Liverpool – A day in the Life
The Liver Building, ferries crossing the Mersey and of course, the Fab Four – ask anybody about Liverpool and you’re bound to get an answer that involves one or all of these. However, there are a number of things to do in Liverpool that don’t have to involve The Beatles, and here are a few suggestions…
Liverpudlian lads and ladies are well known for their style and the city has its own Fashion Week (14-19 Oct 2013) and there are plenty of boutiques and high street names in the city to let you get your fashion fix, no matter your own personal style. Visit the budgets busting designer stores beloved of TV’s Desperate Scousewives or spend a day wandering round Liverpool One, the shopping and leisure complex in the heart of the city.
It would be difficult to mention Liverpool without getting a mention of the beautiful game in. Whether you support the Reds, another team or are a complete non-footie convert, you should take some time to visit Liverpool FC’s home ground of Anfield. Take a tour of the stadium where you will soak up the atmosphere and get inspired by the passion of the guides who will provide you with an insight into LFCs history and present. You will also get to visit the Press Room and sit in the dressing room and summon the spirit of Liverpool legends from the past and present.
There is a huge variety of museums and galleries to visit in Liverpool for the visitor who is seeking some cultural highlights. The Northern outpost of the Tate aside, there is also the Museum of Liverpool, which is the first national museum which is dedicated to telling the history of a region. For sea fairing travellers, or just those who like to gaze at the briny from the safety of the shore, it is well worth paying a visit to the Merseyside Maritime Museum where you’ll learn about the history of the ships and the companies who made Liverpool one of the most important ports in the world. The St George’s Quarter of the city also houses the World Museum and the Walker Art Gallery which contains works from Rubens, Turner and Monet among others.
No matter how you choose to spend your day in the city, come the evening you’ll need somewhere to rest. There are many hotels in Liverpool where you can rest and relax after a day of shopping, sport or culture, which will suit your needs and budget. No matter what you choose to do or which Liverpool hotel you stay in, you’ll have a great time, and not a Beatle in sight!