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Sunday, 25 October 2015

A Surprise Trip To Liverpool

So recently I took a trip to Liverpool for the night as a surprise gift for my boyfriend. Some of his family originates back to Liverpool therefore he is a LFC supporter so I thought it would be nice to take him to Anfield stadium followed my a nice meal by the docks and a stay in a nice hotel. I really liked the city and would love to go back again. It makes me realise that there is more of England I need to discover: I haven't actually been to that many places in the UK! Anyway on with the post... hope you enjoy! (Apologies about the photography - I actually forgot to take my camera away with me so ended up taking pictures on my phone and the sizing of the photos messed up so some photos may be a little small! :( )

We began by visiting Anfield and I found it interesting to see the stadium as it is a world famous football club. The Steven Gerrard Collection in the museum at the end of the tour was particularly heart warming. 

We left the ground and headed for a bit of food and coffee at a really nice italian place where they sold traditional pizzas, coffee and gelato. We then headed to our hotel which was the Signature Living Hotel right in the city centre. Our bathroom came with a double jacuzzi bath which was rather cool and yes, that is a TV in the wall right there.

We then headed out to the Albert dock where we went for a nice meal. We went to Gusto which is a really nice italian restaurant. I'm not usually overkeen on chain restaurants but this one is rather special. It isn't too expensive but it isn't cheap either. There is a nice mixture of pizza, pasta and fish dishes. It felt particularly special as we were right on the Albert Dock. Before dinner, we had a drink sitting looking out at the docks. I had a Strawberry Dacquiri, my favourite.

 I didn't take many pictures of the food as it was quite dark but I managed to take one of the garlic pizza bread and olives we had. This wasn't even our starter. For starters we both had prawns. We also had a lovely bottle of wine to share and then I had prawn pasta for my mains.

After dinner, we headed to Seel Street which is supposed to be 'the place' for bars in Liverpool. We weren't really in the partying mood, we just wanted a nice drink. It was a Sunday night so it wasn't busy but we went into Alma de Cuba and had a nice glass of wine. We headed back to the hotel a little tipsy as you can probably see from the next photo.

The next morning, before we headed home, we went to Bills for breakfast. I think I chose badly though which is a shame as it is quite expensive. I went for pancakes (no bacon) and my boyfriend had pancakes with bacon. The pancakes were just quite thick which I think is the american style. I prefer them thinner as they are less stodgy that way. I didn't eat too much of my breakfast and kind of wish I went for something else, but oh well! I know for next time! It made for a good instagrammable picture though...

Despite the train drama I had before we left regarding tickets and the not-so-great breakfast, we had such a lovely time. It was a really nice way to spend a Sunday and part of Monday, away from the student life. The hotel was pretty luxurious and we enjoyed a day of exploring and a night of eating and drinking. My boyfriend seemed to like it so that's always good.

Have you ever been to Liverpool? Where do you recommend going there if I visit again?

 Lots Of Love,



1 comment

  1. The food in these photos looks absolutely amazing! I've never been to Liverpool but it looks like a lovely place to visit with so much to do xo


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