Known for its incredible nightlife, Liverpool offers an unforgettable experience for party-seeking couples. However, there are so many more great date ideas in Liverpool when the sun comes up, and it truly is a city that caters for every interest. So keep reading to discover some of the best romantic things to do in Liverpool for couples.
This article is written by Faraway Lucy writer, Megan Naylor.
1. Immerse yourselves in a well-known love story
The Titanic Hotel address: Stanley Dock, Regent Rd, Liverpool L3 0AN
The Titanic Hotel phone number: 0151 559 1444
It would be ridiculous to start this list of date ideas in Liverpool without an absolute classic, straight from the scenes of the most famous romantic movie of all time: The Titanic! The Titanic Hotel is one of the most luxurious and unique places to stay in the city.
Set in the historic docks area of the city in a redeveloped Victorian warehouse, this hotel is the perfect balance of historical beauty and modern style. Whether it’s a meal at the Grillhouse and Bar, or a pamper day at the onsite spa, a visit to this hotel is easily one of the most romantic things to do in Liverpool for couples.
The Carpathia address: 30 James St, Liverpool L2 7PQ
The Carpathia phone number: 0151 236 9659
If your budget doesn’t quite stretch to a night away, Carpathia Rooftop Bar & Restaurant is a great alternative that is still deeply intertwined with the story of the Titanic. Named after one of the rescue boats that came to the aid of the Titanic, the restaurant offers incredible food as well as stunning views of the historic docks. With locally sourced dishes that are inspired by the Titanic era, this dining experience is absolutely unforgettable!
2. Go bowling at Ghetto Golf or Junkyard Golf Club
Ghetto Golf address: Cains Brewery, Stanhope St, Liverpool L8 5XJ
If casual cocktails and something a bit different is more your style, Ghetto Golf is the Liverpool date idea for you! Mini-golf might remind you of something from a family holiday. But fear not, this indoor course equipped with a bar and restaurant is a guaranteed good time. Make your way around 18 holes of quirky, creative course, while sipping on fun cocktails. Finish off with a meal featuring tapas-style dishes, perfect to share with your date!
Junkyard Golf Club address: Liverpool One, 1 Paradise Street, Liverpool L1 8JF
An alternative to Ghetto Golf is Junkyard Golf Club, an equally cool spot with a range of themed courses, including a scrapyard challenge, twisted fairground and a tropical jungle. This eclectic mix makes for a totally unique experience, and you can enjoy ‘old school’ cocktails all themed around childhood treats! We’re talking party rings, strawberry laces, bon-bons… the works!
3. Go bowling at Lane7 or PINS Social Club
Lane7 address: Clayton Square, Cases St, Liverpool L1 1QR
Lane7 phone number: 0151 319 2545
Staying with the re-vamped childhood activities theme, Lane7 is basically a one-stop-shop for a fun evening. Activities range from American pool and ping pong to arcade games and the main attraction, bowling! With a bar that prides itself on being the ‘best you’ve ever been to’, your games will be fuelled by amazing cocktails. What more could you ask for?!
PINS Social Club address: 45 – 61 Duke St, Liverpool L1 5AP
PINS Social Club phone number: 0151 370 0000
If you’re looking for more of a vintage experience, PINS calls itself ‘the home of competitive socialising’, which sounds stressful, but is in fact the opposite! Themed around the idea of a social club, PINS features bowling lanes and a bar with vintage decor.
Not only is the interior gorgeous, but the rooftop also offers extra space for table-top games and an open-air bar serving cocktails and BBQ dishes. As if that’s not enough, PINS regularly hosts live music events, ranging from bands to DJs. There’s an event to suit every couple’s taste!
4. Take a trip to the theatre
Address: Lime St, Liverpool L1 1JE
Phone number: 0844 871 3017
If you’re after more cultural date ideas in Liverpool, Liverpool Empire Theatre offers a huge range of performances from the classics to the contemporary. With a gorgeous historic feel, the theatre houses a beautiful auditorium as well as a Bistro and bar. Playing host to classic musicals and hilarious comedies, there really is something for everyone here!
