Exploring Liverpool

''Liverpool people are famous for liking clothes and fashion; they are very social and lively people, and we know that they like clothes.'' Vivienne Westwood
liverpool doors

Liverpool has to be my favourite city. After spending over three years here now, I don't have a bad word to say about it. During the day, you get the busy shoppers and work commuters. Then as the evening approaches, the city completely transforms - it becomes this buzzing night scene, full of all different kinds of people. I also have to add that people from Liverpool are some of the nicest I have met, some amazing friends are included in that too. In this post I am going to share with some amazing spots in the city that are well worth the visit, even if you're just going for the day - you have to go to at least one of these! 

Staying in Liverpool...

If you happen to be going for more than a day to Liverpool, make sure you find yourself somewhere to stay. It is a place full of students, locals and visitors; which means you have to be quick. I would always recommend searching for hotels in Liverpool well in advance and booking as soon as you spot a good deal, otherwise you'll be stuck! Staying near the docks would be my personal choice as it is beautiful but there are so many other spots too. 
liverpool views

Shopping in Liverpool...

This is an endless list, there is so much to do when it comes to spending money. As soon as you come out of either train station, all the shops are right in front of you. There's St Johns which is filled with smaller independent brands - something that many love about the city, is that own businesses have a big role, they are at the heart of everything. Then you have Liverpool One which is the main shopping centre. Filled with stores like Next, Zara,  a huge John Lewis, Crazy Golf (which is so much fun!) and lots of choices for food too. Within this is the 'luxury' department stores too. Micheal Kors, Ted Baker and my personal favourite which is the Beauty Bizarre by Harvey Nichs. Three floors of beauty aka heaven. You can't go here without spending any money, it just can't be helped. Oh, the Primark is incredible as well. 

Food in Liverpool...

Now, on to the lengthy part but my favourite part of this post- food. There is just so much choice, from well known chains to small cafes that are family run, its packed full of everything. I have a lot of choices in this post, but there is still so much more to offer..one of those things that will make you want to go again and again. I'm a vegetarian, so these places are ones that I have found are easy for me and my needs. 

Key Lime Coffee - Opposite Liverpool Lime Street//

This was an accidental find of mine but a good un'. With it being so convenient to the train station you can just imagine how busy this small, corner cafe gets but its worth the wait for a table. They do the best pancakes I have ever had. Not only that, they offer lunch and dinner too! 
key lime coffee liverpool

Barley and Beans - Hatton Garden//

I can't take the credit for this gem of a cafe, it was one of my good friends who found in on instagram and boy am I glad she did. B&B are the place for heavy, food coma breakfasts and brunches. They have a wide range of things for everyone and very low priced too. The reason why we paid a visit was for these monster shakes. I mean just look at them - insane. My jeans had to be unbuttoned after demolishing this thing but it was amazing. 

barley and beans

Mexican food is my all time favourite, its just the best. Visiting Wahaca was the best experience of my life, the food and restaurant, along with service was the best. There are a few chains across the country, all specialising in fresh, flavoursome and hearty Mexican food. This is the perfect place for after work, catch up with the girls or a lunch date for two. The food is quick, yummy and looks amazing in photos (which is always a bonus!). 

wahaca liverpool

wahaca veggie

Soul Cafe - Bold Street // 

Bold Street in general is an amazing place to visit, the whole street is filled with independent coffee shops, restaurants and little shops too. It always takes me a whole day to explore the entire street, always something new to see! My ultimate recommendation is Soul Cafe, a small corner cafe that does the best breakfasts, lunch options and hot chocolates! 

bold street pink wall

liverpool bold cafe

To sum it all up, Liverpool is an incredible city. It has such a bad reputation but its not bad at all. There are more spots than these to explore and I would love to keep going but you would be here for weeks! Hope you find some inspiration here somewhere xoxo

The spending money was gifted by Hotels.com, but all views are my own

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