Liverpool! It’s all Fab Four this, and Cavern Club that. Don’t get me wrong, I love a bit of Hey Jude as much as the next person, but this city has so much more to offer than just Beatlemania.  This time around, I’m ditching the tourist trail and taking you on a whirlwind tour of some of the best things to do in Liverpool.

The Royal Philharmonic Hall

Okay, so this one might not be super hidden, but it deserves a shout out. This architectural beauty, with its dome that practically brushes the clouds, is home to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the best in the UK. They have jazz nights, film screenings, even the occasional comedy night. Imagine yourself getting swept away by a world-class orchestra one minute, and then transported to another world by a classic film on the big screen the next – all within this stunning historic building.

Sefton Park

Need a break from the city buzz? Sefton Park is your haven. This sprawling Victorian oasis is 230 acres of pure green goodness. Picture peaceful gardens, a tranquil lake perfect for a leisurely boat ride and enough space for the kids to run wild. There are even hidden gems within the park, like the Sefton Park Palm House, a Victorian greenhouse overflowing with exotic plants, and Miller’s Arcade, a charming collection of independent shops. Pack a picnic, grab a coffee from a nearby cafe, and soak up the serenity.

Hot Water Comedy Club

As the sun sets and the city lights twinkle on, it’s time to tickle your funny bone! The award-winning Hot Water Comedy Club is a Liverpool institution, and for good reason. This intimate venue showcases up-and-coming comedians alongside established acts, so you’re guaranteed fresh and hilarious content every time. Whether you’re a seasoned comedy fan or just looking for a light-hearted night out, Hot Water Comedy Club won’t disappoint.

Duke Street Food and Drink Market

Feeling peckish after all that laughter? Head straight to Duke Street Food and Drink Market, a paradise for foodies. This vibrant market is bursting with independent food stalls, each offering a unique culinary experience. From melt-in-your-mouth curries to gourmet burgers, fresh-off-the-boat seafood to vegetarian delights. Grab a bite to eat and soak up the lively atmosphere or indulge in a sweet treat for dessert. Duke Street Food and Drink Market is the perfect place to satisfy your cravings and discover your new favourite food.

Unforgettable Experiences

These are just a taste of the hidden treasures waiting to be discovered in Liverpool. From the grandeur of the Philharmonic Hall to the laughter-filled evenings at the Hot Water Comedy Club, and from the tranquillity of Sefton Park to the culinary adventure of Duke Street Food and Drink Market, this city offers something for everyone. So, ditch the crowds and explore the hidden gems that make Liverpool truly special.