I had one of the most memorable breaks with my friend Lynda a couple of weeks ago in Liverpool, I had never visited there before and wow was I in for a shock. It is a beautiful place so clean, so much history that I must admit I never knew about and shops, well what can I say there were more than any other place I have ever been. One of the many shopping centres called Liverpool one has over 35 places to eat upstairs so it sure caters for every taste. Many streets full of shops, bars and restaurants and NO where was empty!
We stayed at an airBnB, which I have only just come across, it is on-line and an app, so much cheaper than a guest house or hotel. We shared a room and had access to the kitchen for breakfast which you just help yourself to, also there was tea & coffee-making facilities in our room, if you needed anything you just had to ask her or text her. The bus went from the end of the road into Liverpool center so no parking worries and so much quicker. I will definitely be using these again and they are everywhere so I will look for them in Spain next time I go.
We ate out the first evening as it had been a long day, it took 6 hours to get there from Kent but motorway all the way and only had a bit of traffic on the M25 so not too bad. The chinese was by the BnB, what a lovely place and I must say how very, very friendly the Liverpudlian’s are and will do anything to help you. The lady owner was born in Liverpool so had no trace of any Chinese accent which was the case in many chinese shops as they have been settled in Liverpool since 1834 when the first vessel arrived in Liverpool’s dock. There is even a China Town. Prices are extremely good, we had the set meal which was more than enough in fact neither of us finished the main. All washed down with a nice chilled white wine, what more could you want. BED is what we wanted then but a great first day.
The back of the houses are really close together with no real back gardens and it reminded me of Coronation Street, one of the soaps we have in the UK.