18 Reasons You Should Visit Liverpool (other than ‘The Beatles’)

Liverpool Skyline

Not too long ago, a couple of my friends came to visit me from Canada. One of the places I took them whilst they were over in the UK, was my home city of Liverpool. I had a wonderful time playing tour guide, but what most stuck with me is that they both said that they had no idea what a great city it is. They knew about The Beatles, but didn’t know much about the city’s interesting and dramatic past, how it’s changed and grown over the years, or the other things it has to offer.

Liverpool is a beautiful, unique and very loveable city, with tonnes of history, a lot of soul, a big heart and just the right amount of edge.


Now don’t get me wrong, I love I love the ”˜Fab Four’ as much as the next Scouser (and most of the world it would seem), but there is SO much more to Liverpool than the fact it is the birthplace of The Beatles. By all means, go on a ‘Beatles Tour’, visit The Beatles Museum and go to The Cavern, but my point is, if you just do Beatles stuff, you are seriously missing out!

So with that in mind, here are some of the ‘other’ great reasons to visit Liverpool!

1. The People

Liverpool people are boss!! Maybe I’m biased, but I reckon Scousers are some of the friendliest, funniest and down to earth people in the world. I’ve lived and worked in 10 UK cities, and I still think Liverpool is number one. Although I’d say Belfast and Newcastle come pretty close…

On the bus, in the street, in the corner shop, Scousers love a good chat, a bit of banter and to help you out. It’s not surprising that a lot of the UK’s best loved comedians come from here. If you don’t believe me, take a little peek at this post by Janice Waugh, who met an array of friendly Liverpudlians on her travels. People watching is also amazing in Liverpool. There are a lot of characters! And keep an eye out for the girls walking round with rollers in their hair and the dreaded ‘Scouse Brow’ #scousebirdproblems. Plus, you’ll love the accent, even if you don’t always understand it.

2. The Beaches

Liverpool and the surrounding area has some stunning beaches and they’re a great place to catch the sunset. There’s Formby Beach, not strictly in Liverpool, but it has a Liverpool postcode so I can include it! Formby Beach is spectacular and huge, backed by sand dunes and pine woods, perfect for nature walks!

Helen in Wonderlust

Then just 6 miles north of the city centre is Crosby Beach, home to Antony Gormley’s ”˜Another Place’, an art installation made up of 100 cast-iron, lifesize statues, known locally as ”˜the iron men’. Each statue stands alone, staring out over the sea in silent contemplation.

Another Place by Anthony Gormley

The artist explains that his piece ”œharnesses the ebb and flow of the tide to explore man’s relationship with nature. The seaside is a good place to do this.” He continues, ”œIt is no hero, no ideal, just the industrially reproduced body of a middle-aged man trying to remain standing and trying to breathe, facing a horizon busy with ships moving materials and manufactured things around the planet.”

I visit this beach often. I’m not sure why. It’s a place to think, a place to be.  I find it hard to put my finger on how exactly I feel when I’m there because I guess it’s different every time, depending on what mood I’m in when I visit. Sometimes peaceful or hopeful, sometimes sad and lonely. Then at other times, it just makes me laugh. Especially when someone decides to buy one of the iron men a new frock. Just bring your wellies, as the beach is a bit muddy in places.

The Iron Men at Crosby Beach

Also try: For swimming, you’ll need to head out of the city and across the water to one of the Wirral beaches. Try West Kirby, Meols (pronounced Mells), Moreton or Wallasey.

3. The Food

I really don’t understand it when people say the UK has bad food. Where have you people been eating? I’m guessing some touristy, over-priced restaurant in Leicester Square or Covent Garden. So what you need to do on to your next visit to the UK, is head up north to Liverpool!

First on your list should be a proper bowl of scouse. Scouse is short for lobscouse, a dish made of lamb/mutton (sometimes beef), potatoes, carrot, onion and gravy. It’s the type of dish your nan used to make. Maggie May’s is probably the best place for a pan of scouse, but I also hear good things about Thomas Rigby’s and The Baltic Fleet.


