In May 2019 I set off on my first cross-country trip across England. At forty years old, it certainly felt overdue. Catching up with a host of family and friends I hadn’t seen in years, I had a grand old time, taking in a mix of familiar and fresh locations.
The centrepiece of that month-long adventure was a visit to Liverpool with my old friend Steppers. The remit was to celebrate twenty five years of friendship, while discovering one of England’s most dynamic cities.
Moreover, I finally fulfilled a lifelong dream of diving deep into the city’s key Beatles sights. As a huge fan of The Fab Four, it was just incredible to see the various museums and visit their childhood homes, in addition to some key spots that inspired some of their most celebrated songs.
Maybe it was down to the spirit of John, Paul, George and Ringo. Perhaps it was pretty Albert Dock, the history behind St. Luke’s Bombed Out Church or the stunning Statues in the Sand at Crosby Beach.
Most likely it was all these ingredients and more that make Liverpool my favourite English city thus far. In fact, it’s the only time I’ve felt like there’s a place in England where… theoretically speaking… I could lay down roots.
Hence it’s been a huge amount of fun adding my Liverpool adventures to the Leighton Travels archives.
To experience the sights, dive into its history and learn more about The Beatles than you could ever possibly need to know, why not visit Liverpool through my travel reports on:
Crosby Beach & The Statues In The Sand
Ferry Cross The Mersey & U Boat Museum
Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral (Paddy’s Wigwam)
St. Luke’s Bombed Out Church
The Beatles in Liverpool
The Liverpool Waterfront