We at Liverpool-Noise recently gave you an insight into Liverpool Football Club’s opening tours of their fantastic Melwood training ground, where we were given an excellent tour, and left very impressed with the state-of-the-art facilities on offer for LFC players.
However, Liverpool were not done there. In another prime example of their pride in the city of Liverpool, and their close relationship with the fans, Liverpool FC have recently introduced the launch of their Open Top Tour Bus to Anfield. Starting at the city’s illustrious Albert Dock, the Tour Bus will take you on a fantastic journey around the city, on the way to Anfield.
The Open Top Bus Tour includes a whole host of new landmarks, outside of the City Centre, that are not part of the regular bus tours. You will be accompanied by an knowledgeable tour guide on the bus, who will point out all the interesting landmarks on the tour, and give you a unique, in-depth history of them. You do not have to be a tourist to go on this tour, as even truest Scousers may learn a thing or two on the way! On your way to Anfield, the bus will stop at Everton Hills, where you are treated to one of the most breath-taking, panoramic views of the city, where you’ll have the opportunity to photograph the view.
After weaving your way through the historical monuments and landmarks of the tour, you will arrive at the home of Liverpool Football Club itself – Anfield. Here, you will have the opportunity to be taken on the stadium tour, exploring the ground’s spectacular sights and backroom facilities, take in the Club’s new interactive museum, the Official Story of LFC, as well as shop in the LFC store located at Anfield, and choose from a massive selection of LFC products as a memento from the day. The fun doesn’t stop there, as the tour also gives all passengers a 10% discount off all food in Anfield’s very own Boot Room Sports Café, which offers a wide variety of fantastic meals.
As well as this, there is also an offer for 2-for-1 cocktails. What more could you need? Liverpool FC’s Commercial Tourism Manager, Tom Cassidy, said of the launch: “LFC has over 580 million followers across the world, so when we have visiting fans come to the city, we want to be able to offer them first-class facilities and services.”
Ann Meek, Director of Maghull Coaches, the partner of the LFC Open Top Tour Bus, said: “As an already established business in this industry, we’ve worked with LFC to create not only a transport connection between the city and Anfield, but a quality experience in its’ own right.”
Whilst at Anfield, we were able to talk to former Liverpool player, John Aldridge, a special guest for the launch of the tour.
“I think Anfield itself is a huge attraction for people on the tour,” said John, “As well as finding out stuff about the city that you didn’t know before.”
“When I was playing, football was football. Nowadays it’s also about branding, and it’s very important to keep up, both for the city, and the Club itself.”
When we asked John if he thought the tour would create even more Liverpool fans, he said:
“For someone impartial, I think down the road people will learn and see the attraction of Liverpool Football Club.”
You can purchase all of this for just £5, and can be purchased in advance at www.liverpoolfc.com/tours, or else can be purchased on the day you wish to go at the bus, which runs every hour, or at any tourist outlets around Liverpool City Centre.