Things To Do In Liverpool - The Ultimate Guide | By FLATZY
Updated: May 3, 2022
Area: Liverpool’s Royal Albert Docks
Throughout the 19th century Liverpool’s docks were an integral hub of global maritime trade giving Liverpool its reputation as one of the world’s greatest maritime cities.
The Royal Albert Docks are unique to Liverpool’s waterfront, upon your visit you will notice the unmistakable warehouse type structures which now host some of Liverpool’s most vibrant businesses, museums and experiences.
The Royal Albert docks are the largest collection of Grade 1 listed buildings in all of the United Kingdom!
If you’re visiting and looking for things to do in Liverpool you can’t go wrong starting with Liverpool’s Docks.
Here are our top recommendations for things to do around Liverpool’s Docks:
1. The Beatles Story
It’s true Liverpool’s docks were an immense trading hub, but the city’s most impactful export comes in a different form. A little known band called The Beatles.
The Beatles Story, located at the Royal Albert Dock in Liverpool, is a museum and large exhibition dedicated to telling the story of the Beatles through immersive experiences. You’ll walk through replicas of the Casbah, Abbey Road Studios and the Cavern Club as they were in the 60’s, so you can personally experience an authentic piece of The Beatles’ history.
In 2022 you can see the ‘Hey Jude’ notebook as it is displayed publicly for the first time ever! The notebook has handwritten Hey Jude lyrics by Paul McCartney, as well as poetry, doodles and much more. The notebook also includes a design for the famous ‘Sgt Pepper’ drum skin featured on the cover of the record.
After your visit to the main exhibition be sure to grab a coffee at their Beatles-themed Fab4 Cafe.
2. The Long Shot Bar
Central to Liverpool’s Royal Albert Dock and a short walk from our Liverpool city centre holiday apartment is The Long Shot Bar.
The Long Shot is much, much more than your typical sports bar. Equipped with 11 x 4K screens across 2 floors you can keep up with the action from any angle. The bar hangs their hat on never ‘packing people in like sardines’ so you can expect enough breathing room to enjoy your night.
Even though it is a sports bar, The Long Shot goes beyond what you'd typically expect. Offering an award winning drinks team with a huge amount of selection on tap. Food wise you can grab some snacks to share like nachos and sharing boards as well as their primary scran (Liverpool slang for food) a range of serious sandwiches from a roast beef French Dip to a vegan Bahn Mi.
They cover a range of sporting events so check out what’s on during your stay and book your table!
Liverpool was listed in 2004 as a UNESCO heritage city for its role as a Maritime Mercantile City
“Liverpool is an outstanding example of a world mercantile port city” - UNESCO
3. Carnival Brewing Co.
This hidden gem will literally give you a taste of Liverpool. Tucked away in the northern end of Liverpool Docks you’ll find Carnival Brewing Co. a micro brewery and tasting room brewing and serving a delicious range of local Liverpool beer, great tunes and special events.
Typically hosting events Friday 4-10pm and Saturday 12-8pm you can pop in for a locally made bevvy (Liverpool slang for an alcoholic beverage) and vibe to some tunes. If you want to get a look behind the scenes you can also book a tour of their brewery as well as a tasting session.
Note that visitors must be over 18 and we recommend checking if their weekly event requires a pre-booked ticket or there’s availability on the door.
Google Maps location: https://g.page/carnival-brewing-company?share
4. Peaberry Coffee House
If you're looking to grab some breakfast near Liverpool docks then the family run Peaberry Coffee House is a must try. Located smack bang in Liverpool Royal Albert Docks you'll be able to sit back and enjoy views of the water. With a focus on locally sourced, freshly made food on-site Peaberry offer some of the best breakfast Liverpool has to offer.
They offer a wide range of options for all dietary needs, from vegetarian to vegan breakfasts as well as gluten free options, so there's no reason to pop in.
If you're not much of a 'breakfast type' not to worry, the lunch selection after 12:30pm is incredible. From fancy sandwiches and burgers, to locally source fish and chips. Lunch in Liverpool is secured.
And if you're not much of a 'food type' the folks at Peaberry still have you covered with their cocktails (two for £14!).
Area: Liverpool City Centre
Liverpool's city centre is a buzzing hub, bringing some of the UK's best nightlife from clubs and bars to live music venues and incredible restaurants. You're spoilt for choice deciding what to do in Liverpool, so here are our top recommendations in Liverpool city centre.
Arguably the best Indian restaurant in Liverpool, Sultan's Palace offers speciality Tandoori cuisine, barbecued in traditional charcoal fired clay ovens. Unlike many Indian restaurants, Sultan's Palace has a dedication to authenticity and bringing excellent culinary skills from the source.
Here are some quotes from their Google reviews:
"I have been to many Indian restaurants in Liverpool and this is definitely the best one out there."
"Excellent Venue, Amazing service and most importantly the most delicious food I've had ever! The taste is so authentic and the spices are so balanced it literally take you to a different place."
If you are staying at our Liverpool city centre holiday rental, Sultan's Palace is just a 3 minute walk away!
Guests of our Liverpool apartments, whether through Airbnb, Booking.com or direct get 10% off at Sultan's palace!
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