Just got back from a whistle stop trip to Liverpool, a city I had dreamed of visiting since a child. I need more time there and here are 26 reasons why I will be returning.
A is for Aintree and Anfield, two sporting stadia, two famous venues where some of the biggest and most well known horse racing and football events have occurred.
B is for Beatles, The Beatles Story down on Albert Dock, the Beatles tours in mini cabs across the city and Beatles statues by the Pier Head and Mathew Street. Everyone has a selfie with these giants!
Cis for China Town, you can also learn of the history of the Chinese people and this great city at the Liverpool Museum. C is also for Carpathia Champagne Bar in the old White Star Building with its amazing views across the Mersey and along the regenerated docks and Pier Head. C is also for the Caribbean connections of trading for fruits and tobacco………..and in December for the wonderful Christmas lights, what a show Liverpool.
D is for the docks which line the Mersey, they used to be heaving with ships from overseas and are now heaving with visitors to see the Beatles Story, the Museums, the old ships, restaurants and shops.
E is for Epstein the Beatles manager, the gentleman that was a business man and name always linked with The Beatles and their story.
F is for the ferry that can take you across the Mersey, the river that has inspired songs and the boat that features in the credits for The Liver Birds.
G is for the three Graces that grace the Pier Head.
H is forThe Hard Night’s Hotel in North John Street, slick, glossy shrine to the sons of the city. Conveniently located near the Q car park, the Albert Dock and the Cavern.
I is for the Ice Rink down on the Pier Head for skaters and spectators and those that just like the Apres Ski ambience in the bar.
J is for the Joker Boat a barge you can rent to sleep for the night.
K is for the complete kindness of strangers and I need to shout out for the door man at The Hard Day’s Night Hotel.
L is for the great Liverpudlian accent and the famous Liver Birds.
M is for the Museum of Liverpool a free treat, the Maritime Museum and all the music you hear coming from the bars and clubs in Mathew Street home of The Cavern.
N is for nighttime when Mathew Street comes alive, when the lights are illuminated and the locals fill the streets.
O is for the old buildings preserving the Liverpool history and culture.
P is for the Pier Head where so many visitors start their exploring.
Q is for the huge Q car park in Liverpool One.
R is for the River that tells many a trading story, a ferry crossing and is an iconic landmark and a coming home reference for locals.
S is for the sugar, the Tate and Lyle factory that employed thousands until its closure some years ago.
T is for RMS Titanic from The White Star Line.
U is for the upbeat positivity of the city and its people and for the U Boat Museum across the Mersey.
V is for Victoria the statue at the top of North John Street.
W is for the Wheel of Liverpool, get a different perspective on the city.
X is for Xmas and don’t they know how to do it well with the Snowflake Trail leading you round all the lights.
Y is for Yellow Submarine which you can walk through in the Beatles story and last but not least is Z for the Z hotel.
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