At the weekend we visited Liverpool, it was the first time we’d ever been so we were really excited to explore the city. We’d been invited to a friend’s wedding reception close by so we decided we would make the most of the weekend and book a hotel in the city centre so that we could see as much of Liverpool as possible.
Visiting Liverpool meant we were finally able to tick off another city on our UK cities checklist. Over winter we hadn’t really been out much, in fact I think the last city we visited was Birmingham back in August! You can find out more about the UK cities checklist challenge here.
We arrived in Liverpool at lunchtime on Friday and parked up in the Baltic Triangle area. The Baltic Triangle is the creative and digital quarter of the city and is full of quirky little coffee shops, bars and other small businesses. We grabbed some lunch and a coffee in one of the cafes and had a wander around the area.
Next we headed over to the Albert Dock, which was a short 10/15 minute walk from where we had parked our car in the Baltic Triangle. It was a beautiful day so the walk along the docks was lovely.
After that we headed to our hotel. We stayed at the Bridewell Hotel, which is actually a former prison. We pretty much booked it solely for this reason, I mean how cool is that?! And slightly creepy. To be completely honest the room itself was pretty small and basic, but it was fine for what we needed it for. We did of course spend some time exploring the hotel and it’s a really cool place.
Trousers – ASOS (old), Tshirt – Primark, Shoes – New Look, Bag – Next
That night we went to my friend’s wedding reception at Knowlsey Hall. It’s an absolutely stunning venue and I wish I’d had my big camera with me to get some proper photos of the place. Unfortunately I only had my phone with me so here are a couple of rubbish quality phone snaps…
Luckily we didn’t get too drunk at the wedding so we were up and out early on Saturday. I’d asked for recommendations on Instagram and somewhere that came up a few times was Moose Coffee, so we went there for breakfast. I had eggs benedict which was delicious and James had the Grande Bouche which is french toast served with crispy streaky bacon and maple syrup.
We spent the next couple of hours covering as much ground as we could and seeing as many sights as possible. Including the Liver Building, Liverpool One, Bluecoat Chambers (which is the oldest surviving building in central Liverpool), The Cavern Club, Museum of Liverpool and of course the famous Beatles statue.
Before we left for home we just had to stop off at Penny Lane, it’d be rude to go to Liverpool and not see it wouldn’t it?
If you look closely at the photo below you can see Paul McCartney’s signature! A lady pointed it out to us and if it wasn’t for that, we wouldn’t have had a clue it was even there.
We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend in Liverpool and would absolutely go back again. There’s just so much to see and do and the scousers that we spoke to were super friendly and welcoming.
Have you ever been to Liverpool?
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