Hey Jude, don’t carry the world upon your shoulders. Instead, trot the globe and go on holiday to Liverpool, hometown of the Beatles several other British pop phenoms. Located near the mouth of the River Mersey, Liverpool has a long history of industry, shipping and rock and roll. Under its scrappy, seaside shell, Liverpool has developed an uncanny cool as a trendsetter, artists enclave and home to the United Kingdom’s only official Gay Quarter. Oh, and if that doesn’t make for an easygoing holiday, the uni town vibes might help. Won’t you come out and play?
Liverpool is kind of a big deal—just ask fans of the Liverpool FC when you’re settling in for a football match at Anfield Stadium. Pair your sportsy screams with a quiet arvo at Walker Art Gallery and World Museum, both on the same block in the city centre. When you want to turn up the volume on your Liverpool holiday, head to the waterfront, “where newspaper taxies appear on the shore”—sorry, had to. Ahem, the waterfront is home of several attractions, including the concert venue Echo Arena and the Royal Liver Building, a historic landmark which surprisingly isn’t a gallery of indispensable organs. Liverpool holidays are incomplete without a tour of The Beatles Story, a museum dedicated to Liverpool’s own floppy-haired treasures. To keep the beat going, pick up one of our brilliant Liverpool car hire options and drive by Paul McCartney and John Lennon’s childhood homes on Forthlin Road and Menlove Avenue, to see where the gods of pop spent their early years.
You’ve uncovered a shopper’s dirty little secret. Save your travel cash on Liverpool packages so you can splurge like Pippa Middleton at Liverpool ONE, the city’s central shopping district and go-to for big brands and bigger swag bags. If you have a bent for indie boutiques and regional designers—you know, where you might find Yoko Ono hunting for one-of-a-kind blazers—browse through the racks on aptly named Bold Street.
Thanks to its history of international trade, Liverpool is a centre for global eats with a distinctly British twist. For example, when in England, put it on toast. When in Liverpool, put cheese and Himalayan flavours on toast. Hey, we’re not complaining. Sure, you can find a full English breakfast too, but chase it with chip pizza—yeah, pizza piled high with chips.
If you prefer dancing room only that’s perf, because that’s what you’ll find in Liverpool’s nightlife venues. Don’t miss a night moshing with new mates in Concert Square, a long-time local favourite, or kick it with the LGBTQ community in Stanley Street Quarter. For some good old fashioned pub-crawling, get thee to Matthew Street, where you’ll find Beatles-approved pints.
Liverpool sounds too fun to just let it be, traveller. At lastminute.com.au, we’ll help you scoop up the savings on airfares and accommodation when you book one of our sweet Liverpool holiday packages, even if we have to fly you across the universe to enjoy it. Oh, and while you’re on the isle, why not book London holiday packages and say hiya to the Queen?
With such a fabulous range of Liverpool hotels available, finding the right one won't be an issue. At the mo, there are 100 accommodations waiting on lastminute.com.au.
No matter how you like to roll, there's a room waiting for you in Liverpool. For accommodation that won't burn a hole in your wallet, book in at either the City B&B (26 Vulcan Street) or the Dolby Hotel Liverpool (36-42 Chaloner Street, Queensdock). But if you'd rather be pampered while you're here, the EPIC Apart Hotel - Seel Street or the Titanic Hotel Liverpool may be more to your liking. Just sit back, unwind and let the expert staff do their thing.
If you're just here for a night or two and only have limited time to take in the well-known attractions, take a room at The Block Liverpool or the Home from Home Apartments. They are both within a leisurely stroll of Liverpool ONE.
^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on lastminute.com.au from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.