I mentioned in my Second Birthday post that I wanted to start covering more travel posts on Inside Laura’s Head. So, with this in mind, I headed to Liverpool with my friend (thanks Claire!) and my camera, so that I could talk to you guys all about my favourite things to do in one of my favourite cities.
Liverpool is in the North West of England-about an hour and fifteen minutes from my home in West Yorkshire. Lucky for me, because I ADORE the city and enjoy popping over. I go to a lot of blogger events there and I always try to hang around afterwards to do some of my favourite things. Want to know what they are?
Hit the shops
With a massive Primark (my absolute favourite) and a huge variety of other shops in the town centre, and then the new (ish) Liverpool One complex, there’s so many shops you could easily spend a whole day wandering around. When you’re all shopped out and want to head for some lunch I highly recommend Dough Bar, behind Lime Street Station. They do the best four cheese fries EVER(fact) and a pint of Vimto. They also do cocktails and amazing pizzas. They’ve got retro consoles for you to play on and you can even get the board games out-it’s really a great place to have a rest for an hour or so.
When you’re finished with lunch, it’s time to visit the Museums. The World Museum has an Aquarium, Dinosaurs, a Planetarium and lots of other cool exhibits and it’s totally free-though of course you can leave a donation. The walk across is a short one and you go past some gorgeous buildings so it’s a great time to get your camera out-as I did with my friend Claire, below. There’s lovely little park just across from the museum which is nice to walk through in the sunshine as well.
Head down to the docks and enjoy the gorgeous view across the river, you could even take the Ferry ‘cross the Mersey if you wish (I haven’t, but it’s on my to do list!) While you’re down there have a walk around and check out all of the padlocks that have been left on the fences. If you’re with that special someone, why not add yours? You could visit the People’s Museum which has lots of interesting things about the history of the city, including the football, The Beatles, and lots of political stuff. It’s by far my favourite museum and I will always go back and look again.
Make sure you go to see the Superlambananas in front of and behind the museum-they’re rather weird and wonderful but against the backdrop of the river I think they’re beautiful.
If you take a walk further around the docks you’ll find the swan pedal boats and the Liverpool Wheel, which are both great to photograph and I’m sure even more fun to go on. There’s plenty of places for you to go and have a drink-either an alcoholic one or a coffee, and soak up the atmosphere too.
Other than that, I’d really recommend just spending time walking around the city. There is so much to do and see, so much culture to soak up and beautiful buildings to admire. I’m very jealous of my Scouse friends who get to see this gorgeous city every day.
Have you been to Liverpool? What would you add to my must see list?