9 Absolutely Free Things to Do in Liverpool, England
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Liverpool Central Library
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This is no ordinary library. Other than the obvious of being a place to borrow books and media or use a public computer, Liverpool Central Library has 3 things you don't want to miss: 1. The architecture. Walk in and look up. It's a stunning building, inside and out. Take it all in. 2. The Picton Reading Room. Go upstairs and take a right into a book lover's dream, respectful quiet, and filled with historical books on any topic you can imagine. 3. Go all the way to the top and step outside. Here you'll find one of the best panoramic views of the city of Liverpool.
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St Luke’s Bombed Out Church
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St. Luke's earned it's title of The Bombed Out Church in the May Blitz of 1941. While the stone walls remained, much of the church was destroyed and left in ruins for roughly 60 years. It has now become a memorial for both World Wars, with a sculpture in the yard commemorating the historic Christmas Day ceasefire between German and British forces during WW1 and the church itself serving as a memorial for WW2. In addition to being a historic landmark for contemplation, the Bombed Out Church is a venue for weddings and cultural events. Check their website for upcoming events and hours.
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Tate Liverpool
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The Tate Liverpool is Tate Liverpool is home to the national collection of British and international modern and contemporary art in the North. Most of the museum is free to visit. Rotating exhibits may require a separate ticket. Check the museum website prior to your visit to see current exhibitions. Insider tips: Ask a docent about the secret in the Picasso painting. If you're visiting with children (or feeling like a child again yourself!), pick up a workbook at the entrance to enjoy as you tour the museum. NOTE: As of October 2023, The Tate Liverpool is undergoing extensive renovation to their building. Please check their website for up to date information before planning your visit. Their usual exhibits may be accessible in other locations around Liverpool during this time.
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International Slavery Museum
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If you only visit one museum in Liverpool, I'd suggest this one. Slavery is not a comfortable piece of human history for us to inspect. It is, however, incredibly important to acknowledge and learn from how to better care for our fellow human beings. I found the exhibits to be honest, informative, and surprisingly hopeful. Note: The museum is free to enter. Donations are welcome but not required. I think it would be appropriate for visitors of all ages. If you need additional information before planning your visit, please check out the museum website.
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Museum of Liverpool
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The Liverpool Museum is a delight for all ages. Inside you'll find exhibits on the musical history of Liverpool, which includes much more than the Beatles! Personally I found the exhibit on the Overhead Railway fascinating! Note: Admission to the Liverpool Museum is free. Donations are welcome but not required.
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Outdoor Sculptures

Get your camera ready! These outdoor sculptures are the perfect places for unforgettable pictures of your time in Liverpool.

The Beatles Statue
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The Fab 4 are larger than life and ready for their photo op with you! You’ll find this sculpture along the docks area by the River Mersey.
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Eleanor Rigby Statue
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Eleanor Rigsby sits alone, just as you'd expect, on a side street of Liverpool. Take a seat and give her some company for a few minutes. She won't mind a quick photo with you either.
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Polish Lambanana
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Visit the Polish Superlambanana and his "flock" (or would it be "bunch"?) or fellow Superlambanas in front of the Liverpool Museum. These unusual sculptures were created to acknowledge two main cargos passing through Liverpool docks historically: sheep and bananas! Pick your favorite Superlambanana and take a few pictures. Bonus fun: more of these sculptures are scattered around the city for you to discover. One named Mandy is a few steps away inside the Liverpool Museum.
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Liverpool Sign
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Here's your sign! The large Liverpool sign is between the docks area and Liverpool ONE shopping center - a perfect place to wander around a while enjoying the waterfront views, shopping, or eating.
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Transportation

While transportation isn't free, it's reasonably priced. Here are the most direct ways to get to Liverpool.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL)
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Liverpool John Lennon Airport is an international airport and one of the best places to fly into if you're visiting western England and other nearby parts of the United Kingdom. From the airport you can rent a car or take the 500 or 86A busses from the airport into the heart of Liverpool, about 35 minutes away.
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Lime Street Station
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Lime Street Station is the major train station for the city of Liverpool. It also happens to be one of my favorite train stations. It's easy to navigate, efficient, the staff are helpful and polite, and it's very photographable!
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Extend your time in Liverpool by booking a few nights in one of these hotels:

The Baltic Hotel
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From waterfall showers to vinyl records players and Marshall fridges in the rooms, the Baltic Hotel lives up to its claim as "a colorful retreat for hipsters and hippies." They offer a variety of room options to suit your needs, whether you're traveling alone, with a group, or with your family. The Baltic is a 10-15 minute walk from Liverpool's Chinatown, UNESCO World Heritage Site of Albert Docks, and Liverpool Central train station.
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Radisson RED Liverpool
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Located adjacent to the Lime Street station in Liverpool, Radisson RED provides a boutique hotel experience in the heart of historic Liverpool. Across the street from the hotel, you'll find St. George's Hall, the Walker Art Gallery, and the Liverpool World Museum. Easily hop on a bus or train, or go explore the city on foot!
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Titanic Hotel Liverpool
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Once a Victorian era warehouse, the Titanic Hotel blends historic and contemporary styles to provide guests with an exceptional lodging experience. Enjoy the onsite restaurant, bar, and spa, then take a relaxing stroll on the promenade along the River Mersey.
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If you book your accommodations through the links above, I receive a small commission at no extra charge to you. This helps me continue to provide great travel resources for you! 

More England!

Hop on a train from Liverpool to Chester for a day of family fun! You'll be there in about an hour and find plenty to do for the day - or a few!

Help!

Planning a trip can feel overwhelming. I'd love to help! If you're not sure where to start, schedule a Consultation Call with me. We'll go over questions you have and tips I can share to make your next adventure your best one yet!

If you have a general idea of where you'd like to go and when, but planning what to do day by day seems like A LOT of work, let me handle that for you with Custom Trip Itineraries.

And if you're more of a figure-it-out-as-you-go kind of traveler, I can provide you with Curated Recommendations suited to your interests and travel style. 

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US native. Former resident of Romania. Current solo female globe trotter. I've now traveled to Romania, Italy, England, Scotland, Wales, Canada, The Netherlands, South Africa, Greece, Israel, and numerous places around the USA. I've done group tours, volunteer work, solo travel, studied abroad, and taught internationally. I lived for over a year in Romania, many years in Tennessee, and several months in England. My travel style is slow, spontaneous, and - shall we say - richly flavorful. I prefer to stay longer lengths in places instead of having a whirlwind sightseeing venture. I'll skip the chain restaurants for a hole-in-the-wall café any day of the week. I prefer a loose itinerary and remain open to what each day brings. My favorite things to do and see as I travel are... - EAT - Try whatever is local. Order the special of the day. Talk with the restaurant staff. - WALK - It encourages me to slow down, notice, and get a feel for community. - HIKE - I'm a lazy hiker. By "hike," I mean a few hours at a slow pace. - MUSEUMS - Spend an afternoon. Read the descriptions on exhibits. Talk with the docents. Buy something in the giftshop. - CHURCHES - I'm fascinated by the various ways people have worshipped the God of the Bible over centuries and across borders. Many older churches are also museums or tourist-friendly spaces. Some additionally hold regular liturgical services. - CASTLES - Castles, fortresses, palaces, big ol' houses: these places transport me back in time. I imagine the people who built, lived in, and defended them. What would they think of how we now live? If this kind of travel sounds ideal to you, follow me to easily access all the resources I've created. I'd love to help you experience slower, more meaningful travel. I have tips for how to make the most of your trip, with low stress, reasonable safety, affordability, and lots of fun. Book one of my custom services, and we'll work together to get you wheels up on your next adventure!
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9 Absolutely Free Things to Do in Liverpool, England
Grab your camera and your favorite pair of walking shoes. We're exploring my favorite budget friendly stops in Liverpool, England! If you enjoy this free guide, I'd so appreciate you saving it, leaving a tip, sharing it, or writing a review below. Follow me and be the first to know when I create new guides. Thanks!
14 Places • 3 Saves • ago
Free