5. Visit Tate Liverpool
Address: Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AB
Phone number: 0151 702 7400
During the day, Royal Albert Dock is usually filled with a mixture of tourists and locals, all enjoying the variety that this part of the city has to offer. If your idea of a romantic day is getting lost in beautiful art (or more likely arguing over who has the better taste in art), Tate Liverpool is a great art gallery with regularly updated exhibitions and events.
If that’s not quite your style, a quiet walk along the Docks could be a more relaxing option. With beautiful views of the Mersey, this is one of the best Liverpool date ideas. A gorgeous sunset and romantic atmosphere? We’re in.
6. Explore more of Liverpool’s museums
If the Tate isn’t your thing, Liverpool has lots of other museums and galleries to choose from! Liverpool’s World Museum offers exhibitions on everything from Ancient Egypt to LGBT+ History. With a floor dedicated to Natural History and an Aquarium coming soon, this is one of the best date ideas in Liverpool for inquisitive couples who love history or nature.
For the music-mad couples, The Beatles Story is an immersive experience dedicated to the rise and fame of the Fab Four. If you’re in search of a more peaceful experience, Bluecoat is a unique venue that regularly hosts modern art and contemporary performance exhibitions. It’s also home to the most stunning ‘secret garden’ which is the perfect spot for a private romantic moment.
7. Discover the city from the saddle
Another of the most romantic things to do in Liverpool for couples is one of the many cycling tours on offer in the city. Whether it’s a sight-seeing tour around the centre, or a food and drink tour to find some hidden gems, there’s something for everyone! If the sweaty look isn’t really something that you’re into, there are also electric cycle options available.
8. Play board games at Sugar and Dice
Address: 33 Cornhill, Liverpool L1 8DP
Phone number: 0151 709 4215
For a laid-back but still equally competitive date, explore the delicious homemade treats and selection of board games on offer at Sugar and Dice! Embrace some nostalgia and rediscover games from your childhood, and enjoy some time away from technology to really bond. With super friendly staff and a ‘Dogs Welcome!’ policy (amazing!), this is one of the cutest and casual date ideas in Liverpool for your romantic afternoon.
9. See your favourite bands at the Arena
Address: King’s Dock, Port of Liverpool, 16 Monarchs Quay, Liverpool L3 4FP
Phone number: 0344 800 0400
If concerts are more your style, plenty of A-list acts regularly perform at M&S Bank Arena. And what’s more romantic than enjoying an incredible concert with your other half?! Ideally situated on the docks, the arena is a short walk away from lots of the best bars and clubs in the city centre. This means that the party doesn’t have to finish when the show does.
10. Enjoy a brunch date with a twist
Whether you need a hearty hangover cure or to fuel up ahead of a busy day of exploring, Liverpool has lots of great brunch spots. And a weekend in Liverpool is incomplete without at least trying one of them.
Housed in a converted Catholic church, Alma de Cuba offers a delicious brunch menu with the added entertainment of Gospel choir performances on Sunday afternoons. Sticking with the church theme, Space Coffee & Restaurant offers a slightly more casual (no choir) brunch experience that is not to be missed. Space offers everything from incredible Full Englishes to original dishes like their ‘Medici’ (scrambled eggs with halloumi). Delicious!
No list of Liverpool brunch spots would be complete without The Tavern Co. Popular with locals and styled as an American diner, this café serves up all the classics including a few varieties of pancake stacks and a multitude of milkshakes. Rumour has it, this place is also frequented by local Soap screen-writers as a relaxed spot to get their creative juices flowing. This means it must be good, right? It’s best to visit this spot early though, as its popularity often leaves people queuing around the block. You don’t want that to spoil the romantic atmosphere!
11. Take a salsa class or go cocktail-making at Alma de Cuba
Address: St Peters Church, Seel St, Liverpool L1 4BH
Phone number: 0151 459 3449
Alma De Cuba isn’t only great for a brunch date. For a truly unique night, this venue hosts super cool events like salsa nights and cocktail-making, perfect for a romantic evening. Who knows, if you keep partying long enough you might make it to brunch the next morning!