28th February 2015 is Global Scouse Day, so if you’re in the city, you’re in for a treat. Many of the restaurants who don’t normally serve scouse will be taking part, so you can grab a bowl of the good stuff!

You can’t come to the UK without trying good old fish n’ chips and Liverpool can compete with the best of them. On the way home from town, I always head to The Lobster Pot for my fix and get them smothered in gravy. Alternatively, add salt and vinegar or ketchup. No French fries I’ve ever tried come close to proper British chips. Just sayin’.

The Lobster Pot, Liverpool

Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch

On Bold Street, I love Leaf – it’s where the cool kids hang out. It’s a little bit hipster, but totally unpretentious. It does get busy, but you can usually get a table within a few minutes. I also love Bakchich, a Lebanese restaurant and Bold Street Coffee. Nearby is The Brink (an alcohol free social enterprise) and The Garden by Leaf at FACT (see below) both great little places. If I’m around the Baltic Triangle I usually head to Unit 51 or The Baltic Social.


If you’re here on a Sunday, you should probably get yourself a roast dinner, a proper good one, like your mum makes. If you can’t find yourself a Scouser to make you one or my mum happens to be busy, get yourself to Camp & Furnace, The Baltic Social or The Monro.


Also try: I also love Fonseca’s, Delifonseca, Barley & Beans and Moose Coffee.If you like the TV show ”˜Friends’ (which I do), Liverpool even has two Central Perk’s (one in Hatton Gardens, on on Bold Street) and they have events every week.

Afternoon Tea

For afternoon tea, my favourite is the very cute Cuthbert’s Bakehouse on Mt. Pleasant. Panoramic 34 is another great choice, with unparalleled views over this gorgeous city. Other favourites are Oh Me Oh My and East Avenue Bakehouse.


There are so many great restaurants to choose from, so I’ll just tell you a few of my favourites.

Lunya, a Catalan deli and restaurant is a great little place which does ”˜Catalan scouse’. For a big night out, I head to Alma de Cuba, a restaurant, bar and nightclub ”“ a bit of a Liverpool institution really. The building is an old church and truly gorgeous inside. At weekends, Brazilian samba dancers grace the stage as confetti rains from the balcony. It’s always a fun night and the food is good too. On Sundays they have a ”˜Gospel Brunch’. Amazing right?

I love Mexican food, so Lucha Libre is a good place to go, serving the best in Mexican Street Food the spicy stuff is pretty hot, you have been warned! There’s a cool tequila bar underneath called Maya.

Lucha Libre

I’ve mentioned it above, but if you’re looking for a really unique experience, head to Camp & Furnace in the Baltic Triangle. It’s been voted one of the coolest restaurants in the UK, and hosts such events as The F**k Off Valentine’s Food Slam. It’s so much more than a restaurant. It’s a bar, nightclub, events and studio space. It’s really unique. Just go and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

Also try: The Italian Club Fish, Mowgli, The Art School, Chilli Pot and my mum and dad’s favourite, Bistro Franc.

4. The Nightlife

Liverpool by night, is just as awesome as Liverpool by day. During my mis-spent youth, I spent most of my Friday and Saturday nights drinking Smirnoff Ice and Bacardi Breezers (can you still get those?) at clubs like The 051, The Buzz Club and The Paradox (of course followed by brekkie at Asda) – never went to Cream though.

Motel Liverpool

These days, the nightlife is a little more sophisticated, as am I. Now I’m in my mid-thirties, clubbing isn’t really as high on my agenda as it used to be, but I still know a good bar when I see one, and Liverpool has some awesome ones.

Seel Street/Baltic Triangle

  • Camp & Furnace: As above, totally different from anywhere else you’ve been before.
  • Santa Chupitos: A cool little cocktail bar. Try the ”˜$5 Shake’, usually served in a milk bottle.
  • El Bandito: Underneath Santa Chupitos, you’d never even know this place existed. It’s a tiny, yet very cool tequila bar.


