Are you out of ideas when it comes to deciding on new ways to discover Liverpool? You might be looking for things to do in the rain, or a helpful guide to finding the best sushi in the city. Well, fret not, we have compiled a list of some of the best things to do, some free from surprises and some more adventurous.
1. Discover some of the city’s best wine bars
See which wine gives you the best fruity notes or perfectly dry finish at some of Liverpool’s popular wine hideaways, from BoBo’s Iberian wine bar and café to an elegant aperitif with some mates at The Art School Cellars. Whether you feel like a midweek pick-me-up or are looking for a nice place to have pre-drinks before a fabulous dinner in the city, visiting a wine bar is always a charming plan.
Are you a music fan? Well, aren’t we all? If you have yet to experience a Candlelight concert or have been waiting for the next opportunity to attend another one, add Candlelight to your list of things to do this season in Liverpool. Find your seat at a stunning venue and listen to renditions of music by the likes of Taylor Swift, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, and more.
3. Go all out with bottomless brunch
It could be an entertaining drag-themed bottomless brunch or a brunch with a Middle-Eastern street food vibe. Regardless of the kind of 11 am to 3 pm fix you’re in search of, with your friends or family perhaps, Liverpool is home to some pretty spectacular boozy, traditional, and different bottomless brunches.
4. Get creative and paint in the dark
Look no further than this retro workshop for the ideal after-work event or weekend plan. Over the coming months, Paint in the Dark invites you to unleash your inner artist and produce your next masterpiece using a mix of classic and fluorescent paints. Combined with a great playlist and a bevvy in hand, this neon-lit session is definitely one of the best things to do.
5. Check out the latest opening at the theatre
Check out what’s on at the 470-seat timber-framed Shakespeare North Playhouse, the Everyman Theatre, or at the playhouse that’s closest to your heart for a memorable evening out featuring drama and a bit of harmless escapism. What’s more, you can always make the most of it and book a table at an excellent seafood restaurant or Spanish sensation.
6. Treat your sweet tooth to something divine
Sometimes an afternoon or day, let’s be more realistic, of indulgence is just what the doctor ordered. Whether this takes the form of looking for the creamiest cheesecake, dipping fried churros in chocolate, or ordering the ‘chocoholic’ waffles at Kaspa’s, you can’t go too far wrong if you follow your cravings.
7. Satisfy your savoury side
And if your loyalty lies more with the savoury side of things, Liverpool has plenty of salty, spicy, and satisfying dishes for you to try. Devour some of the best chicken wings, pop that impossible to grab jalapeño on a plate of nachos, or slurp up every last flavourful noodle.
8. Sip on a quality brew
Find a new place to enjoy a rare brew in the city. The Ship & Mitre is not only one of Liverpool’s oldest pubs but it also offers an array of ales, larger, and beers. And if you want some ‘dirty fries’ and a smash burger alongside that quality stout, head to Love Lane Brewery, Bar and Kitchen. Aside from these gems, there are many more spots just waiting to be discovered.
9. Charm your inner bookworm
Even if you don’t buy a book, is there anything better than just wandering into a quaint bookstore and browsing the shelves? Remind yourself of some of the love stories that made you cry or horror books that gave you a good scare. Kernaghan Books and Reid of Liverpool are worth a visit, and if you want to catch up on the comics, head to Baltic Bookstore. Afterward, you can take your purchase and sit in a coffee shop and try to resist the urge to people-watch!
10. Visit Liverpool’s museums and photography galleries
There’s nothing like spending an afternoon strolling through some of Liverpool’s fantastic museums and galleries. From a free exhibition at the Tate Gallery to checking out a new project at Open Eye Gallery, the options are almost limitless when it comes to exercising your inner culture vulture.