Whether it’s dockside al-fresco dining you’re after, the hustle and bustle of the inner city or fresh, wide open spaces, Liverpool really does have it all. If you’re bringing family, friends or just yourself to the city this year, discover some of Liverpool’s main attractions that are guaranteed to keep you busy.
Albert Dock is a complex of dock buildings and warehouses where you can take full advantage of art museums, tours and activities, plus a range of restaurants, bars and cafes. Creatives, foodies and Beatles fans alike gather down at the dockside. Beatlemaniacs can while away the hours in the world’s largest exhibition, which includes imagery, memorabilia, video interviews and an interactive Discover Zone, which is great for the mini Maniacs. There’s even a Beatles-themed coffeehouse inside. Museums include the International Slavery Museum and Merseyside Maritime Museum. While Tate Liverpool is one of the most visited art galleries outside of London.
The summertime is ideal for relaxing with some rum cocktails in Revolucion de Cuba, a dynamic two-floor bar with terraced seating. If you’re popular enough to have a party of up 40 people, Gusto Liverpool will put you together at a single table – their motto is ‘eating with friends’, after all. There’s a range of cuisines on offer at the Dock, from indulgent curries at Spice Lounge, to sumptuous 30-day aged steaks at Miller & Carter. You and your friends will be spoilt for choice.
THE CAVERN CLUB
The Cavern Club is only a 2-minute walk from Euro Hostel Liverpool, so there’s absolutely no excuse not to pay its legendary, brick vaulted cellars a visit. Still as popular today as it was in the 50s, this warehouse cellar venue on 10 Matthew Street is a must for Beatles fans as well as general music lovers. From Rock’n’Roll, to Motown and acoustic artists, The Cavern Club has an eclectic live music schedule for all tastes. There’s no better time to get involved than International Beatleweek – so, get the 22nd -28th August 2018 in your diaries!
ECHO ARENA LIVERPOOL
As part of the city’s European Capital of Culture accolade in 2008, the Echo Arena opened as Liverpool’s premier entertainment venue. It’s less than a mile away from Euro Hostel Liverpool, so book your accommodation now in preparation for boxing events, live comedians and superstar musicians. Some of the upcoming highlights include the 2018 Gymnastics British Championships in March, John Bishop’s highly anticipated ‘Winging It’ tour and the return of Katy Perry on 21st June.
Did you know that Liverpool has more parks than Paris?! From Lime Street (a 7-minute walk from Euro Hostel Liverpool), you can grab the number 75 bus and head to the locally loved Sefton Park. It boasts a whopping 200 acres of parkland and a programme of events throughout the year including a Christmas Market and the Africa Oyé Festival in the summer.
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For coastal walks and family picnics, discover one of the many sandy beaches nearby. For a coastal cultural combo, feast your eyes on Antony Gormley’s permanent art installation Another Place down at Blundellsands beach. Life-size cast iron sculptures stand just beyond the tide line. Chat with our team to find out the easiest way to plan your trip.
MUSEUM OF LIVERPOOL
Just an 11-minute walk from the hostel, Museum of Liverpool is on the city’s famous waterfront and is as stunning outside as it is on the inside. Designed in collaboration with innovative Danish architect 3XN, who describe the building’s enormous gabled windows that face the city and the harbour as ‘drawing history into the museum while simultaneously inviting the curious to look in.’
The largest in the U.K. and the 5th largest in the world, Liverpool Cathedral took 74 years to build and is a must to visit. Conversely, the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral is an incredibly modern building with multi-coloured stained glass, captivating interiors and modern works of art.
SPORTS VENUES IN LIVERPOOL
Anfield is worthy of a visit whether you’re a die-hard fan or just a curious tourist (it’s also the 6th largest stadium in England). As part of a £260m scheme for the whole area, Liverpool FC are redeveloping the stadium, but in the meantime, Matchday Tours and Legends Q&A days are available and the ideal gift for a lifelong fan.
If you’re on the blue side, Everton’s stadium is just a mile away. The 2017/18 season sees Goodison Park celebrate its 125th anniversary, the perfect time to take in their revamped behind-the-scenes tour.
At the world-famous Aintree Racecourse, the 12th April welcomes back the Grand National in glamorous, Liverpudlian style. The Randox Health Grand National Festival 2018 is a three-day event, full of betting, boozing and best-dressed beauties. You can also check out the Jockey Club Live, who will be hosting music events at the venue throughout the summer.
For fair-weather golfers or avid spectators, Liverpool offers the finest stretch of championship golf in the world. The Royal Birkdale has been voted the number 1 golf club in England. Since World War 2, it has held more Championship and International events than any other course in the world.
Liverpool St Helens is the world’s oldest open rugby union club, so visit the grounds or watch the game from the comfort of our Hatch Bar, which has full access to BT Sports and Sky Sports, as well as frequent match-time meal and drink deals.
THEATRES IN LIVERPOOL
Bill Nighy and Julia Walters are just two claims to fame of the Liverpool Playhouse. Together with the Everyman Theatre, the company works together to give the city’s talent a stage. The Playhouse’s Grade II listed building is just a 3-minute walk from the hostel, so you can join us for some pre-performance grub.
© Brian Roberts
To enjoy everything the city has to offer, stay with Euro Hostel for the ultimate cost-effective, city-centre accommodation in Liverpool.