  • Heebie Jeebies: Has been a favourite of mine for years and years, as they play quite a wide range of music.
  • Berry & Rye: A very cool, speakeasy bar.
  • The Kazimier Garden: This might be my favourite come to think of it. A gorgeous beer garden, with live music frequently. Yes please! Best in the summer, but also great in winter (just wrap up warm).
  • Kazimier Garden LiverpoolMotel: This is a funky and friendly bar with good cocktails. Some of the drinks come with a chilli on the side. Very funny watching friends attempting to eat them.

Motel Liverpool

  • Brooklyn Mixer: Good music, great atmosphere.
  • Salt Dog Slims: Love this place. They randomly have a bath lit with fairy lights at one side.
  • Alma de Cuba: Probably Liverpool’s most famous bar these days (after The Cavern Club).

Alma de Cuba


  • Circo: Slightly bonkers, circus themed restaurant and bar. The type of place where you might end up in a ball bath with a drag queen.
  • Carpathia Champagne Bar: Rooftop bar at 30 James Street Hotel. This is the place if you want to experience the luxurious side of Liverpool.

Liverpool One

  • Bierkeller: I love coming here for a quick pit stop when I’m shopping in Liverpool One. Plus they serve my favourite – Kenyan, Tusker (it’s a bit pricier than I’m used to though)! But they do have Strawberry & Lime Rekorderlig on tap – yum!

Hope Street

  • The Philharmonic Dining Rooms: Known as ”˜The Phil’, this is a fabulous and beautiful pub (grade 2 listed building) ideally situated by both cathedrals, The Philharmonic and The Everyman Theatre.


Mathew Street, where The Cavern Club is located is another popular spot, but I tend not to go there much now. By the early afternoon during the weekend, the music is already pumping out and it tends to be pretty lively with drinkers, mostly stag and hen do’s, but it can be fun. Depends what you’re after!

Also try: Outside of the city centre, Lark Lane is a great place for a night out.

5. The Shopping

Liverpool One

I don’t love to shop, but, as shopping centres go, Liverpool One is great. There’s all the usual shops, plus restaurants, bars, a cinema and I love that they have pianos dotted around where people can play if they want. Sometimes you’ll hear a little kid plink plonking on the keys, other times you’re treated to professionals!

Liverpool One

When I was younger, my friends and I could often be found wandering around a shop called Quiggins for things like hair dye, glitter, blue nail polish, fancy dress, vintage clothing and just about anything you couldn’t get in the mainstream shops. Quiggins was knocked down to make way for Liverpool One, but it’s now reincarnated in the form of Grand Central Hall on Renshaw Street.  If you like alternative shopping (it’s similar to Affleck’s Palace in Manchester), this is the place for you!

Utility Liverpool

Bold Street is also a good place for independent shops, including Liverpool’s famous Utility, which is one of those places where you just want to buy everything!

6. Football

It’s impossible to talk about Liverpool without mentioning football because we have two of the most famous and oldest teams in the world, Everton  (the Blue half) and Liverpool (the Red half). So if you can, time your visit to Liverpool with a footie match. I’d say try and come for a derby day so you could see both teams play, but tickets are pretty hard to come by!

Even though I’m an Evertonian (by birth – hi Dad), I cannot say a chill doesn’t run down my spine when I hear thousands of Liverpool fans singing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ (sorry Dad), especially if you’re at the game. Amazing.

7. The Zipline

Last summer, Liverpool had a zipwire across the main shopping street, Church Street. How cool is that? I really hope they bring it back for 2015! So much fun – to watch! Would I do it? Maybe…

Liverpool Zipwire

8. The Cathedrals & Churches

Liverpool has two stunning cathedrals, one Anglican, one Roman Catholic and I love the fact that the road that joins them is called Hope Street.

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

They are about as different in appearance as you can get, but both stunning in their own ways. It’s free to look around the main part of both cathedrals.

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral Liverpool Anglican CathedralThen there’s St Luke’s. At first glance, you might not notice anything unusual about this church. On closer inspection, you’ll see that the inside is completely hollow. It was bombed during the Second World War, and whilst the inside was destroyed, the outside stayed completely intact. Which is why most people refer to it as ‘the bombed out church’. Nowadays, they hold lots of events there, some free, some ticketed. Go have a wander round if you get the chance!


9. The Parks

Did you know that Liverpool has more parks than Paris? Well it does!

