The third largest city in England has so much to offer, you’re bound to find your day of Liverpool dating more of a ‘good day’s sunshine’ than a ‘hard day’s night’. From world famous bands to Premier League teams, this is one UK city with a lot going on. Whether you’re a permanent resident or a day tripper, here’s how to enjoy time out with your date – Liverpool style.

1. Can’t buy me love…

…but you can buy two tickets for a really fun themed tour. Liverpool was home to one of the world’s most famous bands – The Beatles. If your Liverpool dating partner is one of their millions of fans, they will love to spend a few hours seeking out Beatles hotspots such as the real-life Penny Lane and Strawberry Field, as well as getting a peek at the Fab Four’s childhood homes and schools. By the end of the date, you’ll hopefully be singing “she loves me, yeah yeah yeah” all the way home.

2. Enjoy the waterfront

Liverpool was voted European City of Culture in 2008, and for those who are dating there are plenty of romantic and sophisticated things to do, if you know where to go. The Liverpool Waterfront is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with amazing architecture and a host of excellent places to visit when you’re dating in Liverpool. Take a stroll along the Pier Head to admire The Three Graces which make up that famous Liverpool skyline – The Royal Liver Building, The Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building. Follow this up by a visit to a cosy waterfront wine bar, and you can’t go wrong.

3. Be a pair of culture vultures

There are plenty of theatres, galleries and museums to choose from in Liverpool. The Tate is a great dating spot; and there are also plenty of arty little cafes and eateries to keep your Liverpool date happy. Try somewhere like The Bubble Room in Woolton, which describes itself as “shabby chic with a splash of distorted glamour”. Go on a Thursday night and you may be lucky enough to catch some live music.

4. Brush up on your Liverpool lingo

There’s no better way of getting to know someone than having a good chat. If you’re not from Liverpool but your date is, it might be worth brushing up on some of the local lingo so you don’t get lost in any colloquialisms during your date. Prepare to hear such phrases as ‘made up’ (i.e. very pleased about something), and ‘butty’ (slang for a sandwich).

5. Take them to Anfield or Goodison Park

This is probably the one area where you can’t go wrong. If they’re from Liverpool, your dating partner is bound to enjoy watching their favourite football team. Anfield stadium has been the home of Liverpool FC since 1892 and is a must for any football fan, seating over 45,000 fans at full capacity. Goodison Park is another famous stadium; it was one of the world’s first purpose built football grounds and is home to Everton FC. With your mutual love of Liverpool suitably demonstrated, you should have all the tools to succeed at dating in this lively city.