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09 Things to Do in Liverpool for Under 10 bucks in GBP

09 Things to Do in Liverpool for Under 10 GBP

Liverpool is one of the most affordable cities in United Kingdom, and unsurprisingly, it’s also one of the most fun to visit and live in.

As a result, it’s easy to experience some of the best the city has to offer without leaving a dent in your bank balance, whether you’re traveling on a budget or not.

From Cathedrals and museums to tours and beaches, drinking, eating etc…Here are ten things worth doing in Liverpool that’ll cost you less than ten bucks (bucks being GBP)!

1. Things to Do in Liverpool for Under 10 Bucks – Liverpool Cathedrals

The Liverpool Anglican Cathedral is Huge, Mahoosive!
The Liverpool Anglican Cathedral is Huge, Mahoosive!

Liverpool’s cathedrals are pretty hard to miss, perched at the opposite end of Hope Street On top of Mt Pleasant hill is the Met Cathedral or “Paddy’s Wigwam” as its nicknamed! And on the other end is the Liverpool Cathedral! It can be a steep 20+ minute walk from the city center to get to either of them! But persevere and you’ll be treated to some of the best views in the city, exp at the top of the Liverpool Cathedral!

For those with mobility challenges or you prefer not to work up a sweat the bus, Uber or private taxi could get you there too!

Both 20th Century structures, you could think they are older. The Met being 61 years and the brother cathedral not much older. Both are FREE to enter and visit, although they encourage a donation for the upkeep and cleaning of the cathedrals.

The Met cathedral does charge £3.00 for individual admission to the Crypt and Treasury. And you can buy your tickets at the golden book office or Cathedral gift shop.

The Liverpool Cathedral doesn’t charge for any admission but donations are requested.

The Liverpool Cathedral doesn’t charge for any admission but donations are requested. Click to Tweet


Jump on the Famous Yellow Duck Marine/Bus, Liverpool

Liverpool’s nostalgic yellow duck buses, used to also be boats at the docks until one sunk. Now they stick to terra firma. The duck marine is a hop on hop off service for that tour around Liverpool.

Alternatively, you can jump on any bus and take off towards any suburb in Liverpool for under £4.60 a day pass. Grab a tourist map from any tourist centers airport, Lime street station or Bus station and go as many places as you can until midnight! These are local buses so you get to travel like a local.

The most scenic Bus route is the #82, which starts in the city centre all the way towards the Beatles site in Aigburth. Or you can take the one that goes along the dock road and see the Mersey waterway, esp. in the summer months when the big ships come to town

You’ll pay £2.90 if you buy a ticket from the bus driver so do buy a day rider at the station instead!

The duck marine is a hop on hop off service for that tour around Liverpool. Click to Tweet

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Check Out the Liverpool Museums

A visit to a museum doesn’t sound very exciting—but then these are not ordinary museums. First of all, they are Free and secondly, they have lots of summer fun for the children!

So, check out the museums Liverpool website for details of what is on when you visit and you just might spend £0

Even the Tate Liverpool is Free to visit and you can sit at its Roof top café and have a view of the Liverpool Docks like no other! That could set you back five pounds for a cuppa and croissant. And the Tate is literally a hop, skip and a jump from the Main train station down on the Liverpool Docks.


So why not shake your bootay at the Beatles themed Cavern Club, Liverpool

The Beatles apparently played at this club for more than 300 times, making it the most famous Club in Liverpool for Beatles fans.

There is a small fee for entry Thursdays to Sunday, only £2.50 per adult. We are sure you have attended more costly clubs.

Mind you almost all clubs in Liverpool are either FREE or under £10 entry! Everywhere in Liverpool square is a club about or pub which typically offer inexpensive drinks and snacks, and you’ll find locals making full use of them throughout the year.

Whether you’re after a quick coffee before continuing with the sightseeing, or a more leisurely glass of beer or wine as the sun starts to set, grab a drink, find a table, and enjoy the experience in a Liverpool Pub. With an espresso as little as £1.60, and a large wine often just £3, there’s no reason not to!

