Why You’ll Love Liverpool, The Historic Port City, Home of LFC!
You mean you don’t know Liverpool? What, Seriously…? Okay, we understand if you don’t know Kampala! That by the way is a crying shame in itself! 😊 Didn’t your geography teacher teach you anything?
Well, in this post today we’ll help you avoid the naughty corner and share with you: Why you’ll love Liverpool city even if your visit is but a day!
Liverpool is an old port city in North West England, in the region of Merseyside! Some mistake it to be located in Lancashire …But hey easy mistake as it is geographically located in the southwest of that county and all that jazz.
Our new friend was truly confused…She was like, I’ve been up and down this long Liverpool Road in London, so where is your house you guys? Again, easy mistake to make, if you grew up in Africa esp. area code 256, where everything and everyone in England lives in London!
Suffice to say, our friend didn’t get to see us on her short 36 hour transit…plus a wasted trip to Liverpool Road, Islington. Lol…
#SorryNotSorry A quick call would have saved her the trouble…
Anyhoo, that made us think, why should someone take the time to even consider Liverpool as a destination as opposed to a Pit Stop? Today we share with you why you’ll love Liverpool, a local’s perspective!
First, some Trivia about Liverpool:
Did you know that Liverpool is more than 800 yrs. old? Its bloody ancient for sure.
In 2007 we had the privilege of celebrating Liverpool’s 800th anniversary. And we enjoyed being part of the European Capital of Culture celebrations throughout 2008! This is when you really see the difference in cultures…Being Afro British trust me they are major…
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According to Wiki Liverpool Borough population was almost 490,000 circa 2016! And the wider Liverpool population was just over 2.2 million in 2011. Making it the 5th largest metropolitan area in the UK.
See why we were kind of shocked when our friend showed a lack of geographical knowledge of this amazing city…But then again, we haven’t yet told you why it’s amazing…
Yes, we are biased, crazy in love locals, but definitely Do take our word for it!We are biased, crazy in love locals, but definitely Do take our word for it! Click To Tweet
If you are a Marine fanatic you will love the fact that Liverpool was home to both the White Star and Cunard Line. What…again?
Meantime, guess why we chose Liverpool over any other UK City as our home?
Footie of course…Shh don’t tell anyone but our Pauli is a fanatic of one of the two Premier League football clubs, that call Liverpool home. Guess which one?
Okay, okay, its LFC Liverpool and the rivals are Everton. You cant blame him, the man loves a winner and Liverpool is the only British club to win five European Cups! So there… 😉
You won’t catch him missing the Merseyside derby for anything.
For me, I am more the arty farty type and my pull was, The Beatles of course. Trust me I am not alone in this love. Every summer, my new home city of Liverpool sees a ton of tourists heading to the red gate as I like to call it and the Beatles story!
Plus, I love a flutter and wearing my glad rags to the famous Grand National horse race at Aintree Racecourse or any other horsey event at Haydock…
Well, you could get to spot some birds of prey and some rare birds at the races…esp. ladies day 😉 Oopsie-daisy!
There are so many reason why you’ll love Liverpool, we could wax lyrical all day, but let’s be a wee bit more organised…You coming with?
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Why You’ll Love Liverpool – What to Do
Spend the day in downtown Liverpool and grab some Fish n chips, sit by the Albert Docks and watch the ships this time of year through to summer.
You could come down to the suburbs and see the late Ken Dodd’s home in Knotty Ash.
Or stay closer to the city and ponder the two cathedrals connected by Hope Street and the hive of activity that happens along that street all year round.
Don’t miss the historical building that is the Blackburn House and as you go further you, will see the famous “Suitcases sculpture” which will have you wonder why?
For a walk on the wild side, how about a visit to the Knowsley Safari Park just 25 mins away from the city centre on a quiet day! The only home to the Ankole cattle we know in UK, gave us a spot of nostalgia when we first saw them.
Get up close and personal with a giraffe or watch your car be dominated by some cheeky monkeys… And if you are lucky, you might spot the new baby Rhino aww!
Lots to see in Liverpool, we hope we’ve whet your appetite to add it to your travel bucket list, so…
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Why You’ll Love Liverpool – Where to Stay?
Okay I can tell you there are numerous amazing and highly priced hotels, B&Bs, and apartments in Liverpool. Not forgetting Airbnbs (Get $25 off your first booking here.) But for this specific post its all about love, right?
So, for us, its…
The Derby Lodge in Liverpool Roby is a Premier Inn, in a converted Manor House with …. beautifully comfortable well- appointed rooms. They have a lovely reception area and landscaped gardens close to the motor way, public transport to town right outside the Lodge.
Why the Derby Lodge?
It’s a personal thing, back in 2010 we arrived home to a destroyed house due to the winter freeze and a burst water pipe. The Derby lodge was our home for just over 35 days and while we were going through one of the toughest times in our life, we felt looked after cared for and pretty comfy in this place.
The food was great, or so our son thought and the grounds are beautiful in summer. We are giving back for the care, love and support we were shown at our lowest moment as a family!
Prices at the Derby Lodge differ depending on what’s going on in town including footie days!
There is a fab restaurant that is rated #2 of 13 restaurants in Huyton on Trip advisor. Allowing you to totter back to your room after a sumptuous dinning experience. 😉
Which brings us to…
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Why You’ll Love Liverpool – What to eat
If you like to venture further and see the world go by on the Mersey river, while enjoying good food, and great wine, ChungKu restaurant on the docks by the Jaguar Land Rover shop is the place to go. see how they present the Starter…Yummm nom nom 😉
Experience a culinary journey with beautifully cooked and presented oriental food accompanied by a drink of your choice.
As you are serenaded by the Mersey River. If you are lucky to visit in summer you will watch the tides come in of an evening and the docks life lights twinkling on the waters. Or maybe you could catch one of the 3 Cunard Queens (soon to be 4) sail by, if the ships are in town!
You can enjoy a very laid back yet top end evening if you wish!
Why You’ll Love Liverpool – Travel Details
As the 5th largest Metropole in UK Liverpool is easily accessible and is within 31/2 hours reach of London, Oxford, and the south coast by road!
By train there are numerous connections to Liverpool Lime Street, depending on where you are at including Virgin Trains, Great Western etc.
By Air, you could either land in Liverpool John Lennon Airport or further out at Manchester Airport. Again, you can take the train from London Heathrow, Gatwick, Stanstead, Glasgow, Birmingham etc!
Lots of public transportation inside of Liverpool including taxis, Ubers, and even trains! So you wont be stuck anywhere as we were in Tucson Arizona!
So, do you feel us and why we believe you’ll Love Liverpool? Do you feel it calling you? We sure hope so.
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Well all good things do come to an end, and so is our reasons Why you’ll Love Liverpool, UK! 🙂
The checklist will be updated regularly until its a definitive list of What to do in Liverpool!
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