53 reasons to visit Liverpool this November

Friday 28th October 2016 by BASE Serviced Apartments


It’s hard to believe that there is just two months left in 2016!

Liverpool will be making these final months something special with a smorgasbord of fantastic events throughout November.

From magnificent fireworks displays across iconic landmarks to an extensive collection of winter themed  attractions; Liverpool is the perfect winter escape this November.

With our Winter Special firmly in place (more on that later!) there has never been a better time to experience Liverpool during this magical time of year.

Base Serviced Apartments has rounded up the best events taking place in Liverpool’s city centre and beyond this November for an extensive preview.

So without further adieu, here are “53 reasons to visit Liverpool this November”.


KT Tunstall

Tuesday 1st November

02 Academy Liverpool


KT Tunstall embarks on a new UK tour this November in support of her latest album, with a stop at Liverpool’s 02 Academy.

A BRIT and Ivor Novello award winner, the Scottish native is perhaps best known for her 2005 hit singles “Suddenly I See” and “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree.

Tickets are available to purchase online.




Tuesday 1st November – Thursday 1st December

*various locations


Liverpool’s bold and daring LGBT arts festival Homotopia is back for 2016.

Throughout November and in cultural institutions across Liverpool, Homotopia will be presenting yet another packed programme of art and culture reflecting the LGBT experience including; visual art, theatrical world premieres and contemporary dance.

Since it’s debut in 2014, Homotopia has quickly become the UK’s foremost LGBT art and cultural festival that uses vibrant creativity to entertain whilst spreading an important message of acceptance. This event is open to all, so if you and your family enjoy art and performance then Homotopia might just be the festival for you

The full 2016 programme for Homotopia can be viewed online.


Keep Dancing

Tuesday 1st – Saturday 5th November

Liverpool Empire Theatre


Fans of TV’s Strictly Come Dancing are in for a treat this November.

Keep Dancing, a brand dance show for 2016, heads to Liverpool Empire Theatre celebrating the world of Ballroom and Latin dance. The high energy show also features winner of Strictly Come Dancing 2012 Louis Smith, alongside Robin Windsor and other professionals from Strictly and the world of dance.

Tickets are available to purchase online.


Stewart Lee

Wednesday 2nd November

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall


British Comedian Stewart Lee is out on the road promoting the DVD launch of the acclaimed BBC series Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle – Series 4.

The tour see’s Stewart Lee performing live at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall in a show which will include new material being prepared for his Content Provider tour.

Further information is available online.


Rebecca Ferguson

Friday 4th November

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall


Liverpool’s own Rebecca Ferguson is set for a homecoming this November.

The 2010 X Factor runner up will be bringing her brooding and soulful style of music to the Philharmonic Hall as part of her Superwoman Tour; featuring hits from the singer’s albums ‘Heaven’ and ‘Freedom’, along with exciting new material.

Further information is available online.


Treehouse of Horror

Friday 4th November

Constellations, Liverpool


NHC presents Treehouse of Horror, a ghoulish event & exhibition bringing together artists with a common love for The Simpsons.

Taking place at Constellations, Attendees can expect a delightfully eclectic  programme featuring everything from Simpsons inspired artwork by over 30 artists from all over the world, music from OHMS & Organ Freeman, Simpsons Karaoke and what is sure to be a highlight – an All You Can Eat Donut Competition!

Tickets are available to purchase online.


European Outdoor Film Tour 16/17

Friday 4th November

St George’s Hall, Liverpool


The most renowned film event on the European outdoor calendar: The European Outdoor Film Tour is heading to Liverpool this November.

Taking place at St George’s Hall, this fantastic event shows inspirational protagonists with a heartfelt passion for adventure and the great outdoors.

The festival follows only one principle: No Actors, No Script and No Special Effects– Only true stories, authentic characters and breath –taking action.

Further information is available online.


Ross Noble: Brain Dump

Saturday 5th November

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall


Join everyone’s favourite randomist for a night tomfoolery this November.

Known for his off the cuff brand of comedy, Ross Noble will be inviting audiences to join him at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and take part in a massive Brain Dump. Expect a lot of laughs – suitable for the ages of 15 and over.

