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    Visiting Liverpool - What to see?

    Off to Liverpool tomorrow for the day as the Mrs has to go to John Moores university for a few hours, so we thought we'd make a day of it.

    Haven't been before therefore would like a few recommendations as to what to visit, as cheap as poss as will have a 12 yr old and an 8 yr old in tow (was thinking about the Tate, Albert Dock etc).

    Also, need to park within walking distance of the uni & the places we're visiting - so any car parking recomendations would be great (park & ride?).

    Any good (read cheap) places to eat, but not the usual McD's/Pizza Hut etc?

    Thanks for the help.

    18 Comments

    you will have to go on the ferry across the mersey...brilliant.

    People are so prejudice towards Liverpool.

    I'm not from Liverpool I'm from North Wales, I never thought I'd do this but I'm gonna stick up for Liverpool here. I went to uni for 3 years in the heart of Liverpool (actually JMU too) and never did I have a problem with stealing or fighting or nothing. People from Liverpool are actually really friendly. The only thing I hate about Liverpool is their football team!!

    If you fancy shopping go to Liverpool One! Its brilliant. Also has loads of restaraunts and a cinema :-)

    dre1988;7856507

    People are so prejudice towards Liverpool.I'm not from Liverpool I'm from … People are so prejudice towards Liverpool.I'm not from Liverpool I'm from North Wales, I never thought I'd do this but I'm gonna stick up for Liverpool here. I went to uni for 3 years in the heart of Liverpool (actually JMU too) and never did I have a problem with stealing or fighting or nothing. People from Liverpool are actually really friendly. The only thing I hate about Liverpool is their football team!! If you fancy shopping go to Liverpool One! Its brilliant. Also has loads of restaraunts and a cinema :-)



    Me and Liverpool didn't get on well during my last visit hence the comment!

    asayer;7856519

    Me and Liverpool didn't get on well during my last visit hence the … Me and Liverpool didn't get on well during my last visit hence the comment!



    If you had a bad experience, thats just probably down to bad luck, its a city just like anywhere else!

    Some good shopping places! If you're interested, the primark there is pretty huge.

    If you're into the Beatles theres a magical mystery tour that you can go on (its on the multi coloured bus that featured in the film of the same name), thats really good, it will take you out of the city centre round to Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields etc. (Damned bus stops outside my house all the time though to let people go to Strawberry Fields, get a bit fed up of not being able to get out my gate!)

    Otherwise stick to the city centre and visit the Docks, the museums are really good, and oh yeah if you're looking for somewhere good to eat thats cheap go to Tokyu on Berry Street (by the Bombed out Church), its a great noodle bar where the portions are a good size and its cheap!

    Primark is the best
    Not sure where else to go, only been to the Primark

    I'd rather spend my day in Primark rather than spending my day else where in the Capital of No Culture 2008

    I went to JMU & live in Liverpool.

    The Albert Dock is a decent walk from JMU (literally 1 road, but a fair walk none the less).

    I'd recommend turning right at JMU & heading towards the dock. Once past the SEAT dealer, continue left round the bend & stay in the middle lane. This will take you into the Liverpool 1 car park.

    From here, Liverpool 1 is yards away (its gone even bigger now as well, plenty to see). The Albert Dock is also just a small walk away from here as well, if you get a chance, go on the Duck Tour (takes you all round Liverpool & into the dock in an amphibious duck, with a good tour guide !!).

    Have fun & ignore the idiotic comments on here

    Which JMU campus do you have to go to? Depending on this will depend how long it will take you to walk to the uni if you park city centre rather than one the side roads.

    As for things to do, have Liverpool Museum by the tunnel, Maritime Museum on the Docks with Tate Gallery aswell.

    As has been said Duck tour also.

    Try the Buffet Star for all you can eat Chinese Buffet, its not like the other cattle markets & incudes all dishes normally missed from the other buffets (such as duck)

    ChrisUK;7857083

    Try the Buffet Star for all you can eat Chinese Buffet, its not like the … Try the Buffet Star for all you can eat Chinese Buffet, its not like the other cattle markets & incudes all dishes normally missed from the other buffets (such as duck)



    I've worked part time in the bar above it mate, I wouldnt be in a rush to eat there after what I've seen:?

    roryk83;7857143

    I've worked part time in the bar above it mate, I wouldnt be in a rush to … I've worked part time in the bar above it mate, I wouldnt be in a rush to eat there after what I've seen:?



    Doh !!

    Do tell mate, only been once myself & found it to be well - so you might as well tell us the whole story !!

    Original Poster

    Some good suggestions, thanks.

    The JMU campus is the one on Tithebarn St, which seems pretty central.

    Do you recommend parking at Liverpool one & then just walking from there?

    Parking seems a bit pricey at £1 for 25mins, especially considering how I can park in the middle of Manchester for £3.50 all day!

    miffy93;7857627

    Some good suggestions, thanks.The JMU campus is the one on Tithebarn St, … Some good suggestions, thanks.The JMU campus is the one on Tithebarn St, which seems pretty central.Do you recommend parking at Liverpool one & then just walking from there?Parking seems a bit pricey at £1 for 25mins, especially considering how I can park in the middle of Manchester for £3.50 all day!



    I'd personally avoid liverpool one parking. If you come down dale street do a left onto North John Street, bit further up dale street, castle street, usually side street parking but is pretty central for where you want to be. 2 Mins to liverpool one, about 10 mins walk to Tithebarn street. Otherwise St john's carpark should be alright.

    Original Poster

    anthonyt;7857770

    I'd personally avoid liverpool one parking. If you come down dale street … I'd personally avoid liverpool one parking. If you come down dale street do a left onto North John Street, bit further up dale street, castle street, usually side street parking but is pretty central for where you want to be. 2 Mins to liverpool one, about 10 mins walk to Tithebarn street. Otherwise St john's carpark should be alright.



    St John's looks more reasonably priced, thanks.

    The hubcap museum shouldn't be missed!!! Rumour has it they have one of every vehicle ever driven into the city!

    You could try the World Museum on William Brown St, which also has a planetarium , or the Maritime Museum at the Albert Dock, all of them are free, there is the ferry cross the Mersey, the Beatles tour, things like that
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