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Gay Guide • LIVERPOOL | What to See, Where to Stay, Best Gay Bars and Restaurants | LGBT Guide


GAY LIVERPOOL

Discover this City with our Quick and Practical Guide to Visit the Best Attractions, Savor Typical Dishes and Have Fun in the Best Gay Bars. All this through the Rainbow Eyes of the World Mappers

 

What to See, Best Places to Sleep, Where to Eat and to Have Fun in LIVERPOOL ?

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LGBT LIVERPOOL

Liverpool is one of the most welcoming destinations for the LGBTQ+ community, thanks also to the countless nightclubs, bars, and events specifically geared towards the community.

The heart of the city's gay nightlife is the Stanley Street neighborhood. Liverpool is characterized by its commitment to promoting acceptance and equality for all, making it a place where individuality is not only accepted, but celebrated. So Liverpool is truly a top destination for anyone looking for an authentic and welcoming experience in the LGBTQ+ community!

WHAT TO SEE in LIVERPOOL?

10 THINGS TO SEE in LIVERPOOL

Albert Dock

Albert Dock is one of Liverpool's most iconic locations, a former dock area that has been transformed into a complex of museums, restaurants, shops and art galleries. Without a doubt, it offers a splendid view of the city's waterfront, thus making it an ideal place to stroll and admire the historic architecture. Among the main attractions of the Albert Dock are the (old) Tate Liverpool (now moved to RIBA North), the Merseyside Maritime Museum and the Beatles Story Museum. Don't miss the famous Beatles statue too.

Tate Liverpool + RIBA North & Museum of Liverpool

Tate Liverpool is a renowned modern and contemporary art institution located in the heart of Liverpool's Albert Dock. With a vast collection of international artworks, temporary exhibitions and innovative installations, the museum offers visitors a unique and inspiring cultural experience. Housed in a restored historic building, Tate Liverpool is an unmissable destination for art lovers looking to explore contemporary artistic creativity and innovation. Also close to Tate Liverpool + RIBA North is the spectacular Museum of Liverpool, an institution that celebrates the unique heritage of this fascinating port city. What makes this museum truly special is its distinctive architectural structure, which blends harmoniously with the surrounding cityscape. Designed to reflect the shapes and colors of the port's piers and cranes, the building is a tangible testament to the deep connection between Liverpool and its port. Explore its galleries and be taken on a fascinating journey through the history, culture and unique identity of this extraordinary city.

Merseyside Maritime Museum

Located in the Albert Dock, the Merseyside Maritime Museum offers a fascinating perspective on the rich maritime history of Liverpool and its port, through interactive exhibitions and authentic exhibits through which visitors can explore the important role the Port of Liverpool played in trade global maritime and immigration.

The Beatles Story Museum

The Beatles Story is an interactive museum that tells the story of the Beatles through multimedia displays, authentic artifacts and detailed reconstructions. This museum is located at the Royal Albert Dock; it is unquestionably an unmissable stop for fans of the band!

The Three Graces (Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building e Port of Liverpool Building)

Liverpool's Three Graces are an iconic trio of buildings along the city's Waterfront, enchanting visitors with their elegance and grandeur. Comprising of the Royal Liver Building, the Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building, these structures represent Liverpool's maritime and commercial heritage. With their distinctive architectural features and prime location on the River Mersey, the Three Graces have become an iconic symbol of the city and a must-see for tourists visiting Liverpool.

Liverpool Cathedral

Liverpool Cathedral is one of the largest in the world thanks to its impressive Gothic architecture that dominates the city skyline. It also offers visitors the opportunity to climb its tower, from which you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the city.

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

The Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral is a majestic work that dominates the city's skyline with its bold, modern architecture. An expression of innovation and spirituality, this cathedral offers a unique experience for both believers and curious visitors. Admire the stained glass windows that filter the sunlight and explore the interior spaces that invite reflection and contemplation. With its iconic presence, the cathedral stands as a symbol of Liverpool, capturing the attention and admiration of anyone who ventures near it.

The Cavern Club

The Cavern Club is a must-see for Beatles fans and anyone who loves live music, being the place where the legendary band began their career. Every evening, the Cavern Club stage comes alive with performances by emerging bands and tributes to the band. Unmissable experience!

