Sunday the 15th of July Fiona and I embarked on a little getaway. As circumstances with Fiona had changed she needed someone to go to Liverpool with her and being her best friend I took up the offer to go for a 3-day trip. This is my 3rd trip within the space of a year. Liverpool always has something to offer regardless of the season. I went last year for the clothes show in the summer for a night and then again in November to see the Christmas lights and have a proper few days exploring all the museums they had to offer. With another 3 days upon us, Fiona and I decided to think about what we wanted to do and go see while we were there. Staying in the Raddison Blu Hotel on the docks, we arrived after a 4 train delay.
We stayed in the Raddison Blu hotel near to the docks. Being a Spa and health centre hotel was something I had never been too before. The hotel was a very stunning place to walk into. The lobby had marble floors with a massive lift shaft in the middle of the wall at the back of the hotel. This had been designed so beautifully to blend into the architecture of the hotel lobby. The open glass ceiling flooded the reception lobby with so much light. After checking in we made it up to our room. On the 7th floor, we had a pretty good view of the docks overhead. The room was very nicely decorated. However, for the price, I would have expected a lot more. Our gowns and slippers came with the room which allowed us to head to the Spa treatments and Swimming pool they had onsite. The bathroom had toiletries in an arrangement which I thought was a very nice touch.
Fiona and I aren’t partying kinds of people. I much prefer sitting down and having a civilised cocktail in a nice cocktail bar. On Sunday night we decided we were going to hit the town hoping to go to the Shankly rooftop bar. However, when we got there, a wedding was on. So it wasn’t possible for us to go to the rooftop bar. Instead, we headed to The Alchemist, meeting Fiona’s friend there. The Alchemist was a cocktail bar I had heard so much about. It adds wizardry to your drinks to make them look like a science experiment. The bar was a 5/6 minute walk down the road from our hotel. From there we then headed to Revolution just because they have very cheap drinks. Being a Sunday night, it was dead. Following a few drinks in Revolution, we went to a pub that was very gay-friendly. Again it was a Sunday night it was so very quiet. Following more drinks and it getting late, we decided to hit back to the hotel after our very tiring travelling day.
After our night out we decided to detox with an early morning swim and layabout by the pool. As I lay on my sun lounger by the pool I had a thought to myself, “this is the life”. When you go away you feel like you’re in a little bubble that doesn’t enter the real world. Just you and the person you’re with are in it doing all the amazing things you do when you’re away. Once we felt human again we headed out to somewhere I’ve been in Liverpool before. The Cosy Club. It hosts the best breakfast and best decor ever. Climbing the stairs up to the main part of the restaurant photographs in different frames hang on the wall. The restaurant is dressed with lots of trinkets and vintage decor. After breakfast, we didn’t actually know what we wanted to do. We headed to the Tate museum as Fiona had never been, which was free. Furthermore, we had a look inside The Museum of
Liverpool which was very informative and also free. We walked around the docks and of course, we hit the shops. The weather turned wet in the afternoon which limited us to what we wanted to do. After having a little tea stop at Marks and Spencer’s we decided to get back to the hotel and have a pamper night in.
On our last day, we had a very much needed lie in, one last pit stop at the docks to take a few photos and then we hit the shops one last time. Who wouldn’t want to explore a 5 storey Primark? Liverpool is full of culture with different museums which I’ve previously visited. Stunning architecture and amazing bars, restaurants and shopping facilities. It’s a place I would definitely recommend to go visit if you have the chance to go. If you want to check out my previous blog post about Liverpool check it out here