Is Liverpool worth visiting? Top 10 reasons to visit FUN Liverpool!

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Is Liverpool worth visiting? Top 10 reasons to visit fun-filled Liverpool!

Liverpool is a dynamic and culturally rich city with a unique identity shaped by its maritime heritage, music legacy and sporting achievements. It’s a fascinating city that will captivate you with its Northern charm and down to Earth people. Not to mention there is absolutely tonnes of things to see and do! So, is Liverpool worth visiting? Here are my top 10 reasons to visit fun-filled Liverpool!

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1) The fascinating history

Liverpool’s rich history with music, sports, and cultural heritage makes it a must-visit destination for travellers seeking a dynamic and immersive city break! The city’s history for me is one of the main reasons why Liverpool is worth visiting – it’s so interesting and diverse!

As a port city, steeped in centuries of maritime heritage, Liverpool is loaded with stories waiting to be discovered! With tales of trade, exploration, and immigration echoing through its historic docks and warehouses.

Visitors can explore the city’s medieval streets, marvel at its grand Victorian buildings, and uncover hidden gems tucked away in its vibrant neighbourhoods.

From the majestic Liverpool Cathedral and the iconic Royal Liver Building to the historic Georgian Quarter and the picturesque Penny Lane immortalised by The Beatles, Liverpool’s city centre offers a fascinating glimpse into the shaping of its vibrant present.

You can find out more about Liverpool’s historical port and waterfront on the Liverpool: Guided City Walking Tour.

In addition to its maritime history and music heritage thanks to the legendary Beatles, Liverpool also boasts a proud sporting heritage. With two Premier League football clubs, Liverpool FC and Everton FC, calling the city home. Visitors can tour the stadiums, soak up the electrifying atmosphere on match days and discover the history of the famous clubs.


I also recommend the Liverpool Ghost Tour to discover the darker side of Liverpool’s history. I went on this tour one Halloween and it was sick! Stops include, the eerie cemetery at Anglican Cathedral, the notoriously haunted Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and Rodney Street – dubbed the most haunted street in Northern England!

Museum of Liverpool by the waterfront with the Liver building behind it

2) Beautiful port and waterfront

Liverpool’s Albert Dock is a historic waterfront complex which played a significant role in Liverpool’s maritime and trading history. It even became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004!

The Albert Dock (named after Queen Victoria’s husband) was opened in 1846 and was revolutionary in its construction for the time, utilising cast iron, brick and granite in its architecture.

The dock features grand warehouses with imposing columns and ornate details, all built to accommodate goods such as tobacco and cotton that arrived on large cargo ships from all over the world.

You can find out more about Liverpool’s historical port and waterfront on the Liverpool: Guided City Walking Tour.

After exploring the Albert Dock, carry on walking along the waterfront and check out some of Liverpool’s iconic landmarks such as the Liver Building, the Royal Liver Building and the Pier Head.

Don’t forget to take a selfie with the Beatles whilst you’re there too! 😉

Book tickets for the Liverpool: Guided City Walking Tour.

Albert Dock in Liverpool with boats tied up along the edge of the walkway

3) Awesome street art

I am a huge fan of street art and find myself seeking it out wherever I travel to! If you’re the same – you’ll LOVE Liverpool’s endless streets of graffiti art. It has a thriving creative industry and reputation for being a hub for artists!

Liverpool is well-known for its vibrant street art scene, with numerous murals and artworks scattered throughout the city. These even include Banksy’s “Love Plane”, which is located on Rumford Street (on a car park wall of all things!).

I recommend checking out the Baltic Triangle for the best street art. It’s an area of Liverpool that has become a hub for creativity and is home to various galleries, studio and venues with streets of colourful murals and graffiti. Artists from around the world have contributed to the street art in this area, creating a dynamic and ever-changing outdoor gallery.

Other street art hotspots in Liverpool include: Bold Street, Duke Street and the Ropewalks.

You’ll see more of Liverpool’s awesome street art as part of the Liverpool: Guided City Walking Tour.

Photo of Banksy street art in Liverpool of a vintage plane flying leaving a love heart cloud trail behind it
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4) Amazing music scene and musical heritage

Liverpool’s renowned music scene and musical heritage make it a must-visit destination for music enthusiasts and cultural explorers alike!

As the birthplace of The Beatles, one of the most iconic and influential bands in the history of music, Liverpool holds a special place in the hearts of music lovers around the world.

Visitors can follow in the footsteps of the ‘Fab Four’ with tours of iconic Beatles landmarks, including The Beatles Story Museum and the legendary Cavern Club.

If you want to find out more about the Beatles and Liverpool’s music heritage, I recommend going on the Beatles Magical Mystery Coach Tour. I went on it one summer and it was so much fun! You’ll enjoy stops such as Penny Lane, Strawberry Field, the childhood home of Paul McCartney and The Cavern Club.

But if you’d like to go on a more general tour that has an added Beatles focus, I recommend the Guided Tour of Liverpool and the Beatles.

Beyond The Beatles, Liverpool’s vibrant music scene continues to thrive, with live music venues, concert halls, and festivals showcasing a diverse range of musical talent from all genres.

From intimate gigs in cozy pubs to electrifying performances in historic theatres, Liverpool offers a dynamic and immersive music experience that celebrates the city’s rich musical heritage and enduring legacy as a cultural hub!


Mel wearing a blue dress in front of the Beatles statue in Liverpool

5) Legendary Nightlife

When people ask me, “is Liverpool worth visiting?” my mind immediately turns to going “out out”. Liverpool’s nightlife is legendary! It draws party-goers from far and wide with its eclectic mix of bars, clubs, and entertainment venues that come alive after dark!

