Liverpool : City of fun and diversity

If you are a fan of city breaks, you have to experience the fun and diversity of Liverpool. It’s a port city in the North West of England. Liverpool also has an airport (John Lennon Airport). So you can fly in or arrive by boat! So why not treat yourself to one of the top hotels in Liverpool city centre? I recommend The Hard Day’s Night Hotel or the Titanic Hotel.

Are you a fan of the Beatles? If so, you can take the Magical Mystery tour to see the houses of the fab four and Strawberry fields. You can also visit the Beatles Story on the Albert Docks, a museum dedicated to the Fab Four that even houses John Lennon’s last piano. Finish the day off in the Fab Four Cafe or the Jakaranda.

Liverpool is a busy shopping hub – head to the fashion district and Liverpool ONE to pick up a designer gear. There are also bargains to be had on the high street. If you are into alternative fashion, check out Quiggins and the Vintage shops along Bold Street (Cow).

If you are looking for a good night out, head to Matthew Street (home of the Cavern Club) or the bars of the Albert Docks. The best traditional pubs are dotted around Hardman Street. There are a number of good bars along Hope Street, between the two Cathedrals.

Liverpool was the capital of culture in 2008. Many Museums are free including the World Museum and the Walker Art Gallery (Other than certain special exhibitions). You can also visit the Slavery Museum on Albert Docks.

In short, Liverpool has a high quality of nightlife, shopping and culture, but without the London price tag. Spend at least 3-5 days to fully appreciate the city. But if you’ve got a week or two to spare, even better!