The lockdown is easing, the sun is coming, June is going to be pretty special!
The wait has been long but the gloomy weather is expected to fade away with a warm couple of weeks on the cards, plus this month also brings hope and a closer return to normality as the remaining restrictions are lifted. This summer, we’re all raring to go and luckily there are plenty of fantastic things on the horizon this June to start the season with a bang and make up for some of last year’s summer stuck in lockdown. Fancy getting your calendar jam-packed again? Check out our guide to some of the best things to do this June in Liverpool.
Join The Liverpool Cheese Crawl for two and a half hours of non-stop cheese: from swanky blue cheese and gooey grilled cheeses, to cheesy jokes and interactive cheese-themed quizzes and competitions. Find your tickets here.
2. Dance again!
It’s been a long time coming, but clubs and dance floors are finally coming back. Currently set to return on June 21st under the government’s lockdown exit plan, night clubs will be opening their doors for the first time in 15 months – allowing us to dance, meet with friends and finally enjoy absolute freedom. It’s been a long time coming, but it’ll be well worth the wait.
One of the most unique Candlelight venues so far, music fans will be able to experience the beautiful sounds of iconic movie soundtracks played by incredibly talented musicians, all the while immersed in a stunning, candlelit environment at the Grand Central Hall. From Louis Armstrong to Ella Fitzgerald, there’s a fantastic programme in tribute to these artists– as well as a fully stocked bar to enjoy throughout the event. Get tickets here.
4. Enjoy a rooftop tipple next time the sun’s out
Next time the sun is shining, take advantage of Liverpool’s rooftops – that just so happens to be peppered with bars and restaurants with jaw-dropping views. One rooftop bar, Tempest on Tithebarn, is now open and bringing inspo from New York’s meatpacking district eateries. The 10-storey high building on Tithebarn Street will have a heavy focus on brunches, lunches, cocktails and craft beer (we can’t complain about that).
The Sausage and Cider Festival is billed as “the UK’s biggest food, drink, and music festival” and will come to Southport’s Victoria Park on June 25. Taste a range of different sausages as well as sample refreshing craft ciders, alongside live music from the best bands in the country. Start your summer off with a bang-er and grab your tickets here.
It’s brunch time! Grab our kid and hear your favourite Oasis tunes, whilst sipping on bottomless cocktails. Hosted by The Brunch Club at Revolución de Cuba, they Definitely (not just Maybe) know how to put on a show. Expect to hear unforgettable tracks like Wonderwall, Don’t Look Back In Anger and Live Forever. Plus, British Rock dress up is encouraged! Find your tickets here.
7. Get some sea air and stay overnight at a beach retreat
With staycations planned for most of this summer, why not head to the coast for the day or stay overnight at a gorgeous beach hotel? From quaint, quiet retreats, to luxury seafront destinations, check out our guide to the most beautiful beach retreats to try this summer.
Fancy watching a film in a unique space as opposed to your sofa? Well, this month the Museum of Rock and Pop is playing host to four film screenings every Thursday night and will feature some 80s classics, including Ghostbusters, Footloose, Desperately Seeking Susan and Back to the Future. Join in for the 80s film season to coincide with the Frankie Say 1984! Exhibition at the British Music Experience and get a dose of nostalgia while you’re at it. Book your tickets here.
9. Escape to one of these woodland getaways in the North West
Staycation on the cards this summer? Take a break from city life in style while completely immersed in the gorgeous British countryside. From completely transformed shipping containers to stunning cabins with 360 views of undisturbed woodland, check out Secret Liverpool’s guide to the most magical woodland getaways in the North West.
Celebrating some of the greatest songs by the iconic women of soul, Ray Charles and Nat King Cole, this month’s Candlelight Tribute events will see a highly talented jazz ensemble honour the beloved blues musicians, under the roof of the Paintworks event space. The venue will be completely bathed in candlelight, providing an unbeatable atmosphere that’ll have you feeling on Cloud 9. Expect to hear music from the 1950s combined with blues, jazz, rhythm and blues, and gospel styles, plus more of the musicians’ greatest hits which you may struggle to resist swaying in your seat to. Tickets are on sale now here.
11. Head to the Peace Doves art installation
One major art project that has arrived to the city is Peace Doves, a mass participation art installation, created by renowned sculptor and artist Peter Walker. The art installation will feature over 15,000 paper doves suspended from the ceiling of Liverpool Cathedral and will run for over three months. As well as Peace Doves, visitors to the cathedral will also be able to view the return of the popular Angel Wings moving light projection, created by Luxmuralis.
12. Get your skates on for this new roller disco
Invisible Wind Factory’s iconic venue on Regent Road has been transformed into a unique roller-skating experience this summer, with skaters of all abilities welcome, from beginners to advanced, across a range of classes. The first season’s theme is an interplanetary disco with mirrored geometry, laser grids and a giant floating spaceship, creating an other-worldly adventure.
13. Indulge in a peanut butter and bacon jam burger
Fat Hippo have opened their Bold Street branch and they’ll be bringing their renowned beef burger, PB and Double J, that features two beef patties, American cheese, chunky peanut butter, bacon jam and smoked chilli jello, to the Liverpool restaurant’s menu. And if you’re feeling ultra hungry, they even serve a four-patty beef burger! Find out more here.
Fever’s dazzling array of candlelight concerts are taking Bristol by storm, and with huge range of musical styles and incredible venues on offer, there’s something for every music lover. This June, a string quartet will be performing Vivaldi’s well-known Four Seasons at the stunning Grand Central Hall. Candlelight, music and a beautiful setting- what more could you want? Grab your tickets here.
15. Soak up the sun
While June typically marks the beginning of summer, we haven’t exactly seen many steps towards it yet. But don’t fret, because a heatwave is reportedly heading our way – with over two weeks of glorious sunshine predicted right here in Liverpool. Goodbye rain, hello summer. Why not head to The Botanical Garden for a G&T in their garden? And on Tuesdays, you can get a free gin if you walk over 10,000 steps. Find out more here.