Sefton Park is particularly beautiful, with both a Green Flag Award and Green Heritage Award. In the park there’s a boating lake and the Palm House, a Grade 2 Victorian building. The Palm House hosts events all throughout the year, from plays and musical events to yoga. You can even get married there.

Another gorgeous one is Calderstones Park. Back in my youth I was a cross country runner, and this was the place I’d do a lot of my competitions. Or if you just fancy a little chill whilst you’re in the city centre, there’s Chavasse Park next to Liverpool One.

10. The Theatres

Although my short-lived acting career was mostly spent touring Liverpool’s primary schools, the Liverpool theatre scene holds a very special place in my heart. Liverpool is famous for acting and writing talent, and the theatres play a big part incultivating that talent.

We have the Liverpool Empire, where you’ll find the big shows like Wicked or The Lion King.

Liverpool Empire

Then I love the Everyman and Playhouse. These are two separate theatres, but run by the same company and both launched many a Liverpool acting career. They run lots of educational programmes too. My favourite playwright of all time is Willy Russell and I’m very excited to be going to The Playhouse next week to see Educating Rita.

Liverpool Everyman

The Unity Theatre is smaller than the others, but hosts some fantastic plays and other performances. I’ve even performed on the stage here myself a few times!

Also try: The Neptune Theatre, The Royal Court, The Lantern Theatre and The Epstein Theatre.

11. The Art Scene

Liverpool is a city full of art. We have the wonderful Walker Art Gallery, the Tate Gallery, FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), the Open Eye Gallery and The Bluecoat (the building is amazing). They all have something unique to offer.

Liverpool Tate Gallery

Art in Liverpool isn’t all indoors though. Go and find the original Super Lamb Banana on Tithebarn Street, or spot some of the other smaller ones around the city. This is my friend and fellow blogger Stephanie!

LiverpoolA Case History Hope Street Liverpool

Head to Hope Street and see ”œA Case History” by John King or enjoy the up and coming street art scene. I was fortunate enough to get a tour of all the best spots by one of Liverpool’s renowned street artists, Tristan Brady-Jacobs.

Street Art Liverpool

Art by Silent Bill

Tristan Brady-Jacobs He took me to Bold Street, Wood Street, Fleet Street and the alley between Duke Street and Gradwell Street, Wolstenholme Square (where you’ll also see Penelope by Jorge Pardo), and also the Baltic Triangle.


Liverpool’s newest piece of street art is outside the city centre on County Road. The piece by Whoam Irony was recently unveiled on the old Ethel Austin Building. Photo Credit: Graham Smillie


12. The Music

Did you know, that Liverpool artists have had more number 1 hits than any other place in the UK? A lot of talent comes from this little city. Of course, The Beatles have a lot to do with that! Yeah I know, I know, this was meant to be a ‘non-Beatles’ post, but to not mention them would be a bit stupid as they kind of changed the face of modern music and all that.

But they weren’t the only big musicians to come from Liverpool. Gerry and the Pacemakers, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Billy Fury, Cast, The La’s, The Zutons and of course, Cilla Black – are all from Liverpool.

Visit Echo Arena

Music is still a big part of the city and there are loads of great places to catch some live music in Liverpool by both local and visiting musicians. These include The Echo Arena, The Liverpool Philharmonic, The o2 Academy, The Lomax, The Bluecoat, Zanzibar, Camp and Furnace, The Kazimier, Studio 2 Parr Street (The Attic), Heebie Jeebies, East Village Arts Club, The Caledonia, Sound Food and Drink and of course, The Cavern Club. Alternatively, just walking the streets, you’re bound to hear talented buskers.

Or then there’s LIMF…

13. The Festivals

Liverpudlians know how to celebrate, so you can expect good things from the local festivals.

Probably the biggest and most well known, is the Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) which started life as the Mathew Street Festival. As the name suggests, artists come from near and far and celebrate, well, music. It’s always a lot of fun!

Liverpool Library

You know how much I love Africa, but it’s very far away! Luckily for me, each June, a little bit of Africa comes to me in the form of the Africa Oyé festival at Sefton Park. There’s always a great line up and it’s a great day out for all the family!

