With so many amazing restaurants, museums, and generally great things to do and see, Liverpool is definitely a go-to choice for a great day out. But what if you’re watching the pennies? Here we’ve compiled a guide to the best free ways you can make the most of Liverpool, without burning a hole in your pocket.
Visit a museum or gallery
For those who love soaking up a bit of culture while visiting a city, what better way than to have a mooch around one of their galleries or museums? The Liverpool World Musuem is definitely worth a look around, along with a trip to the Maritime museum to learn a bit more about the city and its history. For art lovers, Liverpool is always host to a great selection of free exhibitions in the Tate and Walker art galleries. If visiting in September, make sure you check out the Liverpool Biennial; a contemporary art festival featuring work from a range of artists scattered around the city.
Visit a local park
If the weather’s good, Liverpool is lucky enough to have a range of beautiful parks to visit, only costing you the price of an ice cream. Sefton Park is one of Liverpool’s largest parks, with 235 acre’s of stunning greenery. You could spend a whole day walking round the park, sitting by the lake, and spending some time in the Palm House, the park’s unmissable dome shaped Victorian green house filled with a variety of plants and flora. Only a stone’s throw away is Lark Lane, a street that’s cram packed with restaurants, bars and shops that are perfect if you feel like a bite to eat or want to buy a quirky souvenir. If you find yourself wanting to check out another of the cities outdoor spaces, we’d recommend Calderstones Park located in south Liverpool, and while you’re there make sure to check out the Reader Café, a great little place to grab some delicious ice cream if the weather’s nice, or shield from the rain if you’re not so lucky.
View Liverpool from above
For a unique experience, we’d definitely recommend travelling to Liverpool’s highest point for some Instagram-worthy shots. The Anglican Cathedral gives visitors the chance to climb to the top of the building (not as scary as it sounds) to get an incredible view of the whole city centre. We’d advise wrapping up warm for this as it can get quite windy being so high up, and wearing suitable shoes for the long walk up. If you’re an art lover, an extra bonus to visiting the cathedral is you get to see a piece of art work by contemporary artist Tracey Emin in the flesh; two birds with one stone!