48 hours in Liverpool

Last updated Jun 17, 2024

Embark on a journey through Liverpool’s vibrant history and iconic landmarks in this comprehensive 48-hour guide to the city. Discover must-see destinations such as Albert Dock, the Beatles Museum, Liverpool Cathedral and Baltic Triangle, or take a ferry across the Mersey and admire the grandeur of St Georges Hall. Join us as we delve into how to make the most of your stay in Liverpool.

Day 1:

Morning and Afternoon

Starting the day off in Royal Albert Dock, Tate Liverpool is one of the most popular art galleries in England and is certainly worth a visit for any art-lovers. It is also free entry unless you want to see specific exhibitions, in which case there is a small fee. The museum itself houses an impressive collection of modern and contemporary art from artists such as Pablo Picasso, J.M.W Turner and Andy Warhol.

Address: Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4BB

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 10am-5:50pm

Phone Number: +44 151 702 7400


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Next, explore the Maritime Museum, a central part of the city’s cultural landscape. This museum also offers free entry and tells the story of Liverpool’s maritime past, including exhibits about the sinking of the Titanic.

Address: Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AQ

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 10am-5pm

Phone Number:+44 151 478 4499


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For lunch, there is a wide variety of options to choose from at Royal Albert Dock as many warehouses have been converted into cafés and restaurants in recent years. Marray is a highly acclaimed Middle Eastern-inspired restaurant which serves a variety of small plates such as the iconic cauliflower bhaji, smacked cucumber with labneh cream cheese, and lamb skewers.

Address: Unit 4 Britannia Pavillion, Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4AD

Opening Hours: Sun-Thu Midday-9:30pm, Fri-Sat Midday-10pm

Phone Number: +44 151 347 0214


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Another of our top recommendations is the Pump House, which serves traditional pub grub. This is a truly unique dining experience as the building is in a restored 19th century pump house looking out at Albert Dock and River Mersey.

Address: Albert Dock , Liverpool, L3 4AN

Opening Hours: Everyday 11:00am-11pm

Phone Number: +44 151 709 2367


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After lunch, take a stroll to the Beatles Museum, which houses one of the largest Beatles collections in the world, featuring over 1000 never before seen authentic items such as original instruments, stage costumes, photographs, handwritten lyrics, posters, and personal belongings of the band members. A true testament to the band’s enduring impact on music and popular culture, take a peek into the phenomenon that was Beatlemania at this fascinating museum.

Address: 23 Matthew St, Liverpool, L2 6RE

Opening Hours: Everyday 10am-5pm

Phone Number: +44 151 236 1337


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Evening and Beyond

In the evening, head over to Liverpool Cathedral, the largest Cathedral in all of UK and 5th largest in the world. This Gothic revival style is truly a marvel of Liverpool’s architecture and rich history. If you have the chance, it’s worthwhile doing the tower experience, where you can get a full 360 degree view of Liverpool’s iconic skyline.

Address: St James’ Mount, Liverpool, L1 7AZ

Opening Hours: Everyday 10am-6pm

Phone Number: +44 151 709 6271

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After your visit to the cathedral, enjoy a delicious dinner at Chamber 36. This contemporary restaurant offers a unique fusion of Eastern and Western cuisines, in a stylish and relaxed atmosphere. Popular dishes include sweet and sour chicken, Szechuan style seafood and Hong Kong dim sum.

Address: 45-49 Berry St, Liverpool, L1 9DF

Opening Hours: Wed-Thu 4pm-Midnight, Fri 4pm-1:30am, Sat 12pm-1:30am, Sun 1pm-Midnight

Phone Number: +44 151 708 7658


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In the mood for some after dinner drinks? Then look no further. Cavern Club, just on Matthew Street, is a great way to finish off your evening. This iconic music venue is where the Beatles played some of their earlier gigs.  Enjoy live performances from bands and local musicians while you sip your drink of choice and soak up the venue's vibrant history.

Address: 10 Matthew St, Liverpool, L2 6RE

Opening Hours: Sun-Wed 11am-Midnight, Thu 11am-1am, Fri & Sat 11am-2am

Phone Number: +44 151 236 9091


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Day 2:


Starting off the day in the Baltic Bakehouse, this bakery café serves artisan bread, sandwiches, pastries and delicious brunch food. As well as the warm and welcoming atmosphere, ingredients are locally sourced, and everything is baked fresh daily.

Address: 46 Bridgewater St, Liverpool, L1 0AY

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm

Phone Number: +44 151 708 6686


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After a delicious brunch, our next stop takes us to Baltic Triangle, a vibrant area in the city centre, that has emerged as Liverpool’s creative hub. Here you can discover street art, independent galleries and some of the best food festivals and cultural events. If you’re also looking for an early afternoon drink outdoors, the Botanical Garden is the perfect setting to soak up the sun with a drink in hand.


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Take the Mersey Ferry for a unique view of Liverpool’s waterfront skyline and the Three Graces at Pier Head, symbols of Liverpool’s maritime history and economic prosperity. Among them, the Royal Liver Building housed the Royal Liver Assurance, a key maritime insurer, while the Cunard Building served as headquarters for the renowned Cunard Line. Additionally, the Port of Liverpool Building was constructed as the headquarters of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board.

Address: Georges Parade, Liverpool

Phone Number: +44 151 330 1444


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Once you’ve crossed the Mersey, why not pay a visit to S.t George’s for a guided tour of its neoclassical architecture? Originally built to host concerts and ceremonies, it remains a vibrant cultural venue today, offering a range of events to enjoy. You can also take part in the ‘history whisperer’ experience; an immersive experience using augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) to bring history to life.

Address: St George’s Place, Liverpool, L1 1JJ

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4:45pm, Sat 10am-3pm

Phone Number: +44 151 233 3020


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Evening and Beyond

After a busy afternoon of sight-seeing, Hummingbird is a great spot for pre-dinner drinks. Located on North Street, this bar boasts 1920’s Art Deco décor and a retro music playlist. Prepare to indulge in some well-deserved cocktails!

Address: 4 North John St, Liverpool, L2 4SA

Opening Hours: Mon, Wed 4pm- Midnight, Thu 4pm-1am, Fri-Sat 1pm-2am, Sun 1pm-Midnight


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Panoramic 34 is a perfect way to finish off your evening. This is truly a unique dining experience offering great views of Liverpool’s skyline and River Mersey. The menu features contemporary European cuisine with signature dishes such as lamb rump and seafood platters.

Address: 4 North John St, Liverpool, L2 4SA

Opening Hours: 34th Floor, Brook St, Liverpool, L3 9PJ

Phone Number: +44 151 236 5534

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