Monday, 11 May 2015

Travel: Things To Do In Liverpool (Day 2)

Here is part two of my Liverpool travel diary! But first, did you read my Liverpool blogpost from yesterday? If not, go and check it out! :-)


As I mentioned in my last post, the first day ended with a bout of food poisoning from a midnight snack of chips and sauce but I was determined to carry on with the day - there was no way I'd spend it recovering in bed. However, I decided that it would be wise to miss the complementary breakfast that was a part of our hotel booking, keep drinking water and allowed myself an two extra hours in bed before getting ready for a full day of fun!

Apart from returning to the Travelodge to get ready for evening dinner and drinks, we were out for 11-12 hours in total - the day was so busy, there was no time to think or moan about how ropey I was feeling (good job!)

Here's what we did on our second day in Liverpool:

Light Lunch
central perk cafe
central perk cafe in Liverpool

I had heard about Central Perk a couple of times and being a HUGE fan of Friends, I definitely didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity to go and grab a coffee there. As you can tell by the name, Central Perk is a coffee shop that is heavily inspired by the one in Friends. 

central perk couch

As soon as you walk in, you really get a sense of that - everything is laid out as close to the real thing as possible. You’ll recognise the big orange couch straight away (which everyone wants to sit on!) and they have two big TV’s playing back-to-back episodes of Friends too which is really cool! 

central perk cafe in Liverpool

There’s a big menu of teas, coffees, milkshakes and cold drinks as well as light lunch meals like sandwiches, toasties, wraps, pancakes and a selection of delicious cakes. It’s a nice place to hang out, I would definitely recommend it if you’re a Friends fan visiting Liverpool!

Central Perk is located on Hatton Garden which is a street across from the Travelodge Liverpool Central, the hotel we were staying at. It was literally less than one minute walk, so convenient. They do awesome events such as movie nights, live music (Pheobe Buffay style, I'd imagine!) and quizzes on Friends episodes. I have loads of photos so I’m going to put this in another blogpost later on this week!

World Museum
world museum in liverpool

A couple of caramel lattes later, we made our way to the World Museum which was on the other side of the hotel. We could see the museum from our room so knew it wasn’t far at all - about 2 or 3 minutes walk.

Going to the World Museum was a bit of a last minute decision so I didn’t know what to expect but it was raining and we didn’t want to be outdoors so we needed to find an indoor activity. A museum is the perfect way to spend a rainy day - the hours go by so quickly!

The museum is free to enter and there are 5 floors to explore with each floor dedicated to a collection or exhibit including an aquarium, planetarium, zoology, ethnology, botany, geology and science. There’s a gift shop and a cafe on the ground floor and top floor. It was a great place to spend the day, I can’t believe it’s free to get in! The World Museum opens from 10am until 5pm.

Dinner and Evening Plans
cavern quarter smokehouse

The hotel was so close to the Museum, we could stay until it closed and walk over the road to return to our room! We spent an hour and a half getting ready before heading back out again for some dinner. After a quick ponder, we settled on Button Street Smokehouse and ordered a sharing platter which included pulled pork, brisket, some ribs, chicken wings, fries, barbecue beans and two corn on the cob. Here's a photo of the mini feast we ate!

button street smokehouse

I really liked the decor in Button Street Smokehouse and the atmosphere was really chilled. I recommend the chicken wings from their menu, they were coated in a smokey barbecue sauce but still retained it’s crispy-ness! They were DELICIOUS! 

revolution bar liverpool

We walked around the corner to Revolution for a couple of cocktails (totally ordered that drink just for the awesome looking can! Hipster-licious...)

fruity cocktails

I love Revolution, the drinks there are so nice! If you've never been before, Rev is well-known for it's flavoured vodkas which can be ordered as a single shot or in a tray of 6 or 12. Great for when you're in a big group on a night out, I love 'em! 

Here are all the flavours you can order (I love the sound of Salted Caramel Popcorn, Melted Ice Cream and Birthday Cake vodkas!)

revolution vodka flavours in trays

I have been to this very Revolution in Liverpool before, we had a cocktail masterclass there and it was so much fun! The interior of Revolution are always so beautiful. The one Newcastle will always be my favourite (it’s converted from an old bank with a 30ft ornate ceiling and beautiful marble pillars) but Liverpool is a close second.

