On the 23rd of November, myself and my good friend Tom went on an adventure to Liverpool. Liverpool is full of culture with its stunning buildings full of architecture, countless amounts of museums and not to mention the amazing shopping quarter. Every corner you turn in Liverpool oozes history.
We decided to set off early to make sure we had a lot of time to explore Liverpool in the daytime. We arrived at around 11:30, left our luggage in my car and went off to explore. We couldn’t check into our hotel until 3, so we went and grabbed some food to fuel ourselves for the day ahead. After we had eaten an awful amount of pizza at Pizza Hut, we decided to walk off our pizza tummies and have a look at the shopping facilities. Being so close to black Friday there was a lot of deals and offers to definitely keep us going. However, being good I decided not to buy anything as I had just spent £68 on a new suit for my upcoming Christmas Parties I shall be going too (Post coming soon) The night sky slowly set in over Liverpool quiet quickly. The temperature began to drop so we headed back to the car to grab our luggage and head to the hotel. We walked into the beautiful Britannia Adelphi Hotel and was greeted by a warm and old-fashioned lobby. I felt I had walked into a time warp. Two marble columns framing stairs that lead into a huge room that was filled with old sofas, chairs and tables, beautifully lit with 3 huge chandeliers. Over the back stood a towering Christmas tree beautifully decorated, I felt like I was in some sort of a time warp that had transported me right back in time to when the hotel had first opened. Once we had booked in we went to find our room.
The corridors to get to the room was like a maze. Doors upon doors to 100’s of rooms. 150 was the room we were given, again it was like stepping into a time warp. A huge, golden mirror hung on the wall over a marble fireplace, just right to this was 2 sleigh-like beds in dark oak. On the other side of this stood a huge, vintage wardrobe that spans the size of the wall of that side of the room. Hidden within it was a door to our en-suite, again decorated vintage. Once we had stopped fangirling over our room we decided to head back out into the cold to explore Liverpool at night. Which is one of the main reasons we went. The Christmas markets in full swing, the Christmas lights twinkling everywhere and the sound of people everywhere was something I really enjoyed. We stumbled upon the World Museum, as it was right on our doorstep of our hotel. We decided to have a look around and immerse ourselves in the history of the museum. Filled with Dinosaurs, Mummies that have been dead for 100’s of years to the little things like bugs and fish. Set over 4 floors it was a very interesting museum filled with history and knowledge.
After looking around the museum we decided to go look around the Christmas market. Christmas songs playing in the background, the lights lit up everywhere you went. Guiding the way to the little wooden huts all selling something different from Mulled wine to even a snow globe experience. With the Christmas market so close to the docks it was absolutely freezing, so much so I had to go and buy a hat I was that cold. Once we had exhausted the Christmas market it was time for a quick hot chocolate stop and this was where we decided to head back to the hotel, as it was just way too cold to stay out any longer. We got ourselves some snacks and wine to take back to the hotel for our own little party. We checked out of our hotel at 11 and put all of our luggage back into my car. We decided to go for breakfast at a cute place that we saw the day before in the centre of Liverpool called “The Cosy Club” Again, another place that was beautifully decorated, mismatched chairs sat underneath old sturdy tables, lit with beautiful chandeliers along the ceiling. The perfect setting for breakfast on a cold and chilly morning. The staff were beyond kind, warming and very friendly, which most of the people in Liverpool was.
After our little breakfast break, we headed to the Walker Art Gallery which wasn’t too far from the hotel we had already been staying in. I loved that everything was within walking distance. We immersed ourselves in all the paintings and sculptures that they had on offered to show us. From Renaissance paintings to present day. Once we had spent a good hour or so looking at the different paintings and sculptures we decided to head down to the docks again and venture to the Tate Gallery. The Tate Art Gallery is a very modern day art gallery/Museum which showcases an array of art and live installations. One of the main floors was dedicated to Roy Lichtenstein, the amazing artist that became very well known from his pop art stylistic paintings. He’s one of my favourite artists, so I was very happy to see that his artwork was on display here. After we spent most of the day immersing ourselves in the art world we decided to hit another coffee/hot chocolate break. Sat right next to the docks was just a perfect way to finish our little trip to Liverpool, it was here that we decided to finish up our little trip and head back as we didn’t want to hit rush hour traffic. I had an amazing time in Liverpool. I did do some video clips on my GoPro but I don’t have enough footage to do an actual video which is a shame because it was a magical time that we had spent in Liverpool.