Liverpool 2018

Liverpool

I know I’ve written a piece about the experiences we had on the way to Liverpool here with Stena Line. However I wanted to have a quick jot down of all the things to note from our actual stay in Liverpool.

Subsequently I truly feel that we needed an extra day or two. I had it on our list to go “out out” and tbh we really ran out of time.

Spending

We spent £150.76 each during our time in Liverpool. This included all our food as breakfast was not included at our hotel. I think this was very good value for money considering all we were able to fit into the 2 days. In addition I will admit some of my cut was spent on clothes!

Hotel

We stayed at the Adelphi Hotel. This hotel is very centrally located and was literally two minutes walk from the train station. I cannot fault the journey from the boat to the hotel.

We had a shuttle bus to the train station and then a direct train to the city centre (£2.60 each single)

The hotel was gorgeous and grand. It is a period property and has the beautiful features such as a revolving door, grand staircases, fireplaces in the room and so on.

Our room had a little hall, bathroom and main bedroom. It felt so grand and fancy and was clean and well presented. I do agree that the interior could do with a refresh as the carpets and walls are starting to look tired but I think it adds to the charm of the hotel.

Shopping

The main shopping area and Liverpool One (which also has entertainment and restaurants) is a short walk away from the hotel (which was actually stop 7 on the bus tour we took)

There is a huge pedestrian area and lots of great stores such as Primark, marks and Spencer’s, house of Fraser. Debenhams and many more are all together in this area.

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Albert docks & museum of Liverpool 

This area is beautiful to walk around and houses many of the museums such as the slavery museum and the Tate gallery. We decided to wander round the Museum of Liverpool and were amazed by the displays on view.

I would definitely recommend a visit especially if you like museums. There are lots of interesting artefacts and stores around the Albert dock so it is worth a view if you have the time.

Hop on hop off bus tour 

This was purchased as part of a deal I had gotten with the hotel but it is worth pointing out that as I am a student it would have been cheaper just go buy at the desk.

We purchased the bus and the boat tickets together but what we didn’t know was that the bus tours finish around 4pm and you only have 24hours to use your tickets so be sure to factor that in when planning when to purchase your tickets.

Boat trip

I don’t think you can come to Liverpool and not take a “ferry across the Mersey” I love taking boat trips and we try to do it everywhere we go. 

This boat trip was no exception and the views over the Mersey were phenomenal. I particularly enjoyed the view of the city of liverpool from the water as well as the shipyard of Cammell Laird where the infamous “boaty mcboatface” is currently being built.

Conversely it’s real name is RRS Sir David Attenborough but I still kinda like the original.  I was so excited to see this and the ship is hoped to be completed within the next year. 

Weather

The weather was amazing and we enjoyed cocktails at the Shiraz Palace. This was due to the great atmosphere here and because of that I didn’t want to leave. We also enjoyed a delicious meal at O’Neill’s bar where there was a wide choice of food available.

The food and the atmosphere was good and I can’t wait to go back. 

 

In the meantime the Liverpool Museum was fab. We caught the John Lennon exhibition as well as a little bit about the history of Liverpool.

There were stunning views of the Liver building from the Museum so it was worth visiting for that alone!

 

Finally things to do when we go back:-

  • See the Beatles tour area / cabaret district
  • Peaky blinders district
  • Go “out out”

Our few days in Liverpool were absolutely amazing and such good value for the amount of things we seen and done!

I can’t wait to return!

 

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