Liverpool is a vibrant city, full of interesting and free things to do. Whether it’s taking in the breath-taking architecture or exploring the city’s culture, history or simply enjoying the vast array of high quality restaurants, there’s a lot on offer in the City of Liverpool.
Here is a list of ten Interesting and mostly free things to do in Liverpool in 2023 and beyond.
1. Visit the Royal Albert Dock (Free)
The Albert Dock is one of Liverpool’s most famous attractions, a designated Unesco World Heritage Site, and a great way to experience the city. While the docks are best known for its museums and unique collection of shops and galleries, visitors can also enjoy the beautiful sights of the waterfront.
At the Albert Dock, visitors can ever stroll around the docks and admire the breathtaking views across the River Mersey and the stunning cityscape of Liverpool. The area is home to some of the city’s most spectacular buildings, such as the iconic Liver Building, the Mersey Ferry Terminal and the Museum of Liverpool.
The Albert Dock also houses a number of unique cafes and restaurants, offering everything from delicious traditional British food to amazing international cuisine. On the weekends, visitors can also join in special events such as night markets, music performances, art exhibitions and more.
Visitors can also take fascinating boat tours on the Mersey Ferry, the oldest public passenger service in the world. Through the glass-sided boat, visitors can witness spectacular views of the docks and the river. With so much to see, the Albert Dock is guaranteed to provide a memorable experience like no other.
Brief History of the Albert Dock
The Royal Albert Dock Liverpool is a complex of dock buildings and warehouses in Liverpool, England. Designed by Jesse Hartley and Philip Hardwick, it was opened in 1846 and was the first structure in Britain to be built from cast iron, brick, stone, and without wood. It was also the first non-rotating dock in Britain, and was used to store commodities such as wool, cotton, and tobacco. The dock was closed to shipping in 1972 and then redeveloped for commercial and leisure use. The Royal Albert Dock is now a Grade I listed building, and includes the Saturday market, museums, galleries, a hotel, bars and restaurants.
2. Explore Sefton Park (Free Admission)
Sefton Park is a beautiful 235 acre Grade 1 historic site in the Sefton Park district of Liverpool. It is a Green Flag and Green Heritage awarded site with beautiful features and monuments. An angling permit is required if you fancy a spot of fishing. The park has a wide variety of trees, shrubs and flowers. It also has a number of beautiful monuments, including the Grade 2 listed Palm House, the Bandstand, the War Memorial and the Liner Memorial. The Palm House is a stunning wrought iron and glass structure that was built in 1896. It is one of the most popular features of the park and is used for a variety of events and functions. The Bandstand was built in 1920 and is a popular spot for picnics and concerts. It is also a popular spot for weddings. The War Memorial was erected in 1921 and is a tribute to the men and women who lost their lives in the First World War. The Liner Memorial was erected in 1966 and is a tribute to the men and women who lost their lives in the Titanic disaster.
Upcoming events in Sefton Park 2023.
Africa Oyé announce first wave of acts for 2023! Jun 17, 2023 – Jun 18, 2023 (Entrance fee)
3. Experience Liverpool’s Rich Musical History (£10 Entrance)
Albert dock-Beatles Statue
One of Liverpool’s greatest claims to fame is its long and vibrant music history. If you are a fan of the Beatles then you may already have plans to visit The Beatles Story museum at Albert Dock.
The city is rich in musical offerings, At the iconic Cavern Club, you can relive the music of the Beatles, but you can also jam live with some of the city’s top musicians, songwriters and vocalists.
Undoubtedly, one of the best places to experience Liverpool’s music and culture is the International Beatle Week Festival from 27th August 2023 – 29th August 2023. Here, you can hear some of the best talent from across the globe, witness performances from tribute bands, or get involved in some of the fun-filled activities and workshops.
The Beatles Story – The Fab Four’s Iconic History
The Beatles Story is located in the heart of Liverpool’s historic Albert Dock and pays homage to the city’s most well-known musicians and their iconic music. The museum offers a journey through the history of the four boys from Liverpool and their global fan community.