Saint George's Hall

Saint George's Hall in Liverpool is an architectural marvel that enchants visitors with its sumptuous grandeur. Built in 1854 in neoclassical style, this historic building represents the cultural heart of the city, hosting prestigious events, concerts and ceremonies. With its imposing Corinthian columns and majestic dome, Saint George's Hall remains a symbol of prestige and pride for Liverpool, attracting visitors from all over the world with its beauty and rich history.

Liverpool Central Library & Walker Art Gallery

Liverpool Central Library is a valuable resource offering a vast collection of books, digital resources and spaces for study and research. The exhibitions and cultural events hosted by the library promote knowledge and understanding of history, art and literature, enriching the cultural life of the city. Close to the Liverpool Central Library, don't miss the Walker Art Gallery, a central stop for art lovers as it offers an extensive collection ranging from Italian Renaissance to modern works. Located in the heart of the city, it offers an immersive cultural experience, enriching the understanding of the history of art and human creativity.

 

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

Visiting this city at its best depends essentially on how long you have to fully enjoy it. Here is a solution based on the number of days available to you:

  • Day 1 - Completa Liverpool - Google Maps

  • Extra - Penny Lane Street and John Lennon's Home (by Public Transportation, Taxi or Uber) - Google Maps

(By opening the Maps with Google, you can easily follow our path)

 

5 BEST EXCURSIONS from LIVERPOOL

We advise you to book the best excursions here: Viator - Musement - Get Your Guide

London

Manchester

Birmingham

Sheffield

Yorkshire Dales National Park

 

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WHERE TO SLEEP in LIVERPOOL?

10 BEST GAY FRIENDLY HOTELS in LIVERPOOL

The Dixie Dean Hotel **** ® Tested by World Mappers

Map'Hotel • THE DIXIE DEAN HOTEL

The Dixie Dean Hotel, a luxury four-star hotel located in Liverpool, is a tribute to one of football's greatest icons, William 'Dixie' Dean. Offering a blend of elegant design and modern comforts, the hotel offers guests a unique experience steeped in sporting history. With its prime location close to Liverpool's iconic sights and attractions, guests can easily explore the city's rich culture and vibrant nightlife. This hotel boasts an array of amenities designed to meet the needs of every guest, including spacious, stylishly furnished rooms designed for relaxation and rest. On-site dining options offer a wide range of culinary delights, from fine dining experiences to casual fare inspired by local flavors. Additionally, guests can relax and socialize in the hotel's chic bars and lounges, which offer a wide selection of drinks and cocktails. For those seeking wellness and regeneration, The Dixie Dean Hotel features state-of-the-art fitness facilities and spa services, offering the perfect opportunity to indulge in some pampering during your stay. Additionally, the hotel offers personalized concierge services to assist guests in arranging tours, transportation and reservations, ensuring a smooth and memorable experience. The Caves at The Dixie Dean Hotel in Liverpool offer a one-of-a-kind experience, immersing guests in an evocative and fascinating environment. Indulge in stunning elegance and captivating party rooms that can accommodate 8, 12 and 28 guests in one room. With their intimate atmosphere and distinctive design, the Caves represent a striking addition to the overall experience offered by The Dixie Dean Hotel. With its impeccable service and magical atmosphere, The Dixie Dean Hotel stands out as a first-class destination for travelers seeking luxury and comfort in the heart of Liverpool.

 

WHERE TO EAT in LIVERPOOL?

10 BEST RESTAURANTS in LIVERPOOL Quality / Price

€€€€ - 8 By Andy Sheridan

€€ - Browns Liverpool

€€ - Cavern Club (a must visit pub for all Beatles fans)

€€ - Brasco Lounge ® Tested by World Mappers €€ - Red Dog Saloon

€ - Duke Street Food & Drink Market ® Tested by World Mappers

GAY NIGHTLIFE in LIVERPOOL

10 BEST GAY PLACES, BARS & CLUBS in LIVERPOOL

Stanley Street is the beating heart of Liverpool's gay area, a street that shines with bright lights and positive vibes. Here you will find a wide range of venues ranging from the trendiest nightclubs to historic pubs, each with its own unique charm. Check out the celebrated Superstar Boudoir for an unforgettable evening of drag shows and rousing performances, or relax at the Navy Bar, a welcoming gathering spot for the local LGBTQ+ community. With Stanley Street as your starting point, your adventure into Liverpool's vibrant gay scene is just beginning!

