Liverpool is one of the liveliest, most vibrant cities in the UK, and one that I just love to visit. It is packed with a fabulous mixture of culture and heritage, stunning architecture that can literally make you gasp, but it is also a place to really enjoy yourself and let your hair down, and with great shopping too you can seriously do some damage to your credit cards as you indulge in some retail therapy. With 2020 being the year that Liverpool return to the top of the tree as far as Premier League football is concerned, there will never be a better time to pay a first, or a returning visit to the city that is not just about The Beatles.
But we must start with The Beatles…
You couldn’t really do a trip to Liverpool without paying visits to the sights and sounds associated with the Cities favourite sons. The Beatles dominate Liverpool, so a trip to the infamous Cavern is certainly top of every Beatles fans must do list. The Beatles Story is a detailed tour and remembrance of the Fab Four, or you could simply enjoy one of the walking tours that take in all those key places in the history of the group.
In 2020, there is a new way to enjoy all those sites and sounds associated with the Fab Four. Beatles tours Liverpool give you the option to visit all the sites from the comfort of your own taxi, complete with your personal driver who doubles as a tour guide. This tour takes in the childhood homes of The Beatles, Strawberry Field, Penny Lane, even The Honeymoon suite where John and first wife Cynthia celebrated their wedding.
Anfield Stadium Tour
You don’t have to be a Liverpool fan to appreciate Anfield. It is a fabulous ground with a rich history and a superb museum attached to it. The museum has a poignant tribute to the victims who died in at Hillsborough, and you have to remember to touch the sign above the tunnel before you get out onto the pitch or else you will never score for Liverpool!
If you pay a visit this Summer, you may just see the Premier League trophy in the trophy room too.
The Albert Docks
The renovated Albert Docks are now one of the jewels in Liverpool’s crown, with a great range of bars and restaurants, and also home to the Beatles memorabilia shop where you can buy literally anything to do with the Fab Four. The Albert Docks are beautiful, certainly one of my favourite places to visit in Liverpool. If you are visiting the Docks, don’t forget to get your culture fix at the Tate Gallery.