Liverpool for couples: the most romantic things to do

If you’re looking for romance this side of the Mersey, look no further. Sweep them off their feet with this top 12 list of couples activities in Liverpool.

Famous for its buzzing music scene, quirky night life and fun-loving atmosphere, Liverpool sparkles with energy and the promise of romance. Watch the sun glitter on the water of the Mersey river as you enjoy a boat cruise past the city’s iconic Waterfront, enjoy handcrafted cocktails, or dance through the streets in a silent disco. Liverpool is synonymous with fun and adventure, and you’re guaranteed to fall in love with it.

Whether your idea of romantic activities involves fine dining, or exploring art galleries, or if you’re more a beer’n’pizza type, there’ll be something to set your heart racing. There’s never any shortage of fun things to do in Liverpool, and it’s the ideal spot to sweep that special someone off their feet. Get planning your date ideas with this list of the top 12 romantic things to do in Liverpool, and ensure a couples’ vacation that you’ll never forget.


1. Wander through the idyllic landscapes of the Lake District

You and your date will be blown away by the region’s spectacular beauty on this Lake District Sightseeing Adventure Day Trip. Famous for inspiring some of England’s most famed romantic poets, among them Wordsworth, the lakes, scenery, and picturesque villages of the region will steal your heart on this idyllic couples’ activity.

Best time to go:

Plan to go in spring to see the daffodils which inspired William Wordsworth’s famous poem.


2. Abseil down Anfield for an adrenaline-fuelled date

For adventurous couples, and/or fans of Liverpool FC, a truly unique couples’ activity awaits. The Anfield Abseil is an exhilarating 100-foot abseil down the side of one of Liverpool’s most iconic buildings. On reaching the ground, enjoy a visit to the Liverpool Football Club inside the club’s grounds. Depending on your idea of romance, it may just be the perfect date.

Best time to go:

Summertime in Liverpool promises the best weather for outdoor activities, although you can abseil year-round.


3. Merrily, merrily, float down the River Mersey

There’s something about being on the water that makes life feel more romantic. With this River Cruise and Bus Tour, enjoy floating down the Mersey on a unique and colorful ship, then discover the best of Liverpool’s sights with a hop-on hop-off bus tour that will give you some great date ideas for the rest of your vacation.

Best time to go:

Summer is definitely the best time for this one — there’s nothing like a boat ride in the summer sun.


4. Work together in an interactive city exploration game

Discover the city in your own time with this fun City Highlights Exploration Game. This engaging and interactive game will lead you through Liverpool’s most iconic sights. Work together to solve riddles in this perfect blend of a treasure hunt and an escape room: you’ll need to collaborate.

Best time to go:

You can enjoy this fun couples’ activity at any time of year.


5. Sip on handcrafted cocktails in Liverpool’s hottest bars.

If you and your date like a cheeky cocktail as much as the next Scouser, what better way to kick off your date night than the Liverpool Cocktail Crawl? Get all glammed up, and discover Liverpool’s hottest chic bars, while enjoying delicious handcrafted cocktails. The perfect anniversary idea, and one of the most romantic things to do in Liverpool.

Best time to go:

This glam date idea takes place on Friday and Saturday nights year-round.


6. Take a romantic couples’ photo from the top of the Royal Liver Building

Photos or it didn’t happen. Get the best couples’ vacation snaps on top of the famous Royal Liver Building’s West Clock Tower. With this Royal Liver Building 360 Degree Tower Tour, learn about the building’s history, and enjoy the most spectacular panoramic views of the city: on clear days, you can even see the Welsh mountains.

Best time to go:

Pick a clear day in spring or summer for the most spectacular views.


7. Laugh your socks off at a boozy drag brunch

Liverpool has a vibrant underground scene, and many of the UK’s most famous drag artists have come from the city’s cabaret circuit. For a quirky date idea, check out this Drag Bottomless Brunch with Shows and Games — including bottomless drinks, lip-sync battles, and an incredibly entertaining drag cabaret with world-class entertainers of Ru Paul’s Drag Race fame. May the best Drag Queen win.

Best time to go:

You can enjoy this riotous brunch on Saturday afternoons year-round.


8. Sample the best of Liverpool’s artisanal craft beer

If you’re a pizza-and-beer kind of couple, then this Brewery Bus Tour is sure to set your hearts a-flutter. Liverpool has a buzzing craft beer scene: discover the region’s best artisanal boutique beers on this fun tour, with a sampling of 12 different types of craft beer. Top it all off with a pizza for a perfect date idea.

Best time to go:

Rain or shine, it’s always good weather for beer and pizza. This is an ideal couples’ activity for beer enthusiasts at any time of year.


9. All you need is love… and a Mercedes

No trip to Liverpool is complete without a Beatles tour. If you’re looking for a special Liverpool date idea, try this Private Beatles Tour in a Mercedes. Discover the most significant sights in the history of the world’s most famous band, and enjoy learning from an expert local tour guide, all from the comfort of a private luxury car.

Best time to go:

This is a great date idea any time of year.


10. Send a shiver down your spine with a ghost tour

For all the Morticias and Gomezes out there, try this  Liverpool Theatrical History Tour, for a slightly more gothic date idea. Professional actors will bring the city’s legends to life and take you on a spine-tingling, hilarious, and informative tour, culminating in the famous grisly ”Dead House”. Is it a romantic date? Well, you may be so spooked that you’ll need to hold hands…

Best time to go:

Enjoy this offbeat couples’ activity year-round.


11. Discover the breathtaking mountain scenery of North Wales

For an anniversary idea or romantic date, why not head out of the city on this North Wales Adventure Sightseeing Day Trip? North Wales is one of the UK’s most scenic spots — take breathtaking couples’ photos against the dramatic backdrop of Snowdonia National Park, and explore the ancient walled town of Conwy. It doesn’t get much more picturesque than this.

Best time to go:

Wales can be very rainy in fall and winter. For the best weather, plan to go in summer.


12. Go dancing in the streets with a silent disco

Fun-loving couples will love this Silent Disco Adventure Tour. It’s all about being silly, embracing fun, and having a dance on the streets — and fun-loving Liverpool’s the ideal city. Let go of your inhibitions and grab your partner for a boogie.

Best time to go:

Summer is the best time of year weather-wise in Liverpool. But if you don’t mind grey skies, you can dance in the streets year-round.


What are the most romantic activities to do in Liverpool?

Whether your idea of romance is fine dining by candlelight, hiking up a mountain to watch a sunset, or enjoying an inflatable obstacle course in the water, Liverpool will surprise you with its range and scope of fun romantic activities.

What are some offbeat romantic things to do in Liverpool?

For an unusual couples’ activity, take a trip to Crosby beach for a picturesque walk, and to admire the famous Another Place installation: a set of 100 life-size bronze statues set in the sand and gazing out to sea.

What are the most romantic spots to watch the sunset in Liverpool?

The beach at New Brighton offers a beautiful spot to watch a dramatic sunset. The Otterspool Promenade is another great spot for a romantic stroll and to watch the sun disappear over the water.

What are some romantic day trips from Liverpool?

There are plenty of picturesque day trips accessible from Liverpool. Go to the breathtaking mountains of Wales, take a hiking day trip to scenic Yorkshire, or visit the nearby medieval walled city of Chester.

What are the best places to take romantic photos in Liverpool?

St Luke’s Bombed Out Church is a visually striking former Anglican church-turned cultural center, which is a stunning backdrop for unique photos. Head to the Wavertree Botanic Gardens for some beautiful snaps in nature: go in springtime when the dramatic cherry trees are in blossom.