Liverpool docks

Liverpool has worked hard to revamp its image and is now a city full of character, high end shops, trendy bars and restaurants, and not to mention, an abundance of culture.  Whether you're after a weekend of shopping 'til you drop, a night out sipping cocktails with friends, or a day of museums and art, Liverpool has something for you.


As a city famous for its focus on image, Liverpool city centre offers a haven for those who love to shop.  While the well-known high street stores line the popular outdoor Liverpool One shopping centre located within the city centre itself, those searching for something a little more unique might appreciate Bold Street.  Voted one of the best shopping streets in the country by Lonely Planet, Bold Street offers a variety of independent stores selling the latest fashions and world food, and is popular with both tourists and locals.  If it's designer fashion that you're after then look no further than the Met Quarter, with brands such as Armani Exchange, Kurt Geiger and Tommy Hilfiger calling this stylish building home, Met Quarter offers a luxury shopping trip in the heart of the city.  And lastly, if you like to combine your desire for designer clothes with boutique stores, head to Cavern Walks where you'll feel as though you've stumbled upon Liverpool's crown shopping jewel - with the city's largest collection of independent retailers and designers, Cavern Walks is a must see - even if it is just for a spot of window shopping!

Restaurants and Cafes

As Liverpool's style has evolved over the years, so too has the Liverpool restaurant scene.  If you're just after a bite to eat whilst shopping then Liverpool One offers a range of popular eateries including Red Hot World Buffet, the Thai restaurant Chaophryraya and Jamie's Italian.  When the weather in Liverpool is sunny, the famous Albert Dock also offers a variety of outdoor restaurants set on the waterfront, including the stylish Italian Gusto, the traditional British Pub aptly named The Pump House and The Smugglers Cove to name a few.  Alternatively, if fine dining is what you're after then pay a trip to The London Carriage Works, (named after the discovery of the imprinted building name when exterior renovation work took place) and enjoy a little Afternoon Tea, or head over of an evening and sample the international menu of this award winning restaurant.


There are so many things to do in Liverpool  in terms of cultural actvities.  With 7 museums forming National Museums Liverpool, you can explore the story of the city at the Museum of Liverpool, learn about historical and modern slavery at the International Slavery Museum and explore the paintings, sculptures and decorative art at the Water Art Gallery.  Or if you find yourself near Albert Docks, why not pop in to Tate Liverpool and meander through the art collections - with free entry there's no reason not to!  And it's hard to visit Liverpool without noticing it is the home of the legendary pop-rock band The Beatles, and with The Beatles Story located in Albert Dock, you can now learn how one of the greatest band of all time achieved their incredible status.


It's hard to mention Liverpool and not talk about the incredible nightlife on offer.  Head to the luxury Palm Sugar located within Chaophryraya at Liverpool One for a glamourous cocktail; or for a hidden secret, visit Berry and Rye, unmarked and hidden behind a black door and a curtain, the dark room opens up to reveal one of Liverpool's best cocktail menu's.  Don't expect to get in easily though, with a small room and no-queue policy, if there's no room at the inn you'll  have to find somewhere else to sip your cocktails!  Let's not forget though, even if you can't get in Berry & Rye, the popular bars and clubs of Matthew Street offer a seemingly endless list of ways to spend your evening, including the Cavern Club where the Beatles played almost 300 times during the 1960's.

Trains to Liverpool

Travelling to Liverpool by train with East Midlands Trains is easy and covenient with our Liverpool to Norwich service offering trains to Liverpool every hour.  Arriving into Liverpool Lime Street station, you can step off the train, out of the station and straight into the hustle and bustle of the city centre.  Plus with Advance fares from Sheffield to Liverpool from £16 return, getting to Liverpool is cheaper than you think.  

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