Best known for being the home of Premier League teams Liverpool FC and Everton FC, the city welcomes thousands of football fans all year round. We have created the perfect guide full of fun things to do for football fanatics visiting ahead of a game.

Last Updated: 15/06/23 at 11:26

The vibrant city offers a wide selection of places to see and explore alongside its diverse nightlife. If you are visiting the city during a match weekend, there are plenty of places to get your football fix while also appreciating the wide variety of sights and attractions across Liverpool.

Enjoy all that the friendly city has to offer, from stadiums that proudly celebrate a long list of football legends, museums, cultural landmarks, an assortment of bars and restaurants and much more!

If you are celebrating a win or wanting to take your mind off a loss, here's our list of things to do during your weekend visit.

Experience an unforgettable tour of Anfield Stadium

Seats at Anfield Stadium, the home of Liverpool FC
Images: Matchday seating at Anfield Stadium

Are you a Liverpool FC fan? If so, a visit to the famous Anfield stadium will be an experience you won’t forget in a hurry.

You can follow in your Liverpool heroes’ footsteps by going into the team's dressing room and taking the suspenseful walk down the player’s tunnel. Enjoy incredible views from the top of the main stand and take your opportunity to walk out onto the pitch!

You can also visit the Liverpool FC interactive museum to immerse yourself in 120 years of the club’s history, and take the chance to get up close to the impressive silverware LFC has acquired throughout the years.

The remarkable stadium is capable of welcoming 53,000 fans but Anfield tours are a great way to get a more intimate view of the stadium from the players' perspective.

Explore Goodison Park Stadium, the home of Everton FC

Football fan filming a match on his phone from the stands
Image: A fan filming a football match from the stands

Enjoy going behind the scenes at the historic Goodison Park Stadium, one of the first major stadiums to have been built in England.

Explore the stadium with knowledgeable guides who are eager to share their expertise about the club and its diverse history. Indulge in the views from the director’s box and newly refurbished hospitality lounges, and soak in the atmosphere from the dugout.

You can also prepare for your post-match interview with a visit to the media centre where you can sit in for Frank Lampard on the manager's seat.

Where to grab some food and a drink

Group of people enjoying food and drink
Image: A group of people enjoying food and drink together

Whether you are a Liverpool or Everton fan there are plenty of places to grab a drink before or after a match.

Both Liverpool and Everton fans are welcome for a drink and bite to eat at the historic Sandon pub. As it’s only a short distance from Anfield Stadium, Sandon is the ideal location to stop for pre-match speculation and post-match de-briefs.

The Albert is another great destination for LFC fans. It is situated right by the stadium and decorated with Liverpool merchandise and memorabilia, so you can soak up all the atmosphere surrounded by your fellow football fans.

The Brick is a favourite among Everton fans. It is decorated with all the club’s history and past achievements, making you feel at home as you celebrate after a match.

Don’t forget to stop off at Homebaked for the best pies in Liverpool. Situated right outside Anfield Stadium, it’s the perfect pit stop after a nail-biting match.

Stroll along Royal Albert Dock

The Albert Dock is a stunning area of Liverpool with the largest collection of Grade 1 listed buildings anywhere in the UK.

As an integral part of the city's culture and history, the Dock continues to remain a busy hub of activities with a wide variety of bars and restaurants to choose from alongside some of the most popular attractions.

You can find The Tate Liverpool, the Beatles Story and The Maritime Museum all located along the Dock.

With a spectacular and buzzing atmosphere, you are guaranteed to find something that takes your fancy.

Enjoy a game of football with a twist in Bubble Footie

If you are looking for a fun and hilarious activity during your visit try out Bubble Footie.

The objective is simple, get the ball in your opponent’s goal, however, you will be strapped inside a giant inflatable bubble!

This fun twist on the classic game of football is perfect for any group looking to have a laugh and enjoy some light-hearted fun.

Shop till you drop at Liverpool One

Shopping centre
Image: Shopping centre

Liverpool One is an expansive shopping centre at the heart of the city that’s overflowing with things to do.

It has an impressive range of over 170 shops, plenty of restaurants and a variety of activities to try out such as mini-golf and escape rooms.

The extensive shopping mall is sure to keep you busy on your trip to Liverpool. You can also check out the flagship LFC store, where you can choose from a large stock of official Liverpool FC merchandise.

Visit Everton Lock-up

Everton FC flag and crest
Image: Everton FC flag

Everton Lock-up was built in 1787 and was originally used as a place to hold minor criminals overnight.

The Grade 2 listed building is located on Everton Brow and is also commonly referred to as Prince Rupert’s Tower, as it was the location Prince Rupert camped during the siege of Liverpool 144 years prior.

Although the structure is no longer holding criminals, it has become an iconic symbol for Everton fans and the tower has featured on the Everton FC crest since 1938.

Take a selfie with the Shankly Statue

A must-see for any Liverpool fan, the Shankly statue stands at an impressive 8 feet tall at the front of Anfield stadium. Admire the tribute to the legendary Liverpool manager, whose remarkable efforts turned Liverpool into a dominant force in English football and had an enormous influence on shaping the club to where it stands today.

The statue remains a proud reminder of Shankly’s iconic reign as manager, from 1959 to 74. Any Liverpool fan would be overjoyed to see him standing tall at the entrance of the stadium.

If you are interested in watching the football at either Anfield Stadium or Goodison Park, explore hospitality now and book your place.

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