Lifestyle: Spending a Day in Liverpool and Why I Love It

So most of you know I’m a Manchester girl, born and bred here and tend to write about this city a lot. A hell of a lot some would say.

Aside from being a Manchester blogger, I’m also a journalist for various online Manchester news sites, so I tend to bore you all very often with whats going on around the city. Fancy a break from MCR news today then? Oh good, because I’m moving on to another city today in this blog post!

I thought I’d put a post together about my second favourite city, mainly because we’re currently at the start of the UK Summer, and if a few of you are thinking of venturing elsewhere, I’d highly recommend Liverpool.

It’s literally the city I love to go to for sooooo many things: shopping, drinks, dinner, theatre, festivals…  and a few of you may have caught a fair few posts about Liverpool on What Emma Did over the years. Some of the photos I’ve used in this post are taken from a recent hotel stay over close to Liverpool, at the Suites Hotel and Spa Hotel in Knowsley.

I went to experience a spa and overnight stay, and loved how close this place was to the thriving city of Liverpool (you can read more about it here as I put a full review together).

That’s my most recent visit to Liverpool, in which I enjoyed the spa day and stay over, followed by a quick visit to the city itself. So I thought I’d highlight some of the other places worth checking out if you’re thinking of spending a day here too…

First up: I recently went on a hen weekend to Liverpool, and I blogged about a super lovely afternoon tea at Tea Parlour on Matthew Street, followed by a night out. Matthew Street is super quirky and very music-orientated due to hosting The Cavern Club.

We had a real girly day at the Tea Parlour – all classy and very nice. Then, we switched it up a bit and sipped a few bottles of beers at The Cavern Club, whilst guitarists tool to the stage to play acoustic versions of Beatles classics, and over delights from the 50’s, 60’s and upwards.

Prior to that, it wasn’t so long ago I took my Mum and Sister to Liverpool for a weekend stay at a Travelodge (there are loads of them dotted around Liverpool and they are so affordable – great places to stay if you’re wanting to stop over in the heart of it all). We went to see Dirty Dancing at the Empire Theatre, followed by a delicious meal on the Liverpool Docks at Gusto.

I simply can’t rave enough about a Theatre show followed by a meal at the Liverpool Docks, and a great one if you’re heading there with your family too.

So the next thing I would recommend whilst venturing to Liverpool for a day is checking out Liverpool ONE. Yes, I’m sure you’re all really familiar with it, due to it’s extensive array of shops, cafes, restaurants and even a cinema. Plus, it’s super close to Liverpool Lime Street train station, so access is great (when carrying all those shopping days especially!)

For the shopaholics out there like me who want to experience the shopping side of Liverpool ONE, I’ve listed some of it’s fantastic shops you can find there, which give you pretty much a shopping experience for everyone! Although I’ve been a little sneaky and listed mainly women’s clothing stores, seeing as the majority of my readers are just like me – girly and love fashion!

Shops at Liverpool ONE:

Boux Avenue
All Saints
Cath Kidston
Dr Martens
Fred Perry
John Lewis
Karen Millen
Michael Kors
Miss Selfridge
New Look
Sports Direct
Ted Baker
Urban Outfitters

But the beauty of spending your day here is that there is actually a lot more to the place than just shopping. Liverpool ONE has a full events program, which offers everything from mini festivals, fairs and fun for all the family. You can check out the full list of what’s on for the rest of the year at this link here:

Here’s some of the events coming up for the rest of the year:

  • 30th June-1st July: Feast Weekend
    Enjoy a celebration of world cuisine from 30 June – 1 July!
  • Now – 28th July: Ping! Summer events
    There’s a whole host of exciting events happening at Liverpool ONE Ping! tables throughout the Summer
  • Now – 28th October: Adventure Dock
    Adventure Dock is an exciting new floating 92-metre assault course taking place at Liverpool ONE
  • 14th July – 28th October: Liverpool Biennial 2018
    Beautiful world, where are you? Over 40 artists across 22 countries display their work…

I could rave about Liverpool so much, and share all my occasions here (I think I’ve been here for 3 hen parties, a couple of 30ths, more spa days, concerts, all sorts!), but I’ll leave you to start having a research from taking a few of my points above.

If you need any specific bar or restaurant recommendation’s too, just leave a comment or pop me an email at



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