With tickets to see Michael Mcintyre at the Echo Arena, it was the perfect excuse to make a weekend of it and explore this fantastic city.
We arrived in Liverpool on the Friday evening, had a quick freshen up at the hotel and headed straight out for food. Due to the fact I was very disorganised I hadn’t booked a restaurant until very last minute – so couldn’t get us in to anywhere on Albert Dock itself. I managed to get us a table at Manhattan Bar and Grill – and what a great little place! The staff were lovely, the service great and the food was yummy – as well as being reasonably priced! We even got treated to a glass of bubbles each to celebrate our anniversary!
We then walked over to the Echo Arena, via the Royal Liver and Port of Liverpool Buildings. It was a beautiful site, timed perfectly with a glorious sunset! Liverpool at its best! Arriving at the Echo Arena, we watched, laughed and cried at Michael McIntyre’s Big World Tour. Honestly the funniest show I’ve seen. He did not disappoint!
Time to experience some Liverpool nightlife! We headed to Revolutions on Albert Dock. It was absolutely packed! We (and I mean Jonny) somehow managed to get to the bar and decided to order an array of drinks – his reasoning being that he didn’t want to queue up again! So we found a little table. Drank our drinks, chatted our way through the evening, got rather tipsy, had a dance and stumbled out. Probably not the best reflection of what Liverpool night life has to offer, but we had fun! (And just means we will have to come back for another Liverpool night out!)
After nursing our hangovers we headed to Bold Street – a really cool street full of independent restaurants and shops. We ate brunch at Love Thy Neighbour, a recommendation from a friend. We loved it! The food was great – I had a smoked salmon and scrambled egg bagel, whilst Jonny had a full English. The menu is full of feel good healthy options, and the decor has Instagram written all over it! We took some smoothies to go – time for some sight seeing.
We walked up Bold street to St Lukes Church – or the Bombed Out Church, as it is more commonly known. It was badly in 1941 damaged during the Liverpool Blitz, and has remained roofless since. It now stands as a memorial as well as a venue for events and weddings. We then ventured on to Liverpool Cathedral – the largest religious building in the UK. And wow. It is huge – walking inside and looking up to the beautiful architecture really does take your breath away.
We walked back to Albert Docks to experience them in daylight. This is definitely my favourite area of the city – Liverpool’s vibrant, historical waterfront. We walked around the square, popping into local shops and then explored the Tate Liverpool – a great collection of British and international modern and contemporary art – with free entry – something you shouldn’t miss on your Liverpool visit.
Time to shop! Liverpool One has everything you need – a fantastic range of shops, restaurants and bars, only a few minutes walk from the waterfront. I dragged Jonny around the shops for a while, before accepting defeat. It was time to ensure our hangovers were fully looked after – Five Guys was the only answer. We sat outside and enjoyed the sunshine – and far too many fries – before heading back to Chester.
A city full of culture, history and events – Liverpool is the ideal destination to visit and explore. We will definitely be back to visit more museums, restaurants and soak up the exciting atmosphere that surrounds the city.