Liverpool is a place I’ve had the pleasure of visiting a couple of times over the last couple of years. It’s also somewhere I still really want to explore further. In my opinion, it’s a really underrated place with strong footballing and musical heritage. The city has got great travel connections; we actually have a direct train line through to Scarborough. Liverpool also has the John Lennon Airport which isn’t too far from the city centre and is easily accessible with great Liverpool airport transfers. Once you’ve arrived in Liverpool, what is the best way to spend 24 hours in the city?
I think the Royal Albert Dock is what makes Liverpool so unique; it’s such a gorgeous area to explore and have a few drinks. The dock is home to the Tate Liverpool, the Merseyside Maritime Museum and the Museum of Liverpool. The Museum of Liverpool is actually the only one I have visited and it’s a great starting point to get to know the heritage behind the city. Another great thing about the museum? It’s free to go in! The dock also offers views over the River Mersey and you’ll also find the big wheel of Liverpool.
As I mentioned before, football is one of the main things you would associate with Liverpool. If you’re a big football fan, then visiting the Anfield ground will be high on your list of things to do. Anfield is a pretty impressive and historic football ground and it is well worth taking a tour: you’ll enjoy views of the pitch, visit the dressing rooms, and walk in the footsteps of some of the most famous players in the world.
Liverpool has got a great shopping scene; you could spend hours browsing the shops there. They have a huge Liverpool ONE shopping centre with countless high street stores. One of my favourite places to visit is the Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar which is essentially all the great beauty brands under one roof. I think it’s the only one of its kind in the UK! You’ve got a great mix of high street brands and high-end brands which you can find on Peter’s Lane making Liverpool a great shopper’s destination.
One of my favourite parts of visiting Liverpool last year for my birthday was discovering the Baltic Market. We all know I love street food and there were some amazing food vendors. I’m not entirely sure whether the vendors change from time to time but when I visited we had some incredible pizza, waffles and dirty fries.
Just around the back of the Baltic Market is Ghetto Golf. This is a great place for cocktails and playing crazy golf with a twist. It was pretty busy when we went with long queues to get around the course but it was so worth it. I’d say this Ghetto Golf was the best crazy golf of its kind that we have tried, an ideal place for date night too!
The Beatles are certainly one of the most famous exports from Liverpool and it all started at the Cavern Club in the 1960s. It’s great that you can retrace the footsteps of history for yourself and see some up-and-coming musical acts at the club. It can get very busy with tourists but the club is free to visit most of the time except on weekends and Thursday and Friday evenings. It’s a completely surreal experience being in the famous Cavern Club and it’s a must-do for any trip to Liverpool.
Have you been to Liverpool before? I think it’s time I book another trip soon!