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:


 EVENT                                                                                  
 DATE              
 LOCATION                              
SPORTS - Football    
Liverpool FC v Hull 1st January 2014 Anfield
Everton v Norwich 11th January 2014 Goodison Park
Liverpool FC v Aston Villa 18th January 2014 Anfield
Liverpool FC v Everton 28th January 2014 Anfield
Everton v Aston Villa 1st February 2014 Goodison Park
Liverpool FC v Arsenal 8th February 2014 Anfield
Everton v Crystal Palace 12th February 2014 Goodison Park
Liverpool FC v Swansea 22nd February 2014 Anfield
Everton v West Ham 1st March 2014 Goodison Park
Liverpool FC v Sunderland 8th March 2014 Anfield
Everton v Cardiff 15th March 2014   Goodison Park
Everton v Swansea 22nd March 2014 Goodison Park
Liverpool FC v Tottenham 29th March 2014 Anfield  
Everton v Arsenal 5th April 2014 Goodison Park
Liverpool FC v Manchester City 12th April 2014 Anfield
Everton v Manchester United 19th April 2014 Goodison Park
Liverpool FC v Chelsea 26th April 2014 Anfield
Everton v Manchester City 3rd May 2014 Goodison Park Everton
Liverpool FC v Newcastle 11th May 2014 Anfield
     
SPORTS - Racing    
Crabbies Grand National 3rd- 5th April 2014 Aintree Racecourse
     
MUSIC    
James Arthur 11th January 2014 Liverpool Arena
The Australian Pink Floyd 1st March 2014 Echo Arena
Ellie Goulding 8th March 2014 Echo Arena
X Factor 10th March 2014 Echo Arena
Susan Boyle 22nd March 2014 Liverpool Empire
Wretch 32 24th April 2014 O2 Academy
     
COMEDY    
Jack Whitehall 9th March 2014 Echo Arena
Russell Howard 20th March 2014 Echo Arena
Miranda Hart 24th and 25th March  2014 Echo Arena
      
     
OTHER EVENTS    
The Sleeping Beauty 7th January 2014 Liverpool Empire
The Nutcracker 8th January 2014 Liverpool Empire
Swan Lake 9th January 2014 Liverpool Empire
Peppa Pig's Big Splash 18th January 2014 Liverpool Empire
Brenden Cole: Licence to Thrill 26th January 2014 Liverpool Empire
Tonight's the Night 27th Jan- 1st Feb 2014   Liverpool Empire
Ghost the Musical 11th Feb - 22nd Feb 2014

Liverpool Empire

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 24th Feb- 1st March 2014

Liverpool Empire

Thriller Live 3rd -8th March 2014 liverpool Empire
Moscow State Circus 11th March 2014 Liverpool Empire
Cbeebies 17th March 2014 Echo Arena
Buddy   13th- 15th March 2014 Liverpool Empire
Sally Morgan: Psychic Sally on the Road 3rd April 2014   Liverpool Empire
Roy Chubby Brown 4th April 2014 Liverpool Empire
Let It Be 7th- 12th April 2014 Liverpool Empire
Fame 14th- 19th April 2014 Liverpool Empire
Singin' In the Rain 22nd April- 3rd May 2014 Liverpool Empire

Information on Local Venues:
 

Arts & Culture

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Shopping

  • 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.

Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.

Local Information

Today's Weather

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24 Apr Thu

Clouds and sun with a couple of showers
Clouds and sun with a couple of showers
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9oC

25 Apr Fri

Periods of sun with a couple of showers
Periods of sun with a couple of showers
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26 Apr Sat

Periods of rain
Periods of rain
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27 Apr Sun

Rather cloudy with spotty showers
Rather cloudy with spotty showers
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28 Apr Mon

Low clouds, then perhaps some sun
Low clouds, then perhaps some sun
High Temperature:
14oC
Low Temperature:
9oC