Yesterday I posted the blog about the Isle of Man. This was part of a longer trip. First we spent a couple of days in London, then a week on Man, and finally took out a couple of days in Liverpool, where we arrived by ferry from Douglas.
It seemed logical to remain a couple of days in this harbour town. In fact, Liverpool proved an ideal destination for a short break or a city trip. There is enough to see and do to keep you occupied for two or three days.
We stayed in the Hilton, which overlooked the waterfront of the town.
At this waterfront, you can take trip around the harbour and on the river Mercy, there is also the Museum of Ship Building and a Tate Gallery. While we were there, an exposition ran with work of Monet and Reynolds. I quite like this style of painting, and I'd gladly had taken along some of the painting exposed!!! Now I settled for a decent copy of the Waterlillies by Monet. It's adorning my wall and looks just as great as the original.
Liverpool is also a dream for shoppers. Our hotel was situated near Liverpool One, a big shopping centre spreading across several streets only for pedestrians.
All the major shops are there to find, and while we were there the sales were going on, so we came home with suitcases twice as big as when we left! Shoes, clothes etc. are a lot cheaper in the UK than in Belgium. I found pajamas from Calvin Klein for 30 € and Ecco boots for just 50 €. You can only dream of this hereabouts.
And let's not forget, Liverpool is also the home town of the Beatles! You can make a Beatles walk and see all the places where they used to come and make their music. Myself, I prefer the Stones over the Beatles, but they have some great songs (especially when others bring them, like Jealous Guy sung by Bryan Ferry).
We also found some decent restaurants, and I can really recommend The Salt House, where we had delicious tapas for lunch.