Best things to do in Liverpool this Autumn

12 October 2022

Autumn is a great time to head up North to discover some of the UK’s best cities, including Liverpool. It’s not as busy as summer, and while it may be a little colder, that’s the perfect excuse to grab a hot chocolate before heading out to explore. And luckily, Liverpool has got more than enough independent cafes to check out.

If you’re planning a city break to Liverpool this autumn, we’ve got you covered. Below, we’ve hand-picked the very best deals and offers to make it an even better trip.

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Dive into the world of The Beatles

What’s a trip to Liverpool without seeing at least one Beatles-related attraction?

The Beatles originally came from Liverpool, and the band has left quite a mark on the city and the music industry. Throughout the city, you’ll be able to find countless references to the Beatles’ songs – so keep an eye out for them!

To find these references and learn more about the band, you can take a Beatles walking tour. All the locations are in the city centre, so you’ll get a chance to see a lot of Liverpool while visiting important highlights relating to The Beatles. 

However, if you rather explore Liverpool on your own, you don’t have to miss out on The Beatles. The Beatles Museum has the largest Beatles collection in the world and you can visit it on your own or with a group. It’s a must-visit for fans – and located pretty close to The Beatles statue near the Albert Docks.

Another Beatles highlight in Liverpool to check out is Strawberry Field. If you’re familiar with The Beatles, you may recognise the name of this place from the song ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’. John Lennon used to play here as a kid – and you can always walk through the famous red gates and visit the indoor exhibition.

See the sights of Liverpool this autumn

With over 800 years of history, Liverpool is more than just The Beatles. For a more well-rounded experience, you can check out this tour of Liverpool. The Royal Albert Docks, the Cathedral, the galleries, the architecture and its fascinating history – Liverpool has got a lot to offer!

Watch a football game

Liverpool is also famous for its football team. You could plan a great city break around catching one of their home games. 

It’s even possible to take a tour of Anfield, Liverpool FC’s home stadium. From the dressing room to the Club Museum, this audio tour gives you a real insight into what it’s like for the Reds to play here.

Cruise the River Mersey

If you’d like to visit a part of Liverpool unknown to most, you may want to take a cruise along the River Mersey. The River Explorer Cruise departs from the famous Albert Docks, taking you across to Woodside Ferry Village on the other side of the river.

But before heading here, the cruise will take you along the river. You’ll have a chance to see a beautiful panoramic view of Liverpool’s waterfront.

Once you’ve arrived at Woodside Ferry Village, you can grab some lunch or a cup of coffee to warm up. And of course, the boat will safely take you back to Liverpool’s waterfront. If you hold a Liverpool Pass, you can join the River Explorer Cruise for free, as well as even more attractions.

See Liverpool from above

Liverpool’s architecture is beautiful, and the city looks even nicer from above. Don’t believe us? Go see for yourself!

The Royal Liver Building, located near the waterfront, has a 360 degrees view of the city’s skyline. Since the building itself stands as a symbol of the city and its people, you can also learn more about Liverpool’s heritage inside.

Panoramic 34 is another place to see Liverpool from above. Located on the 34th floor of the West Tower, this is one of the highest restaurants in the UK. The 360 degrees views give you a chance to see the river and the skyline from a unique angle. The restaurant serves lunch, dinner and afternoon teas, but they also have a cocktail bar with stunning views.

What to do in Liverpool when it rains this autumn?

Visiting Liverpool in autumn is great, but like many other Northern cities, it does get its fair share of rain. Luckily, there are some great alternatives to do in Liverpool if it rains during your visit.

Liverpool has a lot of great art galleries and museums. The Beatles Museum, as mentioned previously, should definitely be one to consider. If you get the Liverpool Day Pass, you can visit it for free, as well as the Liverpool FC Story Museum.

Once you’ve been too all the museums and galleries, why not book an escape room? There are also many fantastic independent cafes and bars in Liverpool – a perfect place to hide from the rain!