Based in the North-West of England, Liverpool can make a brilliant destination for short trips. The city can be reached by rail, road and air – having its own airport south of the city centre next to the River Mersey. The fact that Liverpool was recently the ‘European Capital of Culture’ should give you some indication about how much there is to explore here, so you will probably want to stay more than one day.
If you are considering a trip to Liverpool in the coming weeks or months, you will probably be researching what you could get up to once you arrive. You’re in the right place as this blog post will talk about a few of the cool things that Liverpool has to offer…
See a football match
Liverpool is a city of two premier league football matches, meaning there is a lot of passion when it comes to the reds or the blues. Liverpool FC has its home at Anfield, and Everton FC is based at Goodison Park. The clubs are actually based less than a mile apart, but that doesn’t do anything to reduce the tension on derby day. However you could go and watch another premier league fixture here, or even go on away day when your own club is playing; there is a certain atmosphere in Liverpool that shouldn’t be missed.
If football isn’t really your thing, you may appreciate the shopping potential a little bit more. The city centre is awash with many of the well-known high street stores, and Liverpool One has over 160 of them. This is the perfect activity for a budding fashionista, or would even just make a nice day out between mum and daughter. Make sure to bring plenty of spending money and leave a little bit of space in your suitcase for your new purchases.
Eat up high
For those staying overnight at one of the hotels in Liverpool centre, you might be looking for a place to eat your dinner. One of the coolest places to head has to be ‘Panoramic’ which is Britain’s tallest restaurant. It is located on the 34th floor of Liverpool’s West Tower, and offers 360 degrees views of Liverpool. On a clear day you will also be able to see the hills over in Wales, and Beetham Tower in Manchester. Alongside the food you will also be enjoying fine cuisine, so it is a pretty perfect combination.
Explore musical heritage
Finally, a trip to Liverpool would not be complete without checking out some of the notorious places that are known for the Beatles. You can go on a little walk in the city centre to see the Cavern, as well as many funky memorabilia shops that will draw your attention for hours. There are also many new bands playing in Liverpool, so you could get tickets to listen to something; you never know who might be the next big thing.