The great thing about Liverpool is how accommodating it is for everyone, whatever you are into, the city has it. 

Barbara and Mike came up to Liverpool from London and delved deep into the city’s culture and musical history whilst lunching like the locals. This is Liverpool, Barbara and Mike’s way. 


ARCHITECTURAL RICHES

The thing we love most about liverpool is how beautiful it is. Stand outside the Metropolitan Cathedral, look across Hope Street towards the Anglican Cathedral and you’ll see one of the finest views in the country. The Anglican Cathedral is one of our favourite places, it takes your breath away when you walk into the grand, vast space. There’s a tour to the top of the tower too with some of the most incredible views of the city. 

Both cathedrals are on the edge of the Georgian Quarter, a bustling neighbourhood of stunning townhouses, theatres, bars and restaurants. 

No less beautiful is the Bluecoat, the oldest building in the city. A contemporary art gallery with a coffee shop and restaurant inside. In the front courtyard and gorgeous secret garden there's loads of little independent shops to explore too. Our favourite is the bookshop in the corner that is a real treasure trove to dig through. 


LUNCH WITH LOCALS

Wander through the little walkway out of the secret garden and into Liverpool ONE to find Lunya. Lunya is a Catalan tapas restaurant and deli and one of our favourite places to eat. The team there know so much about their food and their passion makes it feel like you’re stopping off at an old pals for dinner. 


CULTURAL AFTERNOON

William Brown Street is one of Liverpool’s many historical and beautiful streets. It is home to Liverpool Central Library, World Museum, The Walker Art Gallery and St George’s Hall. We always make sure to visit the Walker Art Gallery whenever we’re in Liverpool. It has regular special exhibitions on and the sculpture room is amazing!

When it comes to relaxing, we make a beeline for the Royal Albert Dock. It is such a stunning location to talk a walk and look out over the River Mersey. It is also home to Tate Liverpool, the Maritime Museum and The Beatles Story. It doesn't get much better than heading to the Royal Albert Dock for the afternoon  of culture followed by a glass of wine in one of the many restaurants. 


PERFECT. 8 DAYS A WEEK

Just outside the city centre is Strawberry Field, made famous by the Beatles song, ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’. We went down to see the iconic red gates but in the Summer of 2019 there will be a whole new visitor centre explaining how it became the topic of the famous song and loads of gardens to explore. If it inspired John Lennon, then it’s good enough for us! 


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Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King
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Outside shot of the Cathedral with blue skies and a few clouds.

One of the city's 2 immense cathedrals, an architectural gem in its own right, with a Crypt that is one of the most significant works in this country of the leading British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. Not to mention the world’s largest area of coloured glass in the roof of the 'crown'.

Liverpool Cathedral
Church/Chapel
Inside the cathedral showing the impressive vaulted ceilings and stained glass windows

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral is Britain's biggest Cathedral and the 5th largest in Europe

The Bluecoat
Arts Centre
The outside of Bluecoat with their colourful platform in the right hand corner.

A Grade I listed, 300 year old building in the heart of Liverpool’s city centre, Bluecoat offers a year-round programme of visual art, literature, music, dance and family activities.

Liverpool ONE
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Liverpool ONE

Offers more than 170 famous high street stores, fashion brands, cool independent boutiques, cafés and restaurants to the city centre.

Lunya
Restaurant
Inside the Lunya store filled with wines, meats and other deli goods.

The UK’s only Catalonian fusion restaurant sourcing and serving the highest quality artisan food from Spain and the UK.

World Museum
Museum
Entrance to the World Museum from above featuring yellow, red, green and blue hanging banners and a giant skeleton of a flying type dinosaur.

From the sea to the stars, a visit to World Museum reveals millions of years of the Earth’s history through thousands of exhibits and hands-on activities.

Liverpool Central Library & Record Office
Historic Site
Outside of Liverpool Central Library featuring the tiled floor with the names of famous books on.

Liverpool Record Office, housed within the Central Library, collects, preserves, and makes available archives and printed material relating to all aspects of the history of Liverpool.

Walker Art Gallery
Gallery
Sculptures within the Walker Art Gallery.

The Walker Art Gallery holds a stunning collection of paintings, sculpture and decorative arts spanning over six hundred years. Home to outstanding works by Rubens, Rembrandt, Poussin and Gainsborough, the Walker is also one of the finest art galleries in Europe.

St George's Hall
Historic House/Palace
A large neo-classical structure. There are around 12 pillars visible at the top of sand coloured steps. The building is surrounded by cobbles and it i

The Grade I listed St George’s Hall sits within the heart of Liverpool in more ways than one; it is a place of congregation and celebration, offering a central location and a true sense of the city amidst incomparable surroundings.

Tate Liverpool
Gallery
Ugo Rondinone Liverpool Mountain 2018 - a stack of rainbow coloured boulders next to the TATE warehouse building.

Welcome to the home of British and international modern and contemporary art in the North; Tate Liverpool. Aren’t we lucky?

Merseyside Maritime Museum
Museum
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Submerge yourself in Liverpool’s historic seafaring past at the Merseyside Maritime Museum.

The Beatles Story
Museum
A mock up Cavern Club stage. The middle of the stage features the iconic 'The Beatles' bass drum and 3 guitars.

The award-winning ‘The Beatles Story’ is the world's largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to telling the story of The Beatles’ rise to fame.

Strawberry Field
Historic Site
The Red Strawberry Field Gates and gate posts looking through towards the modern centre and lush gardens.

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