Visiting Liverpool doesn’t mean you have to break the bank to do it. There are so many things to do in our city that are free or super cheap so you can explore all our culture whilst also watching the pennies.

We have put together an itinerary that covers accommodation, food and activities for two people over two nights in Liverpool all for around £350! You can follow it to a T or just use it for some inspiration but whatever you decide you’ll find plenty to do however you want to spend your budget. 


BUDGET: £350
PEOPLE: 2 Adults
DURATION: 2 Night Stay


WHERE TO STAY


When you visit a new city you want to make sure that your accommodation is right for your stay and there are so many places in Liverpool to accomodate for everyone. For this blog we have picked Sleep Eat Love but for some more inspiration check out these other places to rest your head. 

SLEEP EAT LOVE

PRICE: Avg. £55 per night (2 night stay for 2 people = £110)

Sleep Eat Love is a luxury hostel that suits all budgets for the travel lovers. Offering single private rooms, twins, doubles, triples, family rooms, 4,6,8,10 bed dorms and luxury apartments there is something to suit everyone's needs. Right in the middle of the city, it’s the perfect place to rest your head before spending the weekend exploring Liverpool.

With a kitchen, games room and social areas, you’ll be able to make yourself feel right at home in our wonderful city!

As there are so many room types, prices do vary greatly so we have just given you a guide on what to expect. For more information on rooms and prices, visit their website HERE


DAY ONE


BREAKFAST - MOOSE COFFEE

PRICE: £18.00 (food + drink x2)

Start your day by heading to Moose Coffee on Dale Street or Hope Street. The reason we have two in the city is because their breakfasts are second to none. Their menu is based off traditional American breakfasts and you can get everything from fluffy stacks of pancakes, Moose eggs benedict to their famous Moose all day breakfasts.

  • We recommend: You’ve got to give the pancakes a go. Starting at £6.00 for a stack, pick from maple syrup & butter, blueberries, streaky bacon, chocolate or ice cream for that indulgent breakfast. If you don't fancy pancakes try out their famous Mighty Moose for £7.20 - wash it all down with a coffee and you’re good to go. 

MORNING ACTIVITY - CULTURE TRIP

PRICE: FREE

Head to The Royal Albert Dock for a morning of proper Liverpool culture. Head into Tate Liverpool for one of the biggest collections of modern and contemporary art in the North. After that stoll over to The Museum of Liverpool to learn all about our city’s history. If you’re here before November 2nd 2019 then make sure you check out the Double Fantasy exhibition which tells the story of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s life; it’s brilliant! 

  • Top Tip: Whilst you’re on the Pier Head make sure you grab a selfie with The Beatles Statue. The larger than life statues of John, Paul, George and Ringo stand pride of place outside The Royal Liver Building watching over the River Mersey. 

LUNCH - THE BALTIC MARKET

PRICE: £30.00 (food + drink x2)

The Baltic Triangle’s popular food market is definitely the place to head for lunch. With over 10 ever changing food vendors serving up everything from pizzas, burgers, mac and cheese, halloumi fries, salads, bao buns, loaded fries and crazy desserts you’ll be spoilt for choice with what to pick. Pull up a seat on one of their long benches, grab a drink from the bar and soak up all the atmosphere. The best bit is they are dog friendly so you can make friends with the local pets too!

  • We recommend: As the vendors change all the time we would recommend just heading down and seeing what takes your fancy. There is something to suit everyone’s budget but you will definitely manage to find something to eat for less than £10.00 each. Add a drink and a few sides and you’ll be sorted! 

Glad to have been back in my fav place this weekend

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AFTERNOON ACTIVITY - GHETTO GOLF

PRICE: £20.00 (ticket x2)

Sticking around the Baltic Triangle after lunch is a must, there is so much to do there! Book yourself into Ghetto Golf for a round of crazy golf like you’ve never seen before and compete against your companion for golf bragging rights. At only £10.00 per person make sure you book in advance because it’s always very popular! After that head into the Red Brick Hanger for a look around all the vintage stalls, you might even find something to take home with you. 


EVENING MEAL - SCOUSE

PRICE: £18.00 (food + drink x2)

You can’t come to Liverpool without trying our famous local dish, Scouse. A hearty stew consisting of meat, vegetables and gravy, it makes for the best dinner on those cold days. Pair it with some crusty bread and beetroot or red cabbage and you’ll be ready for your night out!