Tickets are available to purchase online.


River of Light 

Saturday 5th November

Liverpool Watefront


Liverpool will be joining forces with our Wirral neighbors for a special Bonfire Night celebration.

For the first time, River of Light will be taking place on Liverpool’s Waterfront where a mid-river firework display will captivate the cords on both sides of the Mersey, with some added extras turning it into one of the most ambitious fireworks events in the country.

Celebrations will begin with street entertainers, fire dancers, circus performers and flow arts promoters performing across four city centre locations.

Then enjoy a combination of world-renowned drummers in Les Commandos Percu and Deabtru Beltzak as they wow audiences with a lively parade across the city centre, before the main attraction begins.

Further information is available online.


Queen Extravaganza

Sunday 6th November

Liverpool Empire Theatre


Queen fans are in for a treat this November when The Queen Extravaganza comes to Liverpool Empire Theatre!

This spectacular touring concert show is designed to take the glorious music and live experience of legendary rock band Queen and bring it to generations of fans – masterminded by two of Queen’s original band members, Brian May and Roger Taylor.

Tickets are available to purchase online.


Family Concert: Intergalactic Journey

Sunday 6th November

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall


The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra is ready to take off and go on a journey out of this world!

Featuring instantly recognisable music from Superman to Star Wars, Liverpool Philharmonic Family Concerts are a great way for children (and adults) to experience the sights and sounds of a full symphony orchestra.

Tickets are available to purchase online.


Liverpool FC – November Home Fixtures

Liverpool v Watford  (Sunday 6th November)

Liverpool v Sunderland (Saturday 26th November)

Liverpool v Leeds United (Tuesday 29th November)


Liverpool have two big home fixtures coming up this November!

On Saturday 6th November, The Reds will be at home Watford with an earlier kick off of 2:15pm.

While on Saturday 26th November, Liverpool will be hosting Sunderland with a 3pm kick off.

Liverpool also have a midweek fixture on Tuesday 29th November as they take on Leeds United in the quarter final of the EFL Cup.

Ticket information is available online.


Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black

Monday 7th – Saturday 12th November

Liverpool Playhouse


Join the 7 million theatregoers worldwide who have experienced The Woman in Black” this November.

Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story will be brought to life at Liverpool Playhouse, courtesy of Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation.

Tickets are available to purchase online.


The Full Monty

Monday 7th – Saturday 12th November

Liverpool Empire Theatre




The Fully Monty is coming to Liverpool this November.

Based on the infamous smash hit film and adapted for the stage by Oscar-winning write Simon Beaufoy, this hilarious and heartfelt production has been well received throughout the UK, including attaining the prestigious UK Theatre Award for best touring production.

Tickets are available online.


Van Morrison

Tuesday 8th – Wednesday 9th November

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall


The legendary Van Morrison will be treating Liverpool audiences to back-to-back performances this November.

These dates at the Philharmonic Hall are part of just seven live shows in the UK, with Liverpool as the only city treated to two shows – such is the singer-songwriter’s popularity!

Further information is available online.


Jenny Eclair

Wednesday 9th November

St George’s Hall, Liverpool


Jenny Éclair is bringing her new stand up comedy show: How To Be A Middle Aged Woman (Without Going Insane) to Liverpool.

Audiences are invited to join the acclaimed comedian at St George’s Hall this November.

Tickets are available to purchase online.


Liverpool One Christmas Launch

Thursday 10th November

Liverpool One


It’s time to #GetChristmassy at Liverpool ONE as they kick off the festive season in true style!

Head along on Thursday 10 November from 4pm for live music, giveaways, festive street performers and much more.

Party with Radio City throughout the night and enjoy live pantomime performances from the Liverpool Empire Theatre, Epstein Theatre and Unity Theatre as the crowds gear up for the big moment.

Liverpool ONE’s giant Christmas tree is back this year and they will be switching it on in the most magical way, so make sure you join them on Paradise Street at 6pm (time subject to change).


Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival

Friday 11th November – Saturday 7th January 2017

Liverpool Pier Head


Liverpool Ice Festival returns for another year!