You can always order at the bar, although staff may occasionally pass by and ask if you’d like another drink if things aren’t too busy.



Take a Walking Tour of the City Square, Liverpool

Did you know that Liverpool is a very walkable city? And the Sandeman’s FREE Walking Tours are the most Informative and popular.

Set aside 3 hours minimum for this tour, which are daily and set off by St George’s Hall!

The tour takes you around Liverpool’s historical sites and buildings and you receive a fully Scouse Historical lesson. Quite fun and informative. Get your walking shoes on and enjoy the exercise too. 😊

Even though the tour is FREE, it’s always good karma and etiquette to give the guide a tip as you please. More so if you enjoyed the experience.

The Liverpool eye – Oops Wheel and Echo Arena


Did you know that Liverpool is a very walkable city? Click to Tweet


Get on the Liverpool Wheel or “Eye”

Perched on the Albert Docks right behind the Echo Arena, the Liverpool wheel is a new addition to the Docks fun park.

It opens at 10 a.m., and it’s worth getting there around that time – lines get longer throughout the day. At only £9 a ride per adult and £6.50 for children 4 – 16yrs £2 for 2-4 yrs old and FREE for infants! If you are a family of 4 you might plump for the family ticket at £25!

I know, I know over £10 but when you divide by 4 you’ll be rewarded with amazing and most breath-taking views across the Mersey river and the city docks area for £6.25 per person.


Eat Scouse in a Pub

Once you get down the Liverpool Eye, you will either be too ill to eat aka Scared of heights… Don’t ask.

Or you will have worked up an appetite and we cannot let you leave Liverpool without tasting the Scouse dish by the same name…Scouse.

Scouse is a Hot pot or a mix of meats, and vegetables cooked in a crock pot in the over till its all so soft like a rich thick soup. The vegetables can include spuds, carrots, peas, etc.

This tasty meal is great in winter, very filling and warming! And it should put you back anything from £3 – £10 depending on where you get it…Funny thing is it’s not commonly served in restaurants. More in homes and some Pubs! Way healthier than MacDonald’s or KFC!



Head on to the Ferry and Cross the Mersey River

Ohhh now I am sure you want to test your Sea legs before you go on a proper sea cruise, right? So, let’s get you on the Mersey Ferries to the Wirral. The Ferries Criss cross the Mersey River estuary that divides Liverpool from the Wirral.

The Cost is bang on the money at £10 for an adult and £6.50 for your little treasure. I know not so pocket friendly but hey you get to see the docks views from a boat. They are pretty awesome on a warm summer day.  😊


We cannot have you go to the River and you don’t end up on a Beach!

Liverpool Mersey River Views of the City! 

And we at Pkjulesworld cannot recommend Formby beach more. It has soft caress your feet sand, a Blue flag, child friendly waters and you can take your own BBQ and soft drinks. At only £6.50 for a Car you can find parking way back…And walk in for free.

For a former European capital of culture, Liverpool is fortunate to have several high-quality beaches within easy reach of the city center. Whether you’re traveling by train, bus, tram or ferry, you’ could be on a family friendly beach in less than 40 mins!

Once you’re there, you can play beach volley, freebie, Kites the sand is too soft for a bike though. Or simply laze about on your beach towel and watch the Sea for a few hours. Take your food because there is no café nearby on Formby Beach!

And truly thats it, We could share a lot more, yet we know you got some to get you started plus what you come to Liverpool to see, you should be fine. So…

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75 thoughts on “09 Things to Do in Liverpool for Under 10 GBP”

  1. hey,
    I have read this blog your information is really helpful
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  2. That’s a lot to be done for barely any money. Amazing!! I’d love to tour around the river, go on a city-walk or hop on and off the duck marine. Cheers!!

    1. Indeed Aditi, We like to provide our readers with practical budget friendly tips πŸ˜‰ And Liverpool or any city for that matter can be toured for under a tenner per itinerary item. πŸ™‚

  3. Kristy Bullard

    Thanks for all the great suggestions. I would love to visit Liverpool one day.

