Things to Do in Liverpool

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You’ve only to look up: a skyline that’s part of a World Heritage Site, a waterfront that never fails to impress, and Georgian streets that are as graceful as they are grand. It is these architectural cheekbones that, along with the grand sweep of the River Mersey, make Liverpool such a visual treat. There’s plenty of things to do in Liverpool too, with a world-class visual arts offer alongside theatre and great places to eat and drink. 

Discover our top picks

A Clockwork Orange at Liverpool Everyman
Theatre 14 April–12 July 2018, from £10.00

A Clockwork Orange at Liverpool Everyman

The award-winning Everyman Company let loose with an astonishing adaptation of Anthony Burgess’ dystopian novel, A Clockwork Orange.

George Osodi, Nigerian Monarchs (HRH Shehu of Borno Empire Abubakar Umar Garbai El Kanemi), 2016. Liverpool Biennial 2018, international festival of contemporary art
Exhibitions 14 July–28 October 2018, FREE

Liverpool Biennial 2018

The 10th edition of the UK’s largest festival of international contemporary art, Liverpool Biennial 2018 (14 July – 28 October), is drawing ever closer, and the newly announced programme suggests there’ll be little to disappoint.

Euphonia by Emma Smith, Bluecoat
Exhibitions 27 April–24 June 2018, FREE

Euphonia by Emma Smith at Bluecoat

Bluecoat’s gallery is transformed into a sonic chamber for collective singing in this ground-breaking new sound installation by Emma Smith, based on the music of social communication.

Paint Your Wagon at Liverpool Everyman
Families 3 March–14 July 2018, from £10.00

Paint Your Wagon at Liverpool Everyman

Join Liverpool’s Everyman Company for their musical revival of Paint Your Wagon – it’ll be a sensational foot-tapping hoedown.

Exhibitions 22 September 2017–10 June 2018, FREE

ARTIST ROOMS: Roy Lichtenstein in Focus at Tate Liverpool

An exhibition dedicated to the America Pop Art legend, Roy Lichtenstein, brings a Whaam! of colour to Tate Liverpool.

Exhibitions 30 March–17 June 2018, FREE

Ken’s Show: Exploring the Unseen at Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool celebrates its 30th birthday in a rather unusual (notably brilliant) way, with Ken’s Show.

Paint Your Wagon_the Everyman Company © Jonathan Keenan 5012
Theatre 3 March–14 July 2018,

Everyman Company Season

From classic toe-tapping Broadway to contemporary Shakespeare, the award-winning Everyman Company explore ‘brave new worlds’ in their 2018 season.

Theatre 28 April–10 July 2018, from £10-32

Othello at Liverpool Everyman

Othello is a distinguished military leader. She commands respect. But not everyone is ready for a leader quite like this one.

The Everyman Company - The Big I Am
Theatre 16 June–14 July 2018, from £10.00

The Big I Am at Liverpool Everyman

A world premiere re-imagining of Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, relocated to 20th Century Liverpool by writer Robert Farquhar

Exhibitions 3 April 2017–2 September 2018, FREE

Constellations: Refiguring American Abstraction at Tate Liverpool

A free new display made up of works by towering post-war American artists including Mark Rothko, Hedda Sterne and Andy Warhol.

Liverpool District Guides

Lark Lane, Liverpool

A little way out of Liverpool City Centre, and a short and leafy walk from…

Photo of Southport Pier


Southport is a large seaside town in the county of Merseyside, which also takes in…

William Brown Street, Liverpool

As city centre districts go, this one is relatively small: a cluster of buildings along…

The ship in Liverpool Sound City

Waterfront, Liverpool

The waterfront, which takes in the Albert Dock and the Pier Head, is an integral…

Ropewalks and Chinatown, Liverpool

The Ropewalks is a part of Liverpool that combines old and new. Once crowded with…

Hope Street, Liverpool

One of Liverpool’s most graceful quarters can be found along Hope Street. Named after the…