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Trip List by Baylo1878

Liverpool: An action-packed weekend break

22 May 2006  I'm born and bred in Liverpool. It's a great city.
4.0 of 5 stars based on 2 votes

Home of The Beatles and selected as European Capital of Culture for 2008, Liverpool is the ideal venue for a weekend break. Museums and galleries abound, it's a great place for shopping and has a vibrant nightlife. Liverpool will be bursting with visitors in 2008 - visit now and beat the rush!

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Liverpool
  • Category: Perfect weekend
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Seniors, Students, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Liverpool's Waterfront

    Liverpool's waterfront is a World Heritage Site and it provides the view that the city is most easily identified with. The focal point of the waterfront is the Pier Head and the Royal Liver Building, with the the city's famous copper Liver Birds sat proudly on the top. A morning stroll along the Pier Head is a great way to get a feel of Liverpool as a maritime city.

  • 2. Walker Art Gallery
    Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, Merseyside

    The National Gallery of the north of England, The Walker Gallery hosts one of the best collections of fine and decorative art in Europe. It's also situated at the heart of one of Liverpool's most impressive cultural quarters; the World Museum and the magnificent St George's Hall are both only a minute's walk away

  • 3. Beatles Magical Mystery Tour

    There's no better way to explore the sights and sounds of The Beatles than on the Magical Mystery Tour Bus. The two-hour excursion takes visitors to some of the homes and schools where the Fab Four grew up as well as locations such as Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields that have been immortalised in Beatles lyrics. And of course where else could the tour finish but with a visit to the Cavern Club in Mathew Street?

  • 4. Albert Dock
    Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside

    The Albert Dock is a wonderfully renovated part of Liverpool's old docklands. It is home to some of the top visitor attractions, The Martime Museum, The Beatles Story Exhibition and the fascinating Museum of Liverpool Life, as well as a number of shops, restaurants and bars. Sit outside the Pumphouse pub for a beer on a sunny afternoon or pop into the classy Blue Bar or the Pan-American Bar for lunch

  • 5. Premiership Football

    Liverpool is home to two of Britain's leading football clubs, Everton FC and 2005 European Champions, Liverpool. One or the other is likely to be playing at home at weekends during the football season and guided tours of both stadia can be arranged. Both clubs are based close to each other a couple of miles from the city centre - try one of the pubs around the stadium for a beer and soak up the pre-match atmosphere.

  • 6. Alma de Cuba Restaurant

    Liverpool has many fine restaurants but for sheer spectacular location, Alma de Cuba takes some beating. Set in an old Polish church with the altar and stained glass windows still in place, the interior design is amazing and the food isn't too bad either! You can enjoy a drink and a tapas menu downstairs or eat from an impressive al a carte menu upstairs. You'll most probably be rubbing shoulders with the city's rich and famous, so advanced bookings are a must atthe weekend.

  • 7. Hope Street Hotel
    Hope Street Hotel, Liverpool, Merseyside

    This boutique hotel is the place to stay with style in Liverpool. Located between the city's two cathedrals, the Hope Street Hotel is ideally located close to a number of bars, restaurants and the popular Everyman Theatre. The London Carriage Works restaurant next door is one of Liverpool's finest eateries and the hotel's own residents bar can drum up some of the finest cocktails in town. For a luxurious weekend it's the perfect venue.

  • 8. The Jacaranda

    This smokey bar on Slater Street may not be Liverpool's classiest drinking venue but it remains one of the most atmospheric. A favourite haunt of The Beatles, the bar provides a wealth of Beatles memorabilia, a free juke box, cheap beer and friendly locals. For a more upmarket night out, the Albert Dock or some of the bars on Victoria Street are the places to head for.

  • 9. The Met Quarter

    The Met Quarter is Liverpool's newest and most exclusive retail complex. Built on the site of the old post office, the Met Quarter houses a number of new designer stores including Armani, Timberland and Hugo Boss. Cafe Rouge also provides a pleasnt venue for a drink or bite to eat for the weary shopper. Elsewhere in the city, The Cavern Quarter and Clayton Square are popular shopping venues, whilst Bold Street provides an eclectic mix of book shops and smaller independent outlets.

  • 10. The Mersey Ferry

    There's no better way to wipe away the cobwebs from a taste of Liverpool's nightlife than a trip on its world famous Mersey Ferry. The Ferry Across the Mersey Experience offers a guided tour up and down the river, giving great views of the waterfront and an insight into Liverpool's maritime history. And yes, they do play play that song as well!