*This post is in collaboration with Hotels.com, I was gifted spending money for my trip, all views are my own.
In my opinion, Liverpool is one of the best cities in the UK and I love to visit. There isn’t really anywhere quite like Liverpool, with the scouse accents, friendly people and the docks. Not to mention, their masses shops, things to do and museums. When I travel to Liverpool, it’s around an hour on the train so it’s pretty easy to get to.
Full of diversity and culture, it’s easy to recommend places to visit when heading to the city. If this is your first time visiting the city for a day or you’re looking at staying over in one of the hotels in Liverpool, keep reading to find out some of my recommendations.
Visit The Museum of Liverpool
Liverpool is jam-packed with museums around different subjects and they’re free to visit. All of the museums do ask to make a donation if possible, which of course we did. Once had made our donation we headed inside of the museum which is full of different elements of what makes Liverpool, well, Liverpool. Including a section on what scouse really is and why people love Liverpool. There is plenty of information on the war and growth of the city. There is a video showcasing the growth of the city over the last 800 years in the format of a timelapse which I thought was pretty cool.
Ther is also a variety of other museums including The World Museum, Maritime Museum and The International Slavery Museum, which all free to visit and really close to the centre of the city. We are already planning our next visit to go to The World Museum.
To find out more about the museums head over to National Museums Liverpool for more info.
Head to Junkyard Golf Club
If you’re a regular reader of Dungarees & Donuts you’ll know I am a huge fan of the Junkyard Golf Club after visiting their Manchester branch last year. With Liverpool One hosting one of the latest branches. Similar to the Manchester one, you can pick one of three courses to go navigate around, the choices are between Gary, Bozo and Pablo. We chose Bozo after previously choosing Pablo in Manchester (we will be back for Gary.)
When you head into the Junkyard Golf Club, you can expect to be greeted and shown to a bar area where you can grab some drinks before heading on to the course for your turn. As I don’t drink alcohol I went for a mocktail which was amazing. The staff inside were all gems too, giving that warm scouse welcome that you can’t help but feel happy with.
The courses are made to look like they’re made from old junk and golfing at Junkyard is always fun. For £8 off-peak and £9.50 on Friday and Saturday, you can’t really go wrong with visiting this gem.
Enjoy the docks
Walking around the docks is a free and enjoyable experience for all, despite going in January I found the docks delightful, in the summer I will be going back to spend the day exploring. On the Docks, you can find a number of food places, hotels and museums. Alongside some adorable looking food stands, lots of bridges and plenty of water. You can tell Liverpool takes great pride in the docks and it’s always a great place to visit.
We love Liverpool one
Shopping more of your scene? Liverpool is known for some of its fantastic shop offerings. Will & I love to visit Urban Outfitters as we have a tradition of taking a photo in one of their booths at each city we visit. There are some firm favourites in Liverpool such as Debenhams, The Disney Store, Lego, Schuh and Build a Bear (don’t judge me!) which of course I visited. There are also some new shops which have popped up since I last visited the city which sell makeup brands such as Too Faced and Morphe. Liverpool also hosts a number of independent shops located around the city.
Liverpool one also has a rooftop terrace where you can find plenty of restaurants with an array of Italian, Chinese, Steakhouses and more on offer, we noticed a Mexican restaurant on offer and knew we had to go to that. We enjoyed a lovely main course with a side of garlic bread and some more mocktails yum.
Plus, if you’re looking for a romantic walk, head on over to the docks where it hosts 100s of love locks just like on the famous Venice bridge.