Things to do in Liverpool

Thistle Liverpool, Atlantic Tower hotel in Liverpool overlooks the Dock Front, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which puts it in the same cultural league as the Pyramids, Pompeii and the Great Wall of China. It is one of the few Liverpool hotels situated a short walk away from the Liver Building and the new Liverpool One shopping district. Anfield and Goodison Park, homes of great Merseyside rivals Liverpool and Everton, are both within three miles by road, while the award-winning Beatles Story museum, dedicated to Liverpool’s most famous sons, is within easy walking distance.

Events near The Atlantic Tower, Liverpool this year:

SPORTS - Football
Liverpool FC           V   Man City          1st   March 2015 Anfield
Liverpool FC           V   Burnley            4th   March 2015 Anfield
Everton                    V   Newcastle      14th March 2015 Goodison Park
Liverpool FC           V   Man United    21st  March 2015 Anfield
Everton                    V   Southampton   4th  April 2015 Goodison Park
Liverpool FC           V   Newcastle      11th  April 2015 Anfield
Everton                    V   Burnley            18th April 2015 Goodison Park
Everton                    V   Man United     25th April 2015 Goodison Park
Liverpool FC           V   QPR                  2nd  May  2015 Anfield
Everton                    V   Sunderland     9th  May   2015 Goodison Park
Liverpool FC           V  Crystal Palace 16th May   2015 Anfield
Everton                    V   Tottenham       24th May   2015 Goodison Park

Crabbies Grand National                 9th-11th April 2015 Aintree Racecourse
British Gymnastics 2015                 27th-29th March 2015 Echo Arena

Katherine Jenkins                                   2nd March 2015 Philharmonic Hall
The Script                                                  5th March 2015 Echo Arena
X Factor Tour                                            8th March 2015 Echo Arena
Michael Buble                                          4th April 2015 Echo Arena
One Night in Istanbul                              27th May   2015 Echo Arena
Cliff Richard 75th Birthday Tour            3rd Oct   2015 Philharmonic Hall
Gareth Malone                                          10th Dec   2015 Philharmonic Hall

Kevin Bridges                                           22nd-23rd June  2015 Philharmonic Hall
Alan Carr                                                   18th/19th  June  2015 Philharmonic Hall
Michael McIntryre                                      4th/5th    Dec   2015 Echo Arena

Madama Butterfly                                                4th April 2015 Liverpool Empire
Barnum                                                                24th May  2015 Liverpool Empire
Sing along a Frozen                                           13th June 2015  Liverpool Empire
The ELO Experience                                          6th August 2015 Liverpool Empire
Magic Motown                                                      24th Oct  2015 Liverpool Empire
Diversity                                                                7th Nov   2015 Liverpool Empire
The Rat Pack Vegas                                          11th Nov   2015 Liverpool Empire
Dick Whittington                                                  12th Dec   2015  Liverpool Empire
Cunard 3 Queens Anniversary Spectacular  24th-25th May  2015  River Mersey
River Festival                                                       5th-7th June  2015  River Mersey
Rock n Roll Marathon                                        14th June   2015 City Event
QM2 departs for NYC
Cunard's 175th anniversary                             4th July  2015 River Mersey

Church Services
Liverpool Parish Church; Our Lady & St Nicholas
Lent talks                       5th,12th,19th March  2015 Church Opposite the hotel
Parish Eucharist          9.30am  Sundays2015 Church opposite the hotel
Morning Prayer             9am Mon- Fridays2015 Church Opposite the hotel
Six@nNicks                  1st Sun of Month  2015 Church Opposite the hotel


Arts & Culture

  • Liverpool Tate - 0.5 Miles

    Located on the Cultural Albert Dock, the Tate showcases a mixture of contemporary modern visual arts. The gallery displays both British and art, and hosts special exhibitions and events. Admission is free.

  • The Beatles Story - 0.6 Miles

    A unique visitor attraction showing the life, times, culture and music of the ‘Fab Four, including some of the original instruments played by the famous band. Hear the story unfold through an audio guide available in a wide range of languages.

  • Walker Art Gallery - 1.1 Miles

    The gallery houses some of Europe's finest paintings, sculptures and decorative art. Collections include Pre-Raphaelite 16th - 20th century art and contemporary art.

  • Merseyside Maritime Museum - 0.4 Miles

    A three-masted schooner and a pilot boat lie in the dry dock opposite the museum. Inside, models of ships and maritime paintings convey Liverpool's role as a port. Archaeology, smuggling and even items from the Titanic feature.

