Our annual visit to the North of England last year took us to Manchester and this year it was Liverpools turn. All I knew about Liverpool was its famous music scene, past and present so I was excited to find out more about the City and have a little explore. We headed up to Liverpool by car and arrived late one evening with only the next day to see as much as possible so here’s 24 hours in Liverpool.
Every good city guide starts with a great place for breakfast and we had a hard time choosing from the abundance of places online. We settled with The Brunch Club as the menu looked good and it was perfectly located for everything else we wanted to see. We headed in to what was a beautiful relaxing setting covered in plants and greenery. I opted for the chorizo eggs on sourdough and it was very good!
A short stroll from The Brunch Club and you’ll find yourself at the very well known Cavern Club on Mathew Street. The whole street is filled with Beatles memorabilia from gift shops, museums and bar aptly named after Beatles tracks. Luckily it wasn’t busy at all when we visited but it was mid morning and raining so I imagine it get pretty busy down here of an evening!
Around this area and throughout the City, there’s lovely quotes and artwork scattered along the walls. The quotes below were located on a narrow alley which was just a walk through so made a pleasant change from where you’d normally find an over flowing bin! It’s not hard to see why there’s such good spirit in Liverpool.
To shelter from a sudden downpour, we hoped in to the Open Eye Gallery which is on the waterfront. This is a non profit photography gallery which is free to enter and has a few spots to sit and chill inside to take it all in.
Downpour over and we headed out to check out these guys. Erected in 2015, this bronze statue of the Fab Four is a brilliant tourist attraction and a must see. They’re larger than life size and so well done! They’re right on the waterfront as if they’re heading off to get on the ferry. If you’re not done with the Beatles mania then in front of these guys is a Fab Four cafe.
We were starting to feel a bit peckish and certainly required a hot drink so we wandered back up to Dukes Street and headed in to the Dukes Street Food Market. We had hot chocolate and a slice of cake but this place houses several different vendors and cuisines so a perfect place if you’re with a big group as you can all pick from different places.
From Dukes Street and up to Bold Street, Liverpools finest street full of vintage clothes stores, record shops and cafes. We wandered from one end right up to the top of Bold Street popping in to all the vintage stores and some of my favourites were Cow Vintage and Resurrection.
From Bold Street up to the Georgian Quarter which show cases some gorgeous 18th century architecture. I wanted to take a stroll up here as it was much quieter and the doorways were very festive and some were very fancy!
I wanted to end our little walking tour before the sun went down in the Baltic Triangle. Somewhere I hadn’t heard of before but soon learnt that that is where all the amazing street art is. The Baltic Triangle was once a very industrial area and is now an alternative and cool area to be with converted warehouses. Be sure to head here if you want the snaps with the graffiti – you may need to patiently wait though, when we arrived there was two buildings on their lunch break having a smoke in front of the wings and a van parked right in front of the Beatles one!
To finish our day we headed to Jimmys. A cool bar and restaurant owned by former One Night Only member, George Craig who is also the partner of style blogging royalty, Megan Ellaby. We went to Jimmys in Manchester last year and it has the coolest vibes, since then they have opened their Liverpool site and were offering 50% off food until New Year so we booked in and enjoyed!
The food can be enjoyed as small sharing dishes or larger ones. We had the steak, JFC (Jimmys Fried Chicken), meatballs, halloumi fries and a fish taco – all clean plates, absolutely delicious! A craft beer or two later and we were heading back to the hotel to rest our feet and get some sleep.
A lovely trip to Liverpool and what a cool city. I especially enjoyed the vintage shops and the quirky streets and art work.