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Reviews of Liverpool

8

Very good

12 January 2017

You can tell a lot of investment has been made and is continuing to improve the centre, although it was difficult to find where we wanted to be and needed to keep asking for directions! However, we had a fantastic meal at The Flute pub and would love to go back there.
Jennifer
United Kingdom
1 review
10

Exceptional

12 January 2017

Now prefer what Liverpool has to offer compared to Chester a location that we used to visit frequently. We think that there is something of interest to most & the City is welcoming with staff in bars, restaurants & shops being warm & friendly.
Karen
United Kingdom
1 review
10

Exceptional

12 January 2017

We really enjoyed the open top bus tour and would have liked more time to get on and off for sightseeing and exploring.
Jane
United Kingdom
1 review
10

Exceptional

12 January 2017

Plenty to do for my daughter and I. Found some great places to eat and it was easy to get to Cheshire oakes by public transport
Susan
United Kingdom
1 review
10

Exceptional

12 January 2017

I grew up in Liverpool but left 50 years ago it was nice to return and show my grandkids around
Peter
Canada
2 reviews
10

Exceptional

12 January 2017

Steeped in History, plenty of tourist attractions and the shopping is a great mix. Lots of eating places and bars but lots of small shops as well as chain stores.
Fiona
United Kingdom
4 reviews
10

Exceptional

12 January 2017

It was business one night stay So didn't see much However liverpool is amazing
Sue
United Kingdom
2 reviews
10

Exceptional

12 January 2017

Very attractive and easy to get around. Friendly people- def go back again Docks area interesting and beautifully restored.
Anne
United Kingdom
3 reviews
10

Exceptional

12 January 2017

Great place great people and fab bars .cavern club and Sargent peppers bars are a must .love it there .
Tracey
United Kingdom
2 reviews

Accommodation and hotels in Liverpool

Jurys Inn Liverpool

8.7 Fabulous

Score from 4872 reviews

£55

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
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  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “excellent quality of food”
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The Dolby Hotel

8.1 Very good

Score from 3146 reviews

£43

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    743 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    574 related reviews
  • “very clean and tidy”
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Holiday Inn Liverpool City Centre

8.9 Fabulous

Score from 2550 reviews

£58

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    549 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    405 related reviews
  • “very clean and tidy”
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Campanile Liverpool

7.5 Good

Score from 3422 reviews

£32

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
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  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “safe parking”
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Novotel Liverpool Centre

8.8 Fabulous

Score from 3238 reviews

£59

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  • “location was great”
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  • “wonderful staff”
    431 related reviews
  • “very clean and tidy”
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Crowne Plaza Liverpool City Centre

8.9 Fabulous

Score from 3302 reviews

£80

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “location was great”
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  • “excellent quality of food”
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Holiday Inn Express Liverpool-Albert Dock

8.7 Fabulous

Score from 2781 reviews

£63

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    712 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “amazing views”
    237 related reviews
Best Western Premier Collection Richmond Hotel

8.4 Very good

Score from 1428 reviews

£58

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
    286 related reviews
  • “very clean and tidy”
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  • “location was great”
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The Liner at Liverpool

8.7 Fabulous

Score from 3634 reviews

£55

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    964 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    776 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
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Discover Liverpool

Popular neighbourhoods in Liverpool

Chinatown

27 properties

Liverpool is home to Europe’s oldest Chinese community. So, it’s no surprise that you’ll find the best noodles in town here. Duke Street’s glut of affordable pan-Asian eateries draws a young, studenty crowd. The area’s hard to miss – two bronze lions and a multi-coloured, 15-metre high Imperial Arch welcome you to the neighbourhood.

Liverpool Shopping District

27 properties

A shopper’s delight – all you need is cash! Bold Street’s top of the pops for used vinyl and vintage clothes. If you dig designer threads at designer prices, hit the Metquarter Mall. Liverpool One’s unbeatable for big brands like Debenhams or Zara. Next door is breezy Chavasse Park, perfect for a timeout from the retail rush.

RopeWalks

25 properties

“How boss is this place, la’? Eh, how long’s a piece of rope?!” This is a bar-hopper’s heaven, and Scousers swear by Seel Street. Try the Shipping Forecast for gourmet burgers and hip craft beers. Then wiggle the wee hours away at Alma de Cuba’s church turned Carnival club. Its Sunday brunch with live gospel choir soothes any sore heads.

The Docks

14 properties

Follow the Mersey’s flow to feel the city’s pulse. Once home to heavy industry, today this waterfront district blends cultural heritage with exciting nightlife. Delve into its shipping past at the Maritime Museum or join the big sing-along at the Beatles Story. Rock ‘n’ stroll around Albert Dock – it’s got pubs and clubs to beat the band.

Hope Street Quarter

5 properties

This upscale area pops to life like a period TV show, all cobbled alleys and grand Georgian houses. Visit 60 Hope Street, a listed-townhouse turned swanky bistro that’s popular among theatre luvvies. Get in on the act and see a play at the Everyman Theatre. It’s been a bohemian breeding ground for politically-charged drama since 1964.

