Planning a weekend away to Liverpool

Planning a weekend away to Liverpool

It’s been so long since me and the hubs have had a weekend away – December 2012 in Eastbourne, to be precise, six whole years ago.  Now the little man is growing up we’ve decided to indulge a little and have an anniversary trip planned to Liverpool early next year.

I’ve never been – all I know of Liverpool is The Beatles, Cilla Black, and that it has quite a lot of history, so I’ve been swotting up on places to go and things to do.

The Royal Albert Dock is top of my list, as one of the most popular tourist attractions in Liverpool and it’s history; plus who can forget the weather map from This Morning in the late eighties?

I’d like to soak up a bit of culture and enjoy some child-free browsing time at the Tate Liverpool plus the Walker Art Gallery is supposed to be worth a mooch too.

You can’t go to Liverpool and not go to The Beatle’s Story, a permanent exhibition devoted to the life and times of the Fab Four.  There is also the legendary Cavern Club – although the original is long gone the existing club looks to be worth a visit and an awesome tribute to the rock and rolls day of the sixties that introduced The Beatles and so many more acts.

There is also the British Music Experience which looks like Rock Circus(remember how awesome it was, shame) which tells the story of British music.  The general consensus from looking online is to allow a good four hours there and how good it is – so it’s on the list.

As much as hubs complains I do love a good shopping centre and Liverpool boasts the whopper that is Liverpool ONE, a shopping and leisure complex boasting shops, restaurants, a cinema, adventure golf and much more.  It seems to be more than ‘just’ a shopping centre as it’s divided into six districts which include street and centre style shopping and even Chavasse Park, a huge open space.  It looks like we could lose a week there let alone a few hours!

For the history nerd in me I’d like to visit the church of St Lukes which was bombed during WW2 but has been kept as a memorial and exhibition, apparently events and exhibits are on throughout the year.  Many say it’s very moving and a poignant reminder of those who lost their lives in both wars.

I’ve done ghost walks on the Isle of Wight and I loved the history element so I’m keen to check out the ghost walks run by Shiverpool – something a little different to dinner and drinks one night maybe.

I quite fancy a mooch around the Art Nouveau Grand Central which is an indoor market and is supposed to be magnificent in all it’s Victorian glory.

You can’t go without going on the ferry ‘cross the Mersey – you can go across, do sightseeing tours and even check out the canals that connect with Manchester and Salford Quays.

Last but not least apparently the Baltic Food Market, Ghetto Golf and cathedral in the Baltic Triangle is worth a look plus there looks to be lots of bars nearby.

Have you any tips or must-sees?

 

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