Things to do in Liverpool
Liverpool is famous for being the home of The Beatles, Anfield Stadium, and its vibrant citizens – Scousers.
From its beginnings as the heart of the Industrial Revolution to a contemporary city with World Heritage status, Liverpool continues to grow in prominence for visitors and the global economy.
To start with, there’s the rich architectural heritage, from the city’s two magnificent cathedrals to the historically significant Albert Dock and the Tate art gallery. Add to this the fact that Liverpool has the second-highest number of museums and galleries in the country, beaten only by London.
As well as being the birthplace of the most influential band of all time, The Beatles, Liverpool has continued to be the home of numerous notable musicians and record labels. Musicians from the city have released 56 number 1 hit singles, more than any other city in the world.
Make the most of your visit by checking out some of these hot spots!
Museums and Galleries
If you see yourself as a bit of a culture lover then you’ll love the selection of museums and galleries. Some favourites from National Museums Liverpool are the Museum of Liverpool, the Walker Art Gallery, and the World Museum. On the Royal Albert Dock where the ESPO 2023 venue ACC Liverpool is located, you’ll find Tate Liverpool and the International Slavery Museum.
The Beatles and the Cavern Quarter
It's impossible to talk about Liverpool without mentioning The Beatles! Immerse yourself in rock music history while you're in the home city of the Fab Four, starting at The Beatles Story just across the Dock from the ACC Liverpool (pre-booking advised - see discount code below). For Beatles fans, don't miss statue at Pier Head or a trip to The Cavern Club (or Cavern Pub). Mathew Street and the Cavern Quarter are a must-see for all music fans, with live bands all day and plenty of music history to soak up.
Football fans may wish to visit either Anfield Stadium, the home of Liverpool Football Club, or Goodison Park, where rivals Everton FC play. Liverpool is also home to Aintree Racecourse, where the world's most famous horse race takes place each year - The Grand National. If you're feeling sporty, you could try one of the Liverpool Cycle Tours and take in the sights while getting some exercise!
Other things to see and do
Other famous Liverpool sights include the iconic Royal Liver Building on the waterfront at Pier Head, which includes Royal Liver Building 360 - a visitor centre and panoramic 360° views across Liverpool from the 15th floor viewing platform (discount available - see below).
Liverpool is home to two cathedrals. The Anglican Cathedral, where the ESPO 2023 Networking Dinner will take place, is Britain's largest and the 8th largest church in the world. It is free to enter, however The Tower Experience allows you to see all of the city’s iconic skyline, with a breathtaking 360˚ view from the rooftop of the highest cathedral in the UK. The Metropolitan Cathedral is a modern masterpiece, with its striking Lantern Tower - the world’s largest area of coloured glass. Hidden beneath is Lutyen's Crypt - arguably the city's third cathedral - one of the city’s greatest architectural gems.
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Don't forget to also check out Ray's Rambles Blog on the home page for Liverpool stories!
The Beatles Story Liverpool:
Delegates can claim a 20% discount on Adult / Concession tickets. You can book online in advance with the promo code "ESPO 2023" or simply show your ESPO badge at the ticket desk when you arrive.
Royal Liver Building 360:
15% off admission when you book in person at the reception with your ESPO badge between 20th and 24th May.