While most people associate Liverpool with the Beatles, the highlight of our stay in Liverpool was Dr. Who! Visiting the Dr. Who exhibit temporarily showing at the Liverpool Museum, which is located in an area with loads of historic buildings to check out, was the ultimate experience for my husband, a super fan. While we primarily spent our time in the Dr. Who area, the rest of the museum looked to be worthy of a visit. So much Dr. Who, so little time!
After Dr. Who, we had lunch with Thom’s UK relatives who met us at a lovely restaurant close by and then we were off to the waterfront to catch the Hop On Hop Off bus at its first stop at Albert Dock, where you can find restaurants, the Tate Museum (free!) and the ferris wheel. Since I enjoyed the Hop On Hop Off bus tour in Glasgow so much and it truly is efficient if you have limited time in a city, Thom and I decided to do a tour together in Liverpool.
Admiring all the architecture, including the “streaky bacon” building aka a very striped building, we hopped off to see the Beatles statue, popular for selfies, and the Cavern Club where the Beatles played early in their careers. Liverpool, like many cities in the UK, has loads of universities and is a party town with lots of music clubs. Our tour guide said that Liverpool averages 74,000 students from around the world living there, fueling their economy. This city had the most shopping centers that I’ve seen probably due to their young demographic. Of course, we had to check out the vinyl stores as Thom collects vinyl wherever we go.
We were in Liverpool over a weekend and the bars and clubs had music going on from early afternoon. Waking up to some loud partying in our hotel at 1 am, it seems everyone was having a good time while I tried to sleep. We are definitely not party animals OR foodies. The next day after watching nonstop coverage of the Queen’s passing and King Charles III taking over, we shopped a little and picked up a memorial newspaper and rubber duck for the grandkids and got Subway takeaway for fine dining in our hotel room. How exciting! I want to come back to Liverpool and see all the museums, walk the waterfront, and take a more in-depth Beatle tour-you can even get one in a Beatles-themed Rolls Royce through TripAdvisor. Who knows-maybe we might even go to a club after dark???