The Masquerade Bar (Gay Club) ® Tested by World Mappers

OMG (Gay Bar & Club) ® Tested by World Mappers

Superstar Boudoir (Gay Friendly Bar & Club) ® Tested by World Mappers

Gbar (Gay Club) ® Tested by World Mappers

The Lisbon Bar (Gay Bar)

 

TRAVEL TIPS about LIVERPOOL by World Mappers

  • Explore Liverpool from a unique perspective on a boat trip along the majestic River Mersey with Mersey Ferries - click here  for the Official Website and prices. Admire the city's iconic skylines as the sea breeze caresses your face and be enchanted by the history that flows along its shores. With affordable prices and cruise options to suit everyone, this experience is a must for anyone visiting Liverpool. Discover the beating heart of this port city in an unforgettable way!

  • Queen Avenue in Liverpool is a hidden gem that enchants Instagram lovers with its historical and architectural charm. Elegant Georgian facades, cast iron lampposts and ornamental details create the perfect backdrop for breathtaking photography. This walkway, with its regal and romantic atmosphere, is an ideal place to capture and share unforgettable moments on your favorite social media platform.

  • For all Beatles fans (and not only) a trip out of town to see Penny Lane Street and John Lenno's House is unmissable. Penny Lane is the street famous for its association with the Beatles song. John Lennon's childhood home is a place of pilgrimage for Beatles fans, who can visit the place where the pop music legend was born. These stops follow the tradition of the Beatles in Liverpool, allowing visitors to appreciate their importance in global popular culture.

  • The Alcotraz Liverpool: Cell Block Three-Six experience is a unique immersion into the world of alcohol smuggling during American Prohibition, offering participants the opportunity to become an integral part of an intriguing criminal plot. Participants are transported back in time to a 1920s clandestine prison, where they can enjoy handcrafted cocktails created with clandestine and hidden ingredients. With atmospheric atmosphere and engaging interactivity, the experience at Alcotraz Liverpool promises a unique and memorable evening for lovers of adventure and mixology.

  • Don't miss Liverpool's ChinaTown, a vibrant cultural and gastronomic community, which enchants visitors with its authenticity and vibrant atmosphere. Located in the heart of the city, this neighborhood is a haven for Chinese culture, offering a variety of restaurants, shops, and festivals that celebrate Chinese traditions and cuisine. With ornamental arches and colorful lanterns adorning the streets, China Town is a fascinating place to explore for those looking to immerse themselves in Chinese hospitality and culture in Liverpool.

  • Anfield Stadium is the historic home of Liverpool Football Club, one of the most famous football clubs in the world and offers fans the opportunity to experience the unmissable atmosphere of Premier League matches. There are also guided tours so you can explore the highlights including the dressing rooms, press room and pitch. In addition to being a football field, it is also a venue for special events and concerts.

  • Could we not go hunting for Street Art in Liverpool too? The street art of Jamaica Street in Liverpool is an explosion of creativity and colors that transforms urban spaces into true open-air works of art. The street's walls are adorned with vibrant murals and graffiti by local and international artists, creating a vibrant and dynamic cityscape. Through the street art of Jamaica Street, visitors can immerse themselves in contemporary street art and discover the artistic talent that permeates Liverpool's urban culture.

  • The Florist a Liverpool is much more than just a restaurant - it's a unique sensory experience combining exceptional gastronomy, creative cocktails and an enchanting floral atmosphere. With its design inspired by flowers and nature, this venue transmits a sense of freshness and vitality in every corner, creating a welcoming and refined environment. The delicious and innovative dishes, prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients, blend harmoniously with the beautiful floral aesthetic, offering an unforgettable dining experience.