The cavern club in liverpool
The cavern club in liverpool

Because we enjoyed the live music at The Cavern Club so much the night before, we wanted to go back there one last time. I don’t know if it was because I wasn’t feeling well, but it wasn’t as enjoyable as the first night. Still, I had a good time and the atmosphere was great, it was filled with hardcore Beatles fans and people from all over the world. We got back to the hotel just after midnight and checked out the hotel 12 hours later. 

chicken burger

The next day, before we caught out train home, we had some lunch at Revolution (we were tempted by the food we saw the previous night. It looked really good!) 

I had a chicken burger with fried pickled gherkins and sweet potato fries. We ordered sharing appetiser of fried buttermilk chicken (which wasn’t really buttermilk, more like panko breadcrumbs), onion rings, battered prawns and garlic flatbread. Diet starts tomorrow.

food at revolution

So there you have it! That was my travel diary from Liverpool. Special thanks to Travelodge for the trip, we had an amazing time and I can't wait to visit again! We stayed within the triangular vicinity of Albert Dock, Cavern Quarter and World Museum but I would venture to the other side of the city towards Bold Street and the Cathedral next time. 

You can read part one of my Liverpool travel diary here.

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Accommodation and travel expenses were covered by Travelodge.
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15 comments

  1. Haha love the Central Perk cafe. The food you got looks AWESOME, I'm keeping these in mind if i ever visit Liverpool.

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  2. I went away to Liverpool for a weekend many many years ago with a friend, I remember going to the Albert Docks, seeing the Liver Building, going to the Beatles Museum and drinking cocktails at a roof bar! It's a lovely city with so much to do, your posts have definitely inspired me to go back!

    Chloe x
    newgirlintoon.co.uk

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  3. Oh my, I went to university in Liverpool before moving to Newcastle, this has made me miss this city like crazy!

    My faculty was situated at the top of Hatton Garden so we would pop in every so often to Central Perk (it didn't open until after I'd moved out of halls). My best friend and I would go to Revolution every Tuesday (to the point of the staff recognising us as regulars). Free museums were just such a godsend to poor, broke students. I'm going back at the end of this month and actually can't wait to see what's new.

    Food poisoning aside, I'm so glad you had a good time!

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  4. Liverpool is such a lovely city. I visited around this time last year and I'm always so impressed.

    Rachel | www.currentlyrachel.com

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  5. I've only been to Liverpool once and I definitely didn't make the most of it. Can't believe I didn't know about Central Perk, I'd love to visit there!
    Cx
    charliedistracted.com

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  6. The Vodkas at Revolution look yummy, I've never seen them before! Lovely photography <3

    Sophie | Dreams and Colour Schemes

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  7. I love seeing my city through the eyes of others! There's just SO much to do here, I'm amazed you packed so much into just one weekend and you made some pretty perfect choices to get to know the city! Don't wait too long before you come back, there's all kinds you need to see and do!

    I had afternoon tea at Bills a few weeks back and it was delicious! Also a huge fan of the Cavern and Revolution! :D

    Sarah :)
    Saloca in Wonderland

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  8. ah, i really need to go to liverpool as i've never been and so many things i love come from there. and now hearing about the central perk there's even more, haha:-) looks like you managed to have a lovely time despite feelinv ill and all the food looks so good! also the flavoured vodka shots sound really nice but i find some of them quite sickly, plus after once having about 10 of them in one night i've gone a bit off them anyway hahaha (why would anyone think that's a good idea, i do not know..) xx

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  9. You're swaying me towards Liverpool here, i've never been fussed before but Central Perk (back-back Friends, HELLO!) the museum and the bars you went to look awesome. The sharing platter in the first photo sounds amazing and I need to go to Revs, everyone always raves about the cocktails!

    Amy at Amy & More

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  10. OMG I need to see that Friends place !!!

    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  11. Ohh I'd just LOVE to visit the Friends cafe. I actually had no idea this existed!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  12. I absolutely love it in Central Perk, its so cute & really feels like the Monica or Ross could walk in at any minute. Looks like you really explored Liverpool, it is one of my favourite Cities
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  13. I am sorry you had to go through a food poisoning :( I absolutely love Liverpool and wish I could go back one day soon :)
    xx

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  14. I've never been to Liverpool but after reading this I'd be happy to go :)

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