But it’s not all about music. We like to celebrate all kinds of things. Last year there was the Liverpool Streetart Festival!

Street Art Liverpool

Art by Silent Bill

We’ve got the International Mersey River Festival coming up and I can tell you it’s pretty spectacular when all the boats are here, I especially love the tall ships! Then every 2 years, we have the Liverpool Biennial (2016 is the next one).For ten weeks the city celebrates the arts and really comes alive with a whole host of events, installations and new artworks.

Liverpool BiennialIn 2014, thousands packed the streets to see the giant puppets make their way through the streets to commemorate the First World War. Seriously amazing!

Liverpool Chinatown

And today it’s Chinese New Year! Liverpool has the oldest Chinatown in Europe, so there’s always a great celebration. Head into the city on Sunday 22nd February and take in a few of the events that happen throughout the city. Will I see you there?

Liverpool Chinatown

Also try: Creamfields, another music/dance festival and Brazilica, where carnival comes to town! So get your dancing shoes on for those two!

14. The Architecture

Liverpool is a stunning city architecturally and if you arrive by train, you’ll be treated to some of the best views as soon as you walk out of Lime Street Station and clap eyes on St George’s Hall. I believe it’s a fine example of neo-classical architecture, or so I’m told by my dad. Here they hold tons of events (some are free) and the Great Hall is stunning. The kind of place Cinderella would lose a shoe, if you catch my drift. One day I shall go to a ball!


Close by is Liverpool Central Library, The Walker Art Gallery and the World Museum, three more beautiful buildings!


Be sure to head down to the Pier Head and take in the Three Graces – The Royal Liver Building, The Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building.


If you have access to a car, take a little drive along the dock road where you’ll see the old warehouses. Some have been refurbished, some haven’t, they’re an interesting sight. Also go and see the Town Hall, it’s really pretty.

Liverpool Town Hall

At the opposite end of the scale, we have the Radio City Tower, an unusual, modern structure! You can’t miss it. If you like Georgian architecture, you’re in for a treat. Liverpool has some well-preserved streets. Try areas around Rodney Street, Mount Pleasant, around the cathedrals and towards Toxteth.

Rice Street Liverpool

Just outside the city, is Speke Hall, dating back to the 1500’s, it looks like somewhere Mr Shakespeare might have frequented. Visiting here is a lovely way to spend a few hours.

Hope Street LiverpoolTo be honest, wherever you go in the city, you’re in for a treat. Just wander and enjoy!

15. The Skyline

And of course, all these beautiful building create the Liverpool skyline. One of the most recognisable skylines in the world. The best way to get a good view is to take trip on a ‘Ferry ‘Cross the Mersey’ (and they do play the song on the ferry – or they did last time I went on it)! Another option, is to get the train from either Lime Street, Moorfields, Liverpool Central or James Street station to Birkenhead Central on the Wirral, then a quick change to Hamilton Square. It’s just a few minutes walk to the seafront from there.

Liverpool Skyline

16. The Museums

Liverpool has a long and interesting history, so it’s not surprising that there are museums in abundance. There’s the Merseyside Maritime Museum, the Victoria Gallery and Museum and the Museum of Liverpool.


But probably the most interesting and poignant museum for me is the International Slavery Museum, which focuses on the transatlantic slave trade. A very high number of slaves passed through Liverpool and many of the East African who came here, were forced onto ships in Bagamoyo, (where I lived in Tanzania) before going to Zanzibar and then onward to Europe and the Americas. Knowing so many local wonderful people from Bagamoyo today, I can’t even begin to imagine what the world was like in those times and the horrendous things the people went through.

Museum of Liverpool

17. The Maritime Connection

No trip to Liverpool would be complete without a trip to The Albert Dock.

The Albert Dock

The docks are massively significant in the history of Liverpool, integral in the rise of the city, bombed during WW2, derelict for years, before being restored in the 1980’s. The most famous dock, the Albert Dock now houses many of the above mentioned activities like the Maritime Museum, International Slavery Museum, Tate Gallery and a few activities about some band from the 60’s. There’s tons of bars, restaurants and shops and nearby is The Wheel of Liverpool. You can also take an Old Dock Tour. I haven’t done it yet, but people rave about it!

