2 days in Liverpool

August 2016

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Located in northwest England on the Irish Sea Coast, Liverpool is a destination for music and culture lovers. Hometown of the Beatles, you can visit "The Cavern Club", the nightclub where the band played for the first time. Are you the creative and artsy type? Then don't think twice and visit this city; you will be spoilt for choice. 

WEATHER

The climate in Liverpool is oceanic, with cold winters and mild summers; and it rains throughout the year.

The perfect time for a short break in Liverpool is summer. We visited this city in August and the weather was great, sunny and hot. It only rained the day that we were leaving. 

TRANSPORT

Liverpool is a short train ride from London. It will take you around 2 hours 12 minutes to reach Liverpool Lime Street Station. Check prices and times on this link Trains from London to Liverpool. I advise you to buy your tickets ahead of time, so you can get a better price (We paid £47 for a return ticket).

A cheaper option is the bus, but bare in mind that the journey will be around 6 hours and 10 minutes. For times and fares check this: Buses from London to Liverpool.

To get around the city you could use the public transport, walk or take a taxi. It is possible to buy a 1-day, 3-day or 5-day ticket if that is more convenient for you. For more information about public transport in Liverpool have a look at Mersey Travel

PLACES TO VISIT AND THINGS TO DO

Day 1​

  • Walk around the Royal Albert Dock. Located on the city's famous waterfront, it is a complex of dock buildings and warehouses. It is a really pleasant stroll on a sunny day.

  • Pay a visit to The Beatles Story, a museum about The Beatles and their history. Totally recommended, especially if you are a Beatles fan. Tickets can be purchased through this link The Beatles Story Tickets (Adult Entry: £16).

  • If you like museums, you can choose between Tate Liverpool for modern art, The Museum of Liverpool to learn about the story of the city and its people or the World Museum which hosts collections that go from archaeology to physical sciences. Entrance to these museums is free. Check their websites to book a time slot.

  • You could end up your day having dinner with a view at Panoramic 34. Use the link here  Panoramic 34 Dining Experience to book a table.

Day 2

  • Start your day exploring the Royal Liver Building, a must-see attraction where you can enjoy breathtaking views of Liverpool while learning the city's history. Book your tickets here Admission to the Liver Building (Adult Ticket: £15).

  • Enjoy a guided tour of the city from the riverside. Check times and prices on this link Mersey Ferries River Cruises.

  • Stroll around and get some fresh air at Sefton Park, a public green space located in south Liverpool. 

  • Have a drink at The Cavern Club,  a nightclub where The Beatles played for the first time.

Note: When walking by the waterfront you will see the Beatles statue; a fabulous bronze tribute of the iconic band.

FOOD AND DRINK

This city offers a good variety of eateries that go from fine dining to high-street favourites. Here I mention some of the typical dishes that you can try:

  • Scouse: A hearty meat stew, usually made with mutton or beef as well as thick-cut vegetables.

  • Everton mints: These sweets are usually peppermint-flavoured and are traditionally brown with white stripes. 

  • Wet Nelly:  A kind of Lancashire bread and butter pudding made with stale breadcrumbs, milk, eggs and dried fruit.

WHERE TO STAY

We stayed at the Liverpool Marriott Hotel City Centre. This 4 star hotel is conveniently located nearby the main city attractions and offers spacious rooms with comfy beds and free WiFi. We did paid for breakfast and it was delicious!

Book your room here Liverpool Marriott Hotel City Centre.

BUDGET 

Around £180 without including train tickets and hotel.