Culture & History

Liverpool Central Library
@amyisgoingplaces
This is no ordinary library. Other than the obvious of being a place to borrow books and media or use a public computer, Liverpool Central Library has 3 things you don't want to miss: 1. The architecture. Walk in and look up. It's a stunning building, inside and out. Take it all in. 2. The Picton Reading Room. Go upstairs and take a right into a book lover's dream, respectful quiet, and filled with historical books on any topic you can imagine. 3. Go all the way to the top and step outside. Here you'll find one of the best panoramic views of the city of Liverpool.
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St Luke’s Bombed Out Church
@amyisgoingplaces
St. Luke's earned it's title of The Bombed Out Church in the May Blitz of 1941. While the stone walls remained, much of the church was destroyed and left in ruins for roughly 60 years. It has now become a memorial for both World Wars, with a sculpture in the yard commemorating the historic Christmas Day ceasefire between German and British forces during WW1 and the church itself serving as a memorial for WW2. In addition to being a historic landmark for contemplation, the Bombed Out Church is a venue for weddings and cultural events. Check their website for upcoming events and hours.
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Tate Liverpool
@amyisgoingplaces
The Tate Liverpool is Tate Liverpool is home to the national collection of British and international modern and contemporary art in the North. Most of the museum is free to visit. Rotating exhibits may require a separate ticket. Check the museum website prior to your visit to see current exhibitions. Insider tips: Ask a docent about the secret in the Picasso painting. If you're visiting with children (or feeling like a child again yourself!), pick up a workbook at the entrance to enjoy as you tour the museum. NOTE: As of October 2023, The Tate Liverpool is undergoing extensive renovation to their building. Please check their website for up to date information before planning your visit. Their usual exhibits may be accessible in other locations around Liverpool during this time.
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International Slavery Museum
@amyisgoingplaces
If you only visit one museum in Liverpool, I'd suggest this one. Slavery is not a comfortable piece of human history for us to inspect. It is, however, incredibly important to acknowledge and learn from how to better care for our fellow human beings. I found the exhibits to be honest, informative, and surprisingly hopeful. Note: The museum is free to enter. Donations are welcome but not required. I think it would be appropriate for visitors of all ages. If you need additional information before planning your visit, please check out the museum website.
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Museum of Liverpool
@amyisgoingplaces
The Liverpool Museum is a delight for all ages. Inside you'll find exhibits on the musical history of Liverpool, which includes much more than the Beatles! Personally I found the exhibit on the Overhead Railway fascinating! Note: Admission to the Liverpool Museum is free. Donations are welcome but not required.
Add to
Details

Outdoor Sculptures

Get your camera ready! These outdoor sculptures are the perfect places for unforgettable pictures of your time in Liverpool.

The Beatles Statue
@amyisgoingplaces
The Fab 4 are larger than life and ready for their photo op with you! You’ll find this sculpture along the docks area by the River Mersey.
Add to
Details
Eleanor Rigby Statue
@amyisgoingplaces
Eleanor Rigsby sits alone, just as you'd expect, on a side street of Liverpool. Take a seat and give her some company for a few minutes. She won't mind a quick photo with you either.
Add to
Details
Polish Lambanana
@amyisgoingplaces
Visit the Polish Superlambanana and his "flock" (or would it be "bunch"?) or fellow Superlambanas in front of the Liverpool Museum. These unusual sculptures were created to acknowledge two main cargos passing through Liverpool docks historically: sheep and bananas! Pick your favorite Superlambanana and take a few pictures. Bonus fun: more of these sculptures are scattered around the city for you to discover. One named Mandy is a few steps away inside the Liverpool Museum.
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Details
Liverpool Sign
@amyisgoingplaces
Here's your sign! The large Liverpool sign is between the docks area and Liverpool ONE shopping center - a perfect place to wander around a while enjoying the waterfront views, shopping, or eating.
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Details

Transportation

While transportation isn't free, it's reasonably priced. Here are the most direct ways to get to Liverpool.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL)
@amyisgoingplaces
Liverpool John Lennon Airport is an international airport and one of the best places to fly into if you're visiting western England and other nearby parts of the United Kingdom. From the airport you can rent a car or take the 500 or 86A busses from the airport into the heart of Liverpool, about 35 minutes away.
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Lime Street Station
@amyisgoingplaces
Lime Street Station is the major train station for the city of Liverpool. It also happens to be one of my favorite train stations. It's easy to navigate, efficient, the staff are helpful and polite, and it's very photographable!
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Weather

Want more?

