Eurovision fever is upon us here in Liverpool and we look forward to welcoming fans of the song contest to Liverpool John Lennon Airport in the coming days.
If you’re planning on visiting the city in May, we’ve put together a handy list of the five attractions you should visit in Liverpool, so that you can add all of our amazing sites to your itinerary.
1. The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour
Liverpool is a must-visit destination for any fan of one of the UK’s most iconic music acts.
Explore the Fab Four’s hometown where The Beatles formed and began their music careers, experience the birthplace of the band’s members and learning about the cultural and musical influences that shaped their sound.
The Magical Mystery Tour takes you to iconic locations such as Penny Lane and Strawberry Field, and you'll also see their childhood homes and the places where they played their early music.
The tour guides are experts in Beatlemania and will share fascinating stories and insights about their rise to fame, relationships with each other, and their impact on popular music.
Stop at The Cavern Club, where The Beatles played some of their earliest gigs. You can also sing along to some of their greatest hits on the bus, making it a fun and immersive experience for fans of all ages.
And to top it all off, fly into Liverpool John Lennon Airport to get the full Beatles experience, as we’re named after a beloved Beatle!
2. Liverpool Football Club Museum and Stadium Tour
Liverpool is England’s football capital with its two teams, Liverpool FC and Everton FC.
Liverpool Football Club has a rich history and a strong tradition of success, having won numerous domestic and continental titles.
Go on a tour of Anfield Stadium – home of the Reds – which offers a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most iconic and historic football grounds in the world.
You'll get to see the dressing rooms, the players' tunnel, the press room, and other areas of the stadium that are normally off-limits to the public.
The on-site museum also features interactive exhibits that allow visitors to test their skills and knowledge of the game. You can take a penalty kick against a virtual goalkeeper, test your knowledge of Liverpool FC trivia, and even record your own match commentary – especially great for families with children.
3. River Cruise and Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour
Both the River Cruise and Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour are fantastic ways to experience the rich history, unique culture and stunning architecture of Liverpool.
See some of Liverpool's most famous landmarks, such as the Liver Building, the Royal Albert Dock, and the Cavern Club.
You'll get to experience these landmarks up close, learning about the significant part they’ve played in Liverpool's history and culture, as your tour guide provides informative commentary about the city's past and present, its famous residents, contributions to music, art, and sport and more.
4. Liverpool Self-Guided City Walk and Interactive Hunt
Explore the docks and city centre of Liverpool and unlock a carefully-hidden trail by finding clues, solving puzzles, completing challenges and earning points on al self-guided through the Go Quest Adventures app.
See the area's highlights, explore hidden gems and learn some insider history and fun facts along the way (even locals will discover something new!).
Your quest will take you through the waterfront seeing much of what once made Liverpool one of the most important trading ports in the country, before walking the iconic streets made famous by the Beatles.
As you find the clues and solve the puzzles you might ‘meet’ some famous icons, hear about ghostly children, and discover the how the city was key in the war efforts.
Grab your football scarf (red or blue are both welcome), put on some comfy shoes and get ready to conquer your Liverpool quest!
5. Liverpool Official Peaky Blinders Half-Day Tour
This tour offers a unique opportunity to explore the world of critically-acclaimed television series, Peaky Blinders, in a city home to some of the show’s filming locations.
The tour takes you to some of the iconic scenes featured in the show, including the Shelbys' betting shop, the Garrison pub and Tommy’s country mansion.
But it’s not just about show. The tour also provides a fascinating insight into the history of the 1920s and 30s in Liverpool and the UK. You'll learn about the impact of the First World War, the rise of the industrial working class and the growth of organized crime during the period.
The lively and entertaining commentary from your guide make for an interesting experience, and if you're a fan of Peaky Blinders, we’d consider it must-do.