map
Map &
Directions
access_time
Hours
mode_edit
Been here?
Rate it
chevron_left
 
chevron_right

Top Tours

 
Liverpool Do The Double: River Cruise and Open Top City Sightseeing Bus Tour Combination Ticket
"Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to sailing to redeem your ticket as the ferry departs on the hour between 10am – 4pm.On board this 50-minute river cruise visitors will discover the well-loved legacy of Liverpool and the river Mersey with its musical and maritime history. From The Beatles performing on the Riverboat Shuffle cruises in the early 1960s to tales of smuggling this ferry carries a cargo of memories. Just sit back and enjoy the fascinating commentary wonder at the wildlife and absorb the heritage.Departing hourly the 50-minute river experience sails from Liverpool Pier Head calling at Seacombe and Woodside
From GBP16.00
 
"Liverpool Experience including River Cruise
Liverpool Experience"Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to sailing to redeem your ticket as the ferry departs on the hour between 10am – 4pm.On board this 50-minute river cruise visitors will discover the well-loved legacy of Liverpool and the river Mersey with its musical and maritime history. From The Beatles performing on the Riverboat Shuffle cruises in the early 1960s to tales of smuggling this ferry carries a cargo of memories. Just sit back and enjoy the fascinating commentary wonder at the wildlife and absorb the heritage.Departing hourly the 50-minute river experience sails from Liverpool Pier Head
From GBP21.00
 
Mersey River Explorer Cruise from Liverpool
"Whether you’re looking for a relaxing way to see Liverpool or you want a full day of family-friendly attractions the Mersey River Explorer Cruise with optional upgrades is your ticket to Liverpool fun. The standard Mersey River Explorer Cruise lasts a leisurely 50-minutes with scheduled stops at Seacombe and Birkenhead Woodside ports. Enjoy the cruise as a hop-on hop-off tour to see what interests you most - simply hop off when you want and re-board the boat when you're ready to continue to the next stop.While taking in views of Liverpool's riverside architecture and wildlife you can listen to entertaining audio commentary about the River Mersey's fascinating maritime history. Hear tales of smuggling music and war - three diverse influences that have touched this friendly city over the years and given it a unique charm.Make a full day of it by upgrading your hop-on hop-off cruise to include tickets to the Spaceport attraction at Seacombe. Thi interactive exhibits and audio-visual experiences. Highlights include a ""Wallace and Gromit in Space"" feature - a themed display that showcases the popular main characters from the British animated short films. Alternatively
From GBP9.00

Philharmonic Tips (4)

Philharmonic Hall

The current hall was completed in 1939, designed by Herbert J Rowse. It was built on the site of the previous hall, providing the city with some of the best acoustics and facilities in Europe. The hall is owned by Liverpool City Council, leased to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society.

The original hall opened on August 27, 1849, financed by the Liverpool Philharmonic Society. It was designed by John Cunningham. Acoustically the building was considered perfect by everyone in the region and Thomas Beecham considered it to be the best in Europe. A loose spark in the organ loft started a fire which destroyed the building, on July 5, 1933.

After a major capital refurbishment in the early 1990s, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society experienced major financial challenges associated with maintaining a regional symphony orchestra. The appointment of Michael Elliott as Chief Executive in 2001, and of Simon Glinn as Executive Director of Liverpool Philharmonic Hall & Events in 2003 has significantly altered the hall's operation to offer a diverse programme of high quality music of many genres that has made it one of the key regional venues. The venue has been rebranded as "Liverpool Philharmonic Hall" and it now plays a key role in a number of Liverpool's major cultural festivals, including the Liverpool Irish Festival, Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival, and Hope Street Feast.

darkjedi's Profile Photo
darkjedi
Apr 27, 2008

The Philharmonic

Not only a pub but a piece of art, The Philharmonic (or The Phil as it is generally called) is known to be Britain's most ornate pub. In the incredibly stylish atmosphere of a 19th century gentleman's club you can enjoy your pint of beer or cider sitting in convenient armchairs next to the fire place taking a look at the ceiling which is held by stucco figures. The Phil was built from 1898-1900 and you immediately recognize that not much has changed since then.
One thing that must not be missed is the gents' toilet: It is listed because of its marble utilities. While usually only open to men, there is an informal policy in the pub that women accompanied by a man may take a look at the splendor of the men's toilet.

