I visited Liverpool as a part of my quick tour of the Noooorth when I was in the UK last year. Having heard previously about its unique and a bit separated identity within England, I was very curious to see it.
The friend I was staying with lived in the very center of the city, which was great for getting around on foot. Liverpool was selected to be the European Capital of Culture in 2008, so you could notice immeditaly a lot of the town has been done up for this purpose. Our quick adventure started with walking around Albert Dock, where we went to Tate Liverpool (hello, Duchamp!) and the Merseyside Maritime Museum that had a pretty cool exhibition about titanic.
To get to full Liverpool experience, we were lucky enough to snatch a couple of tickets to see Liverpool FC play at the legendary Anfield stadium. I have to admit, even though I am nowhere near being a football fan, the overall atmosphere, and especially the opening chant, gave me the chills in the most positive way. After the game was over, we went downtown to check a couple of cool bars. I have been told Liverpool established a buzzing nightlife environment over the last five years, so now there’s a lot more choice when it comes to your night time entertainment.
In the morning, we went to a cute little Canadian-style diner to get our breakfast pancakes and we were on our merry way to Manchester.