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5 things to see/do in Liverpool

1. Visit the Royal Albert Dock

When you get to visit Liverpool, this is a must-do activity. The Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool, is a renowned location with great significance to Liverpool’s maritime history. You will also see an incredible fleet of tall ships, which occasionally dock there.

2. Go underground at the Williamson Tunnels

These tunnels give a powerful insight into Liverpool’s history. Most of these tunnels are made of stone or brick. They were formed by the Joseph Williamson Society and were only open to the public to promote Williamson’s philanthropic deeds. The purpose of these tunnels, built by Williamson, still remains a mystery.

3. Have fun at the UK’s largest inflatable park – Velocity Widnes

This park is located on the outskirts of Liverpool in Widnes. It is the largest inflatable park in the UK. It is not only suitable for kids but also a lot of fun for adults. There are plenty of activities suitable for everyone. Additionally, this venue is great for corporate meetings.

4. Go to Chinatown

This is one of the oldest Chinese communities in Europe. It is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the local atmosphere and explore. Here, you can see a Chinese gate and other interesting landmarks. You may also sample some delicious Chinese cuisine.

5. Take a ferry on the River Mersey

Taking a ferry ride along this UNESCO World Heritage Waterfront is the perfect chance to view the best waterfront sites of Liverpool. A cruise along the River Mersey allows you to see Liverpool’s unique skyline as you enjoy the cool breeze. This ferry cruise runs daily throughout the year.

The best hotels for a weekend in Liverpool

1. Marriott Liverpool 4*

Conveniently located at the heart of Liverpool is the sumptuous Marriott Hotel, which offers great accommodation to all guests, along with a heated indoor pool, sauna and whirlpool. It is right opposite Lime Street Station, close to several museums, such as the International Slavery Museum and the Beatles Museum. If you are an art lover, you can also head to the Walker Art Gallery. This hotel boasts the pampering Urban Peace Health & Beauty Spa, offering the best in beauty treatments.

2. Hope Street Hotel 4*

This is a stylish boutique hotel with an award-winning restaurant. It is located in one of the prime areas and this makes all the attractions easily accessible. This location is perfect for dining, shopping and sightseeing. Liverpool has a rich culture that is expressed in its food and art. The rooms are comfortable, with chic decor and great city views and this hotel has a gym.

3. Leasowe Castle 4*

Leasowe Castle is located 12 kilometres from Liverpool’s city centre and overlooks Leasowe Golf Course and the picturesque Liverpool Bay. This castle is a 16th-century former residence and features opulent traditional decor with exquisite rooms. Here, you will find a modern fitness centre, beautiful gardens and a stylish bar where you can enjoy great wine and cocktails. A 17-minute walk takes you to a Merseyrail train station for links to Chester and elsewhere.

4. Thornton Hall Hotel 4*

This establishment in the Wirral countryside was once a 19th-century mansion. It is 10 minutes by car from the beautiful Ness Botanic Gardens and 12 minutes from the Lady Lever Art Gallery. Highlights include an award-winning spa, a Hydro Spa outdoor pool, indoor pool, sauna, steam room, snow cave, experience shower and more.

5. Heywood House Hotel 4*

The Heywood House Hotel is situated just 12 minutes away from the James Street Train Station and a few minutes’ walk from the Royal Albert Dock. This hotel is a blend of historical Georgian features with distinctive contemporary designs. That is not all; many of Liverpool’s finest attractions are just walking distance away. While at the hotel, you will be treated to mouth-watering local cuisine and artfully decorated comfortable rooms.

Plan your weekend break in Liverpool

The best time of the year to go to Liverpool

If you want to catch Liverpool at its best, visit in late spring or summer. During these seasons, temperatures are perfect for tours and outdoor activities. However, early autumn has fewer crowds and has relatively pleasant weather. Other times can be cold, but you can take advantage of discounts and quiet attractions at these times.

Going to Liverpool at the weekend

Liverpool is easy to get to by road, rail or plane, with its good transportation infrastructure and an efficient railway system. Public transport, buses and taxis can ferry you to any destination. There are also self-drive alternatives if you prefer.

Where to eat - the best districts and restaurants

There are numerous great spots to dine at in Liverpool. Lerpwl at the Royal Albert Dock is a glamourous spot that serves local delicacies from fresh produce. Another spot is Lunya in the Liverpool One on Hanover Street. It serves Spanish treats and other mouth-watering treats. Duke Street Food and Drink Market is a great option with something for everyone.

Nightlife in Liverpool

Liverpool offers every kind of night venue you could imagine, even a basement tequilaria! The Cavern Pub and Club are must-visits for Beatles fans and Buyers Club is a great intimate live music venue with a bar, restaurant and garden.

Our practical advice for a weekend in Liverpool

What to pack for a weekend in Liverpool

Do not forget to pack your charging cables, comfortable shoes for walking, warm clothing, evening attire and personal essentials.

What budget to plan

Since it is only a weekend, you may not incur many expenses. However, carry some extra cash, just in case. For exclusive deals and up to a 70% discount on your trip to Liverpool, sign up with Voyage Privé.

Useful information before going to Liverpool

Though Liverpudlian can be a bit of an accent, the locals are very friendly in Liverpool and always willing to offer directions and advice.

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