Liverpool is a city with great identity, great people and some even better things to do.

As a result, we’ve decided to create a little bucket list. Not your usual bucket list, either. We’re not a fan of “by the book” so there isn’t a Lamb Banana or Yellow Duck Submarine in sight. Not to say that those things aren’t great but we’d like to take you down some streets you might never have ventured down before. If you live here, study here or plan on visiting for a few days, do a couple of these below if you fancy experiencing the real Liverpool. There’ll be a special Scouse passport waiting at the end for you. 

Lose An Afternoon At Central Library

Sample The Delights At Dafna’s Cheesecake Factory


240 Smithdown Rd, Sefton, Liverpool L15 5AH

Navigate through the labyrinth of Williamson Tunnels

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Catch an old fashioned at Berry & Rye


Somewhere along Berry Street

Feed The Ducks At Sefton Park

photo by Jazamin Sinclair

Indulge in Baltic Social’s afternoon tea


27 Parliament St, Liverpool L8 5RN

Buy half the shop at Matta’s


51 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4EU

Start your day with a Tavern Co Breakfast


621 Smithdown Rd, Liverpool L15 5AG

Try Lots Of Award Winning Tapas At Lunya

18-20 College Ln, Liverpool L1 3DS

Defeat The Big Boy at Nolita Cantina


81 Bold St, Liverpool, Merseyside, Liverpool L1 4HF

Get lost at 69a


75 Renshaw St, Liverpool L1 2SJ

Have The Best Evening Ever On A Gin Journey

Go To A Morning Rave


Experience the real India at Mowgli

3 Water St, Liverpool L2 0RD

Go For A Walk Around Georgian Quarter

photo by Lee Pee

Have your life changed (for good or bad) at Bongo’s Bingo


Ruin your diet at Rough Hand Made


Unit 2A, Britannia Pavilion Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD

Jam At Africa Oye

Stay Up Late For LightNight

Visit a Grotto For Adults

Miracle on Seel St

Go See Liverpool’s Answer To Camden Market

The Courtyard, Cains Brewery Village, Stanhope Street, Liverpool L8 5XJ

Dance At Sound City

Get Your Flares Out For Liverpool Disco Festival

Prepare To Be Scared On A Shiverpool Ghost Tour

Browse for your next page turner at News From Nowhere

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96 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4HY

Combine the wonderful worlds of stein and brine together at Salt Dog Slim’s


79 Seel St, Liverpool L1 4BB

Visit A Secret Winter Garden

Croxteth Park

Play In The Sand At Crosby Beach

Embrace an evening at The Everyman


Go On A Business District Pub Crawl

Visit Liverpool’s Oldest Independent Cinema


3 Mason St, Liverpool L25 5JH

See the Philharmonic Orchestra live


Visit The Shop Dedicated To Bagels

(The Bagelry, 42 Nelson St, L1 5DN)

Go Check Out The Street Art


Over indulge on halloumi fries at Baltic Market, Liverpool’s First Street Food Market

Cains Brewery Village, L8 5XJ

Go Eat On Bold Street

Sing Along At LIMF

photo by GetIntoThis

Take A Stroll Around Albert Dock On A Summer’s Evening

photo by Chris Law

Get Your Coffee Fix at Bold Street Coffee

89 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4HF

Pummel loose change into The Jacaranda’s jukebox


21-23 Slater St, Liverpool L1 4BW

Stand on top of Liverpool with a cocktail at Goodness Gracious Rooftop Garden


West Africa House, 25 Water St, Liverpool L2 0RG

Visit St Luke’s (Bombed Out Church)

Get A Bottle Of Wine At Keith’s Wine Bar on Lark Lane (and visit all the other amazing independents whilst you’re there)

Drink tea with good friends at LEAF


65-67 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4EZ

Sing along at The Caledonia (even if you don’t know the words)


22 Caledonia St, Liverpool L7 7DX

Drink a pint of Love Lane at Constellations


Photo by Samantha Milligan

37-39 Greenland St, Liverpool L1 0BS

Visit Liverpool’s gin garden

photo by Jack Roe

Go For A Round Of Ghetto Golf

Stanhope St, Cains Brewery, Liverpool L8 5XJ

Stock up on cheese at The Liverpool Cheese Company

29A Woolton St, Liverpool L25 5NH

Seek Out The Best Dog Friendly Places

The Pickled Olive, Woolton Village

Sharpen Your Pencils At Rennie’s Art Gallery

63 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4EZ

Lose a day at Kazimier Gardens

kazimier garde

32 Seel St, L1 4BE

Visit a proper pub and head to Peter Kavanagh’s


2-6 Egerton St, Liverpool L8 7LY

Grab A Slice Of The Best Pizza In England At Amalia

2 Campbell Square, Liverpool L1 5FB

Make some new friends at The Egg


Top Floor, 16-18 Newington, Liverpool L1 4ED

Find out what all the fuss is about $5 shakes at Santa Chupitos


41 Slater St, Liverpool L1 4BX

Go Fruit Picking At Claremont Farm

Delve Into Liverpool’s History At The Museum Of Liverpool

Get Some Peace And Quiet At The Bluecoat Garden

Take a date to Jenny’s bar


Fenwick St, Liverpool L2 7NT

Shake Your Tail Feather At Brazilica

Fall in love at first slice at American Pizza Slice


52 Whitechapel, Liverpool L1 6EG

Grab a pie before the match at Homebaked Anfield


97 Oakfield Rd, Liverpool L4 0UF

Join The Secret Diners Club

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Pick up a timeless piece at Resurrection


27-29 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4DN

Visit The Anglican Cathedral and Climb The Tower

photo by Anthony de Schoolmeester

Find Inner Peace At The Japanese Gardens At Calderstones Park

Calderstones Rd, Liverpool L18 3JD

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Do Yoga at Sefton Park Palmhouse


Sefton Park Palm House, Liverpool L17 1AP

Top Up On Vinyl At Dig Vinyl and Jacaranda Records

Row of old records

Indulge Too Much At The Liverpool Food & Drink Festival

Dine on the 34th floor at Panoramic 34


34th Floor, West Tower, Brook Street, Liverpool L3 9PJ

Find your perfect wine at R&H Fine Wines


12 Queen Avenue off Castle St/, Dale St, Liverpool L2 4TX

Cycle Along Otterspool prom At Sunset

photo by John Kennan

Get your brunch on at Moose coffee


Spend a night at a natural wine bar

50 Berry St, Liverpool L1 4JQ

Prepare To Moan Out Loud With The Cauliflower From Maray

91 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4HF

Fill your cupboards with goodies from Delifonseca


Brunswick Way, Liverpool L3 4BN

Find out what absinthe tastes like at Some Place


Green Light, Somewhere on Seel St

Let your tiki side out at Aloha


22 Colquitt St, Liverpool L1 4DE

Drink All The Beer At The St George’s Hall Beer Festival

Let the fun be-gin with a large glass of Liverpool Gin


Get a Sunday roast at Slim’s Pork Chop Express


85 Seel St, Liverpool L1 4BB

Drink Until The Early Hours Of The Morning Underground At El Bandito

41b Slater St, Liverpool L1 4BX

Go To A Craft Beer Expo

Have lunch at Liverpool’s best (and smallest) kept secret


52 Fenwick St, City Centre, Liverpool L2 7ND

Lose An Afternoon (And Your Friends!) At A Game Board Cafe

(Sugar & Dice, 33 Cornhill, L1 8DP)

Visit A Shop Dedicated To Macarons


44 St John’s Rd, Waterloo, Liverpool L22 9QG

Relive Your Indie Youth At Shit Indie Disco

Arts Club, Seel St

Stock Up The Cupboards At Liverpool’s Premiere Vegan Supermarket

Treat Yourself at Whisky Business

Royal Institution, 24 Colquitt St, Liverpool L1 4DE

Have A Bowl of Scouse At Maggie Mays