How To Spend 1 Day In Liverpool: The Ultimate Guide

Liverpool is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK. Known for its rich history and vibrant cultural scene, here we’ll guide you through how to spend 1 day in Liverpool.
The Royal Albert Dock in Liverpool. Photo: Pxhere

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Liverpool is a city steeped in history. With its maritime roots as one of the world’s most influential ports, Liverpool served as the gateway to the world for centuries. Over time the city has reinvented itself as a major tourist destination and has developed a thriving arts and culture scene. 

Let us show you how to spend 1 day in Liverpool so you can take in all the famous attractions, view some stunning architecture and taste the most incredible food.

Liverpool waterfront from inside the Museum of Liverpool. Photo Clare Deane

Moose Coffee

Moose Coffee Liverpool
Moose Coffee pancakes with bacon & maple syrup. Photo: Moose Coffee

Start your day off right by heading over to Moose Coffee for an authentic American or Canadian breakfast. Their pancakes are the best and will fuel you for the action-packed day ahead.

The Royal Albert Dock

From Moose Coffee it’s just a ten-minute walk down to The Royal Albert Dock. The dock has been transformed from a neglected industrial site into a world-class tourist attraction. It’s home to The Beatles Story, Tate Liverpool, and The Maritime Museum. Take your pick of which to visit or squeeze in all three. As well as being packed with culture, there are plenty of fantastic restaurants, cafés, and shops here.

Ferry Across The Mersey

Ferry Across The Mersey. Photo: Neil Turner | Flickr

Made famous by Gerry & The Peacemakers, we recommend taking the ‘Ferry Across The Mersey’. Jumping on the ferry will give you unrivaled views of the Liverpool waterfront. It’s the perfect opportunity to take some photos of the famous Liver building and the many architectural triumphs of the city. Tickets and pricing can be found here.

Duke Street Market

Now, we have no doubt that all that sea air will have given you an appetite for lunch. Head across to the Duke Street Market where you’ll find an array of top-quality food vendors, from seafood, Mexican, Italian and more. There’s something to suit everyone’s taste buds at this stunningly renovated 100-year-old warehouse.

Liverpool’s Cathedrals

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. Photo: Photo by JJ Ying | Unsplash

After lunch take a walk up to Hope Street, home to Liverpool’s two famous cathedrals which sit at each end of the street. The Grade I listed Anglican Cathedral is a jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring building. The Metropolitan Cathedral also has some stunning architecture, with a more modern edge. Both cathedrals are free entry.

The Baltic Triangle

‘The Liverpool Wings’ mural. Photo Clare Deane

Next up is the popular Baltic Triangle. This area of the city has undergone a huge transformation over the last decade, with some of the best bars and eateries located here. Take a trip to Love Lane Brewery and Cains Brewery to sample a taste of the finest beers brewed in Liverpool.

Additionally, you’ll discover plenty of street art, including the perfect selfie spot ‘The Liverpool Wings’. Liverpool football fans will also appreciate the huge Jurgen Klopp mural.

The Cavern Club

No trip to Liverpool is complete without visiting The Cavern Club. This iconic music venue was the birthplace of The Beatles. The Cavern Club is open all week, with live music and plenty of Beatles tributes too.

Bold Street

Bold Street in the sun! Photo: Bold Street

Finally, to end your day in Liverpool a trip to Bold Street is in order. This bohemian street is home to tons of amazing independent restaurants, cafés and shops. For an evening meal you’ll find pretty much every cuisine you can think of. You’re truly spoilt for choice. 


There’s so much to see and do in Liverpool that you could spend days or weeks exploring it all. But, with our guide, you can spend 1 day in Liverpool taking in all the best sites and really experience this amazing city.


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