I’ve got a new favorite city! Liverpool is a really great place to visit for things to see, things to do, things to shop, stuff to eat and drink, and generally having a good time.
The average Scouser turned out to be far more friendly, helpful and hospitable than rumor would have it. It takes some time to attune your ear to the scouse dialect, but I have to say that I now officially love it 🙂 The Liverpudlians are genuinely friendly and helpful, and a pleasure to be about. I’ve been to London many times, but I have never been greeted like we were in Liverpool. A fantastic experience! Perhaps they were reflecting my happiness, but if they were – it was because I had a really great stay in their city 🙂
Even if you aren’t a huge Beatles fan or Football aficionado, Liverpool has much to offer. If you stay away from the handful of posh/touristy traps, living and eating/drinking really is quite affordable. Accommodation can be very reasonably priced in the summer months, if you f.x. find one of the student apartments that are available for renting during the summer, or take in on one of the many other apartment hotels. It seems that late July was the end of the summer sales, and I went home with far more stuff in the luggage than I planned to 🙂
We stayed at CARO Short Stay Parker Street (https://www.booking.com/hotel/gb/parker-street-caro-short-stay-ltd.en-gb.html) and was very happy with that, as it is dab smack in the middle of “downtown”, with shops/restaurants/bars all around, including a large grocery shop next door that was open until midnight.
I am already thinking about another visit to this lovely city!