Minibakebakegirl's school always has two inset days in November, so this year we decided to go away for a long weekend. After narrowing it down to Chester, York and Liverpool, we opted for Liverpool as we felt there were lots of things to keep us occupied for our 4 days.
We arrived on Friday afternoon and had a good wander around the town centre, soooooo many shops! The new Liverpool One shopping centre is lovely, (partly because they have a Lakeland!) Lots of restaurants too. There are Liverpool and Everton official merchandise shops. Hubby spotted the joke that Everton have cleverly named their shop Everton two; so their address reads Everton Two, Liverpool One!
On Saturday we did The Beatles Story, we all enjoyed this audio tour - especially the part with the recreation of the Cavern. There is also a Fab 4D Experience - which was fab!
There are lots of free museums, Tate Liverpool, the Maritime Museum with an excellent Titanic exhibition and the Museum of Liverpool which opened last year.
We did the Yellow Duckmarine Tour - which is a city tour in a World War Two Amphibious vehicle. Our tour guide and driver were excellent and told us lots of information about the city. We all cheered and screamed as we entered the water! On the tour our guide pointed out a lovely looking cafe in Falkner Street, so we headed there on Sunday for coffee.
The Quarter had a great selection of cakes. I had carrot cake, Minibakebakegirl had chocolate brownie and Hubby had a Raspberry crumble slice.
The coffee was good too and Minibakebakegirl quickly polished off her hot chocolate - marking it 8 out of 10. We had such a beautiful sunny day on Sunday, the sun was streaming in through the windows. I would definitely suggest this as a place for a pit stop. Their main menu looked good too.
Liverpool is a vibrant busy city with some lovely architecture (and some hideously ugly buildings too!) Great for a weekend citybreak. As you can see from my photos the weather was varied!
This weekends top three Beatles songs:
1. Fool On The Hill
2. I Am The Walrus
3. Helter Skelter