12. Escape from an Escape Room
Address: Atlantic Pavilion Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AE
Phone number: 0151 318 9222
For a bigger group or double date, Escape Hunt on the Royal Albert Dock offers a range of Escape Room packages for a bit of competitive bonding. Take on a range of clues for a fun-filled afternoon that will immerse you in the challenge and get your heart racing. With games lasting around 60 minutes, this is the perfect event to add to your date day or for an exciting escape from reality if you don’t have a lot of time to spare!
13. Eat your heart out at Duke Street Food Market
Address: 46 Duke St, Liverpool L1 5AS
I don’t know about you, but food is definitely the way to my heart. I love absolutely nothing more than being completely overwhelmed by delicious choices. Duke Street Food Market is the perfect romantic dining experience if you can never agree on what to eat. It offers a variety of cuisines in a laid-back, effortless setting.
With six ‘resident kitchens’, ranging from Thai to Italian and vegan to steakhouse, there is a vendor to cater to every taste. Browse all the amazing dishes from the comfort of your table, using the market’s app. You can then enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of communal seating in the downstairs food-hall, or a more intimate setting on the mezzanine.
Not only is the food amazing, but the drinks menu is also extensive and regularly updated, with some super creative seasonal specials.
14. Or why not try street food at Baltic Market
Address: 107 Stanhope St, Liverpool L8 5RE
Phone number: 07531 720520
If you prefer a ‘dressier’ event, look no further than Baltic Market. Transitioning seamlessly from a bustling afternoon market to a buzzing night-time event space, this market is bigger, with more cuisine options and some amazing events on offer.
Baltic Market features some big names in the street-food game, including ‘Wholesome Junkies’, which offers 100% vegan ‘junk food’. Whatever you fancy, Liverpool’s food markets are the perfect romantic dining experience to cater for every taste.
15. Take on an inflatable obstacle course
Address: Gower St Dukes Dock, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD
Phone number: 0151 347 7568
If you are more of an adventurous pair, Adventure Dock offers huge inflatable obstacle courses on Duke’s Dock. Describing itself as ‘Ninja Warrier meets Total Wipeout’, there is the option to race your date, adding that extra burst of competition. It’s one of the most romantic date ideas in Liverpool for couples who love being big kids and don’t mind the risk of potentially taking a dip!
16. Go crazy at Bongo’s Bingo
Address: CONTENT, Cains Brewery Village, Liverpool L8 5RE
Remember Baltic Market from the food markets earlier? When I said that it has a buzzing nightlife I wasn’t kidding. Across the triangle from the market is a venue that houses an absolute classic of scouse culture: Bongo’s Bingo. Although at first, this might not strike you as the most romantic night out, Bongo’s Bingo is crazy and exciting, with non-stop prizes and dancing on tables. All great elements for a fun date night if you ask me!
17. Take a relaxing walk through one of the parks
One of my favourite romantic things to do in Liverpool for couples is a visit to one of the many gorgeous parks for a peaceful wander. The best thing about a park date is that they are stunning in every season. In the summer, they make for the perfect picnic destination and an excuse to soak up the sun, while in winter you can wrap up and see the beautiful scenery in the snow.
Calderstones Park address: Calderstones Mansion House, Calderstones Rd, Liverpool L18 3JB
Calderstones Park phone number: 0151 233 3000
This is a beautiful open space with lots of smaller garden sections to explore. With a small café situated in the Manor House on park grounds, Calderstones is a lovely spot for a quick stroll. Greenbank Park is a quieter option if you fancy a more private wander. It’s a little smaller but boasts the prettiest café and bar that serve fusion food.
Sefton Park address: Sefton Park, Liverpool L17
If you’re looking for something bigger, Sefton Park has lots of pretty nature walks. My favourite part of Sefton is the Palm House, a gorgeous Victorian glasshouse that has been restored to its former glory. For a daytime visit, it’s a lovely little spot for a romantic stroll and to admire some beautiful plants and flowers.
Not only is the Palm House home to another nice café, but it also regularly hosts amazing and sometimes free events, including cinema nights and theatre performances. An incredibly romantic setting for a memorable Liverpool date night!
