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