I’ve visited the North West of England quite a lot as most of my family live up there. My dad is from St Helens which is near Liverpool, so he has spent a lot of time there. There was a bit of rivalry between St Helens and Liverpool so my dad doesn’t have fond memories of the place; however I’ve been a few times since becoming an adult and have fallen in love with the city. There are plenty of reasons why you should take a trip up to Liverpool this summer..
Reasons to visit Liverpool
Liverpool’s two cathedrals
Even if you’re not religious, everyone loves to see a nice cathedral and Liverpool has two of them. There’s the Church of England cathedral which is what you would expect a cathedral to look like. Then, there’s the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral which is much more modern looking. Both buildings are fascinating and are worth paying a visit to if you can appreciate architecture.
One of the reasons why I loved Liverpool so much when I first visited was the shopping. Liverpool One has over 170 stores and there’s something for everyone. Last time I was in the city I spent hours wandering around the shops! There’s so much to see and do in Liverpool One. We ate at Yo Sushi and stopped for a coffee break at Starbucks, but there are plenty of other restaurants available.
The Albert Dock
Liverpool is famous for its docks – you probably remember them from This Morning which used to be filmed there. There’s plenty to do at the docks whether you’re just looking to get a drink, have lunch or learn something in a museum. It’s a beautiful place to spend a few hours and so full of culture. For those of you who are a fan of the Beatles, you can visit the famous Beatles Story. There are a lot of Beatles references around the city, but you can also join the Magical Mystery Tour from the docks.
There are so many great places to eat in Liverpool – whether you’re at Liverpool One or at The Albert Dock, or just wandering around the city. Next time I take a trip up there, I’ll be visiting Caribou Poutine who do the best Canadian poutine that I have ever tasted. There are so many other independent restaurants in Liverpool and you will be spoilt for choice. Whether you’re looking for a classic burger and chips or fancy something a bit more exotic, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for in Liverpool.
It’s been ten years since Liverpool was named the city of culture and to celebrate, Liverpool One are putting on events over the spring. There will be plenty of things for you to get involved with in the city, such as Liverpool’s Vegan Festival. There’s also going to be wine tasting at Lunya and a Q&A with Bobby George.