Liverpool has a fantastic range of cultural activities and venues to choose from, not least because the city was voted European Capital of Culture in 2008. We’ve come up with some ideas for culture packed dating which should make for an interesting time in this vibrant city.
Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4BB
Best if you’re dating: an art lover
One of the most important galleries in the north of England, the Tate Liverpool is a must-see for anyone interested in art or dating someone who is. Featuring the National Collection of Modern Art, it draws thousands of visitors each year with its range of exhibitions and installations, making it an ideal starting point for a day of culture.
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Philharmonic Hall, Hope St, Liverpool L1 9BP
Best if you’re dating: a music lover
It’s often said that music is the food of love, and a visit to Liverpool Philharmonic is one of the more romantic ways to work some high culture into your dating itinerary. Take your date to one of their many concerts and wow them with your hidden love of classical music. For added brownie points, take them to the Art Deco Grand Foyer Bar afterwards to show them a side of Liverpool that’s grand and decadent.
FACT (Foundation for Art & Creative Technology)
88 Wood Street, Liverpool L1 4DQ
Best if you’re dating: a film lover
If your date likes their culture on the modern side, Liverpool has its very own Foundation for Art & Creative Technology, which has exhibitions on new media, film and video. This might make a good alternative dating idea as it offers a different experience to more classic culture venues such as art galleries or theatres.
Museum of Liverpool
Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1PZ
Best if you’re dating: a history lover
Due to open this July, the Museum of Liverpool promises to be one of the main cultural attractions in the region where you can find out about the geography, historical events and culture that’s helped shape the city of Liverpool throughout history – great if you’re dating a born and bred Liverpudlian. Set in an impressively modern work of architecture, the building is also designed to be energy efficient and reduce carbon emissions offering you a slice of culture with a conscience.
One of Liverpool’s many Theatres
Various locations in Liverpool
Best if you’re dating: A drama lover
It would be hard to talk about cultural dating without mentioning the theatre, and if you’re dating in Liverpool there are plenty to choose from, including the Empire theatre, The Playhouse and the Everyman. For performing arts fans, a play or a lively show is an excellent way to sample what Liverpool has to offer, as well as being a great way to break the ice on a first date.
William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EN
Best if you’re dating: A nature lover
This is one of the more geeky Liverpool dating ideas. Offering a glimpse into prehistoric, animal and human natural history, the museum has numerous exhibitions to keep your date entertained whether they’re interested in plants, animals or people. There’s also a World Cultures section showcasing some of the objects from African cultures which have found their way to Liverpool on the steam ships which West African trade brought to the city.