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A Liverpool fan’s guide to a weekend in Liverpool

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A Liverpool fan’s guide to a weekend in Liverpool

Whether you’re a die hard Red who goes to every game or venturing to Anfield’s storied stage for the very first time, you’ll find something new and different you can try on the way to the game.

Here’s our Liverpool Fan’s Guide to a weekend in Liverpool.


Stadium Experiences

Anfield Stadium is truly unique and offers phenomenal stadium experiences even when games aren’t taking place.

LFC Stadium Tour

The LFC Stadium Tour takes you behind the scenes within the world famous stadium. You can enjoy views across the pitch from the main stand and even go pitch-side through the player’s tunnel and past the famous ‘This is Anfield’ sign to the manager’s dugout. You can practice your interview skills in the press room and will have the opportunity to have your photo taken with the Champions League and Premier League trophies. Finally you’ll be able to visit the club’s interactive museum at the Liverpool FC Story.

During the Anfield Legends Experience you’ll have a choice of nine different legends to meet and be able hear about some of their personal memories and dressing room tales. You’ll get the chance to ask them questions and get an autograph. The Legends Experience also allows you to go on a full stadium tour.

Find more info here.

Anfield Abseil

The Anfield Abseil is a truly unique experience, allowing you to see Anfield like never before. This experience gives you the opportunity to climb onto the roof of the main stand which is one of the largest single seater stands in Europe, before beginning a 100ft decent down the side of the stadium. You can find more info about the abseil here.


Food & Drink

Liverpool is home to hundreds of restaurants and bars which serve incredible food from every corner of the globe. Here are some you can discover while you visit the city to watch the football.

Albert Schloss

Liverpool Sunday Roast
Picture – Alberts Schloss

Albert’s Schloss is based at the bottom of Bold Street. It offers Bavarian-inspired dishes, ranging from Crispy Stiegl Bier-Battered Fish + Chips to Coquille Pretzel Pie. It also has showtime performances every day of the week, not to mention its huge range of beers on offer.

Find out more here.

Crust

Crust
Credit: Crust

Crust is an award winning pizzeria located on Bold Street just up the road from Liverpool Central Station. It offers a huge range of wood fired pizzas and pasta dishes. While you visit, it’s defo worth trying it’s famous black dough!

Find out more here.

Duke Street Market

Duke Street Market

Duke Street Market is an award winning food and drink market located in Liverpool City Centre. It’s a 5 minute walk from Liverpool ONE. Duke Street Market is home to a number of vendors and a bar which offers a range of drinks. This food hall is a great social space and the huge range of high quality food makes it a great place to grab a bite to eat when you are exploring the City Centre.

Find out more here.

Hawksmoor

Liverpool Sunday Roast
Picture – Hawksmoor

Hawksmoor is located on Brunswick Street, a few minutes walk from Moorfields Station, in the iconic Grade-II listed India Building in Liverpool City Centre. It’s renowned for its dry-aged steaks and 1920’s interior design.

Find out more here.

Honest Burgers

Honest Burgers
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Honest Burgers on Bold Street offers a huge range of burgers from a classic cheese burger, to ‘The Liverpool Burger’, which features salt and pepper vegetables and halloumi from Half Hafla. When it comes to burgers, this places serves some of the best!

Find out more here.

Smoke & Dough

Located at the top of Liverpool ONE with views across Chavasse Park, Smoke & Dough is the perfect place to stop for a feast during your visit to the city, especially after you’ve visited the Everton Two retail store. If you’re feeling hungry then this is the place for you!

Its fixed menus offer an unlimited barbecue feast for your whole group and will definitely leave you feeling full. It also has a huge range of other dishes and sides on offer.

Find more info here.

The GPO

Metquarter

The GPO is a food market based in the Metquarter. It is close to both Liverpool FC shops in the City Centre. It has an array of different cuisines on offer from numerous independent vendors. You can also enjoy a bottomless brunch at The GPO each weekend.

Find out more here.


Must-See Murals & Museums

Liverpool FC is a world renowned club with an incredible history and details of this history can be found across the city away from the bright lights of Anfield. You’ll find the city streets dotted with murals and tributes to Liverpool heroes both new and old.

Ian Rush

Ian Rush Mural - Alloy Road - Liverpool Fc
Credit: Liverpool FC

The mural of Ian Rush is located next to Anfield. It features his trade mark celebration from the 1989 FA Cup final and makes for a must visit on your way to Anfield!

Jordan Henderson & Trent Alexander Arnold

Henderson & Alexander Arnold.
Credit – Henderson: Liverpool FC

Both these murals can be found on the corner of Anfield Road & Sybil Road and sit directly opposite each other. These two murals are great to visit on your way to the game, due to their close proximity to the ground. Both murals are dedicated to believing in yourself and achieving something incredible showcasing two of Liverpool’s finest from their most recent title winning season.

