Posted: Mon 1st Apr 2024

Alternative Activities for Trips to Liverpool

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales

Liverpool is awash with outstanding tourist attractions, but if you’re from Deeside, then you’ve likely already visited all the main ones. Happily, as an ever-evolving city, Liverpool is continually providing new ways for visitors and locals to enjoy the city. So if you’ve had your fill of attractions relating to the Beatles, cathedrals, and Liverpool Football Club, then fear not: there will almost certainly be something new for you to sink your teeth into on your next visit. Below, we’ll take a look at some of the lesser-known, but just as valuable ways to spend your time in Liverpool, one of the UK’s great cities.

Take a Trip to Sefton Park

You’ll find Sefton Park in south Liverpool, around 10 minutes from the city centre. This park is the best in the city, and it’s not just locals that think so — English Heritage thinks so too, listing the park as a Grade One listed park back in 1986. Created in 1872, today the park provides a welcome reprieve from the city, offering visitors the chance to ride a boat on the lake, take a stroll among golden daffodils and bluebells, and enjoy a coffee break in one of the park’s many cafes. Once you’ve had your nature fill, pay a visit to nearby Lark Lane, which has some of the city’s best bars and restaurants.

Glitzy Nightlife

Liverpool is known for being one of the UK’s best nightlife destinations, especially in recent years, when a whole host of outstanding bars, restaurants, and nightclubs have opened their doors. But the city’s nighttime credentials extend beyond its party scene. There are also a host of quality casinos, some of which have an internationally renowned reputation. The best in the city is Grosvenor Casino, which has an enviable waterfront location and offers a range of games that would be right at home in Las Vegas. If you’re new to gaming, then stick to the easy-to-understand games, such as roulette — by playing online before travelling, newcomers can head into the Grovenor confident that they know what they’re doing. After you’ve finished playing, swing by Lunyalita for some of the best Spanish food these shores have to offer.

An Afternoon At The Beach

You (usually) can’t go to Crosby Beach to sunbathe, but you can go to see an art installation from one of the UK’s most respected artists. Antony Gormley’s Another Place is an installation of 100 “iron men” statues, who face out to the sea. You can get there by taking the northern Merseyrail line train from the city centre to Waterloo Station, which is adjacent to the beach. If possible, visit during the evening, when the setting sun combines with the installation to provide outstanding photography opportunities.

Hit the (Adult) Playground

Visiting with friends? Then ArCains should have a place on your group’s itinerary. This converted brewery, located in the city’s thriving Baltic Triangle, features a host of modern and classic arcade games, as well as a host of other fun activities that can add a dose of competitive goodness to your visit. Once you’re finished, head to the main part of the brewery for some delicious comfort food.

Tuck Into a Book at Central Library

Spending time in a library might not sound like a usual thing to do on a city break, but then again, Liverpool Central Library is no ordinary library. The largest in the city, it was remodelled back in 2013 and today features a gorgeous wood interior that invites readers to spend a cosy afternoon with a good book. It’s located on William Brown Street, which is also home to the Walker Art Gallery and Liverpool’s Natural History Museum.

Walk Up to the Georgian Quarter

TV and movie fan? Take a walk up to the Georgian Quarter, which is an easy walk south of the city centre, and take a walk through the picturesque streets that have been featured in countless productions over the years, including Peaky Blinders, Sherlock Holmes, and Outlander.

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