Relocating to a new venue at Liverpool’s Pier Head, the enchanting Ice Festival will transform the iconic location into a festive winter wonderland.

Grab your skates for some winter fun at the open air Ice Rink (open to over-3’s), dare to take on the UK’s largest ever real Ice Slide or feel the freeze in minus three degrees in the real Ice Bar.

The attraction is open until early 2017 so there’s plenty of time to take advantage!

Bookings for Ice Rink, Ice Slide and Ice Bar can be made online.


Absolute Bowie – In Aid of Teenage Cancer Trust

Friday 11th November

02 Academy Liverpool


Europe’s finest David Bowie tribute act, Absolute Bowie, returns to Liverpool this November for a special cause.

Taking audiences on a journey through the different personas of Bowie, from Ziggy Stardust to The Thin White Duke – the night will be in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust with funds going towards helping treat young people between 13 and 24 who have been diagnosed with cancer.

Tickets are available to purchase online.


Fiesta Bombarda

Friday 11th November

The Florrie, Mill Street, Liverpool


Fiesta Bombarda is a vibrant, festival-esque event that travel around the UK’s most inspiring spaces with a music, performance and dance-fueled carnival.

Returning to Liverpool for 2016, the touring festival will be taking up residence at The Florrie (located just outside the city centre) – bringing with them a unique Autumn Carnival.

Tickets are available online.


Jack Garratt 

Saturday 12th November

Liverpool University Guild of Students


One of 2016’s hottest prospects, Jack Garratt brings his genre-bending songs and captivating live show to Liverpool in support his debut album Phase.

The critically acclaimed artist topped the BBC Sound of 2016 list, in addition to winning the BRIT Awards Critic’s Choice prize and the BBC Introducing trophy at the BBC Music Awards.

Tickets are available to purchase online.



Rod Stewart

Saturday 12th November

Liverpool Echo Arena


Due to overwhelming demand, bonafide musical legend Sir Rod Stewart is heading back to Liverpool this November.

Bringing his “From Gasoline Alley to Another Hits 2016” Tour to Liverpool Echo Arena, fans will have the chance to see Rod perform a set of both classics and new hits in his dazzling signature style.

Tickets are available to purchase online.



Simply Red – 25 Years of Stars

Sunday 13th November

Liverpool Echo Arena


Simply Red take their classic album “Stars” on the road this November, with a stop at Liverpool Echo Arena.

The first half of this special show will feature the entire “Stars” album it’s original running order, while the second half will feature hits and classic Simply Red Songs. Stars was the UK’s best selling album for two consecutive years between 1991-1992 – an impressive feat which hasn’t been repeated since!

Tickets are available to purchase online.



Frankly Sinatra

Sunday 13th November

Liverpool Empire Theatre


The world’s No.1 Sinatra celebrates the centenary of the greatest singer of the 20th century.

Backed by the fantastic sound of big band swing and featuring the swagger and the velvet vocals of Frank Sinatra in concert, enjoy an unmissable evening with Stephen Triffitt.

Tickets are available to purchase online.


David Essex

Tuesday 15th November

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall


Internationally renowned singer, composer and actor David Essex OBE has announced his first major tour in over four years.

David’s “I’ll Be Missing You”  UK Tour includes a stop at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and will see him perform much loved hits, spanning over his entire 50 year repertoire.

Tickets are available to purchase online.



Seann Walsh

Wednesday 16th November

St George’s Hall, Liverpool


Seann Walsh is heading to Liverpool this October with a brand new show.

Star of Channel 4’s Stand Up For The Week, BBC1’s Live At The Apollo and Michael McIntryre’s Comedy Roadshow, and Dave’s Argumental, Seann is a charming and charismatic natural born observational storyteller.

Tickets are available to purchase online.


Michael Ball & Alfie Boe

Thursday 17th November

Liverpool Echo Arena


Two of the greatest voices in the world have joined forces for a very special collaboration.

The nation’s leading musical theatre star, Michael Ball and the nation’s favourite tenor, Alfie Boe will be taking the stage together for a unique UK headline tour – which includes a date at Liverpool Echo Arena this November.

