In the lead up to an event, we spend a lot of time away from home. However, the one city that is our favourite by a mile is our beloved Liverpool!
So, for anyone wanting to visit the city, here’s everything you need to know:
Best Places to Eat
On a budget:
Head to Bold Street where almost everywhere is independent, delicious and affordable (unless you start on the cocktails)! Whether it be a selection of small plates at Maray, or an unbelievably gluttonous burger at NoLita Cantina – you will not leave this street hungry! And if GF, vegan or veggie is your thing then Our Kitchen is a must!
Putting it on expenses:
There are very few unaffordable places to eat in Liverpool, but the two that might make your bosses raise their eyebrows are situated in Liverpool’s beautiful Georgian Quarter. These are: The Art School Restaurant and The London Carriage Works. Neither are overrated! You know you deserve a treat every now and again – events are tough.
Best Places to Drink
Fancy a cocktail:
The Alchemist is in Liverpool’s business district and, as the name suggests, it has a cocktail list as long as your arm. Lots of smoke pouring out of glasses to be found here – Perfect for an after-work drink with a twist.
Or if subtlety is more your thing you should seek out, Liverpool’s own speakeasy – Berry & Rye . Their old-fashioneds are divine! The atmosphere is cosy and chilled, perfect to hide away from the rest of the city. Can’t possibly tell you where it is though – finding it is part of the fun!
Beer or Wine?:
Buyers Club is a very cool hangout up Hardman Street – the type of place that mixes cool hipsters with your Auntie Pat, but does it really well.
Filter and Fox is a cute little bar come café if you fancy a coffee and cake, pre-gin.
Finally, Hus, new to the Business District if a flashy cocktail isn’t your style. Their Scandi-vibe and laid-back service is indicative of the clientele – one of our favourites for after work drinks.
Best Places to Stay
The Titanic Hotel on Stanley dock is Liverpool’s most beautiful hotel. All vaulted ceilings and exposed brick – this place is cool and luxurious. But it does have a price tag! However, staying in an Airbnb on leafy Sefton Park could be the answer. Only a short taxi ride into town, this is a very cool area. You have Lark Lane on the door-step brimming with an eclectic bunch of people, this can offer the best of both worlds.
Sweat It Out
If (unlike us), you do need to keep up your weekly routine whilst working away from home, there are a couple of options. The free and obvious choice, is a run along the waterfront, stretching from Otterspool to the Pier Head. Otherwise you must visit Yogacita, set in a refurbished old gun factory in trendy Baltic Triangle, the exposed brick, copper flecks and strewn fairy lights make this place feel like heaven –and that’s before you start.
Or you can take a trip to Smithdown Road (short drive out of Liverpool), which is home to Liverpool’s first spin studio, Rise.
Smithdown Rd is also home to our favourite yoga studio of all, Planet Yoga. Full of character, this is where yoga comes to have fun.
Any Other Business
The list of things to do and see is endless – we wish we could keep pouring out advice…but that might be best done over a cuppa!
Here’s a few final words of wisdom on what the locals do:
Drink coffee at 92 Degrees Coffee as it is a micro-roastery and the coffee is delicious.
Go for beer tasting at the Blacklodge Brewery Tap (of course, it brews its own). Visit the Baltic Market to taste the array of food and drink on offer in the shared space. Kids and dogs are welcome!
But on the more traditional note, both the gothic Anglican and Metropolitan Catholic Cathedrals are a must. Completely contrasting but equally awe-inspiring. Between them, they are symbolic of the dynamism, tenacity, style and charm of the city that we call home.