A Day Out In Liverpool #EvolvingCities

I probably don't have to tell you what an amazing city Liverpool is because I'm sure you will already know just how much history the city has. Not only do we have an incredible musical background and two premier league football clubs, we were also named Capital of Culture 2008 and our riverfront was named World Heritage site 2004. Our city has truly evolved over the years and I do feel blessed to live in Liverpool. Travelodge have created a guide to show you just how much Liverpool has changed over the years


As a family we absolutely love going down the waterfront to the Albert Dock. This has changed over the years so much. I remember when it was home to Richard and Judy on This Morning and Granada Reports. It is so popular with tourists for many reasons but here is a few things we like to get up to.


The Wheel of Liverpool.


There is nothing better than looking over the city from 198ft in the air. It's situated close the Liverpool Echo Arena and the views of the Mersey and beyond are breathtaking. I don't do very well with heights but surprisingly I always feel quite safe on the wheel. 


Lunch.


There are so many restaurants and bars in and around the Albert Dock but for a spot of lunch you can't beat Costa. It has seating both inside and out. It's in a lovely spot to people watch on a nice Summer's Day


The Beatles


Such a huge part of Liverpool's Musical History. The Beatles are everywhere in and around the city. The Beatles Story is a great place to visit even if your not a fan. It's so interesting and tells you everything you need to know. You can also jump on the Magical Mystery Tour.


Locks

Very similar to the lock bridge in Paris, tourists place locks on the waterfront. Not only is it a lovely walk but its actually really nice to read some of the messages on the locks and also interesting to see just how far people travel to Liverpool from.


Ferry Across The Mersey



Going on a river explorer cruise on the ferry is something we have done at least once a year since I can remember. It's a 50 minute round trip but you can hop on and off at Seacombe and Woodside. Seacombe has Spaceport attraction and Woodside has a U Boat so its a great day out for all ages. 


Museum Of Liverpool

We have quite a few Museum's in Liverpool but our favourite is the Museum of Liverpool which opened in 2011. Right on the waterfront, it's fresh and right up to date. Little J absolutely loves the karaoke room where you can sing along to old and new songs and use all the props too.


The Grand National is a big part of Liverpool's sporting history and the Museum of Liverpool has lots of 'horse racing' themed statues and games for the children to join in with and learn about the sport. 


The Skyline



Our skyline is made up of many buildings including two cathedrals, the Radio City tower and the Liver building.


The Liverpool Echo Arena

Last week we headed to the Arena to watch Disney On Ice. It's so nice to have such an amazing venue on your doorstep as we used to have to travel to Manchester to see all the latest shows and concerts. Now you can be home after the event in less than a hour. 


Liverpool One



After a day of sightseeing you can head across the road to Liverpool One. Home to lots of shops, restaurants and bars. Have a little retail therapy before heading up to the terrace to enjoy a nice meal or watch a movie in the Odeon cinema. 


Daddy and I snuck off for a date night last week and headed to the Odeon Cinema at Liverpool One. A great way to finish an amazing day in Liverpool.

These are just a few of our favourite things but I'm sure if you were to visit you would make your own memories and see just how exciting Liverpool is. 



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2 comments

  1. I would love to visit Liverpool again. My last visit was as a child to visit relatives. Liverpool now looks like a good place to vist, as much to see etc.

    Rachel Craig

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  2. Really great and inspiring article, thank you! I've never been and it's fascinating to see more of what the city has to offer.

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