Visitors can explore the birthplace of The Beatles and dive into the rich cultural history of Liverpool through interactive exhibits and galleries. Various recreations of recreations help to tell the story of their lives, the global impact the Beatles had, their formative years and their success worldwide.
You can also take the opportunity to listen to the band’s musical journey on headphones whilst soaking up the atmosphere in the life-size scenes, equipped with furniture like they had at Abbey Road studios. Museums also include contextual data analysis and ‘visualizations’ to witness the impact of the Beatles throughout the world and how their music transcended international boundaries.
Be sure to enjoy a day at The Beatles Story for an unforgettable time spent immersed in the Beatles’ iconic history.
No matter what genre or style of music you prefer, Liverpool is sure to provide an incredible live performance or exhibition.
4. Visit Anfield Stadium Or Everton’s New Stadium (Entrance Fee)
Anfield Stadium is one of the most famous stadiums in England and is the home of Liverpool Football Club (LFC). Having opened in 1884, Anfield is one of the oldest football grounds in the country.
The stadium has seen many exciting moments since then and is considered a pilgrimage to many of LFC’s fans.
Visitors can take a tour inside the historic stadium and explore the hallways, the dressing rooms and the iconic Kop Stand, where the passionate chants of the Liverpool fans echo. There are guided tours available and a range of special activities such as interactive football challenges and a visit to the official store.
Interesting Facts About Liverpool FC.
Liverpool Football Club is an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside. The club was founded in 1892 and joined the Football League the following year. The club has played at its home ground, Anfield, since its formation. Liverpool FC has won eighteen League titles, seven FA Cups and a record eight League Cups. The most successful period in the club’s history was the 1970s and ’80s when Bob Paisley and Joe Fagan led the club to eleven League titles and seven European trophies. During this time, the club won four European Cups, three UEFA Cups and three UEFA Super Cups. The club’s current manager is Jürgen Klopp, who took over in October 2015. Klopp led the club to victory in the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final, which was the club’s sixth European Cup/Champions League title.
Everton Stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock
Construction of Everton Stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock is an ongoing project to build a new football stadium for Everton F.C. at Bramley-Moore Dock in Vauxhall, Liverpool, England.
The project is expected to be completed in 2024–25, in time for the start of the 2025–26 season, at which point it will replace Goodison Park as the home ground for Everton. Bramley-Moore Dock is a regeneration project located in Vauxhall, Liverpool. The project will see the redevelopment of the site of the former Everton Stadium, which was demolished in 2010, into a new state-of-the-art stadium for Everton Football Club. The new stadium will have a capacity of approximately 52,888, making it the largest football stadium in Liverpool. The project is being led by Everton FC, with funding provided by Liverpool City Council, the club’s owners (Farhad Moshiri), and other private investors. The total cost of the project is expected to be in the region of £500 million.
Interesting Facts About Everton FC.
EVERTON FOOTBALL CLUB is an English professional football club based in Liverpool. The club has competed in the top division for a record 116 seasons and has won the League Championship nine times, the FA Cup five times, the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup once and the UEFA Cup twice. Everton has also competed in European football on four occasions, reaching the Semifinals of the European Cup in 1985. The club has a long-standing rivalry with neighbours Liverpool and has been the subject of several books, films and songs. Everton is also the only club from England’s top division to have won the FA Cup and the European Cup Winners’ Cup. The home of Everton Football Club is Goodison Park, which has a capacity of 39,572. The club’s fans are known as the “Blue Army” and they chant the club’s anthem, “Z-Cars”. Everton’s traditional kit colours are royal blue shirts with white shorts and socks. The club’s badge is a shield with the club’s motto, “Nil Satis Nisi Optimum”, inscribed on it.
5. Explore Anthony Gormley’s Another Place (Free)
Another Place is a piece of modern sculpture, created by British artist Antony Gormley. It is located at Crosby Beach, and consists of 100 cast iron figures, facing towards the sea.
The figures were modelled on the artist’s own naked body. The sculpture was installed in 2005, and has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Liverpool area. It has been featured in numerous photography and art books, and has been the subject of a number of films and documentaries.