From the lively bars of the Ropewalks district to the electrifying clubs of Concert Square, Liverpool’s nightlife scene offers something for everyone. Whether you’re enjoying a pint in a traditional pub, sipping cocktails in a trendy rooftop bar, or hitting the dance floor at one of the city’s legendary clubs, Liverpool’s nightlife promises a night to remember!

If you want to experience Liverpool’s nightlife and pubs without worrying about navigating the city streets, I recommend going on a Historical Pub Crawl of Liverpool. It’s all the highlights of Liverpool, but with a dash of history alongside your beer!

Book tickets for the Historical Pub Crawl of Liverpool.

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DJ with a crowd in front of them in a nightclub with red strobe lights behind

6) Great Foodie scene

Liverpool is a foodie paradise no matter what your dietary requirements are. It’s well worth the visit just for food experiences alone!

From hearty traditional dishes to innovative fusion cuisine, Liverpool’s diverse array of restaurants, cafes, and eateries cater to every palate and preference.

Whether you’re craving classic British comfort food like Liverpool’s infamous scouse stew, savoury pies and fish and chips, or seeking out international flavours from around the world, such as authentic Italian pizza, aromatic Indian curries, or delicious Middle Eastern mezze, Liverpool has something to satisfy every craving!

In addition to a great eatery offers, the city also has bustling food markets and gourmet street food vendors adding to the city’s culinary experience. It’s also renowned for being super vegan and vegetarian friendly too!

Here are some of my top vegan eatery recommendations:

  • The Vibe Cafe Liverpool – a funky, plant-based eatery offering breakfast and lunch with a great selection of fair-trade coffee and smoothies.
  • Down the Hatch – my favourite vegan restaurant in Liverpool! Offering awesome vegan junk food and committed to: “making sure your belly is full and your hangover is cured, one overflowing plate at a time.”
  • Food From Nowhere – a volunteer-run café underneath the city’s leading radical bookshop.
Juicy vegan burger up close with lots of garnish and vegan cheese sauce

7) Fabulous shopping

Liverpool is a shopper’s paradise! Boasting a diverse range of shopping experiences that cater to every taste and budget. From high-street brands to independent boutiques and designer labels, the city offers a range of retail opportunities!

At the heart of Liverpool’s shopping scene is Liverpool ONE, a sprawling retail complex that houses over 170 stores, restaurants, and leisure facilities. Here, visitors can browse the latest fashion trends and indulge in a spot of people-watching at one of the many eateries.

Beyond Liverpool ONE, the city’s vibrant streets are lined with a mix of iconic department stores, vintage shops and bustling markets, ensuring that shoppers are spoiled for choice at every turn.

Whether you’re searching for the latest fashion must-haves or one-of-a-kind treasures, Liverpool promises a fabulous shopping experience!

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Liverpool ONE shopping area

8) Year-round colourful Festivals

Liverpool’s colourful festivals are a testament to the city’s vibrant cultural scene and lively spirit! The city offers visitors an diverse experience with festivals in music, food and drink, comedy, theatre and art.

With something for everyone, these colourful celebrations embody the essence of Liverpool’s inclusive and dynamic spirit. From the infectious rhythms of the Brazilica Festival to the eclectic sounds of the Liverpool International Music Festival, these events showcase and embrace a wide range of artistic expressions!

So, whether you’re dancing in the streets during the carnival-style parades, sampling delicious cuisine at the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival, or marvelling at cutting-edge artwork at the Biennial, Liverpool’s festivals promise an unforgettable weekend!

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Liverpool giant puppet of a little girl with dark hair and a blue dress in a parade

9) The many cool museums!

Liverpool beckons visitors with its endless list of cool, diverse and FREE museums! Making it a must-visit destination for history buffs, art enthusiasts, and curious minds alike.

From world-class art galleries to immersive historical exhibitions, the city’s museums offer a wide range of experiences that illuminate Liverpool’s vibrant past and dynamic present.

“Dive” (sorry can’t help myself 😉) into the maritime heritage of the city at the Merseyside Maritime Museum, where captivating exhibits chronicle Liverpool’s seafaring legacy, its pivotal role in global trade and links to the Titanic tragedy.

Explore the fascinating world of modern and contemporary art at the Tate Liverpool, which showcases thought-provoking works by renowned artists from around the world.

Or delve into Liverpool’s rich cultural heritage at the Museum of Liverpool, where interactive displays and multimedia installations bring the city’s history to life.

With museums catering to every interest, Liverpool invites visitors on a journey of exploration that promises to leave a lasting impression!

Front of the Merseyside Maritime Museum, a red brick industrial building with a giant anchor outside

10) The diversity and inclusivity

Liverpool prides itself on being an inclusive and diverse city. Welcoming people from all walks of life, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and beliefs in its vibrant multicultural community!

With a rich history shaped by immigration and cultural exchange, Liverpool celebrates its diversity through various cultural festivals, events, and initiatives that promote inclusivity and unity.

Liverpool’s diverse population encompasses people from various ethnic backgrounds, religions, and cultures. All contributing to the city’s vibrant array of languages, traditions and cuisines!

Liverpool is also home to numerous organisations, community groups, and initiatives dedicated to promoting equality, diversity, and social inclusion. These include advocacy groups, cultural associations, and grassroots movements that work to empower marginalised communities.

Whether it’s through cultural celebrations, community initiatives, or addressing social inequalities, Liverpool continues to strive towards creating a more inclusivity.

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Girl kissing another smiling girl on the cheek both wearing rainbow tops celebrating pride

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So, is Liverpool worth visiting? Hell YEAH! I hope you have a great time in Liverpool! 😉

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