Mohammed Salah

Mo Salah Mural
Credit: This is Anfield

This incredible mural of Mohammed Salah is located on Anfield Road across from the King Harry Pub. The mural was created by John Culshaw and showcases two of the ‘Egyptian King’s’ most iconic celebrations, from a 4-1 victory over Everton in 2022 (Left) and the 2-1 victory of Manchester City in the Champions League in 2018.

Museum of Liverpool

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Image Pete Carr

The Museum of Liverpool sits on Liverpool’s Waterfront. It’s full of all things Liverpool, proudly showcasing the city’s heritage and changes through time. The museum is also frequently home to football exhibitions which have included Champions League and FA Cup trophies, as well as exhibitions showing the history of the footballing terraces within Liverpool’s stadiums.

Find more info here.

RLB360

The Royal Liver Building 360 tour is a unique experience offering incredible views of both Anfield from the top of the Royal Liver Building. The tour also takes you through some of the inside of this iconic building allowing you to experiences the history of Liverpool through exhibits, talks, murals and videos. The tour also allows you get as close as possible to Liverpool’s Liver Birds. If you are looking for something truly different then this is an attraction you definitely need to book on to.

Find out more here.


Sports Bars

If you’re looking to watch some of the other games before your trip to Anfield then look no further than Liverpool’s sports bars. Each has a huge amount on offer including games such as darts and pool as well as a great atmosphere and food menus.

Bierkeller

Based in the heart of Liverpool ONE, Bierkeller is a great place to go if you’ve been to visit the museums or been to the club’s shop in the City Centre. With huge screens for the game a great atmosphere and a brilliant terrace to soak up the sun it’s the perfect break to chill, eat and watch the game in style. Bierkeller also offers a range of food and drink, with drinks served in the iconic Bavarian Steins!

Find out more here.

Jürgen’s

Jürgens Bierhaus
Credit: Jürgens Bierhaus

Jürgen’s Bierhaus can be found on The Strand in Liverpool City Centre. Named after Liverpool’s current incredible manager, you can find all things Liverpool FC here. From UCL trophies, to its very own ‘boot room’, Jürgen’s is definitely somewhere to visit if you are a Liverpool supporter or even a neutral fan who just loves football. Jürgen’s Bierhaus is full of football memorabilia and is a great place to watch the game or just stop to get a drink and soak up some Liverpool FC history.

Find out more here.

McCooley’s

McCooleys
Credit: McCooleys

With sites at Concert Square and Mathew Street, McCooley’s is hugely popular on match days with fantastic outdoor spaces and plenty of screens to watch the game. McCooley’s also has great food and drinks options and one of the best value breakfasts in the city. They offer live music every day of the week as well. You’ll be able to find almost every weekend game whether that be football, rugby or even gaelic football televised here so it makes a great place to watch the games away from the stadium.

Find out more here.

Yankees Sports Bar

Yankees Sports Bar is an American-themed sports bar based on Wood Street in the City Centre. It’s situated close to many of the hotels listed below and a 3 minute walk from Liverpool Central Station. The bar shows an array of sports including football, baseball and basketball across numerous screens. It also offers a range of drinks and hot dogs.

Find out more here.


Where to Stay

For those travelling to Liverpool for the game there is an abundance of great hotels throughout the city that accommodate for all tastes and budgets. We’ve hand picked a couple of our city centre favourites and a few which have some football heritage of their own!

Holiday Inn

The Holiday Inn is situated just over the road from Lime Street Station in the very heart of the city centre. This makes it an ideal location to stay when exploring the city and is a 5 minute walk from both Liverpool Central and Queen Square Bus Station making it very easy to get to the game as well. With over 139 rooms an onsite restaurant and fitness suite the Holiday Inn has a huge amount to offer.

Find out more here.

Hotel Anfield

Hotel Anfield
Credit: Hotel Anfield

Hotel Anfield is located on Anfield Road, just a two minute walk from the stadium. The hotel has rooms which are able to house up to seven guests. It often hosts local and match days events in its marquee and also offers continental breakfasts.

Find out more here.

Hotel This Is Anfield

Hotel TIA
Credit: Hotel TIA

Next door to Hotel Anfield is the Hotel This Is Anfield (TIA). Hotel TIA is just a two minute walk from Anfield Stadium. It has two lounges and an outdoor terrace, so there is plenty of areas for you to relax before the match. It offers a range of single, double and family rooms.

Find out more here.

