, The Beatles Story and Museum of Liverpool, with the majority of the museums completely free. There is also a big range of restaurants, cafes and shops so it can definitely keep you busy for the day.

Liverpool One

liverpool one

A huge shopping centre for the buying enthusiasts like myself. It not only has a massive range of shops but also lots of restaurants, bars and activities such as mini golf to keep you entertained, as well as providing somewhere to leave your partner when they get bored!

What to Eat

I was a bit rubbish at taking photos of the great bars and restaurants as I got a bit carried away on the ol’ cocktails, but nevertheless here are my top eating and bar recommendations!

Mann Island Social

This quirky place on the waterfront had a really stylish interior and also served amazing milkshakes, win win! We picked some small plates to share as pictured. The food was average but I would still recommend going as the service was fast, the staff were really nice and it was a good place to relax.

Trattoria 51

Trattoria

This was probably my favourite place of the whole trip as it served really reasonably priced, home cooked style Italian food. Service again was great and the flavours in the food were fantastic.

The Alchemist

If you haven’t been to The Alchemist before, they are known for their creative and unusual cocktails. We also had really nice food here! Highly recommended for a cool cocktail experience although not the best place for a budget!

Albert’s Schenke

Albert’s Schenke was my favourite bar that we visited in Liverpool. It is described as a Bier Tavern but it is much classier than it sounds! It had such a good atmosphere and a fire to sit around which was lovely. The cocktails were the standard price but the tastiest I had during the trip, or was that because I had 3…


I absolutely loved exploring Liverpool, there was so much to do it was difficult to fit it all into a weekend! I’d also love to know more about the hidden gems of Liverpool from you in the comments. Let me know where you would recommend so I can check it out when I return!

Kate xx

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2 thoughts on “A Tourist’s Guide to Liverpool: Best Things to See and Do

  1. I visited Liverpool for a day back in October and have to agree with the Cavern Club! We didn’t want to leave lol. Sadly it was raining hard all day so we didn’t explore much of the waterfront.

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