  • We recommend: There are loads of places to head for a bowl of Scouse in Liverpool but we would recommend heading down to Fodder Canteen for a hearty bowl at £6.50 or over to Maggie May’s on Bold Street for their famous version at around £6.00 too! For more inspiration take a look at this blog for the best places to grab a bowl of Scouse in Liverpool

EVENING ACTIVITY - BAR CRAWL

PRICE: £50+ 

Liverpool is famous for its nightlife and we have so many places to head for whatever kind of night out you're after. Head to Concert Square to check out the clubs, Seel Street for some of the coolest bars around or Mathew Street to check out the Cavern Club. You can fit everything in depending on what budget you are sticking to but you definitely don't have to break the bank to have a good night out in Liverpool. 


DAY TWO


BREAKFAST - CAFE TABAC

PRICE: £18.00 (food + drink x2)

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so it’s important to grab a good one! For day two we would recommend heading over to Cafe Tabac on Bold Street. This little cafe is a favourite amongst the locals because of their brilliant breakfasts. You can get everything from a classic English breakfast to pancakes and eggs just how you like them. 

  • We recommend: For the full experience we would recommend Rita’s Breakfast or the Veggie Hit which are both just under £7.00 and will be sure to fill you up. For something lighter, try out one of their breakfast sandwiches, you can't really go wrong with a bacon butty in the morning. 

MORNING ACTIVITY - FERRY ACROSS THE MERSEY

PRICE: £22.00 (ticket x2)

You can’t come to Liverpool without taking a ferry across the Mersey. It’s that good songs have been written about it! Jump on board the Dazzle ferry and take in the views of our city’s skyline from across the water. 


LUNCH - CRAZY PEDRO'S 

PRICE: £15.00 (1 slice each + drink)

For lunch, head down to Crazy Pedro’s for one of the craziest slices of pizzas around. With a fully stocked bar, a bouncing playlist, roof terrace and a menu full of pizza, nachos and cocktails you’ll be all set for the afternoon.

  • We recommend: Depending on how hungry you are you can buy a slice for £3 or a whole pizza for £16. For lunch however we would recommend sticking to one or two slices just to get a taste of the craziness. There’s everything from ‘Fried chicken + Waffle’, ‘Nacho Libre’ and ‘The Mac Daddy’ toppings so they definitely live up to their name. 

Would kill for this currently. ⠀ (Open from 12pm)

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AFTERNOON ACTIVITY - CULTURE TRIP

PRICE: £11.00 (Tower Experience Ticket x2)

Head down to Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral to take part in the Tower Experience. Take the trip up to the top of Britain's biggest Cathedral to see the stunning views over the city. The inside of the Cathedral is also stunning and well worth the visit. 

After that take a stroll down Hope Street towards the Metropolitan Cathedral and then head down towards St George's Plateau. Here, you will be able to explore The Walker Art Gallery, Central Library and The World Museum. These are all free and great ways to spend the afternoon exploring Liverpool’s culture. 


EVENING MEAL - BAKCHICH

PRICE: £30.00 (starter, mains + drinks x2)

For something a little different head down to Bakchich on Bold Street for authentic Lebanese Street food. Serving a variety of Lebanese Mezza, Shawarma, Falafel and your favourite meats off the grill, you will struggle to pick from their extensive menu. The friendly staff, affordable prices and stunning interiors makes Bakchich the perfect spot for an evening meal on the bustling Bold Street. 

  • We recommend: The evening is the time to go all out so we would recommend starting with Hommos to share, Chicken Kofta, Lamb Shawarma, a glass of one their signature juices and maybe a few sides. However, there is so much to choose from and loads of vegetarian options so make sure you check out the menu!

EVENING ACTIVITY - HOT WATER COMEDY

PRICE: FREE

If you fancy a bit of a laugh head over to Hot Water Comedy Club on Seel Street for a night you won't forget in a hurry. The great thing about this comedy club is that a lot of their shows are free but you do have to head down early to make sure you get a seat because they always prove very popular. Catch some top and up and coming local talent or a surprise guest popping in to test out new material. You never know who might show up to make you laugh!


We have managed to put together an itinerary that comes just shy of the budget at £342 leaving you with £8.00 to pick yourself up a souvenir! 

However, this is just a guide to show you how Liverpool is such a good city to visit on a budget and there are still to many things you can do without breaking the bank. Let us know what you are getting up to on your visit to Liverpool over on our Twitter @VisitLiverpool.


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This blog post has been written by Sophie Shields, Digitial Marketing Assistant for Marketing Liverpool.

Sophie is from Liverpool, loves all things music, particularly the local music scene and Liverpool FC. 

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