Explore ‘The world in one city’!
If you are staying in Liverpool over the summer break or you are planning to do an English course, you should take the opportunity to have some fun. Here are a lot of things you can do. Exhibitions, shows, concerts, festivals, happenings of every nature from small and intimate to grand and spectacular.
ENJOY AWESOME VIEWS AT A ROOFTOP TERRACE BBQ (Every Friday and Saturday, subject to weather conditions)
If you are looking for somewhere to chillax after your English lessons, Liverpool has just opened the doors to this rooftop terrace. Expect panoramic views, cold beers delicious food. They launched with a free BBQ and there’ll be plenty more this summer. Find more about it here.
FEAST AT CAMP AND FURNACE’S NIGHTGARDEN (Every Friday)
NIGHTGARDEN that combines food, drink, art and performance. Free to enter and running every Friday night.
Perfect spot to interact with your fellow students. Discover more here.
SHAKE YOUR TAIL FEATHER AT BRAZILICA (From 14th-16th July)
Brazilica is the UK’s only Brazilian festival and Samba Carnival taking place annually in the heart of the Liverpool city centre. Expect vibrant colours, dresses as loud as the drums and some amazing dance moves. More info here.
SING ALONG AT LIMF (From 20th-23rd July)
Liverpool International Music Festival at Sefton Park. Electrifying music scene returns with 150 different acts from 20 different countries, Liverpool is going to be the Mecca of music and it is not to be missed as LIMF doesn’t just help you discover the new, it inspires the next. More info here.
ABACUS (21st July – 1st October)
If you are looking for something a bit different, you can explore some alternative twentieth century history of creative education and their resonance today. Information here.
SOUTHPORT FLOWER SHOW (17th-20th August)
Take a trip on the train and enjoy a great day out. Southport Flower Show, the UK’s largest independent flower show, is a great place to interact with local people and use your English skills! The event will feature stunning show gardens, the finest flower and vegetable displays, specialist foods and demos, celebrity guests and much more.
FOLK FESTIVAL ON THE DOCK (26th – 28th August)
The Albert Dock's Folk Festival is back to celebrate Liverpool's rich musical heritage. Read more here.
INTERNATIONAL BEATLEWEEK (From 23rd Aug - 29th August)
Celebrating the music of the most famous pop group the world has ever known in the city where it all began, Liverpool. For tickets and more info click here.
CREAMFIELDS (24th, 25th, 26th, 27th August)
The UK’s No.1 dance festival has officially become the world’s biggest electronic music festival! The multi award winning Creamfields is undoubtedly a rite of passage for any electronic music fan or artist. For tickets and more click here.
SPEND A MORNING AT A FARMERS MARKETS (4th Saturday of every month)
There is a monthly one at Lark Lane. What could be better than a collection of butchers, baristas, cheese mongers, chocolatiers and more, all together with a treasure trove of deliciousness just waiting to be devoured
Some tips to explore the city...
Liverpool has the largest collection of museums and galleries in the UK outside London. National Museums Liverpool's seven venues include the World Museum, Museum of Liverpool, Merseyside Maritime Museum and Walker Art Gallery.
WALK ALONG CROSBY BEACH
The Iron Men sculptures on Crosby Beach by Anthony Gormley are known as ‘Another Place’ and are a huge tourist attraction. It consists of 100 cast iron sculptures looking out towards the sea in silent expectation. They recently celebrated their 10 year anniversary and we implore you to head down and check them out. Luckily enough they’re already in their birthday suits.
STEP INSIDE CENTRAL LIBRARY
Looking for a quiet place to revise after your English class, we recommend this unique space. BBC Culture just announced Liverpool’s Central Library to be one of the ten most beautiful libraries in the world, making the visit all the more touching. The library is located in several adjoining historic buildings on the city’s historic William Brown Street. The building boasts over 4 million items with everything from documents to books to be discovered. Its absolute beauty can’t be articulated with mere words, you’ll have to go see it for yourself.
CHECK OUT THE STREET ART
Liverpool is full of features that make it beautiful and street art is just one of them. There are pockets around Liverpool full of beautiful work that brings a unique vibrancy to the area. The Baltic Triangle is a hot spot for it. Step by step guide and a map here.
HEAD TO A MAKERS MARKET
Handmade and heartfelt created by Liverpool’s homegrown talent all in one room, what’s not to like? Vintage with a treasure trove of interesting curios to take home. There’s an occasional one at Sefton Park Palm House definitely worth a visit.
CYCLE ALONG OTTERSPOOL PROM
There are many routes in the city that do the talking for us and sometimes, you can’t beat a good cycle. Leave the phones in your pockets, grab a friend or a loved one and cycle along Otterspool Prom at sunset. You will not be disappointed.
GO ON A FREE WALKING TOUR
Liverpool has played a key role in British and world history for 800 years. As the main port of the biggest empire in history it has touched the lives of countless people all over the world. This has given the city a wealth of great buildings and a legendary friendly and diverse population. More information about the tours here.
FIND INNER PEACE AT THE FESTIVAL GARDENS
Fancy some peace and quiet? Look no further than the Festival Gardens. When the sun is shining, there’s no better place to be. It’s a Mecca for those in need of a stroll next to the tranquil water and beautiful plants. The area transcends you to a private moment and is good for the mind, body, soul and wallet.
VISIT SEFTON PARK PALM HOUSE
The best place to be with a book in one hand and an ice cream in the other. One of the park’s and Liverpool’s most beautiful aspects is the Palm House. Beautiful from whatever angle you look at it, venture inside for something up close and personal (and free).
HAVE A PICNIC IN THE PARK
Grab some bread, fillings and maybe a bottle of vino and you’re good to go. Head to Sefton, Calderstones, Princess or Stanley Park.
TAKE A CRUISE ON THE FERRY ACROSS THE MERSEY
This is a must do experience and the only way to see and enjoy Merseyside and Liverpool’s iconic waterfront and UNESCO world heritage site. Departing hourly, the 50 minute experience sails between Pier Head, Liverpool and the Wirral peninsula and a journey can be selected to suit each and every day out. Found out more here.
Whether you are only visiting or enrolling on one of our summer English courses we guarantee you that it will be a great experience #bestsummerever
"YOU CAN LEAVE LIVERPOOL BUT IT NEVER LEAVES YOU"