Things To Do In…Liverpool

Hello!

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.

Soaking up the sun, and the architecture, in Liverpool

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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Have you been to Liverpool? What would you add to my must see list?

Laura xx

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27 Comments

  1. September 2, 2016 / 12:08 pm

    Love Liverpool! Such a welcoming, vibrant, interesting city.

  2. September 2, 2016 / 12:23 pm

    I’ve wanted to visit Liverpool at some point so this is a really helpful little guide on things to do there!!

  3. September 2, 2016 / 1:38 pm

    I’ve never been to Liverpool and after reading this I am sad about that! It looks a great place to visit! It’s now added to my list of weekend retreats!

  4. September 2, 2016 / 2:53 pm

    I’ve never been to Liverpool but have heard it’s a great place to visit. Great post!

  5. September 2, 2016 / 3:13 pm

    I go to Liverpool all the time – I love the Tate gallery and like to have lunch at Jamie Oliver’s restaurant.

  6. September 2, 2016 / 5:08 pm

    I’m actually going for a long weekend to Liverpool next year so I’ll need to bookmark this post for then x

  7. September 2, 2016 / 5:25 pm

    I’ve read so many lovely posts about Liverpool recently and I feel bad that it’s a place I’ve never been! I must visit soon x

  8. September 2, 2016 / 8:19 pm

    This is interesting. We don’t live too far from Liverpool and it would be a nice day out for us. I’d like to see the padlocks on the fences too.

  9. September 2, 2016 / 9:13 pm

    Liverpool sounds really nice. I have only been there once when I visited the university.

  10. September 2, 2016 / 9:16 pm

    I have friends in Liverpool so am up there quite a bit – it’s such a nice city! We usually spend the time day-drinking so I definitely need to see a bit more of the city still.

    Milly // Mini Adventures

  11. September 2, 2016 / 11:16 pm

    I’m liking these ideas. Spending some time exploring in Liverpool would be really nice.

  12. September 2, 2016 / 11:40 pm

    After working in Liverpool for a year I’ve got a new respect for it. The docks and heritage sites are amazing! Then there’s the cavern club 🙂

  13. September 3, 2016 / 11:38 am

    I missed the world museum last time! I must take the kids, they’d love it 🙂

  14. Tara
    September 3, 2016 / 12:10 pm

    I’ve only been to Liverpool once and definitely want to go back. Thanks for this!

  15. September 3, 2016 / 12:43 pm

    Ihave never been to Liverpool and was hoping to go later this month, but am now unable to do so. I will get there at some point as it sounds a great place to visit. Love the Lambananas too

  16. September 3, 2016 / 4:13 pm

    I went to Liverpool last year/beginning of this year and its a great place. I loved the museum and the food is delicious!

  17. September 3, 2016 / 6:40 pm

    I’ve been to Liverpool a few times, I second the amazing The People’s Museum!

  18. September 3, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    I have never been to Liverpool, it always looks so amazing with such culture x

  19. September 3, 2016 / 9:30 pm

    Working in Liverpool has opened my eyes to so many different cultural and historical places including the Cavern Club! Which is great. A beautiful and vibrant city and that’s without mentioning Liverpool One.

    Phill – http://www.corporatedad.co.uk

  20. September 3, 2016 / 10:36 pm

    I’ve never been myself but it looks like there is a lot to do there.

  21. Hannah
    September 4, 2016 / 10:51 am

    I can’t believe I have never been to Liverpool before – I need to visit soon

  22. September 4, 2016 / 3:59 pm

    I haven’t been home to Liverpool for years, it’s where my family are from, but I’m heading back there for the first time in a decade on Friday. Very much looking forward to catching up with everything and seeing if any of my favourite bars and restaurants have survived all this time 🙂 x

  23. September 4, 2016 / 8:47 pm

    I’ve yet to visit Liverpool… but it looks amazing!!

  24. September 4, 2016 / 9:48 pm

    I really loved Liverpool. This is a great few bits of things to do.

  25. September 5, 2016 / 6:09 pm

    You know, I’ve never even been to Liverpool! Looks like there is a lot to do there.

  26. September 6, 2016 / 9:19 am

    I’ve been wanting to visit Liverpool for so long. Thanks for the lovely tips!

  27. September 6, 2016 / 10:44 am

    I’ve never actually been to Liverpool! Love that people have been putting padlocks on fences though – they’ve done something similar in Bristol on a bridge 🙂

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