As you’ve probably seen numerous times I recently went on a quick weekend trip to Liverpool and I absolutely loved the city, it’s definitely up there with London and Edinburgh as being one of my favourite cities in the United Kingdom. There’s so much to do in the city and if you need inspiration here’s my 36-hour guide to the city.
I spent quite a long time working out where to stay when I hit up the city, should I stick closer to Liverpool Lime Street station where my train was coming into and leaving from? Or should I go a bit further out nearer the attractions? In the end I opted for a Travelodge on The Strand which is right opposite Albert Docks on the riverfront and I am so happy with my decision.
With so much to do in Liverpool chances are you’ll be spending a bulk of time by the docks as it’s where The Beatles Experience and British Music Experience exhibitions are housed. It’s also where the Ferry port is to hop on a ferry across the Mersey, Stop number 1 on the City Explorer bus tour is on the docks and you can find The Beatles statue right here. There’s also so many bars and restaurants here you’ll be spoilt for choice.
By grabbing a hotel along the small stretch of road behind the docks you’ll have instant access to these attractions as well as being a 5-minute walk from the shops and ultimately the Liverpool One shopping centre, a 10-minute walk from The Cavern Club and The Radio City Tower.
I only chose the Travelodge as it was pretty cheap and few places offer rooms for three people, but there are quite a few others to choose from along the Strand, there’s a Hilton, a Days Inn, and a Mercure all within a few minute’s of each other along the road so you don’t have to go for the super budget option like I did.