Are you planning on visiting Liverpool in the near future? Or maybe you’re a long-time resident looking to get a bit more out of home? Liverpool has a range of fantastic attractions and historical locations, but it can be quite difficult squeezing so many activities into one day. With the City Explorer tour bus, you can hop on and hop off at the best sightseeing spots throughout the city. There’s even an onboard tour guide to enhance your experience that bit further!
From the famous Liverpool waterfront to the ever-growing Cains Brewery Village, here are some of the best stops on the City Explorer tour bus…
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
The City Explorer bus begins its journey at one of Liverpool’s most famous locations. The Royal Albert Dock Liverpool is based on the picturesque waterfront and combines just about everything you could possibly want from a city visit. Take a brisk walk around the dock and admire the architecture or attend one of the regular events that take place here. You have plenty of choice when it comes to food and drink. Gusto is a delightful restaurant for Italian cuisine while The Smugglers Cove offers a themed experience like no other. For a livelier atmosphere, you’ll want to check out Revolucion de Cuba! There’s plenty of smaller cafes worth visiting to get the energy you need for the rest of the day. Mark your visit with a souvenir from one of the independent shops.
Liverpool One is arguably the biggest representation of how the city has significantly grown within the past decade and there’s no signs of it slowing down. This leisure complex is perhaps the best place in the city for dining, shopping and entertainment. The Terrace is where to go for grabbing delicious grub from popular restaurants like Nandos, Pizza Express and Gourmet Burger Kitchen. For those with a sweet tooth, you won’t have to walk far to treat yourself at Krispy Kreme or Millie’s Cookies! Whether you’re looking for new clothes, electronic items or toys for the kids, Liverpool One is home to some of the very best brands in the shopping world. When you’re ready for a break, head to Chavasse Park or catch a film at the ODEON.
The Cavern Quarter
Liverpool has a rich heritage when it comes to music and there’s no doubting the fact that the Cavern Quarter is the best place in the city for music fanatics. Of course, we must talk about the world-famous Cavern Club and the importance it has played in the history of The Beatles. This is a must-see venue for any hardcore fan and is still going strong with live performances and a lively atmosphere. There are a range of other bars in this area as well as the Beatles-inspired Hard Days Night Hotel.
The city is home to two incredible cathedrals, both of which are prominent figures in Liverpool’s skyline. Whether you consider yourself a religious person or not, the cathedrals are worth checking out for their magnificent architecture alone. The Metropolitan Cathedral is the more modern of the two and has been nicknamed by locals as ‘Paddy’s Wigwam’ due to its unique design. The Anglican Cathedral is the largest of its kind in the UK and visitors can book a Tower Experience Tour to catch incredible panoramic views throughout the city.
Cains Brewery Village
The Cains Brewery Village is situated on the outskirts of the Baltic Triangle, an area of Liverpool which is amid a significant regeneration process. The village itself is described as a creative hub for independent thinkers and innovators to generate new ideas. If you have an idea for a project, there are several spaces available for you to use. The Baltic Market Food Market is based here, offering tasty snacks from local businesses such as Free State Kitchen, Homebaked Anfield and Little Furnace. Fancy a refreshing beverage? You won’t have trouble finding a bar! Your options include Alhambra, Brewery Tap and the themed Peaky Blinders bar.
Everton Park & Anfield Stadium
While we have covered some of the best stops on the City Explorer route, you may fancy venturing further from the city centre for something a little bit different. If so, give some consideration for the LFC City Explorer tour bus. This bus travels past Everton Park which is widely regarded as one of the best places to view the city from afar. The bus takes you right to Anfield Stadium where you can tour Liverpool FC’s famous ground, visit the Boot Room Sports Café and browse the flagship superstore. Everton fans need not worry as the ground is just a 20-minute walk away from Goodison Park!