At the beginning of the year, I set myself some little challenges and personal goals. Once of these challenges was to try and get away for some city breaks and weekends exploring the UK. It’s the middle of October and I’m so annoyed with myself in that I haven’t done half as much as I wanted to do. To make sure that I at least tick off one weekend away, I’m planning on heading over to Liverpool One for a weekend of shopping, eating and sleeping. Sounds like just what I need!
I have had my eye on staying at the luxurious Titanic Hotel in Liverpool for such a long time. Based in the heart of the city, and close to transport links, the hotel has been developed inside an old brick warehouse that gives stunning views of the docks. As a bit of an architect geek, I love that they have used the original windows and that the vast space of the old warehouse has been kept within each room. Even when I look at the gallery on the website, the hotel rooms look cosy yet spacious and are ticking all the boxes. The Titanic hotel has also jumped to the top of my list when I saw the treatment list for the Maya Blue Wellness spa that is situated within the hotel.
You can’t go all the way to Liverpool and not take advantage of the Liverpool One shopping centre. I was literally blown away the first time that I saw it, and the selection of shops and dining places rivals those found in Manchester. Being such a makeup junkie, there are certain retailers and brands that are a must for me. The Charlotte Tilbury counter in John Lewis is pretty spectacular and a visit there would be high on my list. I’d probably get a quick makeover before purchasing a new lipstick ready for the rest of the day. I have a thing for department stores and luckily, there are a few within Liverpool One. I would also hit up Debenhams and get the new Urban Decay Cherry palette, although I do not need another palette in my collection.
Another fave of mine is Harvey Nichols which can be found over on Peter’s Lane. The beauty bazaar is literally heaven on earth for me and with new brands such as Fenty Beauty and Marc Jacobs Beauty, I would be in my element. If shopping is your thing, then you will be in heaven with the amount of shopping that you can do. Not only is Liverpool One home to some of the best brands and stores but it’s all in one space so you don’t need to walking miles to find the next place to drop by.
After all of the shopping, a stop for food would be high on the list and Liverpool One has a fantastic selection of places to eat and drink. Head over to Hanover Street and take in the cosmopolitan vibe with lively bars and restaurants. Drink cocktails on the rooftop terrace of Wahaca, which is one of LiverpoolOne’s best kept secrets or pick at the tapas menu of Lunya, the new Catalonian restaurant on Hanover Street.
Over on The Terrace, that boasts views of Chