Romantic in Liverpool
|| The Beatles would
probably say, ‘All You Need is Love’,
but in reality you may need a few little extras to make
your romantic getaway just perfect. But fear not Liverpool
has some wonderful hotels, restaurants, attractions and
entertainment to put you in the mood for love.
For accommodation to impress your other half why not try
the Marriott City Centre Hotel [map],
which has an excellent leisure club, including a swimming
pool and whirlpool, plus a superb restaurant and cocktail
bar. If you really want to splash out then you can book
one of the executive rooms or suites.
If you’re planning a luxurious break with your partner,
then the landmark Trials Hotel [map] in the city centre is a good place to stay, with its magnificent
bar and exquisite Victorian architecture. The suites are
furnished in an elegant style and each contains a deluxe
jacuzzi and entertainment centre, to help create a very
Once you’ve got a place to stay, you’ll need
to decide where to take your loved one for a romantic
day trip and an even more special night.
When it comes to fairytale settings for that perfect getaway
there’s a lot to choose from in Liverpool, such
as the beautifully restored Albert Dock [map].
Here you can enjoy a gentle stroll hand in hand along
the water front, grab a bite to eat in one of the trendy
restaurants, such as Est Est Est and Blue Bar
and Grill, or check out the top attractions, including
the Tate Gallery.
Another place to escape to for a day of love is Croxteth
Hall and Country Park [map],
which is located just 20 minutes drive from the city centre.
Once the ancestral home of the Molyneaux family –
the Earls of Sefton – it includes an historic hall,
a Victorian walled garden and magnificent woodland.
For a fun day out where you can see the majority of Liverpool’s
landmarks, why not take a ‘Ferry Cross The
Mersey’, which departs hourly from the
Pier Head. The best part of an hour can be spent enjoying
a spectacular view of the waterfront while listening to
a lively commentary that covers more than 850 years of
You can even break up your journey by stopping at the
Woodside terminal to visit the delightful Edwardian style Woodside Restaurant, where you can enjoy
a light lunch and rejoin a later cruise on the same day.
Once you’ve enjoyed a beautiful day together, you’ll
probably want to share an even more wonderful evening
together, so why not visit one of Liverpool’s many
cosy little restaurants.
Taste [map] is a trendy cafe bar and restaurant based within the Tate
Gallery at Albert Dock, which offers a classic setting
for a relaxed meal.
Or you could try delicious French cuisine at L’Alouette
which is located among the bustling shops and cafes on
Lark Lane in the city centre. Throughout the evening,
the open fire and candlelight create an altogether more
romantic atmosphere, with a great menu to match.
After the meal why not head to a cinema, such as the tiny Woolton Picture House [map],
which is hidden away up a little side street in Woolton
Or you could enjoy a night at the theatre, maybe at the
more intimate Unity Theatre [map] situated close to Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. Established
for more than 21 years, this is the city’s most
innovative theatre, which combines classic drama with
new talent, and plays host to local, national and international
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