If being the birthplace of The Beatles, the most well-known and successful bands ever wasn’t a good enough reason to visit Liverpool.It also has an interesting history, sporting culture and heritage. For example, did you know that most of the Titanic’s crew members and managing company, The White Star Line, were based in Liverpool. It is also the home of two famous premier league football teams, Liverpool and Everton.
If you are a music, sport or history fan then Liverpool is an amazing English city to explore.
Where to Stay
The Travellodge hotel chain has multiple hotels around the city that range from £60-£80 per night for a double room for 2 adults. They include Liverpool Central, Exchange Street andThe Strand. Price includesa comfy king-sized bed and great bathroom facilities.
Premier Suites Liverpool is another budget hotel that offers comfy accommodation within the city centre, ideal for those wanting to walk straight into the vibrant nightlife. When you book 21 days in advance you can book a room at £56 per night and receive a wine gift and free WIFI.
Getting Around Liverpool
If you are arriving in Liverpool via John Lennon airport you can either take the bus or a taxi to the city centre. There are multiple buses departing from the airport on the Arriva service, like the 500 at Stand 3, and the 86A and 80A at Stand 5. There is a member of Arriva staff at the airport wearing an orange high visibility jacket, who can help you. A bus will be the most economical choice with a return ticket costing a few pounds. If you prefer to take a taxi, it will cost £16 each way.
The major sites of the city are all within walking distance of one another so transport will not be essential. But if you want a full experience of the city, purchase a ticket for the City Explorer Tour,it will take you directly to 14 must see attractions and also provides an interesting cultural audio tour. For £21.50 (Adults) and £15.00 (Children) it also includes a River Explorer Cruise on the famous River Mersey and Cathedral Tower Experience.
If you want to navigate the city yourself, you can get a day pass for the bus for £3.70. These can be purchased when you board the bus, simply ask the driver.
Unlike the southern cities of London and Bristol, Liverpool is incredibly affordable. It also has some fine dining restaurants.
Like many cities in the UK, Liverpool offers cuisines including Mexican to Japanese and everything in-between. When you visit Liverpool havea meal at Patterson’s, it has the city’s best fried chicken and they also have a huge selection of fries. You won’t leave hungry and you’ll pay less than £15. Alternatively, fill your stomach with great British pub grub at The Edge at Joey Orr’s. Their homemade steak and ale pie (£8.95) is too die for.
Other options include Lucha Libre for the best Mexican Street Food in Liverpool. All their quesadillas, tacos and burritos cost less than £10. Also, a must visit is the award winning Heritage Restaurant and Bar on Castle Street. They have an eclectic menu of small plate options, which include multiple gluten free options. You can participate in their ‘any 3 small plates for £15’offer at lunch or dinner. Or upgrade and include a bottle of wine for a total of £20.
When you are dining out make a reservation to avoid waiting in line or missing out completely. Your hotel can help you to make reservations or make them online yourself.
If you truly want to save money visit the free museums that give you an insight into the city’s history and take one or more walking tours. New Europe Tours offer a variety or tours, such as the ‘Original Tour of Liverpool’ and ‘Beatles to the Blitz Tour of Liverpool.’
British weather and weather forecasts are not always reliable. So, have a waterproof jacket or umbrella to hand at all times, even in summer.