Saturday, 9 January 2016

Visiting Liverpool

Back in November, we went for a little weekend trip to Liverpool with BloggersLodge* - I have been to Liverpool twice before but never really explored it properly and so for a little treat before Christmas, we spent the weekend up there and stayed in the central Travelodge which looks over the Docks. Our plan was to just relax as we went without Millie and it’s not too often we get that, on the agenda for sure though was a restaurant visit and a trip to Liverpool ONE for Shopping and Cinema! 


We parked in the Liverpool ONE carpark which is underground - pretty cool, but a struggle to find if you don’t have a SatNav and have never driven round Liverpool before. We went past it and had to do a re-route back on ourselves to enter. The carpark was pretty secure though and for Friday - Sunday stay it was only £17. We made our way to the Hotel which was a 7minute walk from the carpark through the shopping centre and as the Christmas lights were up, it was super festive and magical! We didn’t arrive until late though so spent the first evening in the hotel after we went for food...



On the Saturday, we ventured to the shops and spent most of the day there! There is SO much choice and for a 2 hour drive, it’s definitely worth the adventure! We bought quite a lot of Christmas presents and also treated ourselves to a few things. There are loads of restaurants too so there is plenty to keep you entertained. If you’re not up for shopping though, you could head up to the Cinema which is where we went on Saturday afternoon! 

On Saturday evening, we headed to Death Row Diner which was a £4.00 taxi journey from the hotel. It has such an amazing menu and is set downstairs so you kinda feel like you’re in a cool, exclusive bunker restaurant! With super funky lighting and old school seating, food served on trays and in polystyrene pots plus a huge cocktail menu - it’s worth a visit as the food tasted INCREDIBLE!! We went for the Deep Fried Mac n Cheese and Burnt Ends (Beef Brisket) as our starters (both absolutely incredible!). Adam had Chicken Bastard for his mains which was basically various types of fried chicken with a side of Pulled Port coated Fries and I had Chicken and Waffles with a Chilli Maple Syrup with Chicken Gravy coated fries. This is the best food I have tasted in a while and if we ever go back to Liverpool, we’ll definitely be returning!


 





We took a walk along the docks on the Sunday before we headed home and spent an hour or so in the TATE too! We ate lunch in the Beetles pub and wandered the streets around the city centre. There is so much more to do but this is all we could cram in the time we had! So if you’re looking for a weekend away but not too far or expensive, I definitely recommend Liverpool and stay in one of the many Travelodges that are scattered around the City!