Day 10: Top 10 Places To Visit In My Hometown

I adore Liverpool! I am so proud of my city and all of its beautiful glory. I still act like a tourist every summer, I go to the same museums and take the same pictures that I've been taking since I was a child. I never get bored of looking at my city's incredible history. I'm not just going to tell you the best sight seeing sites, I'm going to let you in on the best places to get a few cocktails and food - you're welcome. 

"It's not necessary to go far and wide.
I mean, you can really find exciting
and inspiring things within your 
hometown." - Daryl Hannah

1.  The Piermaster's House - a 1940's wartime home
The house was originally built in 1852 for the piermaster and his family. It was one of four built on that site and was the only one left standing following the heavy bombings in the Second World War. In 2003 it was transformed back into a wartime house and dressed with original period furniture and other everyday objects. The house continues to be one of my favourite places to visit. It is situated on the waterfront, between the Museum of Liverpool and the Albert Dock. It's open everyday, 10am - 4:30pm. Don't worry, it is completely free! 

 2. World Museum
Located by St. Georges Hall, the World Museum reveals millions of years of the Earth's history through thousands of exhibits. Including; Ancient Egypt, the Natural World, Weston Discovery Centre, an Aquarium and the Planetarium. This is also free entry, and is open everyday 10am - 5pm.

3. The Beatles Story
Named the 'best attraction in the North and Scotland' in the annual worldwide attraction awards 2015, The Beatles Story is the world's largest permanent exhibition dedicated to the lives and times of The Beatles. Definitely a place to visit if you're a massive fan of the group.

4. The Cavern Club
Located in the Cavern Quarter on Mathew Street, The Cavern is one of the most famous clubs in the world. After walking down several flights of stairs you'll find yourself in the underground vaults with exposed brick arches etched with names and dates. The club is still as busy and as full of incredible atmosphere as it was 50 years ago. The Beatles are largely associated with The Cavern, performing at the venue a total of 292 times. Their final performance was on 3rd August 1963. They played alongside other Cavern regulars including Gerry & The Pacemakers, Billy J Kramar and Cilla Black. The Cavern continues to welcome a number of big names such as Adele, Jessie J and the Arctic Monkeys. 

5. Radio City Tower Tour
For just £5.50 (adult) you could go 400 feet above the city centre to the Radio City tower viewing gallery. It is an incredible experience that offers you 360 degree panoramic views of Merseyside, the Wirral, North Wales and, on clear days, as far as the Cumbrian Hills. It is open daily, including bank holidays, from 10:30am until 5:30pm. 

6. What's Cooking?
Located in the Grade 1 listed Queen Elizabeth hall, What's Cooking overlooks Liverpool's iconic Three Graces as the longest serving restaurant in the Albert Dock. I adore the entire menu! It consists of beautiful comfort food, burgers and ribs. With incredible value cocktails. 

7. Smugglers Cove
151 varieties of rum from the four corners of the world in this historic looking hideaway in the Albert Dock. I'll be honest, I haven't actually tasted the food. But I have spent many days and nights drinking their incredible cocktails. They honestly create the most beautiful tasting cocktails in Liverpool, accompanied by chilled live music every night.

8. McCooley's
Situated in Liverpool's iconic Concert Square, McCooley's offers traditional Irish culture in the heart of our busy nightlife, maintaining a party atmosphere every night of the week. Open 7 days a week, 8am - late, McCooley's is also the perfect destination for sports fans, with large projectors and HD TV's showing all sporting events. With live acts every night, DJ sets on weekends, and incredible traditional food being served until 10pm every night - McCooley's is THE place to be! I recommend ordering the Lucky Charm cocktail, it is out of this world!

9. Level
Liverpool's ultimate clubbing experience offers 3 floors with 3 genres of the best music, provided by some of the best DJ's until 4am. With special guest appearances, affordable drinks and an incredible atmosphere on every floor - Level is the heart of Liverpool's famous nightlife. 

10. Chinatown
Easily recognised by the beautiful Chinese arch, Liverpool's Chinatown was the first to be established in Europe. The arch was imported piece by piece from Liverpool's twin city - Shanghai. The arch stands at 13.5 metres tall and is currently the tallest standing arch in any Chinatown outside of mainland China. In the Chinatown area you'll find a delicious selection of Chinese and pan-Asian restaurants, as well as the Chinese supermarket. Every February, thousands gather in Liverpool's Chinatown to celebrate the Chinese New Year in style.

Where are you from? Let me know in the comments section below.

All my love

-xo

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  2. I also live in Liverpool and had NO idea that the Pier Masters House was set out as a wartime house! This is totally next on my list to visit! Great post!

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    1. I don't know what it is about the house but I have been fascinated by it since I was a child. I go there every summer.

      Thank you for commenting.

      -SH;AL.xo

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