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..

3 Days in Liverpool Liverpool Waterfront

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!

3 Days in Liverpool Lucy in the Sky Café
Lucy in the Sky Café

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.

3 Days in Liverpool Beatles Statue
Liverpool Beatles Statue

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?

Shiraz – 19 N John St, Liverpool L2 5QU

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!

3 Days in Liverpool - Beatles in Jelly Beans
The Beatles in 15,000 Jelly Beans
3 Days in Liverpool Magical Mystery Tour
3 Days in Liverpool - Take a Magical Mystery Tour

Cocktails - Cosy Club

Cosy Club – 37c Paradise Sreet, L1 3EU.

There are so many choice available to you in the fun city, but the Cosy Club certainly worked well for us.

Liverpool Cosy Club
Liverpool Cosy Club

Dinner - Bistro Franc

Bistro Franc – 1 Hanover Street, L1 3DN

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
Liverpool Mersey Ferry Cruise
Taking the Ferry 'Cross The Mersey - With John Lennon Bins

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

The Alchemist, 5, Brunswick Street, L2 0UU

Liverpool The Alchemist
The Alchemist - Dry Ice Cocktails
Liverpool The Alchemist
Try a Bubble Bath

Dinner - The Smuggler's Cove

The Smuggler’s Cove – Albert Dock, L3 4AD