The Municipal Hotel

The Municipal Hotel Liverpool
Credit: The Municipal Hotel Liverpool

The Municipal Hotel Liverpool is situated within a Grade II listed heritage building from the mid-19th Century on the city’s vibrant Dale Street. There are 179 hotel rooms which feature Queen and King sized beds while the hotel itself has an abundance of facilities for you to use including a pool, gym, spa and onsite restaurant.

Find out more here.

The Pullman Hotel

The Hotel is situated on Liverpool’s Waterfront and offers incredible views across the city skyline and the River Mersey. The Pullman has 216 rooms and a range of facilities including an onsite bar & restaurant and fitness lounge. It is also located directly next to the M&S Bank Arena which offers a huge variety of live music, comedy and theatre shows.

Find out more here.

Raddison RED

One of Liverpool’s newest hotels and is based inside the grand 19th century station building of Lime Street Station. This means the Raddison easily accessable for those traveling from further afield. Similarly to the Holiday Inn which presides across the road, it’s only a short walk away from Liverpool Central and Queen Square Bus Station making travel to the match simple. The hotel also has an incredible array of facilities available, including the Stoke Restaurant and Bar.

Find out more here.

Shankly Hotel

Shankly Hotel
Credit: Shankly Hotel

Dedicated to Liverpool’s legendary manager Bill Shankly, this football themed City Centre hotel includes a museum and a huge amount of football memorabilia. It is a five minute walk from the legendary Cavern Club and a seven minute walk away from Liverpool Central Station. The hotel caters for bigger groups with large airy rooms featuring multiple beds.

Find out more here.


Souvenirs and Merchandise

Liverpool FC has three stores located throughout the city. The main club store is just outside Anfield. There are two in the City Centre, one in St John’s Shopping Centre and the second at Liverpool ONE. All the stores offer the full selection of merchandise, from clothes to flags to glasses and mugs. All the stores also offer custom and player name printing on all of the new season’s kits.

Each of the stores operate extended hours on match days.

Find more info here.


Getting to Anfield

Anfield is situated about two miles outside the city centre. The club recommends against driving to the match. However, there is plenty of ways you can get to match in quickly. Here is a list of ways you can get there.

By Train & Buses

Merseyrail / Stadler 777

Initially take the train to Sandhills from either Moorfields of Liverpool Central which are both in Liverpool City Centre. Northern Line trains which run to Southport, Ormskirk or Kirkby will all stop there. From here you can either walk to the ground and it will take you around 25 minutes, or you can take the SoccerBus Service.

The last bus sets off about 15 minutes before kick-off. Return buses to Sandhills run for 90 minutes after the final whistle. 

The number 26 bus from Liverpool ONE and the 17 from Queen Square Bus Station will both take you directly to Anfield from Liverpool City Centre.

The express 917 bus service which will run direct from Liverpool city centre to Anfield every 10 minutes on a match-day.

By Taxis

Taxis can be found waiting around Lime Street Station. Numerous local taxi firms can also be contacted online and can pick you up throughout the city centre.

Taxi One also operates a taxibus service from Commutation Row, Liverpool city centre direct to Anfield from £2.50 per person. A frequent service operates from 3.5 hours prior to kick off.

Find out more here.


Pubs to visit before the game

The local pubs close to the stadium are some of the best places to head before the game to soak up the pre-match atmosphere and welcome the team coaches before the game.

The Albert

The Albert Pub
Credit: This Is Anfield

The Albert Pub sits just outside Anfield. It’s as close as you can get to the stadium without being in it! On match days you can expect an incredible atmosphere and we would recommend warming up your singing voice if you are going to visit before the game.

The Sandon Pub

The Sandon Pub is where Liverpool FC was founded in 1892. It is also the first off-site official party of LFC. It is based just 400 metres away from the ground and makes a great place to visit before kick off at Anfield due to its heritage and importance in the story of LFC, as well as its close proximity and famous match day atmosphere.

Find out more here.

The King Harry

King Harry Pub
Credit: King Harry Pub

The King Harry pub is about 500 metres from Anfield and is also just across the street from the previously mentioned mural of Mohammed Salah. The pub is a fan favourite and is particularly popular on match days. The pub’s interior is also Liverpool FC themed with numerous pieces of artwork and murals across its walls including one dedicated to Liverpool’s six Champions League trophies.

The Arkles

The Arkles Pub is located on Anfield Road just down the road from the stadium. It offers a range of classic pub dishes and drinks. The pub has a great match day atmosphere and offers very competitive prices.


Enjoy your match day experience and some quality football

Now you’re at the stadium you can sit back relax or be hooked to the edge of your seat as you watch some of the best football in world in two of the most iconic stadiums in the world.

Find more great guides across Liverpool here

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