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7 weekends during 2022 you have to experience in Liverpool

2 years ago


Weekends are best spent in Liverpool and we’ve teamed up with leading luxury apartment brand iStay to tell you why you should head to the city in 2022.

Liverpool is looking livelier than ever for 2022 with loads going on in and around the city.

From great exhibitions and music festivals, to sporting events and food fayres, there’s no shortage of things to do, and if you fancy making the most of a trip into town, or taking time to enjoy what’s on offer, here’s 7 of the best weekends and visits to bank on.


Whichever weekend you choose to spend in Liverpool, iStay can help you make it unforgettable. With seven group apartments to choose from at key locations in the city, you can build the perfect package for your big weekend and always be close to the action.

1. The Grand National – April 7-9

Grand National Liverpool

And we’re off! The Grand National is one of the world’s best-known and loved sporting events and the spectacular steeplechase is guaranteed to get thousands flocking to the region. Whether you want to get dressed to the nines for Ladies Day or risk a few quid on the big race itself, you can bet you’ll have a belting day out. And if you want a little tip about accommodation should you fancy staying for the festival – or you don’t rate your chances on a taxi home after a night out in town with your winnings – iStay have got seven top-notch apartments and party pads waiting for you to check out – and check in!

2. Doctor Who: Worlds of Wonder at World Museum Liverpool – May 27-October 30

Doctor Who Liverpool

Doctor Who exhibition coming to World Museum

Fans of the famous Time Lord can wallow in all things sci-fi as science is brought to life exploring some of the Doctor’s adventures and encounters. There’s loads of original artefacts from epic monsters, costumes and props, to sets guaranteed to thrill any Whovian or science enthusiast. You could complete your visit with a stay in the city and, while we can’t offer a night in the TARDIS, we can recommend the superbly spacious and stylish Temple Court Apartments, with their plush velvet sofas, Hollywood mirrors and marble bathrooms. They’re only a five minute walk away but you’ll feel like you’re in another world!

3. International Beatleweek Festival – August 24-30


The Beatleweek Festival promises seven days and seven nights of the music of John, Paul, George and Ringo, plus events, and memorabilia to celebrate all things Fab Four. Seventy tribute bands will descend on Liverpool, there’ll be the brill Beatles Convention with more than 100 stalls, and more, all with one mission – to enjoy and honour the band. There’s tons happening from The Cavern and Mathew Street, to Alma de Cuba, Grand Central Hall, the Philharmonic and beyond. And FYI, iStay’s Duke Street Apartments are just around the corner from Hope Street and close to Grand Central Hall, and 1 Water Street – with apartments holding between six and 16 – is a short stroll from Mathew Street!

4. Cream Classical on the Waterfront – September 17-18


Picture – Anthony Mooney

1 Water Street, just opposite the Town Hall, would also be a great place to stay if you’re heading to Cream Classical at the Pier Head this year – celebrating 30 years of Cream, it brings together the amazing 50-piece Kaleidoscope Orchestra, performers, and vocalists, in a brand-new live show featuring a spine-tingling set list curated by electronic duo K-Klass and some of the biggest names to have graced the decks at Cream’s legendary club.

5. River of Light – October 21-November 6

weekends Liverpool

Liverpool’s River of Light Trail will return to the waterfront for a spectacular celebration of light, sound and art, showcasing work from local and international artists and – although much is still hush hush for now – a link to the World Gymnastics Championships taking place around the same time at the M&S bank Arena. If you’re in town for either, iStay’s Maison Townhouse will have you doing somersaults – it’s close to the waterfront and the Arena, the cathedrals and nightlife, as well as tons of bars, cafes and restaurants.

6. Rugby League World Cup – October 15-November 19


For the first time ever, the men’s women’s and wheelchair tournaments in the Rugby League World Cup will take place together in 2022, and the Totally Wicked Stadium in St Helens has been chosen as one of the host venues. If you don’t fancy getting in a scrum for somewhere to stay while you watch it, iStay’s Bold Street Apartments could offer a home from home – close to Lime Street train station to get you to the fixtures, while offering a comfortable, fresh modern interior to relax after being on your feet.

7. Eureka! Science + Discovery – Autumn 2022

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Set to open in Autumn families can look forward to a fun and fascinating exploration into science with this latest top attraction to challenge and excite the younger members of the household. You could combine it with a tour of the city and any number of places to visit, from the museums to the cathedrals, the Albert Dock or a show at one of the city’s theatres. And did we mention iStay have got seven places across the city you can stay in when you get here!?!

Liverpool. It starts and ends with iStay. Book your visit now.


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