One of the best aspects of Everton football is the club’s global fan base. Fans from near and far love gathering at Goodison Park on match day, both for the sport and the carnival atmosphere. We wouldn’t want it any other way.
So, what should our non-Liverpudlian friends do besides expressing Everton fanaticism when visiting our city? These five can’t-miss destinations are perfect stops on the itinerary of any Everton fan who finds him or herself with spare time in Liverpool.
St George’s Hall
St George’s Hall is one of the most renowned buildings in Liverpool. An ideal example of Greco Roman design, the hall was built in 1854. It was a smash from the beginning with Queen Victoria once declaring the edifice deserving of old Athens. St George’s Hall is now a Grade 1-listed building by Historic England as a site of exceptional interest.
At 52 m long by 23 m wide with 25 m tunnel vaulted ceilings, St George’s Hall is thought to be the largest of its kind in Europe, and visitors are blown away the artful craftsmanship within. The ceiling bears figures that depict the qualities of Victorian Liverpool: art, fortitude, justice and science while beautiful archways swoop above the breath-taking mosaic floor constructed from 30,000 tiles.
Located on Lime Street, St George’s Hall is in the heart of Liverpool.
A subsidiary of the famous Tate gallery in London, Tate Liverpool boasts a renowned collection of classical and contemporary art. This facility is widely regarded as the best art gallery in Northern England, making it a must-see stop when in Liverpool. It’s also the fitting home to the national collection of modern art in the north.
Tate Liverpool hosts several distinguished exhibits throughout the year by artists from around the world. Recent exhibits included works from masters like Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Rene Magritte, and Gustav Klimt. The permanent collection itself is large enough to warrant return visits.
Located on the Albert Dock, Tate Liverpool is a short walk from the city centre.
The Beatles Story & The Cavern Club
The Beatles are without question Liverpool’s greatest cultural export to the world. Even if you’re the least bit a music fan, you owe it to yourself to see Beatles-related sites when visiting Liverpool.
Consider this entry into Liverpool’s top attractions a twofer, as The Beatles Story and The Cavern Club are two iconic destinations you’ll want to see.
The Beatles Story is the world’s largest exhibition dedicated to all things Beatles. This museum traces the formation of the band, their rise to world domination and the subsequent solo careers of the Fab Four.
An audio guide narrated by John Lennon’s half-sister Julia directs visitors through The Beatles Story. Memorabilia on display include Lennon’s iconic round glasses, George Harrison’s first guitar and a replica of the Cavern Club.
The Beatles Story is on Gower Street at Albert Dock.
But don’t settle for a Cavern Club replica when you can see the real thing! Although 58 years have passed since the Beatles first graced the stage here, this sunk-in-the-ground hot spot remains one of the city’s top music venues. Located at 10 Mathew Street, the Cavern Club offers two stages filled with live music daily. The main stage is underground beneath stone arches — looking similar today to how it did during the Beatles’ time here.
A small souvenir shop on-site offers irresistible Cavern merchandise. Pick up a shirt to remind friends and family back home that you visited the official birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll.
Grosvenor Casino Liverpool
Rated the top casino in Manchester by TripAdvisor, Grosvenor Casino Liverpool is a lively destination for the entertainment-minded crowd. This diverse leisure destination offers a comprehensive gaming experience packed with slots and table game favourites. Casinos can be a bit overwhelming for the uninitiated, so learn some basics like slot machine denominations and blackjack rule variations before going.
Casino games aren’t the only amusement happening here. There’s also an on-site restaurant and bar, along with a live events stage. The facility also offers visitors a stunning view overlooking the River Mersey.
Grosvenor Casino Liverpool is on the Queen’s Dock.
For those looking further afield when it’s time for outdoor recreation and basking in nature, look no further than Heaton Park. It’s a massive 600-acre outdoor sprawl that’s not only the largest such space in Greater Manchester but one of the largest municipal parks in Europe. For golfers, there is an 18-hole course, driving range and mini-putt facility while tennis players can enjoy a variety of available outdoor courts.
Visitors can explore a boating lake, woodlands, observatory, animal farm, ornamental gardens and adventure playground. There’s also an on-premise tramway and museum.
Heaton Park is about 7 kilometres north of the Manchester city centre off A576.
We welcome you, dear traveling Everton fans, to Liverpool, home of the Fab Four and so much else. Come to watch Everton beat their opponent and stay for our hubs of culture, leisure and history. We think you’ll like it here.
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