Liverpool is one of the biggest and well known cities in not only the UK, but around the world. With a prestigious musical heritage as the hometown of the world-famous Beatles, vibrant docklands with stunning views, and a constant stream of entertainment to consume day and night, you won’t know where to start.
It’s little wonder, then, that a staycation in Liverpool is becoming an increasingly popular option for anyone hoping to experience the culture of this fine city. Whether you’re from the immediate local area or further afield, you’ll always find something new and exciting on every visit to Liverpool.
At the Shankly Hotel, we thought we’d give you some ideas to help you fill up your stay and make it a truly unforgettable trip, each with our seal of approval. Named after the famous manager of Liverpool FC, it’s safe to say we know a thing or two about 2008’s Capital of Culture.
So, let’s find out exactly what you can get up to as part of a fun-filled Liverpool staycation…
A sightseeing stroll on arrival
Liverpool has many transport links, including Lime Street Station and John Lennon Airport, meaning entry into the city should be easy to negotiate. Once you’ve arrived and unpacked your bags, there are a wide variety of impressive landmarks to check out straight away.
These include the famous docklands, with the most prominent being the Albert Dock. Here, you’ll be able to absorb the breath-taking scenery Liverpool is lucky enough to provide, all within a stone’s throw of each other. It’s pretty much a requirement to stroll along the waterfront and admire the historic Three Graces at the Pier Head.
If you’re a history buff, you’ll be thrilled by Liverpool. With over 2,500 listed buildings, including one of the largest cathedrals in the UK, you have to keep your head up at all times to avoid missing any of the incredible architecture. There’s an abundance of awe-inspiring ancient churches and a number of beautiful parks and public gardens dating back to the Victorian era.
Or if you’re a film and TV fan, there’s no shortage of filming sites in Liverpool to visit, from Harry Potter to The Crown. Be sure to check out the iconic St George’s Hall and Liver Building – you can expect to see them in the upcoming blockbuster The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson.
If you feel like you’ve missed an attraction on your walk, rest those legs and hop on one of the many sight-seeing buses available around the city. That way, you’ll be sure to take in all that this amazing city has to offer without feeling like you’ve left anything out. If you want to see Liverpool from the water, why not take a trip on the Mersey ferry?
Fantastic daytime activities to choose from
There are many attractions available in this bustling city, and we’re sure you wouldn’t want to miss out on any of them! Some of the most popular include trips through history in our selection of museums and galleries to learn more about our roots.
These include the Merseyside Maritime Museum, the International Slavery Museum, Tate Liverpool, the Walker Art Gallery, and The Beatles Story, ideal for spending the day delving into our interesting past and learning something new along the way.
Perhaps you’re a big Everton or Liverpool fan and want to see where the stars ply their trade? Each club offers stadium tours to add the cherry on top of the cake for any football fanatic visiting Liverpool.
If you’d rather sit down for a bit after all that walking, there’s always a play or musical on at one of the many theatres in Liverpool, including the Empire, Royal Court, and Playhouse. Or do you want to experience some retail therapy and browse through the many shops Liverpool has to offer?
Liverpool One is undeniably the place to be if you’d like to treat yourself to a shopping trip while you’re enjoying your staycation in Liverpool. For a taste of luxury, don’t miss the Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar nearby, plus more designer retailers in the Metquarter. If you’re interested in more casual and quirky shops, be sure to visit Bold Street. And for truly unique handcrafted souvenirs, visit the Bluecoat on College Lane.
How about somewhere to eat?
All that sightseeing is bound to make you a little peckish. Luckily, Liverpool has a wide range of eateries to choose from, providing all your favourite cuisines. Whether you fancy a spot of light afternoon tea in Liverpool or something a bit more filling, you won’t have to look long to find a food stop that takes your fancy!
Italian, American, English, Chinese, Indian, Thai, Moroccan, Japanese, Nepalese, and more – the wonderful city of Liverpool has you covered. No matter what kind of dish you’re tempted by on the day, there’ll be a top of the range restaurant ready to welcome you as part of your Liverpool staycation.
We definitely recommend a visit to the Baltic Triangle for a selection of eclectic restaurants and bars unique to Liverpool. Several Liverpool restaurants have also been recognised in the Michelin guide if you want to treat yourself to some expert-approved gastronomy – you’re on staycation, after all!
Stay at The Shankly Hotel
A staycation in a city as fun-filled as Liverpool is pretty tiring business. So, why not top off your staycation in Liverpool by settling in one of the finest and highly rated hotels in the city? The Shankly Hotel would be happy to have you stay with us, completing your action-packed trip with the ultimate place to rest your head after a long day and night.
To find the very best Liverpool hotel deals, check out our website for competitive prices. We offer a perfect all-around experience, so impressive that you’ll already want to book your next staycation in Liverpool as soon as you leave!
Contact us today
As you can see, we’re proud to be from the amazing city of Liverpool. Such is the wealth of activities and fun to be had, we’ve found that a Liverpool staycation is becoming a winning option for those who want a city break that covers every base. Our facilities pay great respect to everything Liverpool has to offer, providing an overall experience that you’ll never forget.
Your stay at The Shankly Hotel will prove to be just one of the many highlights you’ll experience on your staycation in Liverpool, so why not take a look around our website now to find out more about the luxurious rooms we have to offer?
To get in touch with any general enquiries about our hotel, give us a call on 0151 459 3383 and we’ll gladly give you the assistance you require. You can also drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any booking enquiries, or book your ideal room online now.