3 Days in Liverpool - A Fun and Friendly City Just Waiting to Give you a Big Hug
I wasn’t sure quite what to expect from our trip to Liverpool. A Northern City – in November – Brrrr? It could be wet, it could be cold, it could be grey and dull – one museum after another to shelter from the freezing rain …?
Well – I needn’t have worried one bit. Liverpool is a fun and friendly city with wide open arms just waiting to give you a great big hug.
If you are short of time to put together your own itinerary, I hope this will take some of the hard work out of it for you. All the links to everywhere we visited during our 3 days in Liverpool are there to make booking up your own visit really easy. So what are you waiting for? Enjoy!
When to Go
There is so much to see and do here that 3 days in Liverpool wasn’t really enough. Visiting in early November was a great plan, as it turned out. At this time of year, there are few visitors at the main attractions and no queues. The weather was mild for the time of the year and the rain kept away..
Liverpool is also a beautiful city. I wasn’t expecting the waterfront to be quite so photogenic, but I could easily come back here with my SLR camera in hand and spend much more time wandering through this lively part of the city and capturing it more effectively/creatively.
Where We Stayed
Our base for our 3 Days in Liverpool was Aloft – a well located Marriott hotel right in the city centre. I would definitely stay there again on a return trip, which is praise indeed. All the places we visited on the itinerary below were easily walkable from this base – perfect!. Read the Accommodation Review for more details.
3 Day Itinerary
Day 1 - Orientation
We were travelling with another couple on this trip – good friends of ours for many years. Liverpool is a fun city, so best experienced with some good company. We travelled in the morning, checked into Aloft just before lunch and used our first afternoon to get our bearings and orientate ourselves.
Lunch - Lucy in the Sky Café
Try their traditional Liverpool Scouse – read Day 1 for further details!
Day 1 “Must Dos”
Your first afternoon is a good time to tick some of the “must do” sights in this vibrant city:
- Beatles Statue
- The Three Graces
- Royal Albert Dock
- Liverpool Waterfront
- Museum of Liverpool
Click on the Day 1 link below to read more about these “must do” attractions.
Cocktails - Aloft Hotel
In the week, happy hour runs from 5pm – 7pm at Aloft. Cocktails are half price – 2 for £10. Maybe sample a Yellow Submarine?
For more details and all the links, follow the link to Day 1 below.
Day 2 - The Beatles - Where it All Began
Day 2 “Must Dos”
Liverpool isn’t all about the Beatles – far from it – but they are such a huge part of this city’s history that devoting a day to their story seems appropriate. If you are a fan – as I am – and already know their story, then just making your pilgrimage is surely worth a day of your valuable time?
Discover everything you ever needed to know about the Beatles on these two excursions:
- Magical Mystery Tour
- The Beatles Story
Click on the Day 2 link below to read more about these “must do” attractions.
As you stroll around the lovely Royal Albert Dock Area, don’t miss this portrait of the Beatles – constructed from 15,000 Jelly Beans!
Cocktails - Cosy Club
There are so many choice available to you in the fun city, but the Cosy Club certainly worked well for us.
Dinner - Bistro Franc
Day 3 - Take the Ferry, Do the Twist, Say a Prayer
Day 3 “Must Dos”
- Mersey Ferry Cruise
- The British Music Experience
- The Chinese Quarter
- Liverpool’s Cathedrals
You don’t have to purchase souvenir John Lennon sunglasses – but it’s a bit of fun isn’t it? You can buy yourself a pair at The Beatles Story and watch the world go by for a bit – in glorious technicolour.
Cocktails - The Alchemist
Dinner - The Smuggler's Cove
Are you ready to have some fun? Join me and explore Liverpool in a bit more detail …