Unique Gifts and Things To Do in LiverpoolSituated at the tidal mouth of the River Mersey where it joins the Irish Sea, much of Liverpool’s city centre and historic docklands have been granted UNESCO World Heritage Site status, and attract around 75 million visitors per year. With the largest collection of museums, galleries, and listed buildings outside of London, Liverpool has a fantastic selection of tourist hot spots and things to do for visitors of all ages.
If you are visiting Liverpool for the first time, you’ll want to allow yourself plenty of time to explore the waterfront. First on the agenda might be a trip to the world-famous Albert Dock – the heart of the waterfront, and a fusion of history and contemporary culture. Discover Liverpool’s seafaring history at the Merseyside Maritime Museum, or immerse yourself in modern art with a visit to the Tate Liverpool. If you are a music fan, then head to the Beatles Story and delve into the lives and times of the ‘Fab Four’, tracking their rise to fame through music. Or for the more adventurous types, the docklands can be explored from the water itself. With water sports and activities such as cable wakeboarding, and jet-pack experiences on offer here, there is an experience gift to suit all.
If you’re a local Liverpudlian, or have had the privilege of visiting Liverpool in the past, then you’ll know that a shopping trip is always on the agenda! Liverpool ONE, in the middle of the city centre, is a high-street shopper’s paradise – with a multitude of department stores, designer labels, and places to dine, you’ll be spoilt for choice. For hipsters on the look-out for something a little more individual, Ropewalks is the place to be seen. Affectionately known as the ‘bohemian heart’ of the city, Ropewalks is an area of quirky streets with an eclectic mix of independent fashion stores, local bookshops, and vintage vinyl. Be sure to stop off for a beverage at one of the areas many coffee shops and delis, or a tipple at a fantastic live music venue.
Any sports fans will be well aware of the city’s divisions when it comes to football. Liverpool plays host to the home grounds of rival Premiership teams, Liverpool FC and Everton FC, but with guided stadium tours on offer at both Anfield and Goodison Park, you’ll have the chance to learn about the legends of both. For a slightly more sophisticated sporting day out, a trip to Aintree Racecourse – home of the world-famous Grand National steeplechase – could be on the cards. Take to the skies for a helicopter tour and gain a birds-eye view of the iconic course, including its picturesque greenery and famous pavilions…you’ll want to have your cameras at the ready!
After a Hard Days Night of discovering Liverpool’s hidden gems, you’ll be exhausted and ready to crash. Whether you’re looking to live like royalty in one of the city’s deluxe heritage hotels, or surround yourself with Beatles paraphernalia in a quirky boutique B&B, Liverpool’s districts and quarters have a room to suit all.
So, whether you are looking for an adventure activity or gift experience for a local loved one, or are simply seeking ideas for a day out in Liverpool with the family, this wonderfully cultured city has more to offer than the Cavern Club! Think history, culture, music and sport…Liverpool really does have it all!