Liverpool is a city which is undoubtedly steeped in culture, history and breathtaking landmarks with numerous little nooks and crannies just waiting to be explored.
There are many ways to see Liverpool, by foot, air, sea or car, each offering you a different perspective of this beautiful city we call home.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve come to Liverpool for a short break or lived here your entire life, exploring Liverpool never gets old.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the best ways to see Liverpool and what you can expect to find along the way.
Liverpool by foot is one of the best ways to seek out hidden gems, get up close and personal with some of our most breathtaking landmarks and of course, get lost along the way.
There are several walking tours which allow you to delve into our rich history, discover the unknown and maybe teach you something new about our people, buildings and culture.
One of our favourite walking tours is Shiverpool, an original history based tour which takes you to some of Liverpool’s most haunted hot spots. The award-winning theatrical led tour explores our cities spooky past with intriguing monologues presented by Spirt Guides ensuring for a late-night spook fest which will fright even the most cynical of explorers.
Another one of our favourite walking tours is the Liverpool City Walks Tour, which as you’d guess takes you on foot to some of our iconic heritage landmarks. From an introduction tour of Liverpool to a Beatles tour and an extraordinary inside the Grace’s which is the only tour which takes you inside of the Cunard, Port of Liverpool and Liver Building, there is so much to see.
Of course, just wandering around the streets is the best way to see the city in your own time so head to the beautiful Georgian Quarter where you’ll find two breathtaking cathedrals and the famous Philharmonic Hall, make your way down to the UNESCO waterfront where you’ll find some of our amazing museums, iconic landmarks and the Albert Dock as well as paying a visit to the Cavern Quarter to see some Beatles monuments.
Liverpool is a relatively small city which means that the majority of our most remarkable landmarks are all within walking distance of each other, this ensures that you can spend days on end wandering around and stumbling upon some real beauty.
The River Mersey is an iconic landmark in itself, connecting Liverpool with the Wirral.
Board the eye-catching Dazzle Ferry at Pier Head and enjoy Liverpool from a whole new perspective, taking in our iconic skyline by sea.
Whilst aboard you can discover some of our amazing history and learn about the meaning behind the Razzle Dazzle Ferry itself.
Seeing Liverpool by sea is an exciting and unique way to see Liverpool and definitely something everyone should experience at least once.
Whether you’re taking yourself on your own four-wheeled tour of Liverpool or joining an organised tour, exploring Liverpool by car is by sure the best way to see as much as possible.
From Liverpool’s vibrant city centre to the leafy suburb of Sefton and visiting the world famous Goodison Park & Anfield, there is so much to see and do.
If you’re a football lover, music lover or just want to delve into our cities history, then The Shankly Tours are best tours in the Liverpool. Offering three bespoke tours, including Liverpool Was Made for Me, The Fab 4 & Shanks Tour and The Match Day Tour, you can explore Liverpool with a touch of some of our iconic legends.
If you’re an avid Liverpool fan, then why not take the chance to enjoy a unique training session. Bill Shankly was famed for pioneering the world renowned ‘Liverpool way’ and you too and train the Shankly way. Enjoy a game on the famous Shankly Fields and receive a team talk from one of Shankly’s famous Liverpool players for an experience like never before.
If you’re planning on taking yourself on your own tour of Liverpool then we suggest heading to the iconic Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields and Sefton Park where you can enjoy the beautiful lake and palm house before heading to Crosby to see the spectacular Antony Gormley’s Another Place. Here you’ll discover 100 cast-iron, life-size sculptures lining the beach for an eerie yet beautiful experience.
If you fancy enjoying Liverpool from a birds-eye view, then taking to the sky is the perfect excuse.
Helicopter tours are a fun way to explore not only Liverpool but Merseyside and the neighbouring regions.
Taking off from Liverpool John Lennon Airport you’ll fly over the Mersey River before heading over the city centre, spotting the city landmarks such as the Cathedrals before heading to see Sefton Park, Anfield and Goodison.
If you don’t have the budget or stomach for a helicopter ride, then there are a few other ways you can see Liverpool from above. Liverpool is filled with some incredible buildings and attractions which can take you to impressive heights including; the Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool Wheel and Panoramic 34.
The Anglican Cathedral is a breathtaking landmark in itself but imagine being able to head up the tower and enjoy 360˚ views of Liverpool and beyond. Located 500ft above sea level, and accessed via two lifts and 108 stairs, this is a view of Liverpool which is hard to beat.
One of Liverpool’s most renewed restaurants also boasts spectacular views of the city, Panoramic 34, as you can guess is located on the 34th floor of West Tower and boasts amazing views of Liverpool city and the Mersey River. Enjoy breathtaking views whilst sipping on a cocktail, tucking into afternoon tea or relaxing with a delicious three-course meal, all with the most beautiful backdrop.
The Liverpool Wheel is another unusual attraction which can be a key vantage point for enjoying views of the city, the Albert Dock and river. Taking a ride on the wheel is a unique way to see some of our best landmarks from above but on a good day, it’s something truly wonderful.
St John’s Beacon is another landmark destination in Liverpool and something which can be seen from miles away. The unique observatory tower allows you to enjoy panoramic views from 400 ft high and take in the sights of Merseyside, the Wirral, North Wales and the Cumbrian Hills (on clear days).
So, there you have it, some of the best and most unusual ways to see Liverpool. Whilst you’re enjoying some culture, you’re sure to stumble upon Hope Street, so follow our guide to A Day on Hope Street.