Things to see and do in Liverpool for free

May 17, 2021
Liverpool Skyline

A city that’s bursting at the seams with history and culture, you don’t need to spend a lot of money to enjoy the very best of Liverpool. In fact, there are lots of brilliant things you can do at absolutely no cost at all. Whether you live close to the city centre in Prescot, just north of town in Maghull or to the east in St Helens, we’ve picked out five of the best free things to do in Liverpool. After all, money can’t buy you love.

Liverpool Cathedral

Starting out in the heart of the city at Royal Albert Dock, it’s only around a mile’s stroll to Liverpool Cathedral. One of the city’s most popular attractions, the majestic cathedral is one of the top free things to do in Liverpool today. With construction beginning at the start of the 20th century, the cathedral is one of the biggest in the world. Enormously tall, record-breakingly long and with some of the most impressive Gothic arches you’ll see anywhere on the planet, Liverpool Cathedral even boasts the UK’s largest organ, a Tracey Emin sculpture and the world’s highest and heaviest peal of bells.

Museum tour

If you’re a culture vulture, you’ll find an overwhelming selection of wonderful things to do in Liverpool for free. Top museums that are free to enter include the Museum of Liverpool, World Museum and International Slavery Museum, while there’s also a world-class array of art galleries to explore for free too. Leading the way are the Tate Liverpool, Lady Lever Art Gallery and Walker Art Gallery. Our Imagine Place and Sundial Place developments could provide you with the perfect base for exploring the best of Liverpool’s cultural attractions.

Beatles tour

There’s no doubt the Beatles are Liverpool’s most famous export. Although there’s an admission fee to enter the Beatles Story museum, you can still get your Fab Four fix in lots of other ways. There’s something in the way spots like Penny Lane and Strawberry Field make you feel when you come together to visit, while the city’s littered with statues and landmarks such as John Lennon’s house. After some day tripping along the long and winding roads of the city, head to the Cavern Club and set foot in one of the world’s most famous music venues. You may need a ticket to ride if there’s a band on, but otherwise it’s free to enter.

Formby Beach

Just up the coast from the city centre, you’ll feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle when you visit Formby Beach. A beautiful stretch of sand which is the perfect place to visit on a warm, sunny day, the beach remains a popular place for walkers and dog owners even when the weather’s off. If you buy a home on our Pinewood Park development, you’ll only be a couple of miles from Formby Beach, meaning you can hit the sands and sea whenever you want. You may need a wetsuit if you’re going for a dip in the cooler months though.


Another eight miles along the coast from Formby, Southport is a standout seaside destination close to Liverpool. This vibrant resort town has a charming seafront area, while the pier and Southport Pleasureland amusement park are brilliant for kids - including big ones. If you like the sound of living close to the sea, don’t miss our Victoria Mews site, where you can find a beautiful selection of modern 4 bedroom family homes.