Mar 23, 2018

A surprise trip for everyone actually!


Liverpool is probably one of the most underrated places to visit in the UK.

Find out why you should visit the city of culture, history, music and football.

Liverpool is a city which offers everything for everyone. Modernist and historical buildings, well blended together, attractions and sites, tons of things to do, great shops and restaurants. In short it’s Boss Tha. Let’s go!



Obviously, the Beatles. If you are a Beatles fan, then you have probably already visited the birthplace of the Fab Four and know that the city is still full of music. Book yourself on an easy walking tour and visit Penny Lane, the famous Cavern Club, Strawberry Fields, and the Radio City Tower. Doing so you get a really good feel and overview of the city too. Revisit at night to experience the lively atmosphere first hand.

Your night out in Liverpool is going to be memorable, trust us. You can feel the energy and buzz of this place. Countless bars, pubs and clubs line up in the city centre around Matthew Street and Sleet Street. Visit one of the many smaller venues offering live music and gigs.

But there is much more to it. You’ll be surprised…

Museums & Galleries


Liverpool has the largest collection of galleries and museums outside London and most of them are free to enter. Visit the converted Albert Dock, where you will find the Merseyside Maritime Museum telling you all about Liverpool’s seafaring past.

Head to the quirky modern art Liverpool Tate Gallery, one of finest modern art institutions of the North. And lose yourself amongst the many shops and restaurants. Wander around and enjoy the maritime atmosphere of this beautiful attraction.

Where to go next in Liverpool? Head towards the Walker Art Gallery, the national gallery of the North on historic Browning Street to see some old masterpieces from the likes of Degas and Rembrandt.

Other notable museum making Liverpool a Boss Tha place for culture lovers are the International Slavery Museum, the Museum of Liverpool and the World Museum.

Cross the Mersey


Being a former naval and maritime super hub, you must take at least one boat ride and the most popular is the ferry across the Mersey one. Sum along the old Gerry & The Pacemakers tune while enjoying the view of the riverfront architecture. Sail past the unofficial landmark, the Royal Liver Building. See the two liver birds? Local legend says that the one in front is female and facing outward so she can watch over the sailors leaving Liverpool for every place in the world. The one in back is male and facing inland so he can see if the pubs are open!

Eat Out, Shop, Sleep


Liverpool boasts a fine choice of restaurants and can culinary compete with any international capital. From street food to fine dining chefs from all over the world showcase their food. Scattered all over the very walkable city centre, you can literally eat your way around the world. But if you want to tuck the local dish, try some Scouse. A hearty lamb stew where the locals and the area got their name from. After a long walk around the city of Liverpool, it’s a Boss Tha dish to revitalise your body and soul. Talk to us if you would like us to tailor your food experience and book restaurant tables.

After so much food you need to walk off some calories. And there’s no better way doing so than going shopping. Liverpool hosts all international chain stores but also boats an huge array of independent shops. Especially vintage shoppers find their heaven around Bold Street. Quirky cool designer stores, record shops and retro fashion shops make your heart jump with joy!

Then head back to your hotel or apartment for a rest. We recommend staying in the city centre where you have a wide choice of international chains, lovely boutique hotels or great apartments. Let us book your accommodation for you saving you time and hassle.

Crosby Beach


Another highlight is only short taxi ride away, Crosby beach. We recommend taking a taxi rather than busses. They are very cheap. Also you are bound to get a deep impression of the local Scouse accent from a conversation with the usual chatty driver.

At Crosby beach, you will find the spectacular art installation Another place by Antony Gormley. 100 cast-iron, life-size figures spread out along three kilometres of the foreshore. They stretch almost one kilometre out to sea. It is a fabulous site to visit and a perfect place for a beach walk.

Relax afterwards in the beautiful preserved pub, the Volunteer Canteen. The friendly locals who like most Liverpudlians appreciate the fact that you are visiting “their” city. That ‘s why they’ll give you a warm feeling of being welcomed. And let’s face it, you can have as many attractions as you like, but in the end, it is the local people that make a place memorable.

Beer and Football


Sooner or later conversations in the pubs will be about football. Liverpool is a football crazy city. And if you get the chance to see a match at Goodison Park, the home of Everton FC or the legendary Anfield Road, the home of Liverpool FC, take it! Otherwise a stadium tour especially at Anfield is a great experience. Located almost next to each other Liverpool FC and Everton FC divide the city in two halves. Witty banter between the fans of “Blue noses” and the “Koppites” will soon drag you in and make you choose side. Having done so and taken your first steps in “Scouse for beginners” you will leave with “Liverpool – It’s boss tha” impression!

So now that you know where to go in Liverpool – don’t keep it to yourself.


For more info contact us: info@ato-tours.com

Also, for further reading, check our Where To Go blog post on the Best City Breaks in the North West.

See you in Liverpool!