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An Everton fan’s guide to a weekend in Liverpool

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An Everton fan’s guide to a weekend in Liverpool

Whether you’re a local fan or someone visiting the city to watch your beloved team for the first time, there is plenty you can see and do across the city.

From murals and exhibits, to hotels and shops, the history of Everton can be found in every corner of the city.

So here’s our Everton fan’s guide to a weekend in Liverpool.


Goodison Park Experiences

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Goodison Park is renowned for its match day atmosphere and historical significance. However, the ground also has plenty to offer outside of the usual match day experience.

The Goodison Park Stadium tour takes you through to both home and away dressing rooms and a view around the Directors Box before taking you down onto the legendary pitch through the player’s tunnel with the spine-tingling siren and infamous Z-Cars tune. Visitors will then have a chance to visit the pitchside dugout before heading to the media centre where fans can take photos in the manager’s post match interview chair!

The Goodison Park Legends experience is truly exclusive; three former Everton legends will join the group on its tour of the Grand Old Lady. These legends will give guests an unparalleled insight into Everton’s incredible history and provides the opportunity to get a unique perspective from some of the club’s best players.

Find out more here.


Food & Drink

Liverpool’s bars and restaurants are some of the finest in the UK and offer a huge range of different cuisines, styles and atmospheres. Here are a few places every hungry football fan can enjoy before kick off.

Baltic Market

Baltic Market
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The Baltic Market is a large food hall located in the hugely popular Cains Brewery complex which is also home to an abundance of bars and attractions which is definitely somewhere to visit during your time in Liverpool. The Baltic Market is home to more numerous street food vendors that offer a range of cuisines, from burgers to noodles and everything in between. The venue is also a great social space and often hosts live music!

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Free State Kitchen

Free State Kitchen serves classic American dishes with a twist, from burgers to hot wings and salt beef Reubens, there is a huge amount on offer. The restaurant also features a great outdoor space where you can relax and eat. Free State Kitchen is located at 1 Maryland Street, right next to the famous Hope Street, which is nestled in-between Liverpool’s two cathedrals.

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Maggie Fu

Maggie Fu is an Asian Street food restaurant with two locations in Liverpool – Hanover Street in the City Centre and Smithdown Road. It offers huge portions of ramen, noodles and fan favourites such as salt & pepper chicken. With quick service and competitive prices this is somewhere you will quickly come to love.

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Pizza Punks

Pizza Punks
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Pizza Punks is a pizzeria based on Bold Street in the heart of Liverpool. It’s within just a few minutes walk of both Lime Street and Liverpool Central Station as well as many of the hotels in the city centre. Pizza Punks is designed with punk vibes throughout including the decor and music. The really cool thing about this place, is that you pay a fixed price for as many toppings as you like!

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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.

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Gaucho

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Housed in the former Bank of Liverpool, Gaucho is a great drinking and dining destination which has an extensive main and dessert menu beside its signature offering of Argentinian steaks. Visit every Sunday for its bottomless roast with live music. It is based on Water Street, down the road from Moorfields Station.

Find out more here.

The city has a huge amount of food & drink to offer so if you fancy some different check out some of our other amazing food guides here.


Must-See Murals & Museums

Goodison Park isn’t the only place you’ll find Everton’s heritage shown in the city. The city is interwoven with artwork of players, managers and scenes depicting some of the club’s greatest moments.

Duncan Ferguson & Howard Kendall

Duncan Ferguson Mural. - Everton FC
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The mural dedicated to Duncan Ferguson and the legendary Everton manager Howard Kendall can be found on the wall of the Hot Wok restaurant located on Langham Street close to Goodison Park. The mural features one of Duncan Ferguson’s most famous quotes about his beloved club.

Everton Legends Mural

Everton Mural - Everton
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This mural is dedicated to five Everton heroes; Dixie Dean, Alan Ball, Howard Kendall, Neville Southall MBE and Leighton Baines. It was commissioned by a team of talented street artists through Murwalls. You can find this artwork on Hurt Street in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle.

