Long Haired Lover of Liverpool

26th January, 2015 | Article By Lesley Tan

Ever since I first visited Liverpool a few years ago, I have been back every year.  I LOVE it!  I love the fresh clean appearance of this modernised city, love all of the tourist attractions, love The Beatles, love The Mersey, love the ferry crossing The Mersey, and the Albert Dock. The list is endless but I will attempt to guide you around just a few of these fabulous places.

Of the many times I have visited Liverpool I will always go back to The Cavern Club.  The original Cavern Club was filled in during construction work of the Mersey Rail underground rail loop and re-opened on the 26th April 1984.  It was rebuilt using many of the original bricks, to the original plans and at the same address, 10 Mathew Street.  The BEATLES played in the club in their early years and the place is FULL of BEATLES memorabilia.  The atmosphere is electric and you can sit there all day if you like, soak up the atmosphere with a few drinks, listening to tribute bands and BEATLES music.  Out of this world for 60’s fans, and on weekdays it’s free entry!

There are loads of BEATLES attractions all over Liverpool and one of my other favourites is the The Beatles Fab Four Taxi.  You choose your time, 2 hours, 3 hours etc, the longer you choose, the more you get to see.  The drivers are really brilliant and their knowledge of The Beatles is amazing.  They drove us around all four Beatles’ old homes, the places where they first met each other, Eleanor Rigby’s grave, the Barber Shop in Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields etc.  The drivers do not seem to mind going over their time and are willing to drop you off at most places if they can.

The River Mersey is also another must see for me when I visit Liverpool.  Of course, the song “Ferry Cross The Mersey” sung by Gerry and The Pacemakers, always starts ringing in my head when I see it and indeed it is ringing in my head right now!  The areas around The Mersey are beautiful and clean, there is a dock for Cruise Ships (mostly I think from Ireland), museums, the Liver Building, The Beatles Experience, and the Albert Dock.  They are ALL worth visiting.

The Albert Dock is a mix of old and new, built out on The Mersey.  I went to use the loo and peeped out of the window, the River Mersey was right below me (worth experiencing). Amongst the many attractions at the Albert Dock are the Merseyside Maritime Museum, The Beatles Experience, The Wheel Of Liverpool and the Tate Liverpool. There are loads of boats to see and lots of souvenir shops and eateries.

Liverpool is one of my favourite places to visit.  We stayed in The Days Inn, right in the centre near all of the main attractions, reasonably priced, clean, friendly, decent food AND right over a train station on The Wirral Line, so easy to get to.

I really feel I have only scratched the surface of Liverpool’s many attractions, it is such a fabulous city and too much to take in properly in one trip.  I am still discovering new places of interest every time I visit!

By Lesley Tan

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