How to Spend 24 Hours in Liverpool

Liverpool is undoubtably one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in the UK. With such a huge variety of sightseeing attractions, museums, galleries and bars and restaurants, you’ll want to plan your itinerary carefully so you can make the most of your trip – especially if it’s short and sweet!

Dine at the Dock

Liverpool’s Royal Albert Dock is one of the city’s busiest and most cosmopolitan centres with a huge variety of visitor attractions, including Tate Liverpool, the Beatles Story, Merseyside Maritime Museum and a wealth of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Albert Dock is an ideal spot to grab some breakfast, lunch or dinner. Each café, bar and restaurant overlooks the docks or the iconic Mersey River, so there really is no better place to sit back, relax and soak in some stunning views. 

Catch a gig at the Cavern Club

Known as the birthplace of the Beatles, the Cavern Club is arguably one of the most iconic music venues in the world. The venue offers a varied programme from traditional rock to contemporary music, hosting gigs every day of the week from 11:15am! If you’d like to see a specific gig, you’re recommended to book tickets in advance, however, there are often free events too. If you’re interested in finding out more about the fascinating history of the Cavern Club, there are certain tours of Liverpool that include a club tour.

Learn about the history and legacy of the transatlantic slave trade

There are several interesting museums scattered around Liverpool, but the International Slavery Museum is certainly one that is not to be missed. The International Slavery Museum is based at Albert Dock, only yards away from the dry docks where 18th century slave trading ships were repaired and fitted out. The museum fittingly opened its doors in 2007 on Slavery Remembrance Day. The collections on display in the museum aim to increase the understanding of transatlantic, chattel and other forms of enslavement. Visitors can see exhibitions on life and culture in West Africa before the transatlantic slave trade and the legacies of slavery and current human rights issues.

Cruise the Mersey River 

There’s no better way to see Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage Site waterfront than by a leisurely cruise trip. Mersey Ferries offers the ultimate Liverpool sightseeing experience with different cruise packages, including the River Explorer Cruise, a 50-minute trip that teaches passengers about the history of the River Mersey, and the Evening Cruise, perfect for watching the sunset over the waterfront with a glass of prosecco. 

Visit Liverpool Cathedral

Whether you’re religious or not, anyone can admire Liverpool Cathedral, the largest cathedral in Britain and 5th largest in Europe. Entry is free, however, if visitors would like to learn more about the Cathedral’s colourful history, the tower and audio tour is highly recommended. The Cathedral is so big, there are even two dining venues inside, the Mezzanine Café or the Welsford where visitors tend to visit for a Sunday roast. 

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