June – August
LCY → LPL
Taxi: 10 £GBP (20 min)
Bus: 2 £GBP (35 min)
The Beatles, hard graft, the docks and football are the things Liverpool is known best for. However, in the years since 2008, when the honour of European Capital of Culture was bestowed on Liverpool, Manchester has been considerably spruced up and is now ready to present its best side to the world. From the spectacular waterfront to first-class museums and a legendary nightlife scene, experience this buzzing city in the midst of revitalisation on Liverpool holidays.
The ultra-modern Museum of Liverpool and the imposing Royal Liver Building dominate Liverpool’s dramatic waterfront. Nearby is the redeveloped red-brick Albert Dock which houses cafes, restaurants and bars and attractions like Tate Liverpool which has a reputation for cutting-edge art exhibitions and shows. Just behind Chinatown, on Hope Street, the landmark Anglican Cathedral rises up majestically over the cityscape.
Learn some facts about the local climate before planning your Liverpool weekend breaks. Liverpool has mild winters and reasonably cool summers. Typically on the coldest night of the year the temperature should fall to -4 degrees Celsius (24.8 Fahrenheit), conversely the warmest day of the year should reach on average 27.5 degrees Celsius (81.5 Fahrenheit).
Liverpool’s climate contrasts starkly with temperatures in continental Europe both on the same latitude and latitudes further north, with very small variations between seasons comparatively.
In amongst redevelopment you will find many of hotels in Liverpool to stay created from what once were commercial or industrial premises.
Even before 2008, Liverpool was prettying up its city centre, which has more heritage-listed buildings than anywhere but London.
If you are looking to retrace the footsteps of the Fab Four on a Beatles pilgrimage many of the best Liverpool hotels for that purpose can be found in the Cavern Quarter, which is also a good place to base yourself if you are here to shop. Cavern Walks in the Cavern Quarter is where you will find all the high-end boutiques.
If fine dining is what you are after look to stay in the area around Lark Lane, where many of the top eateries are located and for nightlife try to stay in the area near the fourth ‘Hippest Street’ in the UK – Seel Street.
To Liverpool’s rejuvenated centre came galleries and museums, and cafes, restaurants and bars, which have only enhanced the charms of this fascinating and good looking city to explore on Liverpool holidays.
One of Liverpool’s greatest aspects is that its collection of architectural treasures makes simply walking around a very interesting experience. Lime Street’s St George's Hall is considered by many to be one of Europe’s finest neo-classical buildings, The Albert Dock area is home to the UK’s largest collection of Grade I-listed heritage buildings and St Nicholas and Our Lady Church is an impressive local parish church.
The innovatively designed shopping complex Liverpool ONE has high-street and designer fashion boutiques and a John Lewis department store as its main anchor retailer.
Exhibits from every corner of this planet are on display in World Museum Liverpool. See interactive displays tell the story of Egyptian collection’s mummies, describe the insects in the Bug House and wonder at the stars in the Planetarium.
For romantic dining during your Liverpool city breaks head for the luxurious, draped and dark-wood surroundings of Merchants Restaurant based in the 62 Castle St hotel.
It is definitely worth boarding a ferry across the Mersey to visit the Albert Dock area, here you will find The Beatles Story Museum, the Tate and the Maritime Museum.