PS: Here you can get a 360° view on the interior of the pub.

King_Golo's Profile Photo
King_Golo
Mar 14, 2008

The Philharmonic Dining Rooms

A grand name for a grand pub. The Philharmonic (as it's known for short) still retains its exuberent victorian interior in a series of cosy rooms set around a circular bar. Even the men's loos are extravagant and women can pay a visit too, if they ask permission first.
(see nightlife tips for more pics)

steventilly's Profile Photo
steventilly
May 15, 2003

THE PHILHARMONIC HOTEL & PUB

I normally put pubs into nightlife tips but this is an exception. This pub is so beautiful, it is a "Must See Activity". The interieur design is fantastic: great ceilings, decorated walls, little rooms with a fireplace, mosaic floors etc etc.

The men's toilets were voted England's best toilets. Make sure to check them out. Yes, ladies, you as well! Ask the barman and check whether there's nobody in there and you can have a look as well!

sabsi
May 06, 2003
 
 
Sponsored Listings

Hotels Near Liverpool

Hotels
Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L3 9BD, United Kingdom
Show Prices
Hotels
107 Old Hall St, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 9BD, United Kingdom
Show Prices
Hotels
Plot 5, William Jessop Way, Liverpool, Merseyside, L31QW, United Kingdom
Show Prices
Hotels
8 Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L3 9PB, United Kingdom
Show Prices
Hotels
58-68 Regent Road, Bootle, Liverpool, Merseyside, L20 8DB, United Kingdom
Show Prices
Hotels
Chapel Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 9RE, United Kingdom
Show Prices

Top 5 Liverpool Writers

sandysmith's Profile Photo

sandysmith

"Liverpool - European Capital of Culture 2008"
View Member
SapineKuu's Profile Photo

SapineKuu

"ACROSS THE UNIVERSE"
View Member
Bigs's Profile Photo

Bigs

"Liverpool"
View Member
stevezero's Profile Photo

stevezero

"More Than The Beatles...."
View Member

sabsi

"Liverpool - a dream come true!"
View Member
 
 

Things to Do Near Liverpool

Things to Do

Ferry Cross the Mersey

Some people may know the song "Ferry Cross the Mersey" sung by Gerry & the Pacemakers, turns out there is still a ferry cross the Mersey, used as both a tourist attraction and by commuters. Since we...
View More
Things to Do

Central Library

Largest Liverpool Library housed in a listed (Grade 2) building which opened in 1860 as the William Brown Library and Museum Building. The building was extended with the Picton Reading Room (1879),...
View More
Things to Do

Chinatown

I can't say too much about the restaurants on offer in Liverpool's Chinatown having not eaten at any of them. It's still worth visiting (as I did) to see the wonderful arch known as the Chinatown...
View More
Things to Do

Albert Dock

When it was opened in 1846, Albert Dock was the 1st of it's kind, the 1st enclosed, non-combustible dock warehouse system in the world, and the 1st structure in the UK to be built entirely of cast...
View More
Things to Do

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo is a Zoo park/ Zoological garden centre which was originally opened in 1931. I have been to a few different Zoos in England and Chester Zoo is by far my favourite. It is home to many...
View More
Things to Do

Chester Cathedral

My visit to the new falconry garden at chester cathedral was so amazing that it's prompted me to join virtual tourist!! What a little gem it is after the hustle and bustle of shopping in the city....
View More

Getting to Liverpool

Address

We don't yet have an address for this Things to Do. Help us improve our info!

Hours

We don't yet have hours for this Things to Do. Help us improve our info!

Map