No matter where in the world you visit, small cities with charming culture and beautiful architecture will always remain the best type of places to see and explore. Whether you’re a local or a visitor to the Northern beauty, Liverpool is a place typically everyone loves!
Nestled in the heart of England, UK, Liverpool offers a range of fun and exciting activities to get involved with. Not only does the city have endless amounts of history and traditional buildings to see for miles, but they’re known for a lot more than its bricks and mortar. You may know the city as the origin of a world-dominating band, The Beatles. However, the city is equally as well known for its champion football teams, Liverpool FC and Everton FC. Plus, who can forget the world-famous Albert Dock?
If the beautiful sights of the city you see in pictures and Instagram snaps isn’t enough to sell you on this unforgettable place, then maybe it’s best to find out from the locals what there is to do while you’re visiting.
A city such as Liverpool can typically be explored in a few days so below is a two-day guide to the city that never sleeps…
Day 1: A Little Slice of History and Quirky Street Food
Start the day with a traditional English breakfast at one of the many pubs across the city. If you’re staying in the town centre, you will never be more than a 5-minute walk from a pub or restaurant that can offer you some grub. Make sure you fill your boots at this time because the day ahead is packed full of activities so you’re going to need all the energy you can get. Local recommendations of Liverpool pubs for Breakfast include Maggie Mays on Bold Street, Lovelocks Café on Old Haymarket and Moose Coffee on Dale Street.
After you’re full to the brim with delicious food, it’s probably best to take a slow stroll down to the Albert Dock. This is the perfect time to become familiar with the city since you’ll be spending some time over the next few days here.
While strolling beside the waterfront, not only can you take in the fresh air and beautiful landscape, but you can also take a quick look around the shops and cafes the dock has to offer.
Next on the agenda has to be a trip to the Liverpool Museum, filled with ancient artefacts and countless musical pieces, it’s a great place to spend a few hours. Even if you’re not a fan of Museums, you will love this one. If you’re lucky enough to be visiting during an exhibition too then it’s always worth the extra pennies to learn more. It’s a brilliant place for those with children also as there is an activity centre offering a fun experience!
When in Liverpool, it’s almost compulsory that you visit the unique and upcoming area, the Baltic Triangle. Within the Baltic Triangle you will find a variety of newly developed high-rise buildings and restaurants as well as bars and quirky office spaces. This area has been recently regenerated, and because of this, more people are choosing to move here permanently. The likes of RWinvest, a property investment company, make this possible with their modern and beautifully designed developments in this area of the city.
The Baltic Market is the place to be when it comes to exotic street food, anything and everything is served here, and it’s loved by tourists and locals alike. Whether you’re in the mood for some perfectly seasoned halloumi fries or a dreamy waffle dessert, there is something you can drool over here. Relax and take your time here, perhaps even have a drink or two since the place has such a feel-good atmosphere.
Finish your day off with a trip up to the viewing platform of the Liverpool Anglican cathedral. It’s only £5 to visit, and you can see over the city for miles – if you thought it was beautiful during daylight hours, just wait until you see it with bright lights!
Day 2: The Beatles Tour and Shopping Heaven
You may want to start your day similar to the last, or you could try something a little healthier on your second day in the city. The city is filled with health cafes and smoothie bars for the fitness fanatics out there and these places offer a delicious breakfast too.
If you’re a music fan, the best way to spend your time in such a musical city is to do a tour of The Beatles. There are plenty of organised tours you can do which include going to places such as Penny Lane, The Cavern Club, and Strawberry Fields. These tours range in price though so it’s best to check out all your options before deciding on your final one.
After this cultural experience, you may want to venture around the cities retail district of Liverpool ONE and grab a bite to eat. Plus, who can resist shopping to you drop in some of the best high-street stores. Liverpool ONE features stores such as The Body Shop, Superdry, John Lewis, Pandora, and Victoria’s Secret. Chavasse Park on the top of the building is also a perfect place to sunbathe when the weather is right.
End your fun-filled day with a few drinks on Matthew Street, an ideal night-time destination for everyone. You may have visited this area earlier on in the day since it’s typically a stop on the Beatles tour, but you’ll see a different side to the street during the night.
There is an endless number of activities and things to do in Liverpool, and if you get more than two days to explore the city, you definitely won’t be bored. It’s one of the top European hotspots at the moment and is a perfect holiday destination for anyone who loves culture and history. Liverpool will hold a place in your heart, long after you leave, and we can almost guarantee you will want to come back again soon.