Liverpool is undoubtedly one of my favourite UK cities. It is somewhere that I have been visiting from a very young age and never got tired of and the older I've become, the admiration I have for its history and culture. If there was somewhere else I would happily live in the UK, Liverpool would be it. Today I thought I would pay homage to my favourite city by sharing with you just a few of my favourite things to do. With the February half term holidays on the horizon and the weather getting a little bit better for travelling, there's no excuse not to visit - whether you plan on being a 'Daytripper' or spending a few days there.
My number one recommendation for where to visit or what do when you visit Liverpool is to go on the 'Magical Mystery Tour'. I went on the tour for the first time last year and I really would like to do it again. The bus picks you up at Albert Dock and then for a few hours you are transported back to the 1960s via a conductor telling you all about the history of the Beatles and their music playing in the background. The tour stops off at many iconic Beatles landmarks including Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields.
Once you have finished on your Magical Mystery Tour, the next logical place to visit is t he Cavern Club (you can get reduced admission with your MMT ticket). Many celebrities have graced the Cavern Club stage over the years from Cilla Black to the Beatles and many present day artists such as Adele. It's a great place to sit back and listen to acoustic music night or day.
If you're a foodie like me, Liverpool should be on your culinary bucket list. Liverpool boasts a large variety of restaurants which caters for all tastes and budgets. Those who prefer chain restaurants should pop by Liverpool One which is home to the likes of Chaophraya, Byron and Wagamamas to name but a few, if you prefer independents check out Hope Street where restaurants such as HOST - a top pan asian independent restaurant resides and if you prefer a la carte food head towards the business district where you can dine at top restaurants such as Panoramic 24, which as the name suggests, gives you a panoramic view of Liverpool.
Finally, one of my favourite things to do in Liverpool is shop. There's a lot of independent, high street and upmarket retailers in Liverpool, so much so that you could easily spend a full day browsing the stores. Liverpool is also home to one of the three UK Forever 21 stores.
What are your favourite things to do in Liverpool?