With centuries of rich maritime history, vibrant nightlife, striking architecture, and diverse galleries and museums, Liverpool is much more than just the home of the Beatles. Here are a few ways to explore Liverpool and the north using London as a base.
Day trips to Liverpool from London allow you to take in sights such as the Albert Dock, the Cunard Building, the Liver Building, and the Port of Liverpool Building—widely considered among the city’s top attractions. Stroll along the waterfront and the historic piers to admire sweeping views over the Mersey River, and don’t miss the city’s rich music history. Liverpool gave rise to the Merseybeat sound in the 1960s, shining a spotlight on famous groups including the Beatles, Gerry and the Pacemakers, and the Searchers—all of whom achieved international success. Take a magical mystery tour of Liverpool and visit pilgrimage sites such as the Cavern Club, Penny Lane, and the childhood homes of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and explore the Beatles’ story along with the roots of Liverpool’s rock ‘n’ roll scene.
If you’re keen to delve deeper into the north of England, multi-day tours cover both Liverpool and Manchester. Take a walking tour of the city made famous by the Beatles to gain insight into the music of the Fab Four, and visit places of interest like Liverpool Cathedral and the Merseyside Maritime Museum. Continue on to Manchester to see Old Trafford—home of the famed Manchester United Football Club—and more.
Things to Know
Liverpool lies 221 miles (355 kilometers) northwest of London, about a 5-hour drive or 2.5-hour train ride from London’s Euston Station
Manchester is located 208 miles (334 kilometers) north of the capital, which takes approximately 4.5 hours by road or two hours by train from Euston
Multi-day tours to Liverpool and Manchester typically include round-trip bus or train travel, but not always accommodation or meals