Liverpool is a city almost marred by its own illustrious history, most notably the seminal rise of four mop-topped lads known as the Beatles.
The Beatles showed up regularly at the famous The Cavern Club, the hippest spot in Liverpool, and perform then-unknown songs like Money Can’t Buy Me Love, I Wanna Hold Your Hand, Blackbird, and Help!
It’s weird to consider a time when these songs weren’t ubiquitous, but it existed. The Beatles first appeared at The Cavern Club on the 9th February 1961, and since then the Fab Four and Liverpool have been synonymous, like fish and chips or Ant and Dec.
But the land of Liverpudlians has a lot more to offer than some of the most important pop music ever made.
This is a city crawling with pubs, clubs, theatres and restaurants – and they’re all easy to reach from Liverpool’s city centre.
Let’s prove our point and, in association with Looking4.com, take you on a stroll through some of Liverpool’s coolest hangouts.
The Art School Restaurant
Where? 1 Sugnall St
Run by one of the North West’s most popular chefs, The Art School Restaurant is the epitome of fine dining and culinary talent.
The Art School is listed in the 2018 Harden’s Top 100 Best UK Restaurants and has many more accolades to its name.
And it can appeal to all palettes, with vegetarian and vegan options that are reasonably priced and endlessly appetising.
Where? Lime Street
Entering the Liverpool Empire theatre is to take in a slice of history. This art deco masterpiece was first opened in 1925 and has played host to some of the biggest names in the UK’s dancehall, high-theatre, drama and comedy scenes.
It remains a cultural hotspot to this day and will be showing big hitters like Tim Minchin, War Horse, Annie, The Pink Floyd Experience and much more in 2019.
Where? 10 Matthew Street
If you’re a lover of vintage pop memorabilia, then the Cavern Pub is the place for you. Crammed with everything from classic records to signed guitars, this is a rock n roll enthusiast’s wet dream. But the Cavern Pub isn’t solely reserved for misty-eyed nostalgia. It hosts live acts regularly and serves some of the best beer you’ll find in the local area.
Where? Albert Dock
The Tate Liverpool was originally the northern spin-off of London’s most famous contemporary art museum, but it’s since grown into a cultural entity that Liverpudlians can be proud of.
And it’s bursting with free exhibitions and art works from some of the world’s most renowned visionary thinkers, with a special interest in the 20th century.
One visit to the Tate will open your mind to what art can do, and you’re sure to find a work you love.
That’s our list! Where do you love to visit in Liverpool? Let us know in the comments below!