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The Motor Museum - What To Do

With the bustling Lark Lane on your doorstep, there's every chance that you'll be regularly tempted away from the studio for a few hours each week to sample the local delights. This colourful and friendly strip has pretty much every type of restaurant you can think of, plus a good choice of pubs and bars which all light-up at night when hoards head to 'the Lane'.

Central Liverpool is a cultural hub and one of the world's most famous port cities. From nightclubs to river tours, shopping malls to world-famous landmarks, Beatles culture to Premiership football, there's a lot to see if you find the time... 

To Visit

Anfield

Liverpool Football Club, Anfield Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L4 OTH +44 (0)151 263 2361 View Website

Liverpool FC is one the most successful football clubs in European football, and is one of the most widely-supported teams in the world. Anfield is a special stadium with a famous crowd atmopshere. It is certainly worth trying to get tickets for. 

Goodison Park

Everton FC, Goodison Park, Goodison Road, Liverpool, L4 4EL 0870 442 1878 View Website

Everton FC is another one of English Football's most historic clubs. Like their bitter local rivals Liverpool FC, the "blue-half" of the city are renowned as boast some of the most passionate supporters in England. Tickets for Goodison Park are probably easier to come by than for Anfield. 

Liverpool Echo Arena

Arena and Convention Centre, Monarchs Quay, Liverpool, L3 4FP 0844 8000 400 View Website

The ACC Liverpool Development on the city's waterfront was opened in 2008 and is split between the BT convention centre and the Echo Arena. Assuming you'll agree with us that the latter half is the more interesting of the two, you may want to go down to taste the events which make it so: concerts, comedy, family entertainment and sport are all regularly on the bill. 

The Beatles Story Exhibition

Britannia Pavilion, Albert Dock, Liverpool 0151 709 1963 View Website

You'll find it hard to avoid tributes to the Fab Four in Liverpool, even if you wanted to. Should you want to go all out then one of the most well-known spots is The Beatles Story Exhibition on Albert Dock.

The Yellow Duckmarine

32 Anchor Courtyard, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AS 0151 708 7799 View Website

The intriguing vehicle you see before your eyes goes by the name of The Yellow Duckmarine, which is sold on the inspired slogan of 'Water-way to see Livepool'. You'll no doubt have guessed by now what purpose the Duckmarine serves, and that's to transport sightseers around Liverpool's famous landmarks which it does in the form of one hour tours, starting and ending at Albert Dock on the waterfront. 

The Cavern Club

10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, L2 6RE (0)151 236 1965 View Website

At the very heart of The Beatles' legacy is The Cavern in the centre of town, where of course the band's story began. There is a mixture of original bands on the bill each night, plus plenty of tribute acts too. 

Tate Liverpool

Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4BB 0151 702 7400 View Website

You should take up the Tate's offer of free entry to their Liverpool site, located on the historic Albert Dock. The gallery hosts some fantastic exhibitions of international modern and contemporary art, and they sometimes screen arthouse films as well. 

Mersey Ferry

The River Mersey 0151 639 0578 View Website

One of the best ways to take in the sights of Liverpool is from afar. Catch the Mersey Ferry and cruise along the waterfront, docks and world-famous Royal Liver Building. Check the website for more information on the various types of cruises and tariffs, and the different start and finish points. 

Royal Liver Building

Pier Head, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 1HT View Website

You can get closer to the Liver Building on foot by going to Pier Head. It is a major part of Liverpool's status as a UNESCO World Heritage Maritime Mercantile City, and its world-famous Gothic design is reported to have played a major influence on other globally-recognised buildings as New York's Manhattan Municipal Building and the Seven Sisters in Moscow. 

Liverpool Cathedral

Cathedral Office, St James House, 20 St James Road, Liverpool L1 7BY 0151 709 6271 View Website

The Liverpool Cathedral has an imperious presence looking out over the city, and is one of its most striking and historic buildings. You may fancy taking a trip to get up and close to its magnificent gothic architecture, both on the outside and inside.

