Build around where the River Mersey meets the Irish Sea, Liverpool is a lot more than a port city with beautiful views. Constantly buzzing with exciting events around its landmarks, it has a lot to offer.
You probably have heard that Liverpool is the hometown of The Beatles, but did you know that it’s also a Unesco World Heritage City and a home to the oldest Chinese community in Europe? Not to mention all the fantastic attractions, museums, restaurants and bars that can keep you very busy if you decide to visit with your family.
Here are a few places you want to put on your travel to-do-list…
What to do
The Albert Dock, a UNESCO World Heritage site, can take you on a magical tour to understand how four young Liverpool lads became a great influential band. At The Beatles Story exhibition you’ll get a taste of the swinging ’60s, with recreations of The Casbah, Mathew Street and The Cavern, plus exclusive memorabilia and interactive zones.
This year from May to October, the Albert Dock will be taken over by a 92-meter inflatable assault course, alongside food concessions and beach-style huts which can keep the hunger away from your little ones.
Tate Liverpool, still in the dock area, turns 30 in 2018 and to mark the occasion the gallery is hosting a range of events. Art handling manager Ken Simons has been a constant fixure since 1988 and now a bespoke exhibition, “Ken’s Show: Exploring the Unseen” will feature some of his favourite pieces from April to June.
One of Liverpool’s most iconic landmarks, the City Radio Tower, offers a truly “WOW-ing” 360-degree views from the 121-meter high observation deck that take in Merseyside, North Wales, Cheshire and – on clear days – the Lake District.
Where to eat
Exploring the city can be thirsty work so once you’ve built up an appetite, you might want to check some popular food and drink spots out. Set 300 feet above sea level on the 34th floor of the West Tower, Panoramic 34 offers a fine dining with breathtaking 360° views of the iconic river. Alternatively, you’ll find a vast array of coffee shops and restaurants to tantalise your taste-buds at Hanover Street before you head off to an afternoon for shopping.
If you’re planning to visit the city at the end of this month, don’t forget to pencil in your diary Liverpool Spring Festival for 28 and 29 April. Vendors, makers and foodies from around the city will come together in one big celebration of all things spring, from the brains behind Liverpool Food & Drink Festival.
Where to shop
From High Street to High End, you will find fashion for everyone in city’s finer destination for shopping located within South John Street, Liverpool One (click here for more info: https://www.liverpool-one.com/
To get the little ones enjoy the magic of the written word, you can all grab a book and delve into another world at one of the much-loved Reading Trees at the center. A space to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, there are the perfect place to bring the family.
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post.