More Liverpool!

Extend your time in Liverpool by booking a few nights in one of these hotels:

The Baltic Hotel
@amyisgoingplaces
From waterfall showers to vinyl records players and Marshall fridges in the rooms, the Baltic Hotel lives up to its claim as "a colorful retreat for hipsters and hippies." They offer a variety of room options to suit your needs, whether you're traveling alone, with a group, or with your family. The Baltic is a 10-15 minute walk from Liverpool's Chinatown, UNESCO World Heritage Site of Albert Docks, and Liverpool Central train station.
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Radisson RED Liverpool
@amyisgoingplaces
Located adjacent to the Lime Street station in Liverpool, Radisson RED provides a boutique hotel experience in the heart of historic Liverpool. Across the street from the hotel, you'll find St. George's Hall, the Walker Art Gallery, and the Liverpool World Museum. Easily hop on a bus or train, or go explore the city on foot!
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Titanic Hotel Liverpool
@amyisgoingplaces
Once a Victorian era warehouse, the Titanic Hotel blends historic and contemporary styles to provide guests with an exceptional lodging experience. Enjoy the onsite restaurant, bar, and spa, then take a relaxing stroll on the promenade along the River Mersey.
Add to
Details

If you book your accommodations through the links above, I receive a small commission at no extra charge to you. This helps me continue to provide great travel resources for you! 

More England!

Hop on a train from Liverpool to Chester for a day of family fun! You'll be there in about an hour and find plenty to do for the day - or a few!

Help!

Planning a trip can feel overwhelming. I'd love to help! If you're not sure where to start, schedule a Consultation Call with me. We'll go over questions you have and tips I can share to make your next adventure your best one yet!

If you have a general idea of where you'd like to go and when, but planning what to do day by day seems like A LOT of work, let me handle that for you with Custom Trip Itineraries.

And if you're more of a figure-it-out-as-you-go kind of traveler, I can provide you with Curated Recommendations suited to your interests and travel style. 

Let's get started!

If you enjoyed this free guide, I'd so appreciate you saving it, leaving a tip, sharing it, or writing a review below. 

Follow me and be the first to know when I create new guides. Thanks!

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US native. Former resident of Romania. Current solo female globe trotter. I've now traveled to Romania, Italy, England, Scotland, Wales, Canada, The Netherlands, South Africa, Greece, Israel, and numerous places around the USA. I've done group tours, volunteer work, solo travel, studied abroad, and taught internationally. I lived for over a year in Romania, many years in Tennessee, and several months in England. My travel style is slow, spontaneous, and - shall we say - richly flavorful. I prefer to stay longer lengths in places instead of having a whirlwind sightseeing venture. I'll skip the chain restaurants for a hole-in-the-wall café any day of the week. I prefer a loose itinerary and remain open to what each day brings. My favorite things to do and see as I travel are... - EAT - Try whatever is local. Order the special of the day. Talk with the restaurant staff. - WALK - It encourages me to slow down, notice, and get a feel for community. - HIKE - I'm a lazy hiker. By "hike," I mean a few hours at a slow pace. - MUSEUMS - Spend an afternoon. Read the descriptions on exhibits. Talk with the docents. Buy something in the giftshop. - CHURCHES - I'm fascinated by the various ways people have worshipped the God of the Bible over centuries and across borders. Many older churches are also museums or tourist-friendly spaces. Some additionally hold regular liturgical services. - CASTLES - Castles, fortresses, palaces, big ol' houses: these places transport me back in time. I imagine the people who built, lived in, and defended them. What would they think of how we now live? If this kind of travel sounds ideal to you, follow me to easily access all the resources I've created. I'd love to help you experience slower, more meaningful travel. I have tips for how to make the most of your trip, with low stress, reasonable safety, affordability, and lots of fun. Book one of my custom services, and we'll work together to get you wheels up on your next adventure!
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