Last July, my mum and I decided to go on a girly weekend away to somewhere we hadn't been to before. After looking at a number of different options we decided to visit Liverpool, and we both ended up falling in love with the city - particularly the shopping!
After doing some research online on what to do and where to stay in Liverpool we knew that we wanted to stay somewhere close to the main shopping and entertainment area, Liverpool 1. We decided to book a room at the Travelodge Liverpool Central Hotel that is located just a 10 minute walk away, in a relatively quiet area. We were only there from Friday to Sunday, however we managed to squeeze quite a lot into our short trip. Here are some of my favourite places we visited:
One of our highlights from the entire trip was visiting Bill's. On our first night in Liverpool, my mum and I decided to have dinner at Bill's and we still speak about that night to this day! I think it was a combination of the amazingly yummy food, really friendly staff, and us being so-tired-everything-sounds-hilar after travelling to Liverpool. Whatever it was, it made for an incredibly fun evening. Bill's change their menu every season, however I would highly recommend the fish pie if it's on the menu when you visit. Bill's have an amazing range of different food, both the healthy and not-so-healthy, and also some incredible dessert (the Eton Mess was just everything!). We had such an amazing time at Bill's that we also had breakfast there two days later - and it was just as delicious!
Shopping at Liverpool ONE
Although I'd love to say that we spent most of our time visiting the many museums and cultural attractions that Liverpool has to offer, well.. we didn't really (although I'd love to go back and do this!). Most of our time was spent at Liverpool ONE and we were both super impressed at the amazing variety of shops. This included all of our favourites, such as John Lewis (with a Charlotte Tilbury counter!), Debenhams, H&M, New Look, Schuh, Cath Kidston, Ted Baker and Superdrug. Most of the shops are quite large, and as a result we both ended up doing a lot more shopping than we originally thought we would! We also both loved the relaxing and friendly atmosphere around the shops and the place in general. There is also an ODEON cinema, a park and a gym here. Liverpool ONE is a definite must-visit on any trip to Liverpool!
Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
Apart from shopping and eating, we also took a trip to the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral - and this was NOTHING like we'd expected. The Cathedral looks rather striking and unlike anything we'd ever seen before. Located quite high up above the city, this is one of the most visible buildings in the Liverpool skyline, and it looks even more striking up close! And if you thought the outside looked impressive, the inside is just as unique with blue, red and yellow lighting, and some remarkable stained glass. Whether you like the design or not, there's no denying that this is unlike any other Cathedral you've even seen!
There are many other places I'd love to visit in Liverpool, and I'm hoping to visit the city again later on this year. I'd love to know your recommendations for things to do and places to visit.