Some of the bigger cities in the UK like London, Birmingham and Manchester are easy choices for us to visit. However, some of these big cities can often end up being quite similar. A smaller city may not pop to most people’s minds as their first option, but the city has a lot of character to offer that you would not want to miss out on!
Whether you are going on your own, with a couple of friends or with your family, Liverpool has something for everyone. This post will recommend some places for you to eat, stay and play, including some of the most Instagrammable spots for you to show off your visit.
Places to eat in Liverpool
The Baltic Market is the perfect location for people with adventurous taste buds. The food market offers a range of street foods hosted by local independent restaurants. Whether you are into Mexican, Italian or Korean, there will be something for you. If you would like to snap an Instagram shot in the area, try visiting the Baltic Triangle Skatepark around the corner where there are unique graffitis covering the premises
Aether is a cocktail bar and restaurant located in the city centre. If you are looking for an artistic location, this is where you would want to go. Not only are their cocktails uniquely crafted to be picture-perfect, they are also delicious. If you fancy some food, they also do a range of Asian snacks, from dim sum to noodles!
The Club House
The Club House is a timeless getaway for those in the know, where beers and ales join cocktails on well-travelled drinks lists and ‘a menu that’s more like a banquet’. The restaurant takes you on unique food experience giving you a slice of the Hamptons, where casual sophistication happens.
Places to stay in Liverpool
The Titanic Hotel – Enjoy the best view of Liverpool
Titanic Hotel is located on the infamous dock area and was once a warehouse. After its renovation, it is now one of the best luxury hotels in Liverpool with elegant rooms, leisure facilities and quality dining. The rooms all have a perfect view across the Mersey for you to indulge in, should you want to make your stay extra special, you should check out its spa facilities.
The Shankly Hotel – A night to remember at an extravagant hotel
The Shankly Hotel is situated within a five-minute radius from the infamous Matthew Street; home of the famous Cavern Club. This hotel prides itself on its humongous uniquely themed rooms. The suites are perfect for getting the party started ahead of a night out, with multiple beds, a 50inch TV screen, a jacuzzi and more!
Arthouse Hotel – A movie themed hotel
The Arthouse Hotel is situated in the centre of town where you can have a notorious stay at the movie inspired hotel. The rooms have unique themes based on our classic favourites, from The Sound of Music to Mary Poppins to Rocky Horror Show, the rooms will allow you to step into a time warp and have a unique stay in Liverpool.
Places to play in Liverpool
Lane 7 Bowling Alley
Bowling is an activity beloved by people of all ages, however, Lane 7 does it with a twist. The entertainment emporium has a funky UV bowling alley and a combination of all our favourite arcade games. This would be the perfect location for you and your friends to enjoy fun cocktails while trying to determine who is the best at games.
Neon paint, slogans, graffiti and cocktails with sweets in. Everywhere you look in Junkyard Golf there is something to take a photo of, including the photo booth! Be sure to have a round of crazy golf on its glow in the dark course too.
Once you have visited your choice of entertainment Make sure you take a photo at the Sailor’s Gate to mark your visit. This is just situated outside of Liverpool ONE and its gorgeous details will be perfect as a backdrop to your photos.
Liverpool may be a small city, but it holds plenty of hidden gems. Have you ever visited Liverpool? Share some of your favourite Instagram locations around the city using the hashtag #VIPLiverpool.