Liverpool One

Liverpool L1 8LT View Website

The vast Liverpool One development opened in 2008 to coincide with Liverpool's year as The European Capital of Culture. A retail-led project, it has become one of the cities main focal points and attractions with countless high-street chains, dining and drinking facilities and an Odeon complex. 

To Eat & Drink

Marantos

57-63 Lark Lane, Liverpool, L17 8UP 0151 727 7200

Marantos Italian is set in a striking three-tiered Tudor house which has become a famous landmark of Lark Lane. The menu is also well-reputed with many delicious meat, fish and vegetarian dishes, plus other dishes such as Barbecued Back Ribs served with Marantos' reputed 'special sauce'. 

Chilli Banana

2 Lark Lane, Liverpool, L17 8US 0151 726 8641 View Website

This growing chain of Thai restaurants is popping up around North England, and the Liverpool branch has recently prevailed on the foodie awards front. It has been nominated for Cheshire & Lancashire Life's Food & Wine Awards' 'Newcomer of the Year, and was given the 'Taste Liverpool 08' for excellence in food and service. 

Elif Turkish BBQ

6 Lark Lane Liverpool 0151 728 7362 View Website

Claiming to be "the only Turkish BBQ in Liverpool" Elif is a rare commodity in the city, and a popular one too. Chefs prepare dishes in an open plan kitchen made from ingredients carefully picked and imported from Turkey. There's a great selection of mezes and main courses.

The Lodge

32 - 34 Lark Lane, Liverpool, L17 8US 0151 7097097

This is the cool and atmospheric The Lodge bar, one of Lark Lane's most popular. Dark wooden furniture, scarlet walls and red velvet booths make for a classy, if not vampish feel. 

Esteban

40 Lark Lane, Liverpool, L17 8UU 0151 7276056 View Website

It's not often you stumble across beach huts and palm trees in the Cities of North England, but Lark Lane likes to do things differently. Esteban is a popular Tapas bar serving a wide range ofTapas treats in a characteristic Latino themed room. On sunny days you can enjoy al fresco dining on a beautiful terrace.

Keith's Food and Wine Bar

107 Lark Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside L17 8UR 01517 287688

'Unsinkable' is a word used to describe the relentless nature of this popular Lark Lane watering hole. Keith's is vintage in pretty much every sense of the word: interior, furnishings, music etc etc. It's popular with all types, particularly arty students who are drawn to its retro vibe. A great food and wine venue with a friendly atmosphere. 

Nation

1-3 Parr Street, Wolstenholme Square, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 4JN 0151 708 6235 View Website

One of Liverpool's biggest and most renowned nightclubs is the host of many legendary billings such as Chibuku and the world-famous Cream. It is made up of 3 separate rooms: the 1000 capacity Main room; 700 capacity Annexe; and 1300 capacity Courtyard. 

Bar Ca Va

4a Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4AQ 0151 709 9300

Tequila fans rejoice - here is a place where you have 50 different flavours of your favourite Mexican tipple, all going for £1.00 a shot. Perhaps book your cab ride home before entering the venue. 

Djangos Riff

24-40 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4AQ 0151 708 8896

One of the the best alternative venues in Liverpool, Djangos serves up some brilliant underground jazz, funk and beats 7 nights a week. Free entry, and open til 2am each night. 

Bumper

14-18 Hardman Street, Liverpool L1 9AX 0151 707 9902 View Website

Another retro-themed bar which regularly attracts the crowds. Live music and DJs grace the stage 7-nights a week at Bumper. Settle down in the 60's furniture and enjoy what's guaranteed to be a good night. 

Alma De Cuba

Seel Street, Liverpool L1 4BH (0)151 702 7394 View Website

Here's one you won't forget in a hurry. Set in the former St. Peter's Catholic Church, Alma De Cuba is a Cuban / Hispanic and is one of the most spectacular in Liverpool. A real carnival atmosphere gets going on the weekends with Brazilian dancers and live Latin music, and there's plenty of great events in the week too. If you want to drink cocktails on what was once a holy altar, then you'll need to bring your deepest pockets.