Whether you are into culture, sports or music, Liverpool will not disappoint. From world class attractions, shopping and sport to legendary music and nightlife, the city region is bursting with the widest choice of things to do.
1. World Museum
Natural history, science and technology are the themes of this interesting museum, whose exhibits range from birds of prey to space exploration. It also includes a free of charge planetarium! This vastly entertaining and educational museum is divided into four major sections: the Human World, one of the top anthropological collections in the country; the Natural World, which includes a new aquarium, as well as live insect colonies; Earth, a geological treasure trove; and Space & Time, which includes the planetarium.
2. The Beatles Story
A visit to Liverpool would not be complete without exploring the history of the most famous band in the UK. The Beatles Story is a unique attraction that will take you on an exciting journey into the life, times, and the culture of the Beatles. Explore the story of four young boys from Liverpool, who managed to reach the heights of worldwide fame and became the greatest band of all time. The Beatles Story is located in The Albert Dock, Liverpool’s most popular attraction and home to Tate Liverpool, Merseyside Maritime Museum and the International Slavery Museum.
3. Speke Hall
This diagonally patterned Tudor home dates from 1490-1612, and is filled with gorgeously timbered and plastered rooms. The house contains several ‘priest’s holes’, where the hall’s sympathetic owners hid Roman Catholic priests during the anti-Catholic 16th and 17th centuries.
A marvellous example of an Elizabethan half-timbered hall, Speke Hall was formerly surrounded by thousands of acres of land, but these days all that remains is the drive and an oasis of meticulously maintained gardens.
4. The Mersey Ferries
With fantastic sight of the city and unique commentary, learn about the unique history of Liverpool from an exceptional location, aboard the world famous Mersey Ferry.
Mersey Ferries were made famous by Gerry and the Pacemakers with their song “Ferry Cross the Mersey”. If you take one of the round ferry trips offered, this very popular song is played every time the ferry prepares to dock at the Liverpool landing stage. The ferry boat ride is a must for all visitors to Liverpool.
5 Anfield Stadium
Football is one of the Liverpool’s greatest passions. Although there are two big clubs in the city, it’s those playing in red, who gather most of the attention. Liverpool FC opens their stadium to the public during the day when no games are scheduled. Led by enthusiastic guides, the museum and stadium tour gives sports fans behind-the-scenes access to one of the best-known soccer clubs in the world.
The Thistle Atlantic Tower is a great place to explore a city full of history, culture and shopping. The hotel is located on the edge of the historic Albert Dock. Whilst we tower over the mouth of the River Mersey, we’re only a short stroll from the City Centre with its amazing range of shops, museums and places of interest.