Our 3 Day Liverpool Break


Last Wednesday my boyfriend and I had a little 2 night break in Liverpool. I know what you're thinking, "But don't you live in Liverpool?" yep I do. And if you've never booked a hotel and acted like a tourist in your own hometown then I highly recommend that you give it a try. We had such an incredible time, and it was so amazing to spend so much time with my love. We spent 48 straight hours together and I still missed him like crazy when he went home. I'll stop before the cuteness turns cringe.


We stayed at Tune Hotel on Castle Street and it was the perfect choice. I opted for a budget hotel because we don't really need all the fancy stuff, just a bed (get your mind out of the gutter)... and well because my broke ass couldn't afford anything more. It cost £77 for 2 nights, bargain right?! The location was perfect. Castle Street is a 2 minute walk from Liverpool one, 10 mins max from concert square and about 10 mins from the Albert Dock.

As you know my anxiety hates me speaking to, pretty much, every member of staff in any establishment. So I'd asked James to do all the talking when checking in. The lady at the desk was super friendly and checking in only took 1 minute. We simply gave our name, signed in and got our key. So the hotel is ideal for anxiety-ridden people like me.

The room was spotlessly clean, the bed was heaven to sleep in, we had strong and free wifi our whole visit and we had air con in our room which was an absolute godsend in this heatwave. I'm a pale ginger - I need all the cold air I can get. There are only two small downsides in the otherwise great hotel: James and I are major tea-oholics and there was no kettle/coffee-making station, and also the shower wasn't one of those removable ones which isn't usually a problem for most people but when water falls over my face I have a full on panic attack so I wasn't able to wash my hair during our stay. Which is fine because we were only there for 2 nights but if it was any longer, I'm not quite sure how I would have gone about it. 


On Wednesday night we decided to eat at Bon Pan in Clayton Square. I had eaten there before but it was James' first time. It was just as delicious as the last time I was there. They have a banquet of over 150 dishes, every dish as good as the next. I'm a huge chicken-lover (literally eating a chicken sandwich as I'm writing this) and Bon Pan caters to me on an exceptional level. Every piece of chicken I had was perfectly cooked and juicy.

The. Desserts. Were. DELICIOUS. Mini cheesecakes and cakes, jelly, fruit, ice cream, chocolate fountain, mousse... ugh it was heaven. I wish I had a photo to show you but I demolished it all as soon as my plate hit the table...my bad. If I remember correctly, it was £13 each excluding drinks. Which is an incredible price for the amazing food, great atmosphere and friendly staff.

Before returning to our hotel for the night we decided to stop for a drink at O'Neills on Hanover Street, which is actually where we had our first date. 


You may have noticed the photographs showcasing stunning views of Liverpool, well on Thursday we decided to check out the city from Radio City's Viewing Gallery. For a mere £6 each, we got to experience a panoramic view of our beautiful city from 400 feet in the air. It was a truly incredible experience that I recommend you all trying out. I'll be returning in a few weeks to take my little cousins. It's only £3.50 for children up to the age of 15 and free for those under 5. You can book ahead through their website or you can just walk in and pay there and then.


After being 400ft in the air we decided to head back to the 1940's. One of my all time favourite tourist spots in Liverpool is The Piermasters House on the Albert Dock. After being the only house on that site left standing following the bombings during the second world war, it was transformed back into a wartime house in 2003 and opened to the public with free entry. I must have been in that house a few times a year since I was a child. There's something about it that always lures me in. Walking through that house feels as though it's frozen in time, the attention to detail is just incredible.
We then decided to go for a walk around the Albert Dock and stop for fish and chips at the ever-tasty Docklands Fish & Chips


We both love action movies so we decided to see Mission: Impossible - Fallout at the Odeon in Liverpool One. I had been so excited to see this for quite a while. MI never fails to deliver on the crazy stunts, the story line and the action sequences. If you're a fan of the MI franchise I would definitely check out the latest movie. It's still of the same, if not higher, quality of the previous movies. But can I just say, why are cinema prices so extortionate nowadays? If it continues like this I'll have to sell my kidney to get in next time.  


After paying what felt like an arm and a leg at the Odeon, we took a walk down Bold Street and decided on dining out at The Crafty Chandler. It's one of my go-to favourites for quality pub grub at a reasonable price. I opted for a bbq southern fried chicken wrap and chips, accompanied by a pink gin.


We then continued with our night at McCooley's in Concert Square. We enjoyed a few games of pool where I undeniably got my ass kicked by my, apparently pro pool player, boyfriend. I'm determined to beat him one day, I better get practicing! 4 pink gins later we decided to head back to our hotel.


Check out was at 10am which resulted in us crawling out of bed looking like zombies. But with 4 hours to kill until our lunch reservation, we stopped off at Wake & Cate on Tarleton Street. It's a charming cafe, patisserie and bakery. I ordered a hot chocolate and glass of fresh orange juice, whilst James ordered a white hot chocolate which he said was delicious! I can honestly say that my hot chocolate was the best I've ever had. I then ordered a strawberry milkshake which was also one of the best I've ever tasted. It was evident that it was created from fresh after ordering. I somehow managed to resist the irresistible cakes and pastries because I knew I'd be having an Italian soon, but I will definitely be returning there soon to try them all! 


Trattoria 51 - our last stop before heading home. My auntie and her daughters were unable to make it to my birthday meal so she had arranged to take us out to make up for it, she even had a 21st balloon. Trattoria 51 was everything she told me it'd be and more! The relaxed atmosphere made me feel very at ease, the staff were incredibly friendly, the frozen strawberry daiquiris really hit the spot, and the food was out of this world. The staff were kind enough to surprise me with a lovely desert with a candle in it and they sang happy birthday to me. My auntie had no idea they were going to do it which is proof of how amazing and welcoming the staff are. James and I can't wait to go back. It was a perfect end to a perfect 3 days. 


I just had such an incredible and relaxing time.

I know my boyfriend will be reading this as he does with every post, so I just want to say thank you, James, for such an amazing time. I love you.

Love, Han

xo

8 comments:

  1. I’ve only ever been to Liverpool once but it’s such a beautiful, vibrant city. Love this post, definitely added some places to my list ☺️

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    1. It certainly is. Thank you so much for commenting lovely.

      Love, Han xo

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  2. Such a lovely post - I went to Liverpool last year for a two night trip and I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would but I think that is because I didn't really research the area. This is really helpful - glad you had a lovely time xo

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    1. That's unfortunate to hear. I hope you'll consider returning to Liverpool again to experience what it truly has to offer. Thank you for commenting Alice, I'm so glad you liked it.

      Love, Han xo

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  3. Aww, sounds like you had a lovely time with your boyfriend! Seems like a lot to do in Liverpool. Your post will make a great memory for the two of you! Well done!

    Trace x

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    1. Thank you so much Tracy. It definitely made lasting memories.

      Love, Han xo

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  4. I've always wanted to do something like this in Lisbon, which is really close to where I live. II've only been to Liverpool once. Last time I went to the UK I used the Liverpool airport (usually I go to Manchester) and we were supossed to walk around the city that day but I got to ill from my trip!! Hopefully I get to go back sometime sonn and explore the city! xx

    Angela | DreamsAndLashes.com

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    1. Liverpool is definitely worth the trip. It's truly incredible.

      Love, Han xo

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