What to do in the city

Liverpool is vibrant bustling city sitting on the Mersey. Whatever your hobbies are there is always something happening to suit you.

Here I will give you my top things to do in this great city:

Shopping

Liverpool One, whether it’s to refresh your wardrobe, stock up on stationary supplies or just some retail therapy. This is the top shopping destination in Liverpool. If shopping isn’t your thing, Liverpool One, is great to head to for a range of entertainment and dining. Some of the best highlights for me it must start with the Junkyard golf, great laugh with mates; if you more of a film lover, the Odeon, great for those new blockbuster movies or relaxing with an all-time classic. Dining out, a range of eateries to suit all, perfect after a long week of lecturers to catch up with friends. Plus, Liverpool One is within easy reach of all three of Hope’s campuses.

Parks

Liverpool for a city has an abundance of parks and green spaces, so you are never too far from an open green space. In my opinion Sefton Park is the park that has it all, whether you’re a fitness guru, sunny day walker, kick around with the mates, picnicker or even a fan of nature, it has something for everybody. It’s the largest park in Liverpool and boasts easy access from Hope Park campus. I have spent many a happy hour at this park, from my early morning runs to playing ultimate frisbee at the weekend to enjoying the botanical collection at the Palm House.

Other great parks and outdoor spaces include: Calderstones Park, Otterspool Promenade, Festival Gardens and Everton Park.

Area

Liverpool has a diverse range of culture. From Chinatown which is the oldest Chinese community in Europe to Lark Lane, which is a hidden gem, a great collection of Boutiques, independent shops, bars and cafes, there is always something happening here. Other places of interest include The Royal Albert Dock (more on this later), Baltic triangle – this is the most up and coming area in Liverpool, this is the place to be at the weekend, ‘instagramable’ street art, to pop up food eateries to great bars and urban gardens. I’ve spent many weekends wandering this area, getting lost in a pop up art fair, sipping local refreshing beverages whilst catching up with friends.

Museums and Galleries

Liverpool has a vast range of museums and galleries. My favorite is Tate Liverpool, which has a variety of different exhibits and have new and exciting visiting displays and exhibits. Moreover, it’s located in The Royal Albert Dock, which is rich in history from Liverpool’s maritime past, I really enjoy seeing all the lover’s locks attached to the chain fences. Also, other museums in this area include, Merseyside Maritime Museum, The Beatles Story, Museum of Liverpool, and the international slavery museum. They are all well worth a visit.
This is just some of what Liverpool has to offer, there is always something new to discover.

The hardest part is choosing on what to explore next!

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