Are you a millennial in Liverpool with 48 hours to spare? We’ve put together two perfect days so you won’t have to look elsewhere. From food, shopping, activities or drinking – we’ve got you covered.


Day One

9am: Bold Street and Breakfast

You can start your day by heading to Bold Street which has the perfect cluster of independent shops and restaurants, rated by Lonely Planet as one of the best shopping streets in the country. 

Grab some breakfast at Love Thy Neighbour, standing out with it’s pretty pink exterior. From smoothie bowls, pancakes or all-day brunch there’s plenty to choose from with lots of vegan and vegetarian options too. (108-110 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4HY)


10am: Vintage Shop

Bold street is the perfect place to pick up some vintage finds. Cow Vintage has a whole sea of reworked, unique items you’ll not find anywhere else. You can then head to Pop Boutique to get your hands on some stunning, handpicked items – there’s a record shop downstairs too!


11am: Bombed Out Church

For your daily dose of culture check out St. Luke’s Church, known as the Bombed Out Church after been badly damaged during the Liverpool blitz in 1941. It stands as a memorial for those who lost their lives, and is dripping in history - well worth a look. (Leece Street, Liverpool, L1 2TR)

bombed out 💣

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12pm: Baltic Triangle

You can begin your afternoon by heading to the Baltic Triangle, which is a 15-minute walk or around a £3 taxi from town. In 2016, the Baltic was voted one of the coolest places to live by The Times, with the restored warehouses giving a taste of the city’s creativity.

On route, the street art gives plenty of photo opportunities such as in the skate park or The Liver Bird wings on Jamaica Street – ideal for getting that perfect Instagram.


12:30pm: Coffee and Lunch break

Getting tired of all the exploring? The Unit 51 coffee shop is conveniently nestled along the way. There you can grab a flat white (with soy, oat and almond milk alternatives) and re-charge. They’re known for their great food, popular items including the homemade soup and halloumi ciabatta. The industrial interior reflects the creativity of the area well - it’s not just your average coffee shop. (Baltic Creative, Jamaica Street, Liverpool, L1 0AF)

The Latte!

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1:30pm: Shop

After your coffee break head to Red Brick Vintage and take a look around the unique stalls. With 100 independent traders inside, you’ll be sure to find a hidden treasure ranging anywhere from a vintage phone box to a pair of shoes. (The Courtyard, Cains Brewery Village, Stanhope Street, Liverpool, L8 5XY)


2:30pm: Early Dinner

For a bite to eat head to the Baltic Market, which is Liverpool’s first street food market in the iconic Cains Brewery – it’s always buzzing with energy with a wide range of independent traders.  Some popular items include the halloumi fries from Hafla Hafla, the salt and pepper fries from Dim Sum Su and the bubble waffles from The Midnight Delivery. As well as amazing food, why not grab a drink from the fully stocked bar and listen to a DJ set? (107 Stanhope Street, Liverpool, L8 5RE)


5:30pm: Mini Golf

Next, give Ghetto Golf a try. This 18-hole mini golf experience is like no other with its own cocktail bar, DJ’s and captivating graffiti artwork. This neon dreamland takes you around different eras and worlds, and is no short of fun. (Standhope Street, Cains Brewery, Liverpool, L8 5XJ)


8pm: Drinks at Birdy Bar

Just outside of Ghetto Golf, head over to the Birdy Bar. Here they have drinks and live music, with a huge outdoor area and roof canopy. With a large cocktail list, food and a tropical theme you’ll not want to miss out - open till 1am.


Day Two

9am: Breakfast

Head to Smithdown Road for breakfast at The Tavern Company. With American décor and free coffee and tea refills, it’s a top breakfast spot. Voted the nation’s best breakfast, with choices including a full English (veggie options available), Oreo cookie pancakes or a Boston Bagel. After breakfast you can wander down the infamous Penny Lane before heading over to Sefton Park.  (621 Smithdown Road, Liverpool, L15 5AG)


10:30am: Sefton Park

Rent a Citybike or just go for a stroll for a bright start to your day. Classified as a Grade One listed park by English Heritage, the stunning Sefton Park is a favorite with the locals, and shows some of the beautiful nature Liverpool has to offer. (Mossley Hill Drive, Liverpool, L17 1AJ)

#seftonparkliverpool #seftonparkpalmhouse #picnic #sunshine

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12pm: Lark Lane

If you head all the way through the park, Lark Lane is just a short distance away. The iconic lane is home to a strip of independent shops, eateries and bars.  (Lark Lane, Liverpool, L17 8UP)

Want some quirky, Liverpool inspired gifts?  Head over to Number 13 which has unique, bohemian style items you won’t find anywhere else. Then take a look around Gasp, a vintage treasure trove with items from teacups to cinema seats – you’ll never know what you’ll find. Finally, pop into Fredia Mo’s.  It’s a vintage boutique and bakery, standing out with its inviting flower covered exterior. There you can find handmade jewelry, one off vintage clothing, homemade cakes and loose leaf tea.


1:30pm: Lunch

Hungry? Grab some lunch at The Lodge. The Lodge is a lively gastro pub which serves everything from cask ales to cocktails. More importantly, it sells the best pub grub on the lane – a favorite being their own take on cheesy chips and gravy.  It has a relaxed atmosphere with great music, and a stylish interior. (34 Lark Lane, Liverpool, L17 8UP)

Paddy’s day 🇮🇪🍻

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3pm: Head into Town

Why not give FACT Picturehouse a try? Hidden off Bold Street, at FACT you can catch popular and independent films in a nice, relaxed atmosphere. The best part, you can bring your own food and drink – as well as there being a bar located upstairs. They accept student discount too! (88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ)

This is definitely our best side! #factcinema #picturehouses

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5pm: Dinner

Since you’re already on Bold Street, head to Pho. This healthy, Vietnamese street food restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a refreshing meal. From wok-fried noodles, curries to spring rolls – there is something for everyone, with vegan and vegetarian options too.  (79 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4EZ)

Slurp noodles all summer. #summeratPho has arrived! ☀️😎🙌🍜

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8pm: Comedy Club

In the evening you can head to town. There you’ll find the Hot Water Comedy Club on Steel Street. Hot Water Comedy Club is Liverpool's only purpose built comedy venue that holds fantastic live comedy 7 nights a week. A lot of shows you can even attend for free, such as the ‘As Seen on TV’ performances – the tickets can be booked online. (13-15 Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4AU)


10:30pm: Grab a drink... or two!

Want to sample a Liverpool hidden gem? Give Kazimier Gardens a go. In a refurbished car park on Seel Street, blink and you’ll miss it. With good beer, music and laid back atmosphere, it’s a must see. It works on a one in one out basis so it’s never over crowed, keeping its relaxed ambiance. Grab a can of Tiny Rebel, sit under the fairy lights and chill out listening to the live music or DJ set.  (32 Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4BE)


12am: Pizza and Beer?

The night’s still young, so why not go to Crazy Pedro’s? With a fully stocked bar, beer pong and pizza what’s not to love? With insane pizza combinations like sausage roll, baked beans and brown sauce or cheesy chips and gravy – there is something for everyone, and different from anywhere else in town. If you want to take a break from the craziness you can head to the rooftop garden upstairs, open till 4am. (25 Parr Street, Liverpool, L1 4JN)


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✍ This blog has been written by Rachael Dingwall, who is completing a placement with Marketing Liverpool. She has just finished her second year of university at Liverpool Hope where she studies Business Management and Creative Writing.

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