Things to do

Shopping / Food and Drink

The Liverpool One centre has many shops, mostly open until 21:00, including the shops of the local football teams. It is also an easy place to quickly find a restaurant; there are other suggestions in the conference pack. The Merseyside Maritime Museum is a particularly good place to have afternoon tea.


All have limited space, so may need to be booked in advance.
Mersey Tunnel Tour. Behind the scenes of one of the tunnels underneath the river Mersey (£5).
Yellow Duckmarine tour. Amphibious vehicle tours the docks and city, with live commentary (£10).
Anfield Stadium tour. Visit the Liverpool FC Stadium and museum (£15).
Beatles Magical Mystery tour. See all the places associated with the Beatles as they grew up, met and formed the band (£16).
Mersey Ferry ‘Cruise’. (£4.70 single, £8 return or buy a £4.70 Saveaway ticket for unlimited public transport after 0930 throughout Merseyside).

Left Luggage

There are facilities at Liverpool Lime Street Station to leave luggage; the cost for each bag is £3 for 3 hours or £7 for 24 hours. Most hotels (except Travelodge) will offer this service for no charge.

Museums and Galleries

There are a number of (mostly free) Museums and Galleries in Liverpool that are worth visiting, if time permits.

Waterfront Area

Merseyside Maritime Museum Including the museum of the UK Border Agency and the Slavery Museum. With displays including smuggling, emmigration, the battle of the Atlantic, and nautical-themed artworks.
Museum of Liverpool The Museum of Liverpool reflects the city’s global significance through its unique geography, history and culture – see how everyday life was lived in the city over the years.
Tate Liverpool Thresholds questions the uncertain boundaries of personal, geographical, political and cultural identities. This is Sculpture takes an ambitious and revolutionary look at the history of modern and contemporary sculpture.
The Beatles Story (Approx £13) An atmospheric journey into the life, times, culture and music of the Beatles.

City Area

St George’s Hall A fine neo-classical municipal building, featuring court room, cells, judges’ chambers and impressive concert hall.
World Museum A diverse collection, including the Planetarium, Aquarium, Bug House, Egyptian mummies, Samurai armour, Casts of dinosaurs, Meteorite from Mars, Javanese shadow puppets, and Anglo-Saxon treasure.
Walker Art Gallery 15 rooms featuring paintings and decorative arts from the 13th Century to now. Including works by artists such as Holbein, Titian, Rubens, Rembrandt, Turner, Constable, Monet, Degas, Cezanne, Hockney, Lowry, and Banksy.
Victoria Gallery and Museum The University of Liverpool’s art and artefact collection. Exhibits include animal skeletons from the early 20th century, fossils of footprints from dinosaur ancestors, a display of calculators and X-rays from the beginning of X-ray technology.

Perhaps the most impressive building in the city is the Anglican Cathedral, one of the largest in the world. On Wednesday, 12th December, there is a free concert of Christmas Carols, from 19:30 to 21:30.
A short walk along Hope Street brings you to the Metropolitan Cathedral, the seat of the Roman Catholic church in Liverpool. While this is a smaller building, it has an interesting circular design. For comparison, a model of the original (too) ambitious design can be found in the Museum of Liverpool.

Further Afield

Within a 45 minutes train journey from Liverpool are the Medieval city of Chester, the traditional Victorian Seaside town of Southport, and the City of Manchester.