Cavern Quarter

4 properties

Centred on Mathew Street, this is the boisterous birthplace of the Merseybeat. Join the jamboree of Beatlemaniacs and ’60s nostalgists at the Cavern Club. A replica of the bulldozed original, it still delivers a hard day’s night of music and merriment. If DJs and cocktail bars are more your scene, Victoria Street’s the place to be seen.

Baltic Triangle

3 properties

Creative bright sparks reignited this old shipping district. Its once crumbling warehouses now host everything from digital startups to underground clubs. Check out The Gallery or Arena Studios for up-and-coming regional artists. Then pitch up at Camp and Furnace for the night: its street food parties and psychedelic music fests are ice-cold cool.

St George's Quarter

1 property

This old Victorian hub seems stiff at first. Its numerous Neoclassical buildings are hard to tell apart. Yet the stoic columns of St George’s Hall stand out like Liverpool’s answer to the Parthenon. Here, passionate locals gather to celebrate famous football victories or show their political colours. Don’t be shy, the more the merrier!

Local tips for Liverpool

The suburb of Woolton
Lauren by Lauren

Lauren loves The Beatles (naturally!) and uncovering new hangouts when she’s back home visiting.

The quaint suburb of Woolton is worth the 30-minute bus ride from the city centre. Packed with cute cafés and restaurants, it’s the home of Woolton Picture House, Liverpool’s oldest cinema. Spot Eleanor Rigby’s grave in the grounds of St. Peter's Parish Church.

  • Woolton, Merseyside, Liverpool, L25
Shiverpool Ghost Tour
Aimee by Aimee

Whilst living in the city, Aimee loved checking out its bars and Bold Street’s vintage shopping.

This walking ghost tour is led by a creepy crew of guides determined to scare up some screams. Historic tales and horror stories show you the spooky side of the city. The tour even ends in the Anglican Cathedral graveyard to add to the scare factor!

  • 120d Cotton Exchange Building/Old Hall Street, Liverpool L3 9LQ
  • shiverpool.co.uk
  • Open Tuesday–Sunday 10:30–18:00
The suburb of Mossley Hill
Nicola by Nicola

Born and bred Scouser Nicola now lives in Manchester.

Mossley Hill is a suburb located about 20 minutes’ drive from the city centre. Close to the leafy Sefton Park, keep your eyes peeled for a couple of Beatles-related landmarks, including Penny Lane and Allerton Road, as well as a couple of popular restaurants.

  • Mossley Hill, Merseyside, Liverpool, L18
Mersey Ferry
Rebecca by Rebecca

Hailing from The Wirral, just across the Mersey, Rebecca’s knows Liverpool buzzing centre well.

Hop aboard a “Ferry cross the Mersey” from Pier Head Terminal and see Liverpool’s sights from the water. You can opt to take a river cruise stopping at Seacombe and Woodside, and your ticket will also include access to the U-Boat Story Exhibition at Woodside.

  • Mersey Ferries, Pier Head, Georges Pierhead, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 1DP
  • www.merseyferries.co.uk
  • Check website for details.
The Everyman Theatre
Derin by Derin

Derin loves returning to Liverpool with its famously friendly locals and passion for football.

One of the country’s most famous theatrical venues, the iconic Everyman Theatre is set in one of Liverpool’s creative districts. A former chapel, it features stunning, award-winning architecture. Check out a performance here and relax in the bar, which looks onto Hope Street.

Lark Lane
Jodie by Jodie

Jodie has got to know the city well after spending a lot of time here for work.

Leading up to Sefton Park, this road is lined with independent cafés, restaurants, bars, shops and even art galleries. It’s one of my favourite parts of Liverpool and offers a great bohemian vibe, all set off the beaten track.

See what past visitors said

Recommendations for Liverpool

After listening to folk session in White Star pub, was given loads of advice on places to visit and other good ale pubs to try. Told loads about history of Liverpool. Really glad they told us about the library - well worth a visit, great contrast of modern and old in one building.

Call into The Cavern in the morning for a cup of coffee if you want a unhurried look around and a chance to soak up the ambience of the place. Then go back later when there is some live music on.

Get a good street map, plan sights to visit, start with open-top bus ride, wear comfortable shoes, and walk - everything in Central Liverpool is within walking distance.

Mathew street fab, felt very safe there, loved the live music and the friendly people can't wait to go again x

Very interesting learning snippets from ordinary people

Business district for great restaurants.

lots of places for a cuppa and sit down

Lots of little interesting shops

The Cavern Club

Transport

Liverpool transport

Air - Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Running between 04.42 and 18.54, the Arriva 500 express bus connects Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Liverpool One bus stations in 25 minutes. Saveaway tickets cost GBP 3.90, offering a day’s off-peak travel. Rail services to Lime Street and Central stations run from Liverpool South Parkway, connected to the terminal by bus. They run between 06.00 and 23.45 Monday to Saturday, and around 08.00 until 23.45 on Sundays. A taxi will cost around GBP 20.

