With the 67th Eurovision competition taking place in May, there’s plenty to see in Liverpool to make the most out of your trip. The city already boasting a history of musical talents from The Beatles to The Wombats, meaning that there’s no better place for music fans to visit! But there are lots of other places well worth visiting, from secret bunkers to stunning sculptures, so let’s look into five places you absolutely have to visit whilst you’re in Liverpool.
Liverpool became the European Capital of Culture in 2008, and 15 years later there's still so much to see and do in this diverse and vibrant city. So in between belting out your favourite Eurovision ballads, here's five places you should see and explore on your visit to Liverpool.
St Johns Beacon 🚨
Want a panoramic view of Liverpool or to test your fear of heights? Well, then St Johns Beacon (Radio City Tower) is the perfect place for you to visit whilst in Liverpool. Radio City is one of the UK's most well known radio stations, and by ascending the 400 feet viewing beacon you are rewarded with stunning views of the Wirral, North Wales, Lancashire. If you go on a clear day you can even see as far as Snowdonia, The Lake District, and even Blackpool! The tower offers unique 360 degree panoramic views across the entire city, where you can spot some of the other places that are on our list!
The Cavern Club 🎵
If you're a fan of The Beatles (the band, not the bug), then you're definitely not going to want to miss an opportunity to visit the iconic Cavern Club in Liverpool. Described as the "cradle of British pop music" the club is most well known for the fact that The Beatles regularly played there during their early days in the 1960's, and soon became The Cavern Club's signature act. Now the club offers a variety of musical genres from live covers of The Beatles songs, to up-and-coming artists and everything in between. The club also offers Beatles tours as well as live music seven days a week lasting until 2 am. So whether you're a Beatles superfan, a lover of live music or just want to dance the night away, The Cavern Club is the place to go!
Liverpool Cathedral ⛪
Liverpool Cathedral is definitely worth the visit, with its intricate stained glass windows and magnificent high ceilings. The cathedral spans over 600 feet in length and is the fifth-largest cathedral in the world. Alongside the cathedral itself, you can also visit the tower, which allows you to experience stunning views of the city and be at the top of the UK's highest cathedral! So, if you need a quiet moment to yourself or need somewhere breath-taking to take cover from the rain then you won't want to miss this place!
World Museum 🖼️
If there's one thing better than a museum, it's one that's free to enter! This museum certainly lives up to its name, offering visitors an opportunity to visit its aquarium, planetarium, Egyptian and world cultures gallery, and dinosaur world!
The aquarium features hermit crabs, rehomed terrapins, manta rays and even sharks! In the planetarium, there's a variety of space-related shows as well as ones for babies and BSL-interpreted shows. The museum itself is also a stunning building, having been constructed in 1851. So no matter what you're interested in, there's sure to be something in this massive museum to interest you!
Western Approaches HQ 🪖
Want to discover a secret underground bunker underneath Liverpool? Need I say more? If you need more convincing, then there's also a labyrinth of rooms and offices to explore. See the Operations Room exactly as it was when the doors officially closed on the 15th of August 1945... You can discover all about the wartime bunker and the methods they used to counter German submarine attacks. The bunker is tucked away in the Liverpool streets so your first mission is to find the building!
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