Liverpool’s Tourist Attractions are grouped into five main areas.
If you’re travelling by canal boat, the Liverpool Link takes you directly into the Waterfront area. There is a tourist information centre at the right hand end of the Albert Dock as seen from your mooring in Salthouse Dock. In this area, there are; 2 museums, an art gallery and many shops and restaurants. TIP: Don’t buy a ferry ticket. Walk over to the Liverpool 1 Bus station and buy an All Zone Saver ticket instead.
If you’re on foot or on a bike, you may find it more pleasant to enter the city via the Civic Centre, near the World Museum. Just ride/walk along Vauxhall Road. There is a tourist information centre at Lime Street Station. The civic centre is home to the World Museum, Central Library, Walker Art Gallery and St Georges Hall.
Between Salthouse Dock and St Georges Hall is the largest shopping centre in Europe. At the dock end is Liverpool 1, with St John’s Market at the other end. In between is Liverpool Central, the Met Quarter and Clayton Square. There’s offshoots at Ranleigh Street and London Road.
Hope Street is home to both of Liverpool’s famous cathedrals, as well as the Everyman Theatre and Philharmonic hall.
South of the city centre there are numerous parks; Sefton Park, Otterspool Park, the Festival Gardens and Calderstones Park, with the famous 1,000 year old Allerton Oak.
At night, the whole city is alive with things to do. Theatres and cinemas abound, as do bars and restaurants., With many live music venues.
The World’s first commercial Lock gated dock lies under Liverpool 1.