Liverpool Arena is located on the Kings Dock, which was once part of the world’s busiest shipping port and where merchants used to trade goods from right across the globe. These days, Liverpool’s iconic waterfront attracts a much different crowd, with plenty of places to eat, drink and relax, plus enough nightlife to keep visitors happy into the small hours. If you’re visiting Liverpool Arena for a show, here’s how to make the most of your stay in the city.
Liverpool waterfront should be high on the to-do list of any visitor to the city, with history, art, culture and music all intertwined in an iconic setting along the famous riverside.
The Beatles Story tells the story of John, Paul, George and Ringo, the fab four who hailed from Liverpool to take on the world and etch their names into musical folklore. Once you’re finished there, go for a stroll around the historic waterfront at the Royal Albert Dock, taking in hidden gems and getting to know the city and its unique maritime history.
There are two cathedrals in Liverpool city centre — Liverpool Cathedral and Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, which are within easy walking distance of each other.
Liverpool Cathedral Tower, which is over 100 metres tall, offers stunning views of the city and across the River Mersey to the Wirral Peninsula.
If you fancy spending a day shopping, Liverpool is the place to be, with Liverpool ONE, just a ten-minute walk from Liverpool Arena, offering over 170 stores to choose from.
Alternatively, the Baltic Triangle, Liverpool’s creative and digital quarter, is perhaps the city’s most up-and-coming area, with former factories and workshops now home to alternative shopping, dining, arts and entertainment hotspots.
Like any major city, there are plenty of restaurants near Liverpool Arena perfect for wining and dining before your event.
If you’re looking for fine dining, Marco Pierre White’s oyster bar and grill, Wheeler’s of St. James’s, is located right next to the arena and ideal for top-notch pre-concert dining. What’s Cooking, on the Royal Albert Dock, has been serving customers since 1978, offering simple yet inventive meals and an extensive beer, wine and cocktail selection.
Gusto, with impressive views of the waterfront, is open all day and ideal for grabbing a bite to eat or some drinks before a gig. Ideally, it’s less than a ten-minute walk from the arena entrance, situated right amongst the hubbub of the waterfront area.
Pullman Liverpool is just a six-minute walk from Liverpool Arena and the ideal place to get a good night’s rest after an unforgettable night of music or entertainment. Elevate your time in Liverpool – sink into a comfortable bed and wake up feeling utterly refreshed, ready for home or another day’s exploring.