15 things you can do this weekend in Liverpool (30 July – 1 August 2021)
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The Olympics is getting us back into watching sport on telly but since most of it happens in the early hours, even if you’re glued to what’s going on in Tokyo there’s still plenty of free time for other stuff.
If you’re going out this weekend, here are 15 ideas for things to do …
Bottomless Brunch at Jimmy’s
The weekend landing at last means bottomless brunch is calling and it’s definitely worth trying the one at Jimmy’s opposite the Bombed Out Church. On every Saturday from 10am-3pm, it’s £35 for a main (give the fried chicken and waffles with smoked maple syrup a go) and drinks that keep on coming, including pornstar martinis.
See Rumours of Fleetwood Mac at M&S Bank Arena
Tribute band Rumours of Fleetwood Mac are incredible if you’re a fan of the original and they’re always massive in Liverpool. They’re here this Friday at the Arena with a brand new show that celebrates all the band’s best-known songs and there’ll also be a special blues set in there.
The Pride Quarter Festival
The Pride march might have been cancelled this year, but Pride Quarter Indoor Festival is still very much happening this Saturday. 13 venues around Stanley Street will be coming together to celebrate with a full day and night of entertainment from the city’s best-loved drag queens, DJs and performers. GBar’s street party is back too.
Save the Rave in Southport
If you’ve been dying to get to an outdoor festival again then now’s your chance because Save the Rave is on at Victoria Park on Saturday with a huge outdoor 90s party. Relive the biggest tunes from back in the day with a line-up including Angie Brown, Lee Butler, Billie Clements and Paul Bleasdale.
Sunday Roast on The Floating Grace
If you fancy a roast dinner with a bit of a difference then get to The Floating Grace at the Albert Dock. It’s a floating restaurant and bar that takes you on the water while you eat. The Sunday Roast cruise, which includes a glass of fizz, is on from 12-2pm or 3-5pm.
Check out the IWC pop-up in Liverpool ONE
Anyone who loves fabulous watches needs to get to the IWC pop-up that’s outside John Lewis until Sunday. IWC is racing driver Lewis Hamilton’s favourite luxury watch brand and the interactive roadshow includes a hologram of him and a chance to try on, in real life or virtually, some unbelievable watches.
The funfair is back at Calderstones Park
Fancy taking the kids to the beach but can’t be bothered with traffic jams or a long drive? Head to Caldies instead because their beach and fun fair is back on until the end of August from 10.30-5.50pm every day. It’s free entry, you just buy tokens while you’re there for the rides.
Check out the Very Public Art with statues redressed and birds that sing
Culture Liverpool’s Very Public Art is happening across the city centre, celebrating outdoor public art. Pieces to see include And These Birds Can Sing by artist Katy Anne Bellis which is a beautiful sound installation of brightly-coloured bird boxes in the grounds of St. Nick’s Church.
See the new Freud exhibition at Tate Liverpool
Tate Liverpool’s big exhibitions are always worth waiting for and this summer’s is no different – Lucian Freud is one of Britain’s most celebrated portrait artists and this exhibition includes paintings, etchings and photographs featuring some of his best-known sitters. It opened this week and runs until the end of January 2022.
Visit the updated Planetarium at World Museum
Want to travel through space and time but don’t have Jeff Bezos’ cash? Get to the Planetarium at Liverpool’s World Museum, look up at the dome and discover the universe. There’s a programme of shows including one especially for kids, The Little Star that Could, and the new The Edge of Darkness.
Breakfast at Tempest on Tithebarn Street and check out the in-house bakery
When a place does its own baking, you know the bread is going to be fantastic and that’s spot-on the case with Tempest on Tithebarn. Breakfast includes bagels freshly-made in the Tempest Bakehouse – the All-Day Brekkie one, stuffed with egg, sausage and bacon, is an absolute winner.
Jump the train for a day out to New Brighton. Perfect for kids and big kids too!
There’s always loads going on at New Brighton, so it makes a great family day out and getting the train frees you up to explore. Don’t forget to spot all the street art and there’s now street art walking tours every other Saturday.
Kids eat free at GPO and there’s Lego workshops
If you like a bargain, remember that when you eat from any of the independent traders at GPO food hall in Metquarter, kids eat free up to 7pm. Also, there’ll be Lego robotics workshops for ages 7-10 starting from August 4, so you can do adult stuff while they get building.
Go bowling at Roxy Ball Room on Rainford Square
If you’re not sure how the weather’s looking then maybe plan something indoors. How about showing off your bowling skills at Roxy Ball Room? It’s the perfect place to go with mates or family, there’s plenty of full-size bowling lanes and if you go on Sunday then it’s off-peak prices.
See the ships at the Cruise Liner terminal
Now cruise ships are coming back into Liverpool, not only do they look spectacular, but there’s always a great buzz – and often some entertainment – around them. Head down to the waterfront and see the Disney Magic with its distinctive Mickey Mouse logos on Friday and Spirit of Adventure on Sunday.