TRAVEL: A Day in The City of Liverpool
Updated: Jun 9, 2019
Day Trip #2--> Liverpool, England.
I decided to take a trip to Liverpool with two goals in mind:
1. To visit the famous Beatles Statue
Although I was able to complete these goals, I found myself straying away from the plan immediately upon arrival. Here's a recap of my day:
I. Merseyside Maritime Museum
Liverpool is a modern and vibrant city with lots of history. The city once played a major role during the Industrial Revolution as it served as one of the world's leading ports and a "gateway to a new world." The Maritime Museum is located on Albert Dock and provides visitors with facts about the city's history. The museum has a collection of items that were once associated with the history of Liverpool's port and an exhibition about the RMS Titanic as the city was once her home port.
There is also a gallery called "Emigrants to a New World" which I recommend. In this gallery you will learn about the stories of the millions of European immigrants who migrated to different countries from Liverpool utilizing the port.
II. Albert Dock
Albert Dock is a must visit destination if you are in Liverpool. Here you can find various cafes/bars, restaurants, hotels, gift shops and museums. You can find the Merseyside Maritime, Tate Liverpool, and The Beatles story museums on the dock. It is also a great place to walk around and take pictures.
III: Liverpool's Love Locks:
Liverpool's Love Locks can also be found on Albert's Dock. Talk a walk on the dock and admire the different symbols of love or even better, bring a lock with your significant other and add the collection.
Some of the locks have writing on them...Shoutout to David and Rachel! I hope they're still going strong <3.
IV: Beatles Statue
Take a picture next to the Beatles in their hometown. It can get pretty crowded at times so you might have to wait a few minutes, but it will be worth it. The statue can be found on the Pier Head.
Liverpool ONE is a shopping and leisure complex in the city centre. It is family friendly and you can find a number of restaurants here. The complex also has indoor golf, arcades, as well as various high end and affordable clothing/shoes stores. A great place to enjoy on a nice day. I spent most of my time shopping and lounging on the grass, as it was quite warm during the day.
VI: Food + Drinks
Mooboo seems to be a popular Bubble Tea company here in the UK. I've come across it in almost every city I've visited. The tea here is really good and not too expensive. I got the peach tea but unfortunately they ran out of tapioca, so instead I decided to try another topping called aloe vera jelly. I'm not too big on the jelly, in the future I'll stick to the standard tapioca or just the tea itself. If you are a fan of bubble waffle, Mooboo offers a bubble tea + bubble waffle combo deal that's very cheap!
After getting the tea I bought a platter of fish + chips at a restaurant called Yanni's Traditional Fish and Chips. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture but you can find them on 31-33 Lord St, Liverpool L2 9SA.
The fish + chips here is phenomenal, the best I've had since I've been in England. They only take cash, but if you don't have cash you can find an ATM right outside their shop.
Liverpool is a great city to add to your England Bucket List. There's so much to do and to be honest, I didn't even cover half of it. I definitely plan to visit again, hopefully for a weekend next time.
If you've been to Liverpool, what was your favorite part about the city? If you haven't had the opportunity to visit Liverpool yet, what about the city are you looking forward to? Comment down below.