Taxi

Taxis in Liverpool resemble London’s black “Hackney” cabs with a “Taxi” sign on their roof and a badge displaying the driver’s information. Taxis can be hailed around the city centre, for example around the Albert Docks and the main shopping areas like Bold Street and Great Charlotte Street. You can now pay using your credit or debit card and Hackney-style cabs will display a “Chip, Pin and Go” sign if they offer this service.

Bus

Arriva and Stagecoach operate buses around the city centre. As there is no standard bus fare, the city’s Saveaway ticket is the most economical and costs GBP 3.90 for a day’s off-peak travel. It can be used at all times apart from between 06.30 and 09.30 Monday to Friday, and can be used on buses and trains. A weekly Trio ticket costs GBP 17.70 and can be used on buses, trains and ferries. Buses generally run between 06.00 and 23.00.

Train

The city centre has 4 main stations: Lime Street, Central, Moorfields and James Street, which is the closest to the docks. Trains run from around 06.00 until midnight. They are generally used to travel out of the city and to Liverpool South Parkway, in order to reach the airport. If you are taking the train within the city, a single ticket costs GBP 1.75 and a day return will cost GBP 3.70.

Bicycle

These green and white bikes can be found at over 140 stations across the city centre. Bike hire costs GBP 3 per day and GBP 9 for a week. You’ll need to register online first and pay by credit or debit card, and you will then receive a log-in and pin number, which you enter into the screen at the bike station. The citybike website will show you how many bikes are currently available at each station.

Car

When travelling around the city centre, it’s best to stay on foot, or to catch the bus or train. If you park on the street, you pay at a meter, so prices vary depending on the time of day. Multi-storey car parks can be found around the centre but they can be expensive, costing approximately GBP 2.50 an hour. Make sure you don’t drive in the bus lanes, as you could get a fine.

Ferry

Liverpool’s famous ferry across the Mersey departs from Pier Head Ferry Terminal, which is next to the Royal Liver Building and just north of the Albert Docks. There are direct 10-minute services to Seacombe, or River Explorer cruises which also stop at Woodside, taking about 50 minutes. Tickets cost GBP 10 for adults and GBP 6.50 for children.

Food in Liverpool

Top restaurants in Liverpool

Good value
American
Buffalo Jacks American Bar and Grill
Cheap 'n' tasty
American
Hopskotch Restaurant and Bar
Cheap 'n' tasty
Italian
Casa Italia
Cheap 'n' tasty
Cafe
Egg Cafe
Cheap 'n' tasty
French
Bistro Pierre
Good value
Local
Upstairs Bistro
Cheap 'n' tasty
International
Lime Kiln (Lloyd's Bar)
Cheap 'n' tasty
British
Cuthberts Bakehouse
Good value
Middle Eastern
Bakchich
  • 54 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HR, United Kingdom
  • Open Monday–Thursday 08:00–22:00, Friday–Saturday 08:00–23:00, Sunday 10:00–22:00
  • www.bakchich.co.uk
  • 0044 1517071255
Good value
Cafe
Leaf
Good value
Catalan
Lunya
  • 18-20 College Lane, Liverpool L1 3DS
  • Open Monday–Thursday 10:00–21:00, Friday 10:00–22:00, Saturday 09:00–22:00, Sunday 10:00–20:30
  • lunya.co.uk
  • 0044 151 7069770
High-end dining
Local
Blakes
  • Hard Days Night Hotel, North John Street, Liverpool, L2 6RR
  • Open Monday 07:00–10:00 and 18:00–22:00, Tuesday–Thursday 07:00–10:00 and 12:00–14:30 and 18:00–22:00, Friday–Saturday 07:00–10:00 and 12:00–22:00, Sunday 07:00–10:00
  • www.harddaysnighthotel.com
  • 0044 1512361964
Cheap 'n' tasty
Cafe
Moose Coffee
Cheap 'n' tasty
Indian
Mowgli Street Food
Good value
American
Nolita Cantina
  • 81a Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4HF
  • Open Monday 15:00–21:00, Tuesday–Saturday 12:00–22:00, Sunday 13:00–21:00
  • 0044 1517085061
Good value
Chinese
Miss Kitty's
Good value
American
The Shipping Forecast
Cheap 'n' tasty
American
Free State Kitchen
Cheap 'n' tasty
Cafe
The Brink
High-end dining
Italian
Italian Club Fish
Good value
Caribbean
Alma de Cuba
Cheap 'n' tasty
International
Red Hot Buffet
  • P11, The Terrace, Liverpool One, Paradise Street, Liverpool L1 8JF
  • Open Monday–Thursday 12:00–22:30, Friday–Saturday 12:00–23:00, 12:00–22:00
  • redhotworldbuffet.com
  • 0044 1517079688
High-end dining
Italian
San Carlo
High-end dining
Grill
Restaurant Bar & Grill
High-end dining
Local
Puschka
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