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Liverpool

Earlier this week I turned 29!  To celebrate I wanted to get the hell out of London.  No offence London but you’ve been getting on my nerves lately and I need a bit of quiet in my older age.

The original plan was to go to Dublin, but my boyfriend and I missed out on a really good Travelzoo deal – 3 nights hotel including flights for £95.  I still wanted to go away but nothing too expensive because our next holiday is 2 weeks away.  So we searched for cheap train tickets and accommodation and came up with Liverpooool!  Say it like that and you come close to the scouser accent.

Liverpool is an interesting city, I knew it was where the Beatles came from but I really had no idea what else it had to offer.  Parts of the city have Unesco World Heritage status because of the importance it played as a large commercial port in the 18th and 19th centuries.  I didn’t realise how much of a player it was in the transatlantic slave trade.  Other parts of the city are quite modern and together it is an odd mash-up of architecture.

Albert Dock

While I do like the Beatles we didn’t care to make it a Beatles themed trip.  However you are gently reminded of this being their home town by Beatles merchandise being sold almost everywhere.  When walking around the city centre we did take the chance to pass by the club where they were discovered.

Opposite the original club

Liverpool is home to one of the oldest chinese communities in Europe and this arch is the largest outside of mainland China.

St. John’s Gardens

Liverpool Cathedral

Lambanana

We were only there 3 days but that was more than enough time to cover the entire city.  We did a little bit of everything.  Saw 4 museums, Liverpool Cathedral, China town, wandered around the shopping centre, walked around a few gardens, St. George’s Hall and Town Hall.  This city is definitely worth the visit and has something for everyone.

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9 thoughts on “Liverpool

  1. Happy belated birthday.

    I’m really (really) surprised you’re 29. I guess the numbers behind your username make sense as a birth year, but you still look quite younger than that.

  2. Happy belated birthday! (Very belated in fact…). I love Liverpool, possibly because I grew up on the outskirts of Liverpool as a child. It was my favourite city on the planet before I went to New York.

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