18. Go on a bar crawl
Okay, I was wrong. My favourite romantic thing to do in Liverpool for couples is to head into town for a good old night out. Liverpool has such a diverse nightlife, with a massive range of pubs, bars and clubs so there’s bound to be something you’ll love for your Liverpool date night. For those who enjoy a nice cocktail, chains like The Alchemist and The Florist are staples on the scene. But Liverpool also boasts some quirky, unique bars.
Red Door is a big name for both music and drinks and has the amazing addition of a rooftop terrace to get a gorgeous view of the city at night. For a true ‘secret bar’ experience, Ex-Directory is a must-visit for their perfect cocktails and exclusive atmosphere.
If you prefer a more lively evening, Be At One and Neighbourhood are both nestled in the town centre and promise a party. However, for the ultimate central experience, Concert Square is a guaranteed good time. You’ll be spoilt for choice between the bars that surround the Square and the outdoor bar areas. But either way, you’ll enjoy an amazing atmosphere.
19. Shop ‘til you drop at Liverpool ONE
Address: 5 Wall St, Liverpool L1 8JQ
Phone number: 0151 232 3100
Maybe not everyone’s idea of a ‘romantic’ day, but the range of shops in Liverpool ONE really does cater for all tastes. Whether you are sales fiends who love a bargain or prefer to splash out on something special, Liverpool ONE is cleverly laid out with all your favourite stores close together. This will help you avoid the romance-killer of walking for miles across a city to find the perfect purchase.
Scattered amongst the shops are lots of cafes and bars, in case it all gets a bit too much and you need a breather. There’s also an Odeon cinema in case you decide to abandon shopping altogether. Joking aside, this huge cinema complex is a great spot for a romantic movie night, showing all the major titles along with some more niche films. There are so many great dining and drinking spots nearby that it makes for the perfect easy romantic date.
20. Watch a film at Everyman Cinema
Address: 35 Victoria St, Whitechapel, Liverpool L1 6DA
Phone number: 01233 555642
One of the easiest date ideas in Liverpool is a cinema date. It’s safe to say that movie night is always a guaranteed winner. But if a standard cinema doesn’t cut it for you, check out Liverpool’s Everyman Cinema! Enjoy Blockbusters and niche movies from the comfort of a luscious sofa and make the most of the extra special food and drinks on offer. This really is a VIP cinema experience!
21. Go on a date night down the Docks
Address: 3-4 The Colonnades, Liverpool L3 4AA
By night, the Docks transform into a classy hotspot for amazing restaurants and vibrant bars. Home to everything from reliable chain establishments like Miller and Carter to exclusive venues like PanAm and Maray, which serve deliciously unique dishes, there’s plenty to pick from for your Liverpool date night.
The Pump House offers a relaxed vibe in a pub setting, with a mix of traditional food and drinks. However, if you prefer bars, you’ll find some hidden gems such as Turncoat. With a cosy, sleek feel, Turncoat is a great spot for gin-lovers and craft beer enthusiasts alike. So don’t let the basement setting put you off!
22. Take in the Mersey River
What could be more a romantic date idea in Liverpool than exploring one of the most famous landmarks in Liverpool: the Mersey River? Live the words of the well-known song and get your ‘ferry across the Mersey’ for a chance to learn more about the history and culture of the city.
Floating Grace is Liverpool’s first floating restaurant, offering a range of cruises including Afternoon Tea and Sunday Lunch. Enjoy a completely new perspective of the city and the romance that a luxurious river cruise has to offer!
23. Go go-karting at TeamSport Karting
Address: North Harrington Building, 182 Sefton St, Liverpool L3 4BQ
Phone number: 01252 732300
End the debate about who is the better driver with an evening go-karting! Explore the purpose-built racecourse which has a tonne of really cool features to get the best out of the go-karts. With super friendly and fun staff on hand to ensure you have the best time, this is a must for competitive couples. Whether you’re a speed demon or a cautious driver, you’ll have an absolute blast!
Hopefully, this has shown you the breadth of options available for romantic things to do in Liverpool for couples! With a diverse range of attractions including well-known popular spots and the more niche, private places, there are so many amazing date ideas in Liverpool to choose from. Whether you go for an adventurous daytime activity or a romantic Liverpool date night, you’re bound to have a great time. So which of these Liverpool date ideas has most caught your eye? Let us know in the comments below!