If you are interested in learning more about this fascinating work of art, then pop down to Crosby beach, only 15 minutes drive from Liverpool city centre,
6. Take a walk along the waterfront (Free)
The Waterfront-Albert Dock
Liverpool is one of the most beautiful cities in the UK, with breathtaking waterfronts and scenic views. Taking a walk along the riverfront is one of the most enjoyable experiences you can have in Liverpool. From here, you can witness iconic architecture, such as the Liver Building, and admire the stunning views of the city.
The waterfront path is the perfect place to take a romantic stroll or bring your family out for a peaceful walk. At the north dock, you can find a café that serves wonderfully delicious treats, ice cream, and coffee. You can take a break and enjoy the view while sipping a refreshing cappuccino.
In addition to the café, there are many activities available, like stand up paddleboarding, windsurfing, and fishing. If you’re looking for something a bit more relaxed, there is also a ferry service that takes you to different ports along the Mersey.
Taking a walk along the riverfront during the summertime is the perfect way to experience the beauty of Liverpool. There are countless activities, sites, and attractions to explore and take in, making it the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
7. Visit the Walker Art Gallery (Free Admission)
The Walker Art Gallery is one of the most iconic galleries in the city of Liverpool and is home to some of the most acclaimed works of art from around the world. The gallery, which opened in 1877, was the first provincial gallery in the UK and has been showcasing art for over 140 years. It has a vast collection of over 5,000 artworks spanning from the 13th century to the present day.
Visitors can explore the world-renowned works of art from European Old Masters such as Rubens and Rembrandt, as well as contemporary pieces from the likes of Warhol and Lichtenstein. The interactive displays, the activities and events organised throughout the year, and the often new exhibitions, makes the Walker Art Gallery a great place to spend an afternoon.
8. The Museum of Liverpool (Free Admission)
Museum Of Liverpool
The Museum of Liverpool offers a unique insight into the city’s fascinating history and culture. This free attraction has over 800 exhibits, covering over 4,000 years of the city’s history. The exhibitions are divided into different sections and include a wide range of topics from sports to immigration, art, music, industrial history, and much more.
The museum also offers a great range of educational activities and interactive displays, as well as specific family events. There are also special events and occasions to help bring the city’s history to life, such as the ‘Liverpool 0800’ event where actors re-enact live performances from the city’s past.
The museum is open between 10.00 am – 4.30 pm and entry to the museum is free. However, there is a charge of £5.00 if you wish to view any specific exhibitions. Visit the Museum of Liverpool to gain a deeper knowledge of the city and its people; a highly recommended activity for all ages and interests.
9. The Liver Building (Admission Fee)
The Liver building is a Grade I listed building in Liverpool, It was first opened in 1911 and is located on the ceremonial route to the city’s waterfront. It is one of the first buildings in the world to be constructed using reinforced concrete. The Liver Building is one of the most iconic buildings in Liverpool and has been synonymous with the city for over a century. The building is home to the city’s two most famous landmarks, the Liver Birds. The mythical birds have become a symbol of the city and its people. The Liver Building is a major tourist attraction in Liverpool and receives over a million visitors each year.
The Liver Building
Ariel View Liver Building
Ariel View Liver Building
10. Visit the International Slavery Museum (Free Admission)
The International Slavery Museum offers visitors the chance to explore the history of transatlantic slave trade and its intricacies. The Museum is located at the Albert Dock, right next to the Tate Liverpool and is sure to be an enlightening experience for visitors.
The museum includes several permanent galleries that can take you on a journey of darkness and eventual endurance. The African, West Indies and Indian galleries convey the impact of transatlantic and transnational enslavement and the “Return” section displays the process of independent emancipation and any other actions that contributed to the fight against slavery. The galleries also explain the development of Anti-Slavery treaties and the origins of today’s call for a human rights agenda.
The International Slavery Museum also features interactive displays, audio-visual materials and three temporary exhibition spaces, alongside talks and events held throughout the year. With these exhibitions and the general aims of the museum, the International Slavery Museum can be an extraordinary and unique experience for those visiting the city.