EFC Subbuteo Mural

EFC Subbeto Mural
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This mural is dedicated to the 1995 FA Cup winning side and features Paul Rideout, Neville Southall, Daniel Amokachi and Graham Stuart. However, there is a twist, namely that the footballers are actually represented as plastic Subbuteo figures. The mural was made by local artist Paul Curtis. You can find this Everton street art on the Bullens Road ticket office at Goodison Park.

RLB360

The RLB360 tour is a unique experience offering incredible views of both Bramley Moore Dock and Goodison Park 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 experience 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

Liverpool sports bars are a great place to go and watch the game and soak up some of the city’s football atmosphere. They generally offer great value drinks, showcase a huge range of sports and often have loads of games and activities you can try!

Bierkeller

Based in the heart of Liverpool ONE, Bierkeller is a great place to go if you’ve been to visit the RLB 360 experience 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 great range of food and drink, with drinks served in the iconic Bavarian Steins!

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Roxy Ball Room

Roxy's Ball Room
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Roxy Ball Room operates two locations in Liverpool City Centre, one on Hanover Street and one in the Cavern Quarter. Both sites are full of games like Pool, Shuttleboard and Ping Pong. Roxy Ball Room is a great spot to relax and socialise after the game or after visiting the City Centre.

Find out more here.

The Long Shot

The Long Shot
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The Long Shot is a bar situated in the world-famous Royal Albert Dock. It has 11 4K TVs all showing the game so you’ll never miss a moment. The bar offers a range of drinks, from several beers on tap, to a host of cocktails. It also offers a small food menu which includes sharing platers, wings, fries and more.

Find more info here.


Where to Stay

There are hotels in Liverpool to suit any budget and taste. They offer amazing rooms and facilities as well as great access to the city. Here’s a few we’ve chosen to help you get the best out of your weekend in the city.

Dixie Dean

Dixie Dean
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The Dixie Dean Hotel is named after and dedicated to the former Everton legend Dixie Dean. Set within a magnificent Grade II listed building in the heart of Liverpool, this luxury hotel celebrates the amazing story of the ‘Boy from Birkenhead’, who scored an amazing 60 goals during the 1927-28 league season. The hotel offers great rooms and a sumptuous food menu at its ‘No 9’ restaurant. This is definitely a place to stay for Everton fans visiting the city!

Find out more here.

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 and it’s only a five 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.

Novotel

Novotel Liverpool is a 4-Star hotel situated in the centre of Liverpool. It boasts a huge range of onsite facilities, including a swimming pool, sauna and gym. You can walk straight into Liverpool ONE from the front door if you’re looking to visit the Everton Two store and it’s a five minute walk from Liverpool Central so getting to the game couldn’t be easier!

Find out more here.

The Titanic Hotel

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Situated on Stanley Dock just outside the City Centre is the Titanic Hotel. It is a two minute walk from the new Bramley Moore Dock stadium giving amazing views of the structure and incredibly easy access to the game in the future. It is also only a few minutes away from Sandhills Station so getting to Goodison Park couldn’t be easier. The 4-star hotel is based in the redeveloped Rum Warehouse and offers 153 rooms with a unique facilities including a rum bar and wellness spa.

Find out more here.


Souvenirs and Merchandise

Everton FC Club Stores

All artists sporting the new Everton away kit

There are two Everton retail stores based in the city; Everton One which is just outside Goodison Park on Walton Lane and Everton Two which is based at Liverpool ONE. Both stores have loads of merchandise, including the latest Everton kits which can be printed with both custom and player names and numbers.

Everton One Store

Opens Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 5.30pm, Saturday, 9am-6pm and Sunday, 10am-4pm. The store is also open on matchdays for one hour after the final whistle.

Everton Two Store

Opens Monday to Friday, 10am-8pm, Saturday, 10am-7pm and Sunday, 11am – 5pm. The store also remains open on matchdays for one hour after the final whistle.

Find out more here.


Getting to Goodison Park

Goodison Park resides a few miles outside the City Centre so knowing how to get there and planning your journey ahead is vital. There are several ways of getting to the game from the City Centre and beyond.

By Car

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The Address for Goodison Park is Goodison Rd, Liverpool L4 4EL with the closest parking available in Stanley Park, approximately half-a-mile from the stadium.

From The City Centre

Follow the A59 out of Liverpool City Centre toward Ormskirk and Preston. Then taking a right turn at the A580 toward Everton. Follow this road which will take you passed both Stanley Park and Goodison Park.

From The Motorways

After reaching the end of the M58 follow the A59 into the City Centre. Follow this road until you Rach the A5058 (Queens Drive) and take a left toward Walton and West Derby before taking a right turn in Walton onto the A580 which will bring you directly to the Ground.

From the M62 (Junction 6) follow signs on to the M57 heading toward Southport and Aintree. Follow the M57 until Junction 4. Come off here and take a left turn following signs for the A580 heading toward the City Centre. Follow this road and it will take you to Goodison Park.

From Wales

Head up the M53 and through the Kingsway Tunnel into Liverpool City Centre. At the end of the tunnel take the first exit on the left to the A59 (Scotland Road). Follow the road, before taking a right onto the A580 toward Everton.

By Public Transport

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 it is possible to get the soccer bus from the station which runs to Goodison Park on match days.

You can also take the train to Kirkdale and walk from there. Trains heading to Ormskirk and Kirkby will both stop there.

Alternatively you can also get the 345 bus toward Waddicar from Queen Square Bus Station in the City Centre which is a three minute walk from Liverpool Lime Street Station. The bus will take to within a three minute walk of Goodison Park from Ludlow Street.

Bus Services also run from St John’s Lane (opposite Lime Street Station) also operate on match days by getting the 919 bus.

By Taxi

Goodison Park has several taxi pick up and drop off points around the ground. Taxis can be found parked outside Lime Street station in the city centre. There is also numerous taxis companies which operate cross the city and can be called or booked online to locations throughout the city centre.

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Pubs to visit before the game

There are loads of pubs to visit for home supporters both near the ground and in the City Centre. Here’s a few to visit and soak up some of the match day atmosphere before the game.

The Brick Pub

The Brick
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The Brick is a pub located on County Road just round the corner from Goodison park. It is a local favourite which is hugely popular before every game. The interior of the pub itself is adorned with Everton plaques and memorabilia.

The Bridewell

The Bridewell is an old grade-II listed police station which has been converted into a pub where the jail cells have been converted into separated sitting areas. It is located on Argyle street which is next to both Liverpool ONE and the Albert Dock. It is a truly unique pub and definitely somewhere to visit before making your way to Goodison Park.

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The Denbigh Castle

The Denbigh Castle dates back to at least 1815 and is based on Hackins Hey off Dale Street. This very quirky and historic pub offers a huge range of German lagers and craft beers with an array of screens which will show the game. The pub is also a five minute walk from Moorfields Station making it an ideal pit stop on the way to the game from the city centre.

Find out more here.

The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak - Everton
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The Royal Oak is located on Walton Road and is a five minute walk from Goodison Park. The Pub has a beer garden and has a great match day atmosphere. This is a convenient place to stop and get a drink on the way to the game especially if you are walking up from Kirkdale or Sandhills Station.

The Winslow Hotel

The Winslow Hotel is very important in Everton’s History and predates Goodison Park by six years. It is a fan favourite and is packed on every match day. It is located just across the road from the stadium as well so is the ideal place to stop for a pre match drink. The pub underwent extensive renovations in 2014.

Find out more here.

The Spellow

Another match day favourite, The Spellow is located just around the corner from Goodison Park. The pub boasts a bar, terrace and beer garden. It’s hugely popular on match days so you can expect a great atmosphere before every Everton game!


Find more great guides across Liverpool here.

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