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Discover Liverpool with megabus

Liverpool might be famous for The Beatles and its rival football clubs, but there’s so much more to this dynamic city. Take a coach to Liverpool and you’ll find yourself in a world of culture. There are museums and galleries galore, with a UNESCO-listed waterfront to boot. Festivals like the Liverpool International Music Festival, or LIMF, keep Liverpool’s musical tradition alive, while its lively pubs and bars keep the party going well into the small hours. One thing’s for certain: this legendary city will have you coming back for more.

Liverpool: top 3 things to do

1. Discover The Beatles Story

You hear ‘Liverpool’, you think Beatles. The legacy of the Fab Four looms large over the city, so a  visit to The Beatles Story in the Albert Docks is a must. This award-winning museum will take you on a journey through the life, times and music of the band that changed the world.

2. Take the Ferry across the Mersey

Hop on a ferry and take a ride so famous that Gerry and The Pacemakers wrote a song about it. From the Mersey you’ll get a prime view of Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage-approved waterfront. You can see the Royal Liver Building, the Port of Liverpool Building and the Cunard Building – known as the Three Graces – while you hum that tune.

3. Experience the atmosphere at Anfield Stadium

Whether you’re a life-long red supporter or an impartial footie fan, a trip to Anfield stadium is well worth it. A tour of the stadium includes a peek into the players’ dressing rooms and Klopp’s dugout. Or, take to the terraces on match day and you’ll be moved by 50,000 voices singing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’. 

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Liverpool: getting around

Your coach trip to Liverpool couldn’t be easier. Book a cheap bus ticket with megabus and you’ll enjoy extra touches onboard like free WiFi and a 20kg luggage allowance.

In Liverpool, the coach will drop you in a central location so you’re all set to start exploring. Liverpool is a compact city, so getting around on foot is your best bet. Or, if you’re heading out slightly further, a day pass for the buses is a cost-effective way of seeing the sights. Take a look on Mersey Travel for more information.

There are some fantastic areas to explore outside of Liverpool, like historic Chester and the seaside town of Southport. Trains leave every 15 minutes or so from Liverpool Central railway station, and you’ll reach both places in about an hour.

Liverpool: best for nightlife

If you’re planning a night out in Liverpool, you won’t be short of options. Alma de Cuba bar is set in a converted church, and with its high ceilings and exposed brickwork, it’s got serious wow factor. Another achingly cool Seel Street hangout is The Kazimier Garden, with BBQs and live music over summer, and mulled cider under fairy lights in winter.

For food, make like the locals and order a bowl of Scouse, a type of stew, from Maggie May’s café on Bold Street. And of course, a night in Liverpool wouldn’t be complete without dancing to Beatles’ hits at the famous Cavern Club on Mathew Street.

Liverpool: best for shopping

Liverpool ONE is a shopaholic's paradise, so it’s surely no coincidence that you’ll find it on Paradise Street. This open-air shopping district in the heart of Liverpool’s city centre is home to over 160 stores, bars and restaurants, and just so happens to be where the megabus to Liverpool arrives.

Browse the rails in John Lewis and Debenhams before refuelling at Wahaca or Jamie’s Italian. For independent stores, head to Bold Street, where you can pick up everything from retro fashion to vintage records. For bigger budgets, Metquarter shopping centre on Whitechapel is a haven for luxury brands and bling. 

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Liverpool for free: our top 3

1. Visit Tate Liverpool

You’ll find Tate Liverpool in a former warehouse in Albert Dock. With four floors dedicated to modern and contemporary art, it’s a visual feast. Previous exhibitions have featured works by Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol, so expect art from the A-list. Afterwards, take a walk around the UNESCO-listed dock and soak up Liverpool’s industrial past.

2. Rock out at Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF)

Liverpool’s musical roots run deep, so it’s no surprise it plays host to Europe’s biggest free music event in July. Once known as the Mathew Street Festival, LIMF attracts crowds in their thousands. If moshing isn’t your thing, the picturesque venue, Sefton Park, is worth a visit anyway.

3. Compare Liverpool’s cathedrals

Liverpool certainly deserves its city status with two stunning cathedrals. They stand majestically at either end of the aptly-named Hope Street. The Anglican Liverpool Cathedral is the UK’s largest, with 360° city views from the tower. And the lantern tower and circular design of the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral are a striking contrast to its Gothic neighbour.

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