9 Unusual Things to Do in Liverpool

Bongo's Bingo carnage © Bongo's Bingo / Facebook
Bongo's Bingo carnage © Bongo's Bingo / Facebook
Photo of Richard Franks
Freelance Travel & Music Writer4 October 2018

For those times when you’re after something that’s a little quirkier than the norm, you’ll be pleased to know that Liverpool offers unusual activities in abundance. Read on for nine of the best things to do when you’re looking for a different experience.

Bongo’s Bingo

You’d be foolish to think that this was any old bingo game. Originating right here in Liverpool, this twisted version of the classic game your gran loves to play on a Tuesday afternoon involves rave intervals, dance-offs and prizes for down-right nuts behaviour. You need to see Bongo’s Bingo to believe it.

Bongo's Bingo carnage | © Bongo's Bingo / Facebook

Williamson Tunnels

Built in the early 1800s, the Williamson Tunnels are a set of labyrinth tunnels built by local businessman Joseph Williamson. Though there is no clear reason why the tunnels were built, they now form a heritage centre and are a popular attraction amongst Liverpool’s hidden gems due to their historic presence. If you time it right, you might even visit on the evening of an underground tunnel rave.

Radio City Tower (St John’s Beacon)

For unrivalled views of Liverpool, the Radio City Tower is where it’s at. Standing proud at 400ft tall, the Tower offers magnificent panoramic shots of Liverpool, the Wirral, Wales and even Snowdonia on a clear day. Originally designed to be a chimney with a viewing platform, this is one of the city’s most popular attractions. There is a small charge, but it’s most definitely worth it.

Radio City Tower, Liverpool | © Bob Edwards/Flickr

William MacKenzie’s Tomb

Standing distinctively above its neighbouring graves on the grounds of Saint Andrew’s Church, this 15ft, pyramid shaped tomb is that of the British civil engineer, William MacKenzie. Built by his brother, Edward, in 1868, the tomb houses William, as well as his first and second wives. The tomb sits in what is reportedly one of the most haunted areas of Liverpool.

Magical Mystery Tour

We couldn’t not mention something to do with The Beatles. For something a little different to your standard Cavern Club visit, why not purchase a ticket for the Magical Mystery Tour? Departing from Albert Dock, the bus journey takes you to all the Fab Four’s popular haunts, including Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields and their childhood homes. You even get to take part in a sing-a-long on the journey!

Shiverpool Ghost Tours

Shiverpool is an award-winning ghost walk that will add a splash of drama to your exploration of some of the most haunted and historical areas of the city.

Anthony Gormley’s sculptures at Crosby Beach

Anthony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ sculptures sit (or should we say stand) along the coast line at Crosby Beach – all 100 of them – providing one of the most picturesque views across the Mersey. Crosby Beach is about a 25-minute drive from central Liverpool.

Anthony Gormley's 'Another Place - Crosby Beach | © Phillip Capper / Flickr


LightNight Liverpool is an evening of over 100 free night time events at the city’s museums and galleries. This year’s take on the annual celebration includes a duo of time-based works set in the grounds of St Nick’s Church. As the name suggests, prominence is on the light show!

Nerf Centre Liverpool

Release your inner child with Liverpool’s Nerf Centre. While it may be tailored for children, private sessions can be booked, which means you can book a work social and Nerf everyone from the office that you don’t like.

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