Liverpool the home of The Beatles, Cilla Black and the song: “Ferry Across the Mersey” by Gerry and The Pacemakers.
Whether you are a fan of The Beatles or not, we want to share with you some of our best tips to make sure you get the most out of your stay in Liverpool.
1) Where to Stay – The Nadler Hotel If you are looking for a cheap stay in a centrally located hotel, The Nadler Hotel fits the bill. Minimilist, modern and secure; The Nadler Hotel provides value for money. We took advantage of a direct booking discount from their website which made our stay even cheaper compared to the market average for the City – make sure to do your market research for other accomodation.
2) Visit the Museum of Liverpool – Just next to the seafront is the Museum of Liverpool, it offers three floors of free exhibitions exploring the history of Liverpool. If you are a Beatles fan, a must see is the Double Fantasy exhibition by Yoko Ono on the top floor. The exhibition explores the life of John and Yoko – keep an eye out for the wishing trees! More info click here.
3) Take The Ferry Across the River Mersey. Whilst it may seem cliche and it might be a little bit breezy, getting on a boat and seeing Liverpool from the River Mersey provides you with a unique view of the city’s historic buildings and landmarks. The trip takes around 45 minutes to an hour. Mersey Ferries are located next to the Liverpool Museum and provide regular shuttles.
4) Visit the Beatles Story Museum. The Beatles Story can be found at the Albert Docks. A very popular tourist attraction, you will spend more than an hour looking through the development of the Beatles. From their early gigs in Hamburg to their eventual split, the tour is a place not to be missed for all Beatles fans.
5) Best View In The City – Liverpool Cathedral. For a very small fee and an interesting climb to the top – not for the faint hearted; Liverpool Cathedral provides you with the best views of the City. Make sure to go on a non-cloudy day otherwise you won’t see too much.
6) Where to Eat – Head to The Baltic Market. The Baltic Market hidden away in Liverpool’s student district is a fantastic place to try street food from several local independent companies. From Vietnamese to Korean food, enjoy the surroundings of the Bavarian-esque style beer hall with live music on till late.
7) Hidden Gem – Anthony Gormley’s Sculptures at Crosby Beach. About five train stops (15 minutes) north of Liverpool is an art exhibition like nothing you have ever seen before. Scattered across Crosby Beach are 100 iron clad lifesize sculptures of the artist Anthony Gormley. We found it fascinating watching the tide swallow up these scupltures when it came in – not to be missed!
Liverpool has so much more to offer, and you should be able to cover its main attractions within two to three full tour days.
One thing is for sure, you will not be able to get the song: “Ferry Across the Mersey” out of your head after you have left!