Jaillan Yehia

4 Reasons I Loved Liverpool

Written by Jaillan Yehia

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Radio Merseyside

Radio Merseyside broadcasts from the heart of Liverpool

Famous for the ferry across the Mersey, Liver birds and The Beatles and home to two of England’s biggest football teams, but there’s more to this North West city than nostalgia and soccer. These were my 4 favourite things about Liverpool

Albert Dock

Liverpool's Albert Dock

Liverpool’s Albert Dock

If like most Brits you grew up with This  Morning and watched the resident weatherman hop all over the floating map of the UK while eating your Weetabix then seeing the Albert Dock in real life is a real must.

The dock area, which dates back to the 1840’s and was revolutionary in design at the time, was regenerated in the 1980’s and was the home of Granada TV, but it’s now a centre for art and culture  – home to the only museum in the country dedicated to The Beatles, as well as Liverpool’s Tate Gallery and one of the two Ibis Hotels in the city.

Street Art

street art

Liverpool is full of exciting street art

There’s nothing better on a city break than just pounding the streets and checking out the different areas and neighbourhoods, and one of my favourite things to do is spot interesting and innovative street art, which was plentiful in Liverpool.

Culture

Everyman cinema and theatre

The original Everyman cinema and theatre

The man behind London’s Royal Court, Bush and Young Vic theatres – which are my 3 favourite theatres in my home city – has overseen a complete regeneration of Liverpool’s Everyman Playhouse with a £28 million budget to create a cultural hub for the city complete with bar, bistro and and exciting line up of reworked classical theatre.

Countryside Day Trips

Forest of Bowland

Forest of Bowland

Getting out into the countryside from London can be a time-consuming business but Liverpool has plenty of natural attractions right on its doorstep. The most enticing of these, for me, is the Forest of Bowland,  just 90 minutes away via the M6, but a whole world away from the urban joys of Liverpool itself.

This rather under-rated area of outstanding natural beauty is great as a flip side to your Liverpool city break, and perfect for walking, cycling, fishing and bird watching.

 


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