There’s a hundred different ways you could spend a spontaneous day in Liverpool…here’s just one way.
As you might have guessed already there’s nothing we love more than exploring our city and discovering everything that’s happening, from the opening of new venues to events and exhibitions we’re lucky that Liverpool is a city that is constantly evolving and there’s new bars, restaurants and experiences popping up all the time.
So we challenged ourselves to step out in the city and see what we stumble upon with no prior plans to see where the day would take us. There’s so many things to do in Liverpool so we knew the hardest part of the day would be deciding what would make our list!
We started the day mid-morning on the hunt for brunch on the increasingly popular Smithdown Road, where there’s bars, cafes and restaurants galore to choose from. As the weather was wet and windy we dived into one of the first places we could get in and this was by no means a bad thing…. as we entered Portland Street 358 – a multi cuisine restaurant which also happens to serve up amazing breakfasts. Their breakfast menu is vast and includes the traditional full English, full veggie, Latin Breakfast, breakfast burgers, breakfast fries…we could go on. We opted for the Eggs Benedict and the Fried Chicken breakfast with bacon, beans, hash browns & Pancakes! It was epic and we left fully satisfied and ready for a day of exploring the city.
After a good feed we decided to take a trip along to the Baltic Triangle to check out the latest street art. For Liverpool FC fans the Klopp mural is well worth a visit. There’s the popular Liverpool Wings mural that is the perfect Instagram spot for tourists and locals alike and you should also check out Paul Curtis’s latest mural following his Liverpool Wings piece…The Beatles Abbey Road artwork is again a perfect photo opportunity for you and your mates to recreate your own unique version of the famous album cover!
The Baltic Triangle and Cain’s Brewery Village is also a great spot for food and drink with the popular Baltic Market where you can choose from loads of different street food vendors in this food hall style venue. There’s some great bars around here too, we’d recommend a visit to Dockleaf where you can sample some great beers and cocktails in a lovely cosy bar. Dockleaf was the perfect place to head to for us to get out of the battering rain and wild wind and gave us the opportunity to plan the rest of our day.
From here we headed into Red Brick Hangar Market – an indoor Camden market style warehouse with loads of independent stalls where you can pick up some unique items. The hangar leads into the Red Brick Vintage warehouse which you have to visit…it’s a treasure trove of antiques and collectables.
At this point we decided to head back into the city centre and wander through some of the shops in Liverpool One and along to the Met Quarter. We’re heading here because it’s the home to a brand new Everyman Cinema – a boutique cinema with an amazing bar/lounge area and cinema screens which themselves belong in the movies. Each screen has velvety couches and foot rests and you can get food and drink delivered right to your seats. The weather had beaten us and was showing no signs of letting up so the Everyman is the perfect indoor experience and what’s better to watch than the Academy Award winner Green Book.
So now it’s time to eat again and in our eyes there’s only one way to finish a day like today and that’s with burgers. There’s a lot of great burger places in Liverpool but our ultimate favourite is Almost Famous… The burgers here are immense and it’s always worth booking in advance so you’re not left disappointed especially if you’re planning on visiting on an evening or weekend.
We dive into our juicy burgers – the classic Famous Burger (double cheese burger) and the Liberty Island (buttermilk fried chicken & bacon burger) plus the Bacon Bacon Fries – because you can’t have a burger without fries. Almost Famous has a very cool, loud vibe and also serves up some amazing cocktails so make sure you try some of these whilst you’re here.
So there you have it, this is just one way to spend a spontaneous day in Liverpool; I’m sure if you asked us on a different day we would have had a whole host of other activities lined up!
*We’d just like to point out that although the spending money was gifted by Hotels.com, all views are our own.*