Tours and tourist attractions

Tours and tourist attractions

Liverpool – a city of culture and heritage with people at its heart

Liverpool is one of the most vibrant cities in the UK. Famed for its culture and heritage, the city was European Capital of Culture in 2008 and has the UK’s largest collection of museums and galleries outside London. Liverpool Cathedral (shown above) is the largest cathedral in the UK. 

In 2004, UNESCO granted World Heritage Site status to Liverpool’s unique and historic waterfront, reflecting the city’s significance as a major maritime port at the time of Britain’s greatest global influence. 

Academically, Liverpool is renowned as a centre of scientific and medical research. Founded in 1898, the world famous Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine is the world’s oldest school in this field, with a stellar reputation for scientific breakthroughs and educational excellence.

The Arena and Convention Centre (ACC) Liverpool is a major events and conference venue located in the former Kings Dock on the city’s historic waterfront. The site opened in 2008 and comprises the BT Convention Centre and the Echo Arena. It was voted the best UK conference centre in 2016 at the m&t industry awards.

Walking Tours

25 October: Join our Blue Badge Guide for an introduction to Liverpool’s stunning Waterfront.

As one of Liverpool’s UNESCO Heritage Sites, the historic Waterfront is populated by beautiful architecture, public art, cultural venues and attractions, including: The Three Graces at Pier Head, the Leeds-Liverpool canal link, the new Museum of Liverpool, Tate Liverpool, the Maritime Museum, The Albert Dock and the famous River Mersey. The Guide will meet you at 3.30pm in Reception of Jurys Inn Hotel (opposite the conference venue). Tours are in English, and will take place in all weathers so please come prepared.

Limited offer, subject to availability on a first come, first served-basis. Tours by Liverpool Destination Services and Cultural Destinations Liverpool, a three year initiative supported by Arts Council England and Visit England.

Book places on the tour here

VISIT LIVERPOOL: Sightseeing and tours for conference delegates

VISIT LIVERPOOL will regularly update this micro-site describing tour opportunities and discounts at places to visit during your free time in Liverpool.  

Additional links of interest

Museum of Liverpool:

The Beatles Story:

Tate Liverpool:

Liverpool Cathedral:

Albert Dock:

Local transportation options

Liverpool offers a variety of transportation options, including buses, taxis, trains and undergrounds, ferries, and bicycles and cars for hire. 

For details: