Shake off those January blues by getting your next UK city break booked in! With attractions aplenty, and an ever-growing reputation as a tourist destination, Liverpool is a fine choice for anyone looking to soak up the city's vibrant culture! YHA Liverpool is well-positioned to provide a super base from which to enjoy your visit, and, with beds from £11 in the early part of 2017, don’t be a Day Tripper or in a rush to Get Back, get your Ticket to Ride!
YHA Liverpool is a modern hostel situated a stone’s throw from the heart of the city and most of the major goings on that Liverpool has to offer. With a large bar and reception area, the hostel provides ample space for anybody looking to enjoy refreshment and to socialise with others. You’ll notice that these areas have been cleverly decorated with references to the city’s various suburbs, as well as a number of mentions of a certain pop band from the 1960s that happened to hail from this part of the world. You might just have heard of them? In terms of bedrooms, there’s plenty of choice; pick from spacious, private en-suites to shared dorm rooms and everything else in between! Be sure to keep an eye out for the doors to a number of our bedrooms. They've been cleverly wrapped to incorporate a range of themes and to replicate some famous doorways!
There’s so many possibilities a trip to YHA Liverpool can provide. The hostel is less than 5 minutes’ walk from the historic Albert Dock, home to Tate Liverpool, the Beatles Story and the Merseyside Maritime Museum, all of which offer education and interaction in abundance. There’s a number of notable buildings to enjoy a nose round too, with two grand cathedrals, St George’s Hall and Central Library all displaying stunning architecture and offering yet more insight into the history of the city. For shoppers there's plenty of choice. From the high street names of Liverpool One, to the high-end of the Met Quarter, you'll find something to tempt you on the thoroughfares of Liverpool! By this time, you’ll be ready for some sustenance, so it’s a good job that Liverpool is well-populated with pubs and bars!
It might feel like a lull for some, but there’s never a quiet time of year in Liverpool! Be it sport, comedy or culture, there’s still much to see and do. A little known fact about the city is that it has the oldest Chinese community in Europe, meaning Chinese New Year (28th January) always offers an exciting spectacle for visitors and locals to enjoy, with a range of parades and street food markets against the backdrop of the grand arch in ‘Chinatown’. Alternatively, take in a sporting occasion. If the green grass of Goodison Park or Anfield aren’t enough to tempt you (Liverpool take on Chelsea at the end of January if you can find a ticket!), there’s international netball action at the Echo Arena on 2nd February, as New Zealand take on England. Plus, if comedy is more your thing, Jack Whitehall will be gracing the stage of the Echo on 2nd February! Finally, Liverpool is soon to be treated to the British Music Experience, an exhibition in the Cunard Building which celebrates the history of popular music in Britain, something Liverpool has continually made major contributions to. The exhibition opens on 11th February, so be sure not to miss it!
For food, the area between the two Cathedrals, the Hope Street Quarter, has a number of fine eateries, including The Quarter and Frederiks. If you’re partial to a drink, the Liverpool Beer Festival takes place between 15th and 19th February, set within Lutyen’s Cathedral Crypt. With over 200 beers to try, it’s certainly one for the connoisseurs to remember!