Sponset tur / sponsored trip
Hvis du er som meg å tenker at Liverpool er for dem som drikker fatøl og ser på fotball så tar du skrekkelig feil. Denne byen har jo så mye mer å by på enn en overdreven aksent, grått vær og tung historie. Det som var deilig med denne turen var at jeg slapp research og planlegging, men at jeg likevel fikk oppleve kule steder som jeg selv ville dratt til på egenhånd, tusen takk til Visit Britain og Visit Liverpool. Vi hadde to dager i Liverpool, to innholdsrike, morsomme og spennende dager. Vi hadde mye opplegg, en god blanding av turist ting og lokale perler. Og nå skal jeg dele favorittene mine med dere:
If you are like me and think Liverpool is for those who drink pitchers of beer and watch football you are wrong. This city has so much more to offer for the everyday kind of traveler. What I loved about this trip was that I didn't have to plan anything, thank you Visit Britain and Visit Liverpool for showing us around to all these cool places, both touristy and local. We had two full days of exploring and I will share my favourite things with you now:
10 things to do in Liverpool
1. Afternoon tea at "Oh me oh my"
Im more of a coffee person, but after a few days in England Im slightly thinking about converting to tea. (Who am I kidding?) Especially after visiting "Oh me oh my" a secret little tea house in Liverpool, where you can choose from plenty of different tea types of tea, I can recommend the Champagne Cassis it perfectly suits the glass of prosecco that will be on its way as soon as you sit down and order a tower of cakes. This tea house also has a very cute rooftop which you should check out if the weather is on your side. (And they can make you gluten free and vegan cakes!)
2. Ferry across the Mersey
Take the Mersey ferry across the river, if you are into museums this ferry works like a hop-on-hop-off bus so you can visit a couple of museums along the way. If not this ferry ride only takes 50 minutes, so you might as well enjoy the ride and jump of at the pier again.
3. Revolucion de Cuba
Have lunch at «Revolucion de Cuba», a super cool and trendy waterfront rum bar and restaurant with delicious mocktails and a colourful menu! They have plenty of vegan and gluten free options as well, I can recommend the burrito bowl and the passionfruit mocktail!
4. The Titanic Hotel
If you can you should stay at the Titanic Hotel, because it will be a different and cool experience. You might not be the only one staying in your room, dont get me wrong but this hotel got soul and history. Such an exciting way to get to know Liverpool! And not to mention the interior and the staff is beyond this world! (And the rum bar!)
5. British Music Experience
Even though you might not be a museum type of person you will love this if you are interested in music in general, especially since many of the biggest artist in the history are from England. I love interactive museums and at this museum I played piano and drums, watched a concert and learned how to vogue dance. The British museum take you through the history from Beatles and Rolling Stones to Adele and Spice Girls. In other words there is something for everyone.
6. The Baltic Social
Visit the The Baltic Social for a late lunch in their cosy restaurant with a chill and laid back ambience. They have everything from salads, macaroni and cheese, pies, to veggie burgers, fries and coffee with almond milk!
7. Izakaya for dinner
Izakaya is a good spot for sushi and other asian foods, I can recommend the vegan roll, edamame beans, and the dessert with the crispy banana and coconut ice cream. At Izakaya they have both a gluten free and a vegan menu, just let them know! Such a nice dinner experience!
8. Beatles Story Exhibition
In despite of not being a massive Beatles fan I loved visiting the Beatles story museum in Liverpool. It was somehow fascinating to walk through the story of The Beatles and see these unseen portraits, especially of John Lennon. Having "Imagine" playing in the background whilst looking at old photographs was very sentimental and beautiful, I didn't expect it to be so touching and if your not already a Beatles fan you will be when you walk out.
9. The Quarter
Visit this cute bohemian restaurant for dinner, they have plenty of vegan and gluten free options such as pizzas, pasta, salads and cakes. Its an Italian inspired restaurant in the cool boho Georgian Quarter of Liverpool.
10. The Baltic Triangle
Go for a stroll around the creative quarter of Liverpool, right in the center of the city. This area is fast growing and a place for young artists, photographers, designers, entrepreneurs, film-makers and architects among others. This is the area where you will find cool bars, restaurants, street art and night life venues. Such a hip an upcoming hood of Liverpool.