Tickets are available to purchase online.



White Christmas

Thursday 17th –  Sunday 2oth November

Liverpool Empire Theatre


Get in the mood for Christmas this November with the stage adaption of White Christmas

Based on the much-loved move starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, this feel-good musical will have leaving the theatre with your feet tapping and the inimitable Christmas feeling!

Tickets are available to purchase online.



Friday 18th November

Liverpool Echo Arena


Manchester’s Courteeners will be playing their biggest Liverpool show to date this November, with a headline performance at the Echo Arena.

One of the UK’s most popular indie rock bands, the Mancunian 4 piece are out on the road in support of their fifth album “Mapping the Rendezvous”.

Tickets are available to purchase online.



DaDaFest International 2016

Friday 18th November – Saturday 3rd December

*various locations


DaDaFest returns for 2016 – Liverpool’s premier disability arts festival!

This year’s festival will present high quality and exciting work produced by artists both in Liverpool as well as international, with the aim of challenging ideals and celebrating disability culture.

Featuring a diverse programme of music, dance, live arts, comedy and much more; be sure to the range of events DaDaFest has to offer.

The full 2016 programme can be viewed online.


Liverpool Christmas Market 

Friday 18th November – Thursday 22nd December

St George’s Hall Plateau, Liverpool

christmas market liverpool

Liverpool’s famous Christmas market moves to St George’s Plateau for 2016!

More than 40 stalls from across four continents will be selling mouth-watering food, dazzling arts and captivating crafts to help get everyone in the holiday spirit. Whether you want to enjoy chestnuts roasting on a open fire, mulled wine or other festive fancies, you’ll find them all at Liverpool’s Christmas market.

The market will also be getting an extra sprinkle of festive cheer with specially designed creative treats making it an even more enchanting setting for people to enjoy.

Liverpool Christmas Market will run from Friday 18th November until Thursday 22nd December (11am – 9pm and 11am – 5pm on Sundays).


Everton FC – November Home Fixtures

Everton v Swansea City (Saturday 19th November)


Everton will have just the one home fixture this November, but it could be an important one!

The mighty Blues will be hosting Swansea City on Saturday 19th November with a 3pm kick off.

Ticket information is available online.


Billy Connolly 

Saturday 19th November

Liverpool Echo Arena


Legendary Comedian, Billy Connolly, brings his High Horse tour to Liverpool Echo Arena this November.

Widely hailed as the UK’s most influential comedian of all time, Billy Connolly is a household name, stand-up comedian, actor, musician, TV presenter and artist.

Tickets are available to purchase online.


Laces Out! Festival

Saturday 19th November

Camp and Furnace, Liverpool


Laces Out! Festival is one of the UK’s best and biggest celebrations of trainer culture.

Held at Camp and Furnace in the Baltic Triangle area of Liverpool’s city centre, this one day festival brings together thousands of vintage, rare, box fresh and deadstock sneakers to buy, swap or just covet.

Alongside the market place there is also a multi-layered programme of curated sneaker culture and life style entertainment taking place from Q&A’s with leading figures to live performances and DJ sets.

Ticket information is available online.


The ‘Live’ Last Waltz

Saturday 19th November

Liverpool Echo Arena


The ‘Live’ re-staging of Martin Scorsese’s The Last Waltz comes to Liverpool Echo Arena this November.

A spectacular live 2 hour celebration complete with a ten piece band, full brass section and special guests – this live performance recaptures the magic of the memorable 1976 concert held by The Band, which was the subject of Scorsese’s documentary.

Tickets are available to purchase online.



2016 Four Nations Final

Sunday 20th November

Anfield Stadium, Liverpool


The converted Four Nations final is coming to Liverpool this November!

The 2016 tournament is the second biggest international Rugby League tournament to come to the UK in five yeas which features host nation England, World Cup holders Australia, No.1 ranked team in the world New Zealand and Scotland.

Taking place at Anfield Stadium, the day will be action packed with entertainment for all the family to enjoy and of course, the all-important final match!


