Depending on your age and your interests, when you think of Liverpool, a number of things may spring to mind – most commonly the Beatles or either of the City’s football clubs Liverpool or Everton. I have lived here all my life, with a vague interest in both, but a deep love for the city!
Before I start with the places I’ve visited, would like to visit, and the cheapest way to do it – I’d like to tell you a little about why you should add Liverpool to your city break list!
In the 18th century, as oversea trade routes ran from the West Indies to Ireland and Europe, Liverpool began to grow and develop – with the first wet dock built in Liverpool in 1715. The slave trade aided the town’s growth, with 40% of the world’s trade passing through the docks at Liverpool by the 19th century.
It was the prosperity of the 19th century which saw some of Liverpool’s most beautiful buildings constructed; including the Albert Dock, St. Georges Hall and Lime Street Railway Station.
Liverpool was then granted city status in 1880.
The Three Graces stand guard over Liverpool, with the Liver building rising to nearly 295ft – topped with the City’s famous Liver Birds. With two beautiful Cathedrals, and an extensive heritage – the city is ever changing.
Some of my favourite things about the city include:
- Independent Liverpool is about “linking up all those little places that fill life’s little spaces”
- Bars with a twist such as Berry & Rye or the Blind Tiger
- Amazingly tasty and cheap restaurants; Big Noodle Bowl and one of the several Kimos dotted around town.
From Liverpool, the main routes out of the city – ignoring the obvious motorways – include; Rail (Liverpool Lime Street), Ferry or Plane (Liverpool John Lennon or Manchester Airports).
I will be updating this Blog with deals and bargains I find around the web, tips I’ve learnt from my adventures abroad, and site recommendations to make the most out of your adventure.
P.S. – The picture was taken last year after the refurbishment of the band stand in Sefton Park.