  4. I have never been there, but Scouse and a Yellow Duck ride sound like a wonderful day! I love that you chose items that are cost efficient! I will have to put this on my list!

  5. For me I always go to cathedrals first whenever I’m in a new town. Liverpool looks promising, definitely adding it to places i needed to visit someday.

  6. Rose Ann Sales

    I have never been to Liverpool but seeing this stunning photos inviting to go there and explore this beautiful city.

  7. I love traveling and even better I love traveling on a budget! Thank you for the tips!

  8. Catherine Santiago Jose

    Such a nice post and I think Liverpool is really a nice city to visit and I am sure I will be having a great time exploring this place.

  9. I bet my kids would love to see the duck boats. My family has been close to Liverpool but never gotten there exactly just yet.

  10. Sarah S Kasulke

    woohooo!!! Liverpool! Love it and can’t get enough!! The only plce in europe that I can afford to go to lol

  11. Lina Andrea Szillat

    I haven’t been to Liverpool yet, but I would love to go soon. So many incredible activities to do and so cheap, just amazing πŸ™‚

  12. Lina Andrea Szillat

    I haven’t been in Liverpool yet, but I would love to go. So many incredible activities to do, amazing!

  13. This is such a fabulous post and couldn’t have gone at a better time for me and we are going to the pool with our two teenagers next week and I was a bit concerned about the price.
    We always do a sandamen walking tour, they are definitely the best! πŸ‘

  14. Good to know there are so many places to explore in liverpool that too it’s affordable. Anybody would love to have fun which can be affordable <3

  15. Wow. Never thought you could do so much for so little and have so much fun!! Always kinda out off going to Liverpool but this has changed my mind!

  16. This is perfect for college students who are out traveling abroad. In fact it’s perfect for anyone on a shoestring budget.

  17. Catherine Santiago Jose

    I have never been in this place but it looks like a nice place to visit to explore. I will add this to my bucket list for my future travel.

  18. Bookmarking this post. My daughters are bent on going to London. So Liverpool is a must-stop. After all, this is where the Beatles came from! haha

  19. Your travel advice is wonderful! I’ll definitely be referring to your posts in the future!

  20. Jennifer Prince

    Oh! I love saving money. And there are SO many things to see at a great price. Liverpool is on my list! πŸ™‚

  21. Shane Prather

    I always love finding free (or nearly) activities to allow myself to travel more often!

  22. Sounds like an amazing trip to the UK that’s very much worth it. I’ve never been to Liverpool and this post makes me want to go there now. I’d love to try all the good food!

  23. A wonderful place where some of the cruse ship get into their river that ever tourist can be enjoy the place. i really want to experience to being there and their night light scenery.

  24. my first thing I would probably do is to visit the cathedrals and of course Bus tours next, been hearing a lot of good places in liverpool

  25. This is a great post. Liverpool is a gorgeous city so it is amazing to know there are so many great things that you can do for little money!

  26. I have been to Liverpool last summer and had great fun. The weather was terrific at the harbor. And we took a lunch near the wharf area. I still remembered I finally checked in at the Beatles museum and get to see my idols works!

  27. This post makes me want to visit Liverpool. Wow how wonderful that the museums are free. That ferry boat ride also seems very entertaining.

  28. That’s a very useful compilation of things to do in Liverpool. I would dearly love to check out the cathedrals and the museums. Glad to know they are cheap too!

  29. I’ve never been to Liverpool before but it looks like a wonderful place to visit with all the beauty and culture!!

  30. I can’t believe it won’t cost much to see all these wonderful places! I am dying to get on a Yellow Duck Bus! My niece is a big fan of the Beatles, although they were famous even before her mother or me was born!

  31. I’ve never been in Liverpool! Not that I saw your post I am more encouraged to go there. Thank you for this, I will use your blog as a guide when we visit Liverpool

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