If you are a regular on this blog, you will know that I am on a mission to see more of this wonderful country we live in. I have a growing list of places I want to visit, and I’ve recently decided that I would like to add a weekend in Liverpool to that list.
For those of you who don’t know, Liverpool is a city in the North West of England and its metropolitan area is the fifth-largest in the UK. Liverpool is probably most famous for The Beatles and their premiership football team Liverpool FC. However, these are just a couple of things that are great about this city.
I wanted to take a look at everything that Liverpool has to offer and come up with a list of things to see and do for when I eventually get to take the journey North. Here’s what I came up with for a weekend in Liverpool.
There is a huge selection of hotels and Bed and Breakfasts to choose from. I think I would ideally like to stay somewhere quite central so we are not too far from anything. I often find the best place to find these hotels are on Trivago, it’s my go-to website when looking for accommodation. I always prefer to book hotels that have a free cancellation policy too, just in case something needs changing at the last minute – or, I happen to find something better, or cheaper at a later date!
Come on now. You can’t have a weekend away without partaking in a bit of shopping now, can you? Well, I can’t anyway. Liverpool like any other city has a huge amount to offer when it comes to shopping.
In particular, Liverpool ONE is the perfect shopping destination. Situated near the waterfront, there is the biggest and best range of shops and because it’s located at the heart of the city centre, it’s easy to get to (now can you see why I want to be staying somewhere more central?!)
After a hard days night shopping (did you see what I did there?), I think I will quite fancy finding somewhere nice to go and have a drink and something to eat.
No weekend in Liverpool would be complete without checking out all of the Beatles related sites. There is a Beatles experience to be had with every corner you turn. From The Beatles statue to the Cavern Club, from Strawberry Field to the Hard Days Night Hotel there is lots to see and do. You can even go on your very own Magical Mystery Tour. Out of all of them though, I think I would have to take a visit to The Beatles Story. Situated on the Albert Dock, it’s the world’s largest permanent Beatles exhibition – a must for any music fan, let alone a Beatles fan.
Food & Drink
Liverpool ONE not only has a huge array of shops but it also has a massive amount of bars and restaurants. So many, you could say you’ll be spoiled for choice. But that won’t stop me from trying.
If you fancy casual or fine dining, there will be something for you. Affordable or a celebratory treat? No problem. And if you’ve got the kids and need something family-friendly or perhaps you have a date night in mind, there is something to suit everyone. Rest assured, wherever you pick, you will have a wonderful evening. The atmosphere alone will make sure of that.
The Albert Dock
Feeling fresh as a daisy on day two, I would quite like to check out the Albert Dock. A famous Liverpool landmark and conveniently located, it will make for a few great Instagram shots!
The Albert Dock dates back to 1839 and it features the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in the whole country. Along with the aforementioned Beatles Story, here you will find other famous attractions such as Tate Liverpool and the Merseyside Maritime Museum. Just don’t forget your camera for those photos!
Being a long-suffering Coventry City Football widow, it’s unlikely that this would make it to our list of things to do, but you can’t write an article about Liverpool and not mention the giants that are Liverpool FC.
You can take specially organised trips around Anfield Stadium which include epic views of the pitch and city landscape, state-of-the-art Home and Away Team dressing rooms, take a spine-tingling walk down the new Player’s tunnel and take photos of the pitch and impressive Main Stand.
The museums latest exhibition is the Steven Gerrard Collection. The team’s former captain’s exclusive personal collection of footballing memorabilia. A must for any Liverpool fan.
A Ferry Cross The Mersey
People they rush everywhere
Each with their own secret care
So ferry ‘cross the Mersey
And always take me there
The place I love
Now if you’ve got the classic Gerry & The Pacemakers song stuck in your head, then I apologise, but I don’t think a weekend in Liverpool would be complete without literally taking a ferry cross the Mersey.
You can take a 50 minute ferry cruise and take in the best views of the Liverpool waterfront on the world famous Mersey Ferry. Complete with expert commentary throughout the duration of the crusie, you can sit back, relax and take in the amazing views.
So perhaps now you can see why a weekend in Liverpool has made it onto my UK bucket list. It sounds positively welcoming and full of hustle and bustle and I can’t wait to go and experience it for myself.
How about you? Have you been for a weekend in Liverpool, what did you love about it? Perhaps you are from Liverpool, if so what do you love about your city? Let me know in the comments. I would love to hear from you.
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