Liverpool city is probably one of the most underestimated cities in all of England, and it’s probably the reason why I love to keep travelling there.
Of course, it helps when your big brother lives there – as you get to see and experience a more personal and intimate side of the city, but really I think its the whole vibe Liverpool gives off through its streets and through the people living there.
It’s historic enough to give you a taste of old England, yet modern enough to keep you up to date with the rest of the world. And you can forget about London shopping, it’s all happening in Liverpool. They literally have all the high street shops you need, without ever having step foot in London. I almost shopped until I dropped and found everything I needed; for pretty good prices as well… Well, as good as it can get when you are transferring Aussie dollar to British pound.
Aside from the shopping, Liverpool has a lot to offer when it comes to site seeing, exploring and especially food. Being an almost vegan and absolutely gluten-free, when I travel around many parts of England, it’s difficult to find the right place serving up my kind of food. Liverpool has totally stepped up in the last few years, providing a massive range of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free food options. Making the stay there far easier than most. Especially for a tourist, when you are still finding your way around the streets and local eats.
It’s difficult to describe in words the full feeling you get when visiting Liverpool. The energy running through this amazing city is the perfect fusion of a chilled out vibe meshed with a vibrant modern urban city – and I love it. So did my partner. And, I seriously get why my brother lives there. Of course, having my brother live there, certainly creates an even stronger connection with the city – probably more so than many other tourists who visit there. But I still think, if you visit there, you will fall in love, just as much as I did.
Stay tuned for another blog, where I share my top six things to do in Liverpool.