18. The River Mersey

So much of what Liverpool is, was and is yet to become is shaped by the River Mersey, so I think it’s very important to mention her here! Inevitably, at some point during your stay, you’ll find yourself at the waters edge. Take a moment to just stand and think about what this river must have witnessed over the years, and to appreciate this wonderful city in all her glory.

Liverpool, I am so proud to call you home.

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  • Clare
    February 19, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Such a great post and guide! I loved it! Made me realise how glad I am to have made the decision to move back (once I manage to sell up). Also so glad you gave a nod to Quiggins – gave me a happy flashback to buying blue nail varnish for the first time when I was about 13.

    • Helen
      February 19, 2015 at 12:44 pm

      Thanks Clare! Oh yeah, couldn’t miss it out could I? I was wandering around Grand Central the other week, surrounded by tie dye, flourescent tutu’s and glitter, and it brought a little nostalgic smile to my face too! Hope you are well! xx

  • Mike Hayes
    February 19, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Nice photo’s Helen!

    • Helen
      February 19, 2015 at 12:43 pm

      Thank you Michael! xx

  • Karen pritchard
    February 19, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Oh Helen the photos and info is wonderful, I definitely want to go back again and again! I truly feel so much at home in Liverpool, l could happily live there! Thanks again! Maybe l can get sian to come too! X love Sian’s Mum x

    • Helen
      February 19, 2015 at 12:43 pm

      Lovely to hear from you Karen! It’s been a long time! Yes get Sian here! Would be great to see you both! xx 🙂

  • Ella
    February 19, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    With all that time I spent in Liverpool while growing up, I somehow managed to miss the evident awesomeness of the city. It’s probably a bit shameful but I had no idea how cool Liverpool was! haha. This post seriously has me itching to make a return visit 🙂 . There’s no animosity from this former Mancunian!

    • Helen
      February 19, 2015 at 9:00 pm

      Liverpool is a wonderful city! You should make a return visit! Come see me! 🙂

      • Ella
        February 19, 2015 at 10:33 pm

        Haha I hope to! 🙂

        • Helen
          February 19, 2015 at 10:54 pm

          Do it, do it!!!! Something to write about! 🙂

  • Teri
    February 20, 2015 at 12:59 am

    Great article. I must admit I visited primarily for The Beatles and was surprised at all the beautiful architecture. You have given me so many ideas for my next trip to Liverpool. Thanks!

    • Helen
      February 22, 2015 at 12:09 pm

      I think a lot of people are surprised by how pretty the city is! Glad that it has given you lots of ideas! Hope you get to come and see the city again soon! 🙂

  • Anna
    February 22, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    I love Liverpool, and the accent (it’s my favourite). I consider myself a Mancunian and all the Mancs I know think I’m being a traitor to my city when I say I love Liverpool hehe. I used to live near Liverpool, so I support the red half in both Manchester and Liverpool. All these pictures are making me realise it has been way too long since I last took a day trip there. And to think I used to live half an hour from the city centre… and used to go all the time!

    • Helen
      February 22, 2015 at 11:16 pm

      Hi Anna!

      I work in Manchester, so I can relate! 🙂 I think it’s ok to love both! They’re very different cities, yet similar at the same time.

      Take a trip back soon! There are tons of great events coming up in the summer, but it’s also great for a regular weekend. Plus, if you’re in Manchester, it’s only down the road really!

      Have fun!

  • kami
    March 5, 2015 at 11:47 am

    I didn’t spend all that much time in Liverpool but I remember how much I enjoyed it and how surprised I was it’s such a cool city! I really need to think of going back as I haven’t seen or done more than half of things from your list. you just made me look for some cheap flights 😉

    • Helen
      March 5, 2015 at 7:51 pm

      That’s awesome Kami! If you do come, you are welcome at Casa Wonderlust and I make a good tour guide… 🙂 This time last year we were in Berlin! Miss you!

  • Ed Rex
    April 9, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Wow, Helen, this is such a comprehensive resource! I might as well throw my guidebook out of the window and just use your article!

