Things to do in Liverpool

Yay! We (me, wifey, daughter(14) & son(12)) are off to Liverpool next Sunday. We are getting the train so will not have access to a car when we are there, so let’s see what we can do…

First thing to do is to find the hotel, we are staying at the Doubletree by Hilton, wifey selected that hotel due to its proximity to Lime Street station and probably the quality of breakfast on offer. She pretty much always checks these kinda things through tripadviser which is a good guide to how things are but always be aware of the recentness of reviews and the total number of reviews.

Lichtenstein is at the artist rooms in the Tate on Albert dock, gotta love those ben-day dots and the raising of comic book art to high art, though as is often the point in high art, size matters.

One of the other main art type activities that I want to do is to visit the beach where Antony Gormley’s figures stand in the tide, ‘Another Place’. There are nearly 100 figures of Gormley, strung out over a mile or 2 of beach, looking out to sea/see, apparently this installation has already been shown in Germany, Norway and Belgium but they are now a permanent fixture on Crosby beach.

To get to Crosby Beach we need train times for Blundellsands and Crosby station and to see the figures we need to know about tide times. https://www.thebeachguide.co.uk/north-west-england/merseyside/hall-road-west-crosby-weather.htm fill the bill for this and ensure you take note of any safety warnings, apparently the rip tides at this beach are swift and deadly so we will be staying within 50 metres of the promenade. Must remember to take binoculars too.

We love an Escape room and Liverpool has a great choice of rooms in the https://breakoutliverpool.com/ which seems to run by the folks that run the Manchester version, we have booked the Pirate ship puzzles and I’ll review it after I’ve spent my hour there.

Being the media junkies we are, well me n the kids, we will try to visit https://www.fact.co.uk/ the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology which looks tremendous.

Things I’m not doing during this visit include but are not limited to:
Terracotta Army at world museum as £40 ish seems a bit stiff for what could be seen at a garden centre visit.
John Lennon‘s childhood house or any Beatlemania stuff as life and time is short.
Grand National course at Aintree as that starts the day after we leave.
Sting’s The Last Ship at the Everyman

The ferry across the Mersey as we have no need to visit Birkenhead this time, though it is a great thing to do.

I bet you are eager to buy something Liverpudlian so can I suggest that you get something by Echo & the Bunnymen

While doing this blog I found the https://www.visitliverpool.com/ site which has been a great help.

What would you suggest should be done with a few days in Liverpool?