  • International Slave Museum - 0.5 Miles

    Galleries dedicated to life in West Africa; Enslavement and the Middle Passage; and Legacies of Slavery. African masks, an Igbo family compound, a cowrie headdress with antelope horns and a freedom sculpture by Haitian artists are among the star exhibits.

Local Attractions

  • Shiverpool Ghost Tours - 0.6 Miles

    A choice of three different tours, each one taking the visitor on a walk around the oldest parts of the City. Includes full theatrical experience in costume around some of Liverpool's most sinister spots.

  • Liverpool Anglican Cathedral - 1.5 Miles

    The Roman Catholic Cathedral with a circular nave and stain glass windows. The main design dates back to 1960. A short stroll from the Anglican Cathedral.

  • Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral - 1.9 Miles

    The Roman Catholic Cathedral with a circular nave and stain glass windows. The main design dates back to 1960. A short stroll from the Anglican Cathedral.

  • St. George's Hall - 1.0 Miles

    The building has a neoclassical architectural style heavily influenced by Roman and Greek sources. It is home to a large concert hall and law courts. Admission is free and St Georges Hall also caters for large parties, school parties and has a café/restaurant and a shop.

  • Williamson Tunnels - 2.6 Miles

    An intricate system of tunnels constructed in the early 1800s by the orders of the affluent Liverpool businessman Joseph Williamson, their purpose still remains unclear. Now open to the public, see if you can discover the mystery of their existence.

  • The Cavern Club - 0.5 Miles

    The Cavern was where The Beatles first started out, and although the original club hasn’t survived, the current Cavern occupies about three-quarters of the original space and houses the original stage. Unmissable for any fan of the ‘Fab Four’.

  • Liverpool Big Wheel - 0.8 Miles

    A new ferris wheel on the City's waterfront adjacent to the Albert Docks and Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool. Stunning views across both the city, River Mersey and across the Wirral Peninsula to the Welsh hills.

Outside of the city

  • Blue Planet Aquarium - 12.5 Miles

    Tropical fish and Britain's largest collection of sharks (10 species) can be viewed from a moving walkway through an aquatunnel. Freshwater fish, amphibians and sea-life bask in recreated habitats such as coral reefs and mangrove swamps. Daily talks and feeds.

  • Port Sunlight - 3.7 Miles

    Arguably the finest surviving example of early urban planning in the UK, this late 19th century village was built by William Hesketh Lever to house his soap factory workers at Lever Brothers. Port Sunlight is now a conservation area and a major tourist attraction for the Wirral.

  • Knowsley Safari Park - 12.7 Miles

    Lions, tigers, giraffes and wallabies are among the wild animals in the drive-through zones. Mizzy Lake Farm is home to a changing selection of farm animals. Other highlights include sea lion shows, bug and bee houses and woodland walks.


  • Liverpool Metquarter - 0.7 Miles

    The premier shopping centre in the city, this indoor venue boasts both high street and designer labels. The centre includes coffee shops and cafes for visitors, so you can shop and relax in style.


  • Everton Football Club - 2.9 Miles

    Behind-the-scenes stadium tour of Goodison Park, home ground of Everton Football Club, featuring changing rooms, relaxation areas and walk through tunnel to the roar of 40,000 fans. Tours (adaptable to meet special needs) last one and a quarter hours.

  • Liverpool Football Club - 2.8 Miles

    Visit, Anfield, the famous home of Liverpool Football Club, and go behind the scenes into the dressing and press rooms. Tours are available every day except match days.

  • Royal Liverpool Golf Club - 13.2 Miles

    The Royal Liverpool Golf Club is hosting the prestigious Golf Open 2014. The event is being held between 17th July -20th July 2014, all the major players will be in attendance during this four day competition. To get to venue from our hotel is easy, with Moorfields train station located 200 metres from the hotel and the train is direct to the Hoylake Station. The train journey is approx. 20 minutes and trains run throughout the day. The train station at Hoylake is approx. 200 metres from the Golf Course.

Tourist Spot

  • Albert Dock - 0.5 Miles

    Overlooked by the hotel, the Dock contains the largest collection of Grade 1 listed building in the UK. Situated in the midst of the World Heritage site on one of the most architecturally stunning water fronts in the world.

  • Croxteth Hall and Country Park - 7.5 Miles

    One of Liverpool’s finest heritage sites, a real piece of untouched countryside in the city. Acres of historic woodland and pasture surround the lawns and gardens of Croxteth Hall, the former home of the Earls of Sefton, now preserved as a classic Edwardian country house.

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