    You’ve given me a lot to think about.

    My question to you is:

    Is there anywhere affordable yet unique where you can stay in Liverpool?

    • Helen
      April 9, 2015 at 8:21 pm

      Thanks Ed! Glad you liked it!

      I would stay at maybe the Z Hotel, or on a budget the Hoax Hostel. For something unique, maybe either 30 James Street or the Titanic Hotel? There’s the Hard Days Night Hotel… but we’re not mentioning The Beatles right? 🙂

  • Chuck
    May 17, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Just found your blog via Pinterest. Loved your post on Liverpool. I live along Crosby beach and visit the Gormleys daily. I will pass on your regards. 🙂

    • Helen
      May 17, 2015 at 3:11 pm

      Thanks Chuck! I love Crosby and often think about moving there to be a bit nearer to the beach! Tell the fellas I say hi! 🙂

  • Jennie
    July 30, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Brilliant post about my home city which I am very proud to be from. My husband’s family are from West Sussex and I have a lot of family from Oxford they are always so surprised when they come to Liverpool at how beautiful it is. People always judge what they see on tv with stereo typical accent and that everyone from Liverpool must live in a horrible area. There are beautiful areas in Liverpool as well you know and beautiful people inside and out too!!!.

    • Helen
      August 1, 2015 at 9:22 pm

      Thanks Jennie! My home city too and I am proud to be from Liverpool! 🙂 Definitely a lot of misconceptions about Liverpool! It’s a wonderful place!

  • Lu
    October 4, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Thanks, your post help my plans in Liverpool, I’m loving here!!!

    • Helen
      October 4, 2016 at 6:00 pm

      Hi Lu! Thant’s great, glad you are enjoying it! Liverpool is my home city! I don’t live too far and I love going back. Enjoy!

  • Lu
    October 4, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    I just took a survey in the Tate and told them I got tips from your blog? Tomorrow I have more of your tips to check out!!! Thanks again!

    • Helen
      October 4, 2016 at 11:21 pm

      That’s awesome, thank you!

      Let me know how you enjoy your day tomorrow!

  • Lu
    October 5, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Just had a delicious tea on Leaf ?

    • Helen
      October 5, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      Great! Hope you enjoyed your day! Where else did you go?

  • George Zh
    April 6, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Very interesting. Beautiful photos! Thank you!
    Liverpool is a wonderful city!

    • Helen
      April 6, 2017 at 4:48 pm

      It sure is! 🙂 Thanks for reading!!!

  • Rob
    April 22, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Woop Woop, fantastic post about our beloved Liverpool. The great thing about this city is that it’s still evolving and just keeps getting better.

    • Helen
      April 24, 2017 at 11:37 pm

      Aw, thanks Rob!

      Yes definitely, Liverpool is an awesome city (maybe we are biased but it really is). My friend Charlotte (from Leicester) just messaged me to say (after her recent weekend in Liverpool) “Hels, I literally love Liverpool more every time I visit” 🙂

  • Darwin
    June 8, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Helen you done a great work. I really loved it. I felt so happy to appreciate your effort you put in this blog.

  • Aditi Kaushiva
    January 25, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    This is a fantastic post! Such a great guide. I’m on my way to Liverpool (right now I’m in the train) and came across your blog. I’m there only for a day but thanks to you know exactly what to do and where to go!

  • Alice Teacake
    June 11, 2018 at 9:07 am

    Yesssss! Awesome write up! I went to Liverpool in January purely to walk on The Beatles trail but you’ve really shown all the other awesome sides of Liverpool that people miss. I loved the Baltic Triangle and found the locals to be awesome: totally agree with you that Liverpool is ace 🙂

    • Helen
      June 11, 2018 at 9:33 am

      Thanks!! I am a local so I totally agree with you! 🙂

  • Pauline
    September 13, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Totally agree! Especially about the people. Everything is linked in the end, great people make great music and great music makes great nightlife and so goes on!
    The museums in Liverpool are absolutely fabulous! They are all worth a visit. The Terra Cotta army exhibition at the world museum blew my mind!


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