A WEEKEND IN: LIVERPOOL

February 2, 2018

Are you in need of a city break away from University but know it will break the bank to go abroad? Look no further than Liverpool. Never roamed further north than St Albans? The birthplace of The Beatles is more than a good place to start!

Go back to the swinging sixties and see where the Beatlemania began with a quick stop-off pint at The Cavern Club, the birthplace of the likes of The Beatles, Cilla Black and Gerry and the Pacemakers. Best bit: it’s free! Continue the tour with a hop-on and hop-off the open tour bus and see everything Liverpool has to offer for just £8 with a ticket that’s valid for 24 hours. By order of the Peaky ‘F***ing’ Blinders, we warn you that those sets you saw weren’t in Birmingham at all, but Liverpool. And when you’re on your last legs, it’s still worth making one last stop to the top of the Radio City Tower and take in the breathtakingly glorious Northern skyline that meets your eyes.

There is nothing quite like the stunning waterfront that awaits as you gaze over to the River Mersey. Take time to meander around the magnificent Albert Dock which is home to the Tate Liverpool, Merseyside Maritime Museum, and The Beatles Story. Even today, the 18th century historic dockyards continue to be a centrepiece of this vibrant city with many a bar and restaurant to keep you satisfied.

Don’t forget to bring your boarding pass for the Mersey Ferries so you can follow in the footsteps of legends as you sing along in your best Scouse accent to “Ferry ‘cross the Mersey”. With hotel prices as cheap as £33, there’s no doubt that every culture vulture can experience Liverpool.

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