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Liverpool ranked 11th most walkable city in the world by Forbes

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Liverpool ranked 11th most walkable city in the world by Forbes
Credit: The Guide Liverpool/ Lewis Riley.

Known for its rich musical heritage and vibrant culture, Liverpool’s compact layout makes it a perfect choice for this achievement.

Liverpool has been named one of the most walkable cities in the world by Forbes magazine, ranking at 11th place.

Insider Monkey compiled the list using city walkability scores from Tourlane and WalkScore, along with air quality data from IQAir and safety indexes from Numbeo.

Liverpool’s recognition as a top walkable city highlights its blend of historical charm, cultural richness, and modern amenities.

Our city’s compact layout allows easy access to numerous attractions on foot, while clean air and high safety standards contribute to a pleasant walking experience.

This achievement underscores Liverpool’s appeal as an ideal destination for both locals and tourists, offering an array of landmarks and cultural spots that are best explored by walking.

So, lace up your walking shoes and discover the best of Liverpool on foot!

Must-See Walking Destinations in Liverpool:

Museum of Liverpool

Museum of Liverpool Image Pete Carr
Museum of Liverpool Image Pete Carr

Discover the city’s history through engaging exhibits, including the story of Liverpool through the world of film, TV and Music in Wondrous Place.

The museum’s interactive displays make it an exciting experience for visitors of all ages.

More info here.

Cavern Club

The Cavern Club
The Cavern Club

Step into the birthplace of The Beatles and soak up the atmosphere with live music and memorabilia from the iconic band. This historic venue offers a nostalgic trip back to the 60s with its intimate setting and brilliant performances.

More info here.

Liverpool Cathedral

Credit: Liverpool Cathedral
Credit: Liverpool Cathedral

Experience the grandeur of the UK’s largest cathedral, featuring stunning architecture and offering panoramic views from its tower. The Cathedral also hosts art installations and events, adding a modern touch to its historical significance.

More info here.

Lark Lane

Lark Lane - The Guide Liverpool
Lark Lane – The Guide Liverpool

Wander through a bohemian street filled with eclectic shops, vibrant cafes, and a lively nightlife scene. Lark Lane is a perfect spot for a leisurely stroll and offers a unique, local shopping experience.

Sefton Park

Sefton Park Palm House
Sefton Park Palm House

Enjoy a peaceful retreat in this expansive park, ideal for picnics, leisurely strolls, and exploring its picturesque Palm House.

The park also features beautiful lakes, statues, and a variety of wildlife.

Everton Brow

Liverpool Skyline. Credit: Liverpool City Council
Liverpool Skyline. Credit: Liverpool City Council

Take in breathtaking views of Liverpool’s skyline and the River Mersey from this scenic vantage point.

It’s a great spot for photography enthusiasts and those looking to enjoy a quiet moment away from the city’s hustle and bustle.

Liverpool Waterfront


Stroll along the historic docks, visit cultural landmarks like The Three Graces, and enjoy the vibrant waterfront atmosphere.

The area is perfect for a leisurely walk, with plenty of cafes and restaurants to explore, or even take a Ferry ‘Cross The Mersey.

The Old Dock Tour

Old Dock tours. Picture - Robin Clewley
Old Dock tours. Picture – Robin Clewley

Delve into the history of the world’s first commercial enclosed wet dock on an informative and fascinating guided tour. This hidden gem offers a unique glimpse into Liverpool’s maritime past.

More info here.

Nature Trail at Liverpool ONE

Nature Trail at Liverpool ONE
Nature Trail at Liverpool ONE

Escape the urban hustle with a serene nature trail offering a peaceful green space in the heart of the city. It’s a perfect spot for a relaxing walk amidst greenery, right in the middle of Liverpool’s shopping district.

More info here.

Liverpool Promenade

Otterspool Prom - The Guide
Otterspool Prom – The Guide

Enjoy a scenic walk along the waterfront, with stunning views of the River Mersey and the cityscape.

The promenade is ideal for a relaxing stroll, jog, or bike ride with picturesque surroundings.

Festival Gardens

Japanese garden – Festival Gardens volunteers – The Guide Liverpool

Relax in beautifully landscaped gardens featuring oriental themes, tranquil lakes, and open green spaces.

The gardens are perfect for a peaceful retreat or a family outing.

Royal Albert Dock

Dr Martin Luther King Jr building and the Hartley Pavilion in Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Royal Albert Dock – C/ Ant Clausen

Explore a vibrant mix of museums, galleries, restaurants, and shops in this iconic dockside area.

The Royal Albert Dock is a cultural hub, offering a variety of activities and events throughout the year.

More info here.

St George’s Hall

St George's Hall
St George’s Hall

Admire the stunning neoclassical architecture and explore one of Liverpool’s most historic and cultural landmarks.

St George’s Hall hosts various events and exhibitions, making it a dynamic part of the city’s cultural scene.

More info here.

Credit: Walker

View an impressive collection of fine art, including Renaissance masterpieces and contemporary works.

The gallery also hosts temporary exhibitions and educational programs.

More info here.

World Museum

Liverpool Heritage Sites
World Museum Liverpool

Discover natural history, science, and world cultures through engaging exhibits and interactive displays, and even an aquarium.

The museum is a fantastic place for families, offering a variety of exhibits that cater to all interests.

More info here.

Crosby Beach

Another Place

Walk along the beach and experience Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’, featuring 100 cast iron sculptures spread along the coast.

The beach offers a unique blend of art and nature, perfect for a relaxing day out.

The Liverpool city region offers a variety of walks for you to discover, allowing you to escape the urban hustle and bustle and immerse yourself in peaceful landscapes – you can find some of them here.

Liverpool offers an abundance of walkable attractions, making it a top choice for those who love to explore on foot.

From historic landmarks to cultural hotspots, there’s something for everyone in our incredible city.

To see the full list of most walkable cities in the world click here.

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