  • Do you love Shopping? Immerse yourself in the unrivaled experience of Liverpool One, a dynamic urban area offering a wide range of shops, restaurants and entertainment. Located in the heart of the city, this shopping district is a true shopper's paradise, with high fashion brands, indie boutiques and everything you could wish for. But Liverpool One is much more than just a shopping centre; it is a lively crossroads of urban life, entertainment and culture. Check out its lively streets, discover its hidden gems and immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of this vibrant area of the city.

INSTAGRAMMABLE LIVERPOOL

Instagrammable Places to See in Liverpool

Don't miss the best instagrammable places in Liverpool, here are our favorites:

  1. Royal Albert Dock

  2. Williamson’s Tunnels

  3. John Lennon Mural by Paul Curtis

  4. Hidden Gem Liverpool: Central Library

  5. Palm House

  6. Radio City Tower (one of the best views in Liverpool!)

  7. Statue dei Beatles

  8. China Town

  9. Everton Park (from which you can observe a beautiful panorama of the city)

  10. Wavetree Botanic Gardens (in spring the garden turns pink thanks to the cherry trees in bloom)

"SECRET LIVERPOOL"

Unusual and Particular Places to See in Liverpool

  • Outside the classic places to visit of the city, there is a "Secret Liverpool" that has simply bewitched us. Here are the 5 Things and Places to See in Secret Liverpool (and Surroundings):

  1. Strawberry Field - it's a garden where John Lennon went as a child. It was made famous by the song and is now a sacred shrine for Beatles fans.

  2. Williamson Tunnels - 19th century tunnels dug under the city of Liverpool.

  3. Lennon Walln - It's hidden in a little street, away from the chaos. Every inch of the wall was filled with Lennon-inspired graffiti and Beatles song lyrics.

  4. The Drumlin's SuperLambanana - This is a friendly, bright yellow statue that began as a public art statement but took on a life of its own when the city embraced the work, turning the hybrid creature into a movement of its own.

  5. 'Penelope' Sculpture - This whimsical public art installation is a unique homage to Liverpool's industrial heritage.

 

GAY TOURS in LIVERPOOL

Do you want to discover the city and enjoy one of Best Gay Tours in Liverpool? We recommend the following local operator(s):

MyGayTour.com - Tour Operator offering tours and excursions dedicated to the LGBT+ community Worldwide. Special Tours and Gay & Lesbian Friendly Guides ready to make you discover the beauties of this destination.

5% Discount Code for MyGayTour Following The World Mappers "WORLD5"

Info & Booking: info@MyGayTour.com - Check all Prices here: www.MyGayTour.com

 

Liverpool • Gay Tour & Beatles' Secrets

Experience the thrill of being in the former second Port of the British Empire, Liverpool, home to the Beatles, and of course many a sailor’s tale from gay life at sea. You will marvel at the spectacular World Heritage Site Waterfront. You will discover the many gay seafarers, musicians, artist’s politicians and personalities than have passed through this colorful city, making their unmistakable mark. You will walk through the ornate financial district of Castle Street passing the Georgian Town Hall and then through Liverpool’s thriving gay quarter to see the site of the Beatles Gay Manager Brian Epstein’s record shop NEMS and using his entrepreneurial talents to make them famous, eclipsing his own personal happiness. Then passing Eric’s Club where Pete Burns (Dead or Alive) and HollyJohnson, (Frankie Goes to Hollywood) hung out around the infamous record shop Probe.  Admire the legendary Cavern Club, where Brian Epstein discovered the Beatles and resolved to make them the most famous band in the word. Finally reach the Royal Liver Building 360, to rise 138m above the city with panoramic views of Liverpool and, on a clear day, North Wales.

Included:

* Gay or Lesbian Friendly Tour Guide for City Tour (3 hours)

* Entrance Fee – Royal Liver Building

 

Liverpool by Night • Gay Tour

Enjoy an enlightened Liverpool and an amazing walking tour through Liverpool's gay & lesbian bars and clubs to live on your skin the magic atmosphere and LGBT scene of the city. Enjoy your included drink (also alcohol free drink available) and own the night !

Included:

* Gay or Lesbian Tour Guide for Night Tour (2 hours)

* Drink in Gay Bar (1 Drink)

 

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