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. 


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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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*TEMPORARILY CLOSED* The Bluecoat
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*TEMPORARILY CLOSED* Liverpool Central Library & Record Office
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*TEMPORARILY CLOSED* St George's Hall
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*TEMPORARILY CLOSED* Merseyside Maritime Museum
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