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The Best Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Liverpool

Come rain or shine, Liverpool is bursting with cultural attractions and entertainment. From family fun and exhibitions, to delicious afternoon tea, we’ve compiled an array of activities to tick off during your visit.

So while you’re staying with us at The Shankly, you’ll never find yourself stuck for things to do in Liverpool on a rainy day!

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Discover the British Music Experience

Where: Cunard Building, Liverpool

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Take a step back in time to discover the best of British music at The Cunard Building. Whether you’re a fan of the Beatles, Bowie or The Spice Girls,  the British Music Experience has something for everyone!

You’ll be taken on an interactive journey through the decades as you admire costumes, memorabilia and instruments sure to capture your attention.

The Cunard is one of Liverpool’s stunning Three Graces, located along the scenic Pier Head. So while you’re there, you’ll have the chance to admire some of Liverpool’s most breathtaking landmarks.

Indulge in Afternoon Tea

Where: The Bastion Bar & Restaurant – The Shankly Hotel

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Make your stay at The Shankly Hotel all the more special with our delicious Afternoon Tea. The perfect way to spend a rainy day in Liverpool, why not join us for a selection of sweet and savoury treats served in style?

The Bastion is home to exclusive Bill Shankly memorabilia, so in between dining, you’ll have the chance to soak up some football history.

Our fabulous afternoon tea deal means you can enjoy this for just £19.95pp by booking with us on 0151 236 0166. 

Experience the Playhouse Theatre

Where: Williamson Square, Liverpool

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The Playhouse is just a stone’s throw from The Shankly Hotel, and a perfect choice for keeping cosy when you don’t fancy a night in but don’t want to be out-out!

The Grade II* listed building boasts an old 19th century auditorium and a traditional proscenium arch, bringing back the magic of traditional theatre.

You can catch a wide range of productions on stage, from Jane Austen classics to mysteries that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Explore the World Museum Liverpool

Where: William Brown Street, Liverpool

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Perfect for a family day out on a rainy day in Liverpool, the World Museum showcases extensive collections and exhibitions. Take a 5,000 year journey through time and discover Ancient Egypt, stargaze at the Planetarium or dive deep into the sea at the aquarium.

Not forgetting, the museum features interactive games and technology to keep the little ones entertained all day long. The World Museum is also home to a brand new cafe with striking architectural features and tasty bites to eat after a busy day of exploring.

Freshen up at Morgan’s Spa

Where: 30 James Street Hotel – Home of the Titanic

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Why not treat yourself to some TLC over at Morgan’s Spa in Liverpool? Allow your worries to float away as you sink into the rejuvenating hydrotherapy pool and admire the intricate details of 30 James Street’s beautiful spa.

You may also want to try one of the relaxing treatments, which can be tailored to suit your individual needs. From the Deeper than Deep Hot Stones Massage to a nourishing body wrap, Morgan’s Spa is the place to be on a rainy day in Liverpool. Following your spa day, you could also head upstairs to 30 James Street’s stunning rooftop restaurant for a cocktail or bite to eat!

Take Shelter at Alma de Cuba

Where: Seel Street, Liverpool

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Once St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, Alma de Cuba is a dazzling bar and restaurant with a fascinating history. Following a Latin American theme, diners can enjoy a colourful array of dishes, tapas bites and stylish cocktails poured to perfection.

Alma is also known for hosting afternoon tea with a Samba twist! Those in search of something different can book Samba Afternoon Tea on 0151 305 3744.

Get Lost in Central Library

Where: William Brown Street, Liverpool

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Hogwarts? Liverpool? It’s hard to tell the difference at Liverpool Central Library. Explore the famous collections of rare books in the beautiful Oak room and stunning Hornby Library.

Get cosy and snug in the magnificent Picton Reading Room, an ideal spot to spend a lazy afternoon alone or with friends. The library also features the Deli Marche Cafe, the perfect spot for a cuppa.

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About jessica

Jessica is an English and History graduate with a passion for writing about Liverpool's best venues and events.