Days out to Liverpool from London
Venture to Liverpool, one of England’s most vibrant northern cities, on a fun-filled day trip from London. From Beatles tours and cultural landmarks to football-themed attractions and stunning architecture, find the best things to see and do in Liverpool.
Where is Liverpool and how can I get there from London?
Liverpool is located in the north-western English county of Merseyside, on the river Mersey, about 212 miles (340 km) north of London. You can travel there in just a little over four hours by car or around two and a half hours by train from Euston Station.
What are the best things to do in Liverpool?
From fabulous art and architecture to iconic football and music venues, Liverpool makes for a memorable culture-filled day trip from London.
Explore the town
First, get your bearings with a visit to Liverpool's famous docklands, which house a fantastic roster of museums and art galleries, including the Museum of Liverpool, the Maritime Museum, The Beatles Story and Tate Liverpool, along with many shops, restaurants and bars.
With some 27 Grade I-listed buildings, Liverpool is also a wonderful place for architecture and you can marvel at the city's most iconic buildings, including the Royal Liver Building and St George's Hall, as you stroll along the waterfront and into the vibrant streets of the city centre.
Beatles fans are spoilt for choice when it comes to Beatles-themed tours and attractions in Liverpool. Hop aboard a Beatles-themed bus tour, join a walking tour with a Beatles expert or simply visit the many venues and museums dedicated to the Fab Four, including the Liverpool Beatles Museum and the Cavern Club on Mathew Street, Strawberry Field to the south-eastern side of town, and The Beatles Story Museum on the waterfront.
Another unmissable passion Liverpool is famous for is football. Catch a game or visit Liverpool FC's famous stadium to delve into the history of one of England's most successful football clubs.
What are the best Liverpool day trips and tours?
Discover a number of day trips from London to Liverpool below, along with tours and attractions that you can enjoy once at the destination.
Embark on a Beatles-themed tour of Liverpool with this fun-packed day trip from London. Travel to Liverpool by rail from Euston Station and explore the city's best Beatles-themed attractions, including the Beatles Shop, Cavern Pub and The Beatles Story Museum.
In the afternoon, you’ll be treated to a wonderful two-hour Beatles Magical Mystery Bus Tour, taking in iconic Beatles landmarks throughout the city, before returning to London in time for dinner.
What's included: Return train tickets from Euston Station to Liverpool, The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour and admission to The Beatles Story Museum.
Cost and duration: Tickets for this tour cost between £189 and £329 per adult (prices range from standard rail travel to first-class rail travel), with child tickets also available. The tour lasts around 14 hours, with trips usually operating daily from Monday to Friday.
Learn about the history of Liverpool FC on a day trip to Liverpool featuring a fascinating Anfield Stadium tour. See the dugouts, walk through the players' tunnel and more. Tours also include entry to the Liverpool FC Museum.
What's included: Return train tickets from Euston Station to Liverpool, Liverpool Stadium Tour and admission to the Liverpool FC Museum.
Cost and duration: Tickets for this tour cost £110 per adult, with child tickets also available. The tour lasts around 14 hours, with trips usually operating daily from Monday to Saturday.
Step aboard the Magical Mystery Bus for a colourful and fascinating tour of The Beatles’ Liverpool, featuring iconic Beatles spots throughout the city, from the Fab Four’s childhood homes to the places that inspired some of their most famous songs, including Strawberry Fields Forever and Penny Lane.
The tour is accompanied by a professional guide and finishes at the legendary Cavern Club where The Beatles started out.
What's included: The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour and Cavern Club entry.
Cost and duration: Tickets for this tour cost £19.95 per adult, with child and family tickets also available. The tour lasts around 2 hours and runs daily.
Make the most of your visit to Liverpool with the hop-on hop-off City Explorer Liverpool Bus Tour that includes 11 stops across the city. Tick off all the city's major attractions and historic landmarks, enjoying interesting facts and stories told by your professional guide as you sit back and enjoy the view.
What's included: A hop-on hop-off open-top bus tour around Liverpool and a professional onboard guide. Audio guides are also available.
Cost and duration: Tickets for this tour cost £12 per adult, with child, concession and family tickets also available. Tickets are valid for 24 hours from the moment your board the bus, with several services available daily.
Admire Liverpool's unrivalled waterfront and architecture from the comfort of your seat aboard the River Explorer Sightseeing Cruise, as you journey up and downstream with Mersey Ferries. Whilst you enjoy the sights, the captain will provide a fun and informing commentary on the city's colourful maritime history and more.
What's included: 50-minute sightseeing cruise and live commentary.
Cost and duration: Tickets for this tour cost £12 per adult, with child tickets also available. Cruises last 50 minutes and are available daily, with hourly departures.
Step aboard the Beatles Explorer Liverpool open-top bus to explore the city's best Beatles spots accompanied by a professional guide. Start your tour at the Royal Albert Dock and move across the city towards the areas where the Fab Four grew up. Famous spots along the way include Penny Lane and Strawberry Field.
What's included: Beatles-themed bus tour of Liverpool and live guide.
Cost and duration: Tickets for this tour cost £15 per adult, with child, concession and family tickets also available. The tour lasts approximately two hours and departs daily.
Step inside Liverpool's iconic Anfield Stadium with a behind-the-scenes Liverpool Football Club Stadium Tour. Visit the players' dressing rooms, touch the infamous This Is Anfield sign, walk down the players’ tunnel and enjoy epic views of the pitch and the city beyond from the highest level of the Main Stand. Tours also include entry to the Liverpool FC Museum.
What's included: Liverpool Football Club Stadium Tour, audio guide and admission to the Liverpool FC Museum.
Cost and duration: Tickets for this tour cost £23 per adult, with child and concession tickets also available. The tour runs daily, with several time slots available throughout the day so you can visit the stadium at your own pace.
Join the fun and fascinating Beatles Liverpool Walking Tour to find out everything about the Fab Four's journey, from the areas where they grew up to the specific Liverpool spots that inspired some of their most famous tunes. You'll be accompanied by an expert guide who will answer all your Beatles questions and share great anecdotes about the world's most famous band.
What's included: Beatles-themed walking tour of Liverpool with a guide.
Cost and duration: Tickets for this tour cost £10 per adult, with child tickets also available. The tour lasts approximately one hour and 30 minutes and is available on Saturdays, as well as some selected dates during the week occasionally.