Liverpool is one of those places, no matter where in the world you go, you say Liverpool and people know exactly where you mean, strangers will start belting out Hey Jude and asking you how big Fred’s weather map really is (sadly it’s not even here anymore!). Liverpool is steeped in history, from the White Star Line offices to the infamous Liver Buildings, the old Lewis’ building, The Cavern club, St Lukes, the cathedrals, China Towns arch and more.
Looking at the Liverpool of yesteryear using Travelodges interactive evolving cities guide, it’s amazing to see how much has and hasn’t changed around Liverpool over the years. Every street you walk, every corner you turn, you are bound to find a gem, be it a blast from the past or a modern day marvel.
4 Reasons to love living in Liverpool City Centre
I’m at the heart of everything. If you stand on any street around town long enough you can physically feel the pulse of the city. The ships coming in, the trains underground, the tourists and locals meandering along Bold Street. No matter the day or time, the city is jam-packed with an infectious energy that you can’t help but be carried along by.
Ever changing, ever evolving. From repurposing old, abandoned buildings to pop up independent shops, bars and restaurants, nothing around here stays still for long. There’s always a new place to check out, a new exhibit at the Tate to go see. This city just doesn’t keep still.
People watching. Ok, this might be a strange one but hear me out. There is nothing quite like finding yourself in Lime Street train station on a Saturday afternoon, grabbing a spot on the bench and just watching life unfold. Much like the opening of Love Actually, people coming together, saying goodbye, loves lost and found, the wide-eyed wonder of kids coming into the city for the first time, the relief on the faces of those who are finally coming home after time away. It’s a very grounding experience.
The people. Scousers are not just people, ok, maybe I’m being a little biased here, but we’re really not. Scousers are some of the friendliest, outspoken, caring and funny folks you will ever have the pleasure of meeting. You can stand at a bus stop, ask someone for the time and know their entire life story by the time the bus pulls up. Growing up, that was just normal for me, but speaking to more people who live outside of the city, they always ask me, is everyone like this? Yes. I know no matter where I am in town, if I need help, I can find it, be it needing assistance in the loo on a night out when you decide to wear a jumpsuit, or simply looking for a place to eat. Someone is always ready and willing with an answer, a direction or two and a genuine smile on their face.
I love exploring the world, I have a list as long as my arm of places I want to see, things I want to do, people I want to meet, but my heart and my home will always be here, in Liverpool.
How did you feel the last time you explored the city of Liverpool? Tempted to pack an overnight bag and come see for yourself?
Until next time,