4 THINGS TO DO NEAR YOUR CRUISE SHIP
Whether you’re cruising into Liverpool or starting your journey at Liverpool cruise terminal (or nearby at for example Crowne Plaza Liverpool, with its rich cultural, historical and musical history, we’ve made a to-do list of must see sights near to the Port of Liverpool!
When thinking about what to do near Liverpool Cruise Terminal, any real Scouser would suggest a trip to one of the most photographed areas of the city- the Beatles Statue at the Pier Head! Just a 7 minute walk from the Liverpool Cruise Terminal, the iconic larger than life statue of the Fab 4 is placed perfectly at the waterfront.
Gifted to the city by the world famous Cavern Club in 2015, this statue marks the 50th anniversary from when the band last played a Liverpool gig- providing you with a little bit of history, as well as making a fantastic picture for the gram, or photo album!
Speaking of the Fab 4, the Pier Head is also home to the Port of Liverpool building which featured as the hotel in the Beatles based film ‘Yesterday’.
However, the Pier Head is also home to many other legendary Liverpool buildings such as The Cunard building and The Royal Liver Building. We encourage you to pay homage to the two Liver Birds perched on top of the Royal Liver Building- Bella and Bertie- legend has it that without the two birds the city of Liverpool would cease to be!
2) FERRY ACROSS THE MERSEY
If you’re looking to explore further afield, then we suggest taking the Ferry across the Mersey!
Whilst it may not be quite as glamorous as the cruise liner docked in the Liverpool Cruise Terminal, at just £11 this is an adventure we encourage you to take on!
During the 50-minute cruise you will be able to experience the view of Liverpool’s skyline and be filled in on the unique history of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Liverpool Waterfront.
In addition to this, the ferry will also dock at the Woodside Ferry Terminal on the Wirral, where you will be able to find the Woodside ferry village. The terminal itself is home to many independent food vendors including Little Napoli and Caffé Cream, and makes it the perfect stop to refuel and relax before boarding the ferry back to Liverpool!
3) MUSIC NO.2
Liverpool is a city of music, culture and history- so what better way to delve deeper into the story of the city than the The British Music Experience!
Located in The Cunard Building, you will be able to see over 600 musical artifacts, from the Beatles to Bowie, and the Spice Girls to The Rolling Stones!
Throughout the tour you will be provided with a musical education, starting with the origins of British pop, moving through to the iconic outfits of Freddie Mercury and other stars, before concluding with instruments and handwritten lyrics from the likes of Noel Gallagher and Adele!
Littered with interactive experiences and hologram performances from your favourite artists, the British Music Experience is a must visit for any fan of music, regardless of genre!
4) RETAIL THERAPY
The shopping district within the city is called Liverpool One for a reason, not only is it situated in the L1 postcode, but many would also consider the area second to none for some retail therapy!
Opened in 2008 this area of the city is popular among tourists and locals alike, and is the ideal place to spend a few hours at the start or end of any trip.
In addition to the numerous high street and designer brands found within Liverpool One, if you’re looking for something a little more unique then why not take a short stroll up Bold Street.
Here you will find many brands and shops unique to Liverpool, and through exploring and purchasing from these stores you will be helping support the independent businesses of the city!