A festive city break mid-December was definitely in order and I was really excited about spending it in Liverpool. Me and Luce made our way to Merseyside to explore what the city has to offer and visit Lucy’s sister Zoe who studies there. Here’s what we got up to…
Stayed in a really cool Air BnB
We found this cool converted Church in Edge Hill that was made into about 40 studio flats and we bagged one on Air BnB for £100 each for two nights. I find Air BnB’s so much better than hotels, you have more freedom and get to see parts of the city you wouldn’t necessarily touch upon had you just stayed in the centre. Also, ordering a McDonald’s breakfast delivery to a church and opening the big front doors to an Uber eats man was a bit different to say the least. Here we are posing next to the random pillar feature of our studio:
Saw the sights
The iconic Liver Building, Albert Docks, Pier Head, Bold Street. We did the usual city break walkathon of over 15000 steps each day we were there! Busy walking the streets, taking plenty of pics and just drinking in the Liverpool air.
Partied the scouse way
I thought I looked dolled up until we went to the bars on Saturday night and the girls were walking around in -1 temperatures in next to nothing with big hair and even bigger eyelashes. There I was, clutching onto my jacket for when I walked from club to club. Southerner through and through! It was mental but so great – if you’re in Liverpool, go big or go home! From experience, I find the people up North so friendly, chatty and genuine. Nights out are way more fun. The first bar we went to was called Lago and a large white wine and double G&T came to £8. Me and Luce were beyond happy with this fact.
Got into the festive spirit at the Ice Festival
We went back to Pier Head on Sunday to explore the ice festival and go on the Ferris Wheel (froze my tits off up there, but did it for the gram) and just watched the ice skating instead of getting on there ourselves. We much preferred pulling up a chair in the Bavarian Bar next door, indulging in some mulled cider and petting the dogs that we so happened to follow in there…
Explored the market stalls and ate a YORKSHIRE PUDDING WRAP
Yes, you read that right. We finally got our hands on the Yorkshire pudding wrap of street food dreams. I went for beef and horseradish in mine, Lucy for lamb and mint sauce. Sweet baby jesus it was good. There were so many options – chocolate crepes, chinese food, cakes and more. That wrap hit the spot though.
Ate brunch at The Tavern
This quirky brunch spot on Smithdown Road was a really nice way to end our stay in Liverpool and feed ourselves up before the 3 hour journey back home. I went for avocado and eggs on toast and Lucy had the sausage benedict, both were delicious and they offer constant refills of tea or coffee – bonus! Check it out if you’re into your breakfast food for sure!
I really did love Liverpool. It’s a really busy city with lots to see and I loved the people – friendly, open and proud. I hope I can get back in summer to see it from a different perspective. What UK city breaks have you been on this year?
With lots of love for Liverpool & plenty of festive vibes,