What a fab weekend we’ve had!! (Beware, long blog ahead)
I’ve enjoyed every minute of being in Liverpool, it’s a vibrant city with lots to see, highly recommend!
I couldn’t actually believe how many ‘tourists’ were there. I mean I was worried about taking lots of pictures because believe it or not I actually get awkward and feel embarrassed taking loads of photos all the time haha but honestly everyone was doing the same thing! So that was nice.
So let’s start off with the Friday when we travelled down. Adam was driving of course, I love driving but never do the long distances because my FiFi (Fiat) isn’t the quickest especially with all the weight of luggage on top! The journey took the p**s not going to lie because the M6 has all the roadworks with the average speedchecks. I mean 50 on a motorway feels SO slow. So basically it took us about 2hr 45 and should have took just 2 really. But hey ho we had our Asda sausage rolls to keep us going!
We arrived at Liverpool about half two so not too bad. We decided to do shopping first and have a look around the centre. But when walking around we noticed the Albert Docks which was on our itinerary (so organised lol) so thought we would do this first. Not going to lie it was SO cold hence why I was wrapped up, the wind was a bit much lol!
So many nice views around here, I’d love to come in the summer and have a few drinks in the bars/restaurants looking out to the docks.
Are you even a tourist if you don’t do a picture like this? This was so funny actually we were walking up here and saw these tourists doing a pic just like this, the girl was pointing her finger and the guy was crouching on the floor and all sorts getting the angles so of course I was like Adam we MUST do this haha. We waited for them to walk away so we could do it. It was very funny hence why I’m sort of laughing in the picture.
So to warm ourselves up after this we went and did some shopping! I say we, it was basically just me because Adam HATES shopping. The shopping centre is all outdoors basically on high streets so we were still cold really lol! We went to Schuh first because I was after some converse. I wanted some new black trainers because my vans were ace but never worn them enough so I sold them and decided to get some black high top converse. I do love them!! Also not too pricey at £55, they do a thicker sole version but they’re £70 so not worth it I don’t think.
Liverpool ONE shopping centre
Next we went to Topshop (of course) and oh my it was huge! Whilst I was looking around and picking things up, this staff member came up and asked me if I wanted to go up to personal shopping because I had SO many items hahah. She said there’s lots more room and can take as much in so of course I said yes! I’ve always wanted to do a personal shopping experience and it was fab! I mean it wasn’t the full experience because she didn’t pick anything out for me but to just go in the changing room was enough for me! I mean they even offer you prosecco?!
After I’d spent enough money (never) we decided to head back to the hotel. We stayed in a premier inn not too far away from everything, Liverpool North it was called I think. I’d say most things were 25-30 mins away in the car which is doable.
We got back and fixed ourselves up and headed out for a curry. It’s like our ritual now to always try a curry when in a new city. We went to a place called Barton Rouge and it was amazing! Adam had a chefs specialty Lamb dish and I had my usual chicken jalfrezi, yummy!
I could eat it all again rn.
So onto the Saturday! We got up, washed and dressed and headed out to the centre again to a place called The Baltic Triangle. This is a really cool place with some vintage shops, bars and The Baltic Market.
The Baltic Market is amaze. If you know Digbeth Dining Club in Birmingham then this is basically the Liverpool version. Comparing the two I preferred Liverpool’s because it was indoors and they had loads of benches for people to sit. They even had a stage so I think when it gets later they must have live bands. There was so much choice of food but eventually we chose to eat from a company called Free State Kitchen. I had some buffalo wings and Adam had burger and chips! Then to finish I enjoyed a salted caramel brownie dessert, mmmm!
After this we were booked in to the British Music Experience. We arrived a little early so had a look around. It was near the docks again but a different area. This part focused on the Beatles with a Beatles statue and cafe. So we stopped and had a little drink, the tea was perfect as I needed warming up!
So onto the British music experience. This is fab if you are into music and the history of it. There were loads of handwritten lyrics in the glass containers by each band/artist which I thought was interesting! The best part was when they had a holographic version of Boy George on the stage singing Karma Chameleon!! At the end of the museum there is an interactive section where you can have a go playing some instruments or copying dance moves in this studio section. It was £14pp which isn’t too bad and it took us about 40 mins to walk around!
British Music Experience
We came out of the museum and the sun was shining so stopped off to have a little ciggy whilst looking out to the water.
On the evening we went out to another part of Liverpool in the centre to Bella Italia for some lovely grub and then stopped off at the famous Cavern Club. It is £5 entry and drinks are reasonably priced. It’s really cool inside and they always have some live bands on. The band playing when we were there were just doing Beatles songs only so we didn’t stay for too long in all honesty! Defos worth a visit though especially if you’re with friends.
The Cavern Club
We headed back to the hotel watched role models and had a Maccy D’s.
Sunday, our final day. We got up and headed to Wirral (not far from Liverpool) for a Whetherspoons breakfast to set us up for the day. Our plan then was to go to the Wirral Transport Museum but once we got there it was closed due to weather conditions. I was so gutted! This museum is free and only open 1-5 on Saturdays and Sundays only. Maybe next time if we visit again!
So we decided to just head home. The journey back was quicker than heading there so that was good!
We’ve had such a good time and can’t recommend this city enough!
Until next time,