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What to do in Liverpool for a day: The Ultimate Liverpool Travel Guide


Dylan Mitchell

Thanks to being the 2023 Eurovision host - the world now knows just how boss Liverpool is. Liverpool is the best city in the world, just ask any scouser! Known for its vibrant international culture, stunning historical sights, and some of the friendliest people in the UK (2017 Kindest City winner), you’re in for a good time when you pay Liverpool a visit. So whether you’re visiting with your friends or family, you’ll feel spoilt for choice when you dock in Liverpool for the day.

Things to do in Liverpool.

‘I want to hold your hand’ and talk you through our picks for what to do in Liverpool for a day! So let’s ‘Come Together’ and have a little look, shall we?

  • Visit The Beatles Story

  • Take a Ferry across the Mersey

  • Enjoy the taste of Liverpool

  • Watch a football match

  • Go shopping at Liverpool ONE 

  • Take a stroll in Sefton Park with coffee in hand

Visit The Beatles Story.

The Beatles are the biggest band in history, and their story began in Liverpool. So to all of our music-heads out there, experience Beatlemania for yourself and indulge in the deep and artistic history of the band when you visit the Beatles Story at the Royal Albert Dock.

With interactive exhibitions and both iconic and historic memorabilia, if you weren’t a fan before, you most certainly will be after this!

Mersey Ferry Liverpool

Take a ferry across the Mersey.

While you’re down near the pier, consider hopping on the ferry for a ride over the River Mersey. No trip to Liverpool is complete without taking a trip across the Mersey. The 50-minute round trip takes you past some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, including the Liver Building and Royal Albert Dock. 

It’s a fantastic way to get a good look at the city and the perfect adventurous day out for the kids. Plus, if you have just hit the Beatle Museum it will be the perfect opportunity to let the kids crack out a verse of Yellow Submarine. 

Amalia Italian restaurant Liverpool

Enjoy the taste of Liverpool.

After a day in Liverpool, you’re certain to have worked up quite the appetite. Liverpool boasts a massive range of delicious dining out options, with an international population inspiring endless flavoursome dishes. 

When you dine out with tastecard, you can save an average of £23 per meal! So treat yourself to a delectable meal at the stunning Vu Bar at Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel on Chapel Street, L3 9AG. With unbelievable views of the waterfront and 50% off food, you’re guaranteed a night to remember at Vu Bar. Discover more of our top picks with our Liverpool City Guides

Liverpool Everton Stadiums.

Watch a football match.

If there’s one thing Liverpudlians take seriously, it’s their football. So whether you’re red to your core, or your blood runs blue, or you’re just happy to be here, you can’t miss a tense match at Anfield or Goodison when you’re in Liverpool! 

But don’t worry, it doesn’t matter whether you’ve managed to secure a ticket or you’ve just sat in a local pub, we can guarantee that the atmosphere and passion are just as palpable!

Walker Art Gallery Liverpool

Visit the Walker Art Gallery.

Whether you’re planning on treating the kids to a day of arts and culture, or are taking that special someone for a picturesque stroll down corridors of romantic portraits and sculptures the Walker Art Gallery is the place to be. With a collection of more than 70,000 pieces of art, the museum features everything from Renaissance paintings to contemporary art, and it's free to enter!

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Go Shopping or explore Liverpool ONE.

Liverpool ONE is without a doubt one of the best shopping destinations in the UK, with all of your favourite stores all lined up in neat little rows for you to peruse. It doesn’t matter if you’re after clothes, trinkets or a bite to eat, you’ll find it all at Liverpool ONE. 

If you’re recovering from a hard day’s night on Liverpool’s Seel Street or Concert Square, you’re probably in need of a refreshing drink to power you through your shopping expedition. Luckily for you, with tastecard, you’re eligible for 25% off barista made drinks, thanks to our Coffee Club! That’s the equivalent of having every fourth drink free! So get yourself a coffee and shop til you quite literally drop!

If you are looking for a quieter day, why not take in the latest Blockbuster at Liverpool ONE. tastecard has partnered with some of the best cinema chains to give you an average of 25% off cinema tickets at 350+ cinemas. So don’t walk, RUN to Liverpool ONE!

Take a stroll in Sefton Park.

Start your day off with a peaceful stroll around Liverpool’s famous Sefton Park (Take it from us, this walk will only get better if you have a Black Sheep Coffee in hand!) There’s nothing quite like the great outdoors, and this stunning park is no exception. Sefton Park is a beautiful 235-acre park in south Liverpool and is the perfect spot for dog-watching or for a brisk walk around the many walking trails, lakes, and gardens. And with Lark Lane just around the corner, you’re a short walk away from tonnes of independent eateries and unique cafes.

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Join tastecard.

Now that you know what to do in Liverpool for a day, why not join tastecard today and enjoy a whole range of benefits including 2 for 1 dining and up to 25% off your food and drinks, depending upon where you choose to visit? That’s not all though, we also offer discounted days out across the entirety of the UK!

tastecard is simply the perfect idea for the foodie looking to explore a variety of restaurants for as much as half the price, so what are you waiting for?​​