A Day Trip to Liverpool

Seems like all my trips start on a rainy morning. On our way to Metrolink, colorful rainbow gave us a warm welcome. We set off for Liverpool.

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We took a tram from Altrincham to Manchester Victoria.

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The train got delayed and was canceled. We were asked to board the next train to Liverpool by the train attendant. There was a heavy rush on the next train and we proceeded on our journey which took around 35 minutes.

Liverpool Lime Street is a terminus railway station, and the main station serving the city center of Liverpool. Opened in August 1836, it is the oldest grand terminus mainline station still in use in the world.

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It was a breezy day in Liverpool and was certainly much colder than Manchester.

Radio City Tower (also known as St. John’s Beacon) is a radio and observation tower in Liverpool which was built in 1969. It is 138 meters (452 ft) tall and is the second tallest free-standing building in Liverpool and the 32nd tallest in the United Kingdom.

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St George’s Hall

The Grade I listed St George’s Hall, opposite Lime Street Station, stands 169ft long and 74ft wide with a tunnel-vaulted ceiling – the largest of its kind in the whole of Europe. Built in the early 1800s as a grand hub for music festivals and the Civil and Crown courts, St George’s Hall has been at the very epicenter of Liverpool life ever since. It is one of the finest examples of neo-classical architecture in the world.

 

 

Statutes near St George’s Hall

 

Walker Art Gallery is a beautiful building housing a stunning collection of art. It is a place to explore and view paintings and sculptures from many different genres.

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Empire Theatre: The largest 2-tier theatre in the UK. This major touring entertainment venue offers the best in West End musicals, opera, ballet, plays, children’s productions, concerts, and comedy.

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Liverpool Central Library: A wealth of information in a beautiful building. Inside, you can find extensive collections built up over the last 150 years, including many rare and important examples of fine printing and book illustration.

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World Museum is a fantastic family day out! Over five free floors, explore: the aquarium and the Treasure House Theatre; the natural world in the Clore Natural History Centre and Bug House; the human world in the World Cultures gallery and Weston Discovery Centre; the earth with dinosaurs and animals from around the world; and space and time through scientific instruments and the Planetarium.

We had a yummy English lunch at World Museum’s Cafe.

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St John’s Gardens: A small but perfectly maintained garden that is a peaceful spot in the center of this busy city.

We had a wonderful stroll in the heart of the city filled with restaurants, bars & shopping stalls from St. John’s Gardens to Church House and then proceeded to Albert Dock.

The Royal Albert Dock complex is a must visit if you go to Liverpool. From attractions to museums to places to eat, they are all here. We loved walking around the Docks.

 

 

 

The Wheel of Liverpool: A 60-meter-high rotation over Liverpool, its waterfront, and the River Mersey.  There are some glorious views to be had over the city and out toward the Irish Sea from its pods.

Echo Arena: The Echo Arena Liverpool is a purpose-built entertainment venue for live music, comedy performances, and sporting events.

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The Beatles Story: ‘The Beatles Story’ is the world’s largest permanent exhibition devoted to telling the story of The Beatles’ rise to fame. The place is quite small with a lot of information bombarded at you. It is quite pricey. I found the information too lengthy on headphones.

View of Royal Liver Building from Merseyside Maritime Museum

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Musical Concert

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Tate Liverpool is an art gallery and museum.

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Merseyside Maritime Museum: Merseyside Maritime Museum brings Liverpool’s nautical history to life.

At Merseyside Maritime Museum you can explore the history of the great port of Liverpool, with four floors of galleries:-  The Border and Customs uncovered; the Emigration gallery; Liverpool: World Gateway; the Titanic, Lusitania, and Empress of Ireland gallery; the Battle of the Atlantic; the Art and the Sea Gallery; and the temporary exhibition space.

We once again explored the city by walking back from Albert Dock to Liverpool Lime Street Station.

Indeed, Liverpool is the pool of life…

 

 

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