Jess Glynne

Sunday 20th November

Liverpool Echo Arena


British singer-songwriter Jess Glynne will be headlining Liverpool Echo Arena for the first time this November.

Her 2015 debut album “I Cry When I Laugh” peaked at Number One in the UK and has since racked up a string of Number One hits including “Hold My Hand” and “Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself”.

Tickets are available to purchase online.




Sean Lock: Keep It Light

Sunday 20th – Monday 21st  November

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall



One of the nation’s most beloved comedian’s, Sean Lock, is on the road again for 2016!

The 8 out of 10 Cats regular will be performing two back to back shows at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall; come and see what he’s blithering on about this time!

Tickets are available to purchase online.


Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls

Monday 21st November

Liverpool University Guild of Students


After a successful solo performance at X & Y Festival in June, Frank Turner is heading back to Liverpool.

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls will be live at Liverpool University Guild of Students this November as part of their UK tour supporting the 2015 album “Positive Songs for Negative People”.

Tickets are available to purchase online.



The Catherine Tate Show

Tuesday 22nd  November

Liverpool Empire Theatre


The critically acclaimed, award winning comedian and actor Catherine Tate will be bringing The Catherine Tate Show to Liverpool this November.

In never seen before sketches, the tour will unite some of Catherine’s best known characters from her hugely successful BBC series for a great stage show at Liverpool Empire Theatre.

Tickets are available to purchase online.



Josh Widdicombe: What Do I Do Now

Wednesday 23rd November

Liverpool Empire Theatre


Rounding off the flurry of great stand up comics heading to Liverpool this November is Josh Widdicombe.

Best known for Channel 4’s The Last Leg, the Devon born comedian will be bringing his new show “What Do I Do Know” to Liverpool Empire Theatre.

Tickets are available online.


The Sisters of Mercy

Friday 25th November

Liverpool Olympia


Cult heroes The Sisters of Mercy will be live in Liverpool this November.

Andrew Eldritch’s gothic post-punk veterans will be playing Liverpool Olmypia, treating the fans to a slice of nostalgia with songs from their back catalogue spanning four decades.

Tickets are available to purchase online.



The Stylistics

Friday 25th November

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall


One of the most iconic groups in soul history, The Stylistics, are heading to Liverpool this October.

With instantly recognisable hits such as “Stop, Look, Listen to your Heart” and “You Are Everything”, fans will be in for a treat when they perform live at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

Tickets are available to purchase online.



Soul II Soul

Saturday 26th November

Liverpool University Guild of Students


Famed for their huge singles ‘Keep On Movin’’ and ‘Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)’, chart-topping group Soul II Soul are back, still led by the inimitable Jazzie B.

Bringing their unique “Funki Dred” to Liverpool, there will be few better ways to enjoy the weekend then in the company of the neo soul collective.

Tickets can be purchased online.




Deacon Blue

Saturday 26th November

Liverpool Echo Arena


Following their great set in May with An Evening at the Races, Deacon Blue are coming back to Liverpool.

The Scottish pop rock outfit will be upgrading to the Echo Arena this November, hoping to do one better than their Aintree Racecourse performance earlier in the year.

Tickets can be purchased online.




The Magic of Motown

Saturday 26th November

Liverpool Empire Theatre


Celebrating it’s 10th birthday this year is The Magic of Motown

Taking place at Liverpool Empire Theatre, this scintillating pays tribute to legends of Motown such as The Supremes, The Temptations The Isley Brothers and Steve Wonder among others. This year is particular especially as it marks the 50th anniversary of chart-topping single “Reach Out I’ll Be There”.

Tickets are available to purchase online.




Creamfields Presents The Steelyard: Axwell & Ingrosso

Saturday 26th November

Central Docks, Liverpool


Creamfields is heading back to it’s spiritual home this November.

Headlined by one of the world’s biggest electronic acts, Axwell & Ingrosso, “The Steel Yard” is their most ambitious production concept to date. Taking place at Central Docks, Liverpool Waters, the 20m high structure has undoubtedly redefined festival production featuring new developed automated technology and is the largest of its kind in Europe.

Further information is available online.


Stavros S Niarchos Tall Ship at Albert Dock

Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th November

Albert Dock, Liverpool


One of the most famous ships to ever grace the Albert Dock is returning home this November.

The Class A Tall Ship ‘Stavros S Niarchos’ once again be joining the Albert Dock this Christmas and will be holding open weekends  for the public beginning at November (with further dates confirmed until February 2017).

Further information is available online.


Dreamworks Lights

Saturday 26th November – Sunday 15th January 2017

St George’s Hall, Liverpool


Surely to be one of the highlights of the winter months in Liverpool is DreamWorks Lights – a brand new attraction to the city.

This illuminating lantern experience is arriving in the UK for the very first time (as part of One Magical City) and opens at St. George’s Hall on Saturday 26th November, running through until Sunday 15th January.

Come and meet Shrek, Alex, Po and friends at DreamWorks Lights this Christmas, encompassing over 100 spectacular figures of your favourite characters and 25 enlightening and memorable scenes based on three major DreamWorks feature film productions – Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar.

This looks to be a fantastic family attraction – a perfect treat for the little ones!

Tickets are available to purchase online.


Primal Scream

Sunday 27th November

Liverpool Olympia


Back doing what they do best, Primal Scream are heading to Liverpool this November.

Over the years, the Scottish indie-rockers have built a reputation as one of the most influential bands in the UK – breaking the mainstream charts with their 1991 album “Screamadelica”, drawing inspiration from the House Music scene that dominated the early 90’s in Britain.

Tickets are available to purchase online.



ENB Nutcracker

Tuesday 29th November – Saturday 3rd December

Liverpool Empire Theatre



English National Ballet brings Nutcracker to Liverpool this November.

The magical Christmas tradition for all the family, over 100 dancers and musicians bring Nutcracker to life with exquisite dancing, beautiful sets and Tchaikovsky’s glorious score played live.

Tickets are available to purchase online.


Katie Melua with the Gori Women’s Choir

Tuesday 29th November

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall



Katie Melua will be live at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall this November for a very special winter concert.

The multi award-winning artist will be joined on stage by the 23-piece Gori Women’s Choir – a completely unique vocal Georgian orchestra. Together performing new material from Melua’s forthcoming record as well as a selection of classic songs from her back catalogue.

Tickets are available to purchase online.



Disney On Ice Presents: Frozen

Wednesday 30th November – Sunday 4th December

Liverpool Echo Arena


Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond imagination with Disney On Ice Presents Frozen.

The heart-warming Academy Award winning film has been transformed into a full length production live on ice and will be skating into Liverpool Echo Arena this November. Audiences will be magically whisked away to wintry Arendelle by dazzling special effects and astonishing skating as you sing and dance along to inspiring songs including “Let It Go”.

This unforgettable celebration of love and friendship will leave your family with memories to last a lifetime. Experience the Full Story – Live on Ice!

Tickets are available to purchase online.


If you’ve been following us on social media recently, then you’ll be aware that we are running a very special promotion to help send off 2016 with a bang.

Our Winter Rates discount allows guests to experience our serviced apartment accommodation for less during the final months of 2016. With such fabulous events taking place this November, now is the best time for you to see what Liverpool has to offer!

All bookings until the end of 2016 will receive a promotional discount of 10% of the regular price (*promotion applies to all available accommodation). This offer can only be claimed via booking direct with Base, so to claim your discount make sure you call our reservations team directly on 0151 702 9222 and inform us about the nature of your stay.

Whether you want to treat the family to a winter escape, visiting Liverpool on business or enjoying a last minute city break with friends; we are the real alternative to hotel living.




Base Serviced Apartments offer an unrivaled service for those looking to stay in a fabulously contemporary yet homely property, within spectacular city environments.

Choose from our range of one, two and three bedroom properties within the heart of Liverpool. All apartments are fully-furnished and fully-equipped providing you with your own environment to entertain guests or simply to switch off and unwind.

We are the real alternative to hotel living!

Book your next getaway with us now! For families, we would recommend our Duke Street and The Docks apartments. For leisure breaks, we would advise looking at our Sir Thomas Street or Cumberland Street apartments.