One of my favourite UK city breaks for couples, Liverpool is a great city. It’s got all you could ask for and it’s all relatively close together which means a weekend in Liverpool is enough time to see most of the city. A lively city with so much to offer, you’ll definitely have a jam-packed weekend here, filled with sightseeing, great food and an even better nightlife. To help you make the most of your time away, this weekend in Liverpool itinerary will fit in all the city favourites you can’t miss!
This article is written by Faraway Lucy writer, Emily Carter.
Where to Stay for your Weekend in Liverpool
For my most recent weekend in Liverpool, I stayed in an Airbnb as I usually like to keep my accommodation on a tighter budget so I can explore a city for all it has to offer! However, I have previously stayed in a few other hotels which are of a higher budget and that I would highly recommend:
The Titanic Hotel: This luxury 4-star hotel is set within a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the city’s most iconic areas, Stanley Dock. It marries the charm of the original Victorian architecture of the warehouse with contemporary design. Make sure you don’t miss the Maya Blue Wellness centre hidden underground!
Hope Street Hotel: Independent and individual, Hope Street Hotel sits handsomely in the heart of Liverpool’s Georgian neighbourhood. One of the best boutique hotels in the city, its pink Cheshire brick, iron pillars and pitch pine beams are an Instagrammer’s dream.
Hard Days Night Hotel: Sitting adjacent to the world-famous Cavern Club, the world’s only Beatles-inspired hotel is sure to immerse you even more in the world of the best Scouse band in history. The beautifully restored hotel is housed in the magnificent Grade II listed Central Buildings, dating back to 1884.
Day One of your Weekend in Liverpool
Early morning: Royal Albert Dock
Address: 3-4 The Colonnades, Liverpool L3 4AA
Your weekend in Liverpool has to start at The Docks! The Docks as a whole are lovely to walk around but there is so much to see and do here too. There are various restaurants, bars and independent shops, all accompanied by an amazing view of the famous River Mersey.
In the centre of The Docks is a pub called The Pump House and if you happen to catch Liverpool on a warm day there is an outside seating area where you look over into The Docks themselves. It’s such a lovely spot!
Situated next to the docks are the Museum of Liverpool and Tate Liverpool which are free to enter. They both provide a really interesting timeline of the art and history of Liverpool. While you’re in the area, also don’t forget to check out the Beatles statue on the waterfront which is a very famous picture spot.
Late morning: The Beatles Story and the City Explorer
Address: Britannia Vaults, Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD
Phone number: 0151 709 1963
A weekend in Liverpool itinerary would be incomplete without mentioning The Beatles multiple times, right? On The Docks, you’ll find the award-winning museum, The Beatles Story. The museum is full of memorabilia, and you’ll be sure to take a trip down memory lane with the stories of the lives and times of The Beatles.
Just outside the museum is where you can hop onto the city bus tour, which is only about £8 for a ticket and it includes a drink.
Top tip: Make sure you have a look on Groupon beforehand as they usually have tickets on offer, so you’ll be able to save some money. The bus tour takes about 30 minutes and takes you around all the famous landmarks of Liverpool. And it also includes a glass of champagne in the Adelphi Hotel! It’s definitely the best way to see all the sites quickly and easily.
Early afternoon: Lunch at Lunyalita
Address: Britannia Pavilion, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD
Phone number: 0151 706 9770
After walking The Docks, looking in all the shops and museums and doing the bus tour, it’ll definitely be about time for some lunch! I’d recommend a lovely tapas bar which overlooks The Docks called Lunyalita. Boasting great reviews on Trip Advisor, it was bound to not disappoint.
They have a reasonably priced lunch menu comprising of three tapas dishes for £15.50. And honestly, three tapas dishes were way too much for one, especially for lunch! I had the patatas bravas, gambas pil pil and grilled chicken thighs and they were all very tasty.
Late afternoon: Anfield
Address: Anfield Rd, Anfield, Liverpool L4 0TH
Phone number: 0151 264 2500
As you’re a little bit out of the centre at The Docks, once you’re dropped back off at the Docks after your bus tour and had a bite to eat, it’s best to visit Anfield next. You’ll have to get a taxi or bus to Anfield regardless of your location as it’s too far out of the city centre to walk there. So, it’ll save you the 10-minute walk back into the city centre from The Docks if you visit Anfield now!
If you’re into football or just want to see a pretty impressive stadium, then you shouldn’t miss a trip to Anfield. Whether it’s just the stadium tour or a match, I’d recommend a trip just to see the iconic ground. The tour tickets range from £12 for children to £20 for adults and it’s definitely worth a visit. However, if you are there on the right weekend and can manage to get yourself a ticket, a game at Anfield isn’t something you wouldn’t want to miss!
Early evening: Dinner at Tiger Rock
Address: 607 Smithdown Rd, Liverpool L15 5AG
Address: 26 North John St, Liverpool L2 9RU
Phone number: 0151 363 6650
Now for dinner! If you like Thai food, then you have to visit Tiger Rock. I am a huge fan of Asian cuisine and it is one of the best Asian meals I’ve had.
Prices come in at around £5 a dish and you’d only need two each but it’s best to mix and match with your friends so you can taste as many dishes as possible. If I was to pick one dish, then definitely get the duck spring rolls. They’re amazing!
Late evening: The Cavern Club
Address: 10 Mathew St, Liverpool L2 6RE
Phone number: 0151 236 9091
Of course, you can’t go to Liverpool without singing Penny Lane or Hey Jude. So, you should definitely make your way to The Cavern Club on your first night! I was lucky enough to time my recent visit with The Beatles Tribute week which meant that the whole city was buzzing, especially at The Cavern Club.
You’ll need to prebook your tickets as they always sell out. But they’re only £5 and you’ll have an incredible night listening to local, undiscovered bands. You’ll also get to see all the stars who have previously played there and The Beatles memorabilia! It was without a doubt my favourite night in Liverpool, and I would recommend it to anyone visiting.
Even later evening: Check out Liverpool’s nightlife
The Cavern is a great place to start off your night, as it’s in the centre of Liverpool and on Matthew Street, which is quite literally a whole street of bars. And who doesn’t love a bar crawl to explore a new city before heading to a nightclub?
If you like a drink or some night-time fun, you’ve definitely chosen the right place. There are tons of nightclubs and I’d recommend either Level, Electrik Warehouse or Fusion. So if you can handle it, pick one for your Friday night and one for your Saturday night in Liverpool!
Day Two of your Weekend in Liverpool
Early morning: Breakfast at Moose Coffee
Address: 157 College Rd, Liverpool L23 3AS
Phone number: 0151 924 6578
After a heavy night at The Cavern Club, bar crawling and ending up at a club, day two of your Liverpool itinerary starts with a big breakfast to rejuvenate in time for tonight.
We found an amazing breakfast spot called Moose Coffee and I have to say it was one of the best breakfasts I’ve ever had! It’s the perfect place to get a full English or an American style breakfast but be careful as it gets booked up very quickly. I’d recommend booking a table in advance. I promise it’s worth it!
Late morning: Ghetto Golf
Address: Cains Brewery, Stanhope St, Liverpool L8 5XJ
Follow up your breakfast with a round of Ghetto Golf. You’ll find Ghetto Golf in Liverpool, Newcastle and Birmingham, which will soon be an important part of this story, so definitely visit if you have plans to go to any of these cities! Ghetto Golf is a glow in the dark, themed, 18-hole mini-golf course. Tickets start at £10 for off-peak sessions and concessions, with each ticket including a cocktail.
Now, to tell you a story that will hopefully help you learn from my mistakes. When going with my group of friends, I accidentally booked my tickets for the Ghetto Golf in Birmingham! So, with a 2-hour drive to the correct destination, we got to the desk hoping they would be able to amend our booking, to then discover not only had we booked the wrong destination, but we had also booked it for the day before.
Luckily, the reception staff were extremely accommodating, and we only had to wait a while before they slotted us in. A hilarious story now but this is a friendly reminder to double-check your tickets before booking!
Early afternoon: Lunch at Baltic Market
Address: Cains Brewery, Stanhope Street, Liverpool L8 5XJ
Phone number: 07531 720520
By Ghetto Golf you’ll find Baltic Market, a popular street food market. There’s something for everyone here as the stalls serve up different cuisines, options and price ranges. I had the steak and chips from Beef on The Block which was delicious! Not only can you have an amazing meal here, but they also have live performances too.
Early afternoon: Lane 7
Address: Clayton Square, Cases St, Liverpool L1 1QR
Phone number: 0151 319 2545
For some more sporty fun after your lunch, head to Lane 7. Situated in the very centre of Liverpool right by Liverpool ONE (the shopping centre), Lane 7 is a bowling alley with darts, pool, beer pong and a bar. It’s good fun, reasonably priced and a great way to spend a couple of hours.
Late afternoon: Hot Water Comedy Club
Address: 45 Hardman St, Liverpool L1 9AS
Phone number: 07478 699007
Before going to any city, I always research whether there are any events on while I’m visiting. As I mentioned, I was lucky enough that my most recent trip timed in with Beatles week so there was plenty going on. We managed to get tickets to Hot Water Comedy Club and had a great time. I would definitely recommend going!
Early evening: Dinner at Cowshed
Address: 104 Seel St, Liverpool L1 4BL
Phone number: 0151 708 7580
Next on your Liverpool itinerary, I’ve saved the best till last: Cowshed. An unbelievable steak house, I had to book it over a week in advance and they still had to squeeze us in. That alone will tell you how good it is. I absolutely love a steak, and this was one of the best steaks I’ve ever had. And I’ve had a lot!
My partner and I had their sharing platter called The Greedy Cow which combined three steaks, two sides and two sauces for only £44. I would go back to Liverpool purely for this meal. So if you’re a big meat eater, make sure you book in.
Late evening: Your second night out
I’m sure you’ll have a great time on your first night out in Liverpool. And now you’re almost recovered in time for your second! Liverpool really is a great place for a night out as it’s a student city with an amazing atmosphere.
If you’re looking for something a bit more unique to add to your Liverpool itinerary, the city is home to an outdoor nightclub called Heebie Jeebie’s which is great fun.
However, if you’re looking for more of a bar scene then you also won’t be disappointed. Concert Square was one of my personal favourites. With indoor and outdoor seating and lots of bars to either have a drink or Shisha in, it’s very lively no matter the night.
Other places to eat during your weekend in Liverpool
To finalise my weekend in Liverpool itinerary, I couldn’t miss out on some other amazing places to eat! Depending on what you might fancy, here is a list of my favourite restaurants in Liverpool:
Fogo Brazil: Authentic Brazilian cuisine served in the traditional rodizio-style.
Titanic Hotel: Everything from light bites to hearty meals.
Salt House Tapas: Specialises in Spanish small plates.
Salt House Bacaro: Specialises in Italian small plates.
Mowgli Street Food: Fresh Indian home cooking that is healthy, often vegan and always packed with flavour.
Christakis: Greek and Mediterranean food with a fab party atmosphere with Greek dancers, belly dancers and DJs till late at weekends.
As I’m sure you can tell, your weekend in Liverpool itinerary will be packed full with a lot of fun and delicious food! Hopefully, this has inspired you to book your next city break to Liverpool and to discover everything this amazing city has to offer. I know I can’t wait to head back in the New Year!
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