Elizabeth King’s blog On the Jaunt is a globetrotter favourite. We asked her to take us around Liverpool, the city that gave us the Beatles. It takes just two hours and 15 minutes to get there from London, and there’s plenty to enjoy if you know where to go, she says:
Albert Dock is where all the action is
As the sunlight creeps in through the crevices of the door, we are ready to head out into Liverpool. Warmed up with hot tea, off we go to Albert Dock. The place is bustling with commerce and interesting exhibitions all throughout the year. Out of the many fascinating museums there, skipping the Slavery Museum is unthinkable. It leaves a mark on you and is one that I recommend to everyone who visits Liverpool.
Three minutes walk through Gower Street and we are at The Tate Liverpool. Tate is not just a beautiful building but is also set in a lovely place. Situated inside the Albert Dock, it gifts a marvellous view across the Mersey. As Albert Dock teems with shops, restaurants, and activities, the place ticks all the boxes that a visitor looks for.
Baltic Street, Music, and Football
It is almost 12 p.m., almost time for lunch. As always, the Baltic Market is your best option. About a 15-minute bus ride from outside the city centre, and you are at this great food market. Incredible variety of delicious food, plenty of bars, and great music. The numerous options combined with the top-notch culinary quality make Baltic Street a master at its game. It’s going to be a revitalising afternoon in here!
Set out for The Cavern Club, famous for live music. If the fame of the place doesn’t tether you, visit Shipping Forecast, yet another place with banger music. After having a great time at the club, a football game in a pub is just what you want: feisty chats and cocktails carry the vibe. It’s a good idea to take a bus ride to the football stadiums.
The striking St. George’s Hall with its amazing architecture is beautiful to behold at night. It is yet another iconic building with legendary service history and hosts a variety of exhibitions.
Best Nightlife in the World
Liverpool is, without a doubt, an excellent night out! For dinner, options can be too many to comprehend. Bold Street is my top choice. Bakchich which serves delicious Lebanese food is a satisfying experience. For a more chilled vibe, head to Lark Lane. The whole street is lined with bars and restaurants! Personally, I love Hafla Hafla, a delightful Middle Eastern place. After a wholesome dinner there, Keith’s is the place to be for drinks.
Concert Square hosts some big clubs, but the surrounding streets have better bars. For instance, Alma de Cuba on Seel Street is my go-to. I go there to experience live dancing, great music, and excellent drinks. The Peacock, just across the road, is fab for a few cocktails. Another favourite is Ca Va. They serve all kinds of flavoured tequila from mixed berry to chilli, to baked beans! It’s great fun to try all the flavours and get a little giggly in the process. Then head next door to Pop World for cheesy tunes! There’s also an excellent gay scene in Liverpool. The gay bars are found in the Dale Street/Stanley Street area.
You’ll Easily Get a Good Hotel
As much as I love the city center, there are many other spots to visit; Lark Lane, Penny Lane, and Crosby Beach, to name a few. Public transport is easily accessible. If you can’t afford to stay in the centre, it’s not a problem. There are so many great value places to stay. Don’t feel like you have to spend a fortune on a hotel in the centre.
A day and night in Liverpool is just a run-through. It’s a fabulous city for all travellers whether you are solo, in a couple, with a group of friends, or with family.
There’s something for everyone here. Let’s add it to our wish list, shall we?
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