What to do and top sights in Liverpool

He spoke of Liverpool, he spoke of the Beatles! There is no way to separate this city located in the northwest of England from its greatest children. Just as there's no way to visit it without mentioning the many Liverpool sights linked to the 'fabulous four'.

Liverpool may not be one of the most beautiful cities in the UK. But the place breathes culture, history and sport, in addition to being a great student hub. Its streets are easy to walk through and its people are reputed to be welcoming.

Liverpool's Sights

What to do and top sights in Liverpool

Place breathes culture, history and sport | Photo: Carlos Fernandes.

Podemos dividir Liverpool, na England, in three areas for tourism. We start at the traditional center, with its pedestrian street concentrating trade. Then through Mathew Street and region, where The Cavern Club is located. And finally, the port part known as Albert Dock.

All areas are easily covered on foot. So, let's put on some comfortable sneakers and take the opportunity to discover the main sights of Liverpool. Are they:

  1. The Cavern Club
  2. Albert Dock
  3. The beatles story
  4. Museum of Liverpool
  5. Liverpool Cathedral
  6. Anfield Road
  7. Magical Mystery Tour


The Cavern Club

What to do and top sights in Liverpool

Beatles Story Starts at This Bar | Photo: Carlos Fernandes.

The Cavern Club is where the Beatles story begins. It opened in 1957 and became the band's home in 1961, having hosted a total of 292 performances by the group. The bar was demolished in 1973 and rebuilt in 1984 with bricks taken from the original bar.

The Cavern Club is on Mathew Street and, directly opposite the bar, is the Cavern Pub, home to a statue of John Lennon and bricks spelled with the names of legendary bands and musicians. For a Beatles and rock'n'roll fan, being in that place is something unique and magical.

Albert Dock

What to do and top sights in Liverpool

Space is Liverpool's heritage | Photo: Carlos Fernandes.

The Albert Dock is one of Liverpool's top cultural heritage attractions. It is in this region that buses from Liverpool airport usually drop off tourists. The site encompasses museums, galleries, restaurants and bars. It is next to the Mersey River, where the city's port was formerly located.

After its revitalization, it became one of the most beautiful places in Liverpool to photograph and admire the landscape. It is in its surroundings that we find one of the most visited places in the city, The Beatles Story museum, my next topic.


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The beatles story

What to do and top sights in Liverpool

Most complete band museum in the world | Photo: Carlos Fernandes.

The Beatles Story Exhibition is the most complete museum of the band in the world, certainly one of the most visited sights in Liverpool. It is divided chronologically and each room is set up exactly as in the past, including original objects, clothing and musical instruments belonging to the musicians.

We can tour the perfect replica of the original The Cavern Club, Abbey Road Studios and the interior of the Yellow Submarine. There is the last piano used by John Lennon and a collection of his glasses. There are so many details in the museum that it wouldn't fit all in this article.

Before entering the environments that make up the museum, each with its own lighting, you will receive an audio guide available in several languages, including Portuguese, and headphones.

You can choose the audio according to the respective room to be visited to listen to Lennon's sister's narrations, which involve every corner found in the museum. Check out how to buy one Early Bird Ticket to The Beatles Museum Liverpool.

Museum of Liverpool

What to do and top sights in Liverpool

Admission is free | Photo: Carlos Fernandes.

Liverpool has the largest concentration of museums and art galleries in the UK outside of London. Among them, the Museum of Liverpool stands out, in the Albert Dock region, more precisely at Pier Head. Your entry is free.

The site tells the city's history through collections of costumes, decorative and botanical art, as well as objects that represent its social and urban history, as well as oral testimonies, archaeological material and photographic archives.

Liverpool Cathedral

What to do and top sights in Liverpool

Cathedral has 189 meters | Photo: Carlos Fernandes.

You know that place you see from afar and go to find out what it is? And it seems like it never arrives? Liverpool Cathedral is one of those places, largely because of its size and grandeur. Besides being beautiful.

The cathedral has an external length of 189 meters, making it the largest church in the world. It is possible to see 360º of the city, from its tower, the highest in the whole of the United Kingdom, with 101 meters. This experience costs £5,50.

Anfield Road

Anfield Road, built in 1885, is home to Liverpool FC, one of the most popular teams in the world. The stadium is 5 km from the city's tourist center and is easily accessible by bus from the Albert Dock area.

It is considered one of the most classic stadiums in Europe. It was after visiting Alfield that I became a fan of the Reds. Getting to know its museum and the five Champions League cups was amazing. Tours of the stadium and museum cost from £10.

Next to Anfiled Road is Goodison Park, home to the city's other team, Everton FC.

Magical Mystery Tour

The Magical Mystery Tour is a 2-hour tour of Liverpool that takes in Beatles landmarks, starting at Albert Dock.

The tour passes in front of each artist's house, stopping in front of George Harrison's house. The schools attended by the musicians are also part of the itinerary. In addition to the famous Penny Lane and Strawberry Field. Both locations mentioned in the band's hits.

Other highlights of the tour include St. Peter, where Lennon and McCartney first met. And the Empress pub, which features on the cover of Ringo Starr's first solo album.

The tour ends at The Cavern Club. During the journey, Beatles songs are played while the guide tells the stories of the places. The tour costs £17,95.

How to get to Liverpool

What to do and top sights in Liverpool

From Dublin flight takes less than 30 minutes | Photo: Carlos Fernandes.

From London, you can get there by bus from Victoria Coach Station with Megabus and Eurolines, at a cost of between 7 and 20 pounds. By train, departing from Euston Station on National Rail and Virgin Rail, from £35.

If you are in Dublin, as I was when I made the trip, the airline Ryanair has daily flights to Liverpool. The distance between the two cities is only about 260 km. The flight lasts 30 minutes and you can find tickets for 10 euros each way.

Your tour will start from the airport, named after John Lennon. The sign outside, where the buses leave for the center, is often photographed by tourists when they arrive in the city.

And to cheer you up even more, check out this amazing video of the Beatles Museum by Liverpool's official tourism website. It's chilling:

E se você já conhece os pontos turísticos de Liverpool, aproveite para contar suas experiências para gente.

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