How to spend 48 hours in Liverpool

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Liverpool a city in the North West of England and is renowned for football, Cilla Black and most famously the Beatles. But even if you're not a fan of the Beatles or football it is still worth visiting?

With two local airports (Liverpool John Lennon and Manchester) you have the option to fly in, but it is also only a two and a half hour train from London. Trains in the UK are absurdly expensive, so this is something to remember and budget for. But if you're getting trains in the UK, I urge you pre-book as soon as you know you're going somewhere, to get the best prices possible and using either Virgin Trains or Train Line to book your tickets into Liverpool Lime Street.

Liverpool is a bustling city and staying in the centre can be expensive, we stayed in a lovely Airbnb which was just outside the city Centre and I can not recommend it highly enough. It was a twin studio apartment and as I had Airbnb credit it worked out a steal of a price. You too can receive Airbnb credit, want up to £25 off your first trip over £55? Use the link

While in Liverpool (or any new city), I would recommend doing a free walking tour and we did ours with Sandamans, and they were brilliant. Our guide Tony went above a beyond to cater for everyone, and Tony was super helpful with recommending Vegan and Vegetarian restaurants. The tour starts at St Georges Hall, which is opposite to Liverpool Lime Street Station so is an easy and convenient location for when you first arrive in the city. The best thing about free walking tours is that they're free, you decide how much the tour is worth, which is perfect when you're on a budget.

No trip to Liverpool is complete without exploring the Carven Quarter, as music is such a significant part of Liverpool's history and this is the area where it all started. And the Carven Club is 100% worth visiting and we went at about 4 pm on a Saturday and it only cost us £2.50 to get in, which was much cheaper than we anticipated as the Carven Club is the birthplace of the Beatles.

The Albert Docks is also a must, but due to the weather, we did not spend too long here, as when we went it was January so the weather was not the best. But it is here at the Albert Docks that you will find the Tate and the iconic statue of the Beatles.

Liverpool is full of museums, and one which I love is the World Museum which allows you to marvel at Mummys from Ancient Egypt to Lobsters caught off the Albert Docks. This museum is perfect for children but also perfect for adults as it has the perfect mix of exhibits which everyone can enjoy.

China town is also spectacular and Chinese food is a must especially when in China Town and we had some AMAZING sweet and Sour Tofu from a restaurant called four seasons and as just outside of China Town and it was the best Chinese food I've had since China.

One thing which we sadly missed in Liverpool is the Baltic Market which is a market filled with different foods and different drinks and we had fully planned to visit here but we just completely forgot.

Liverpool is an amazing city and is somewhere I plan on visiting again the near future as it is easy to get to and there is so much more the North which I want to explore. I would give Liverpool a 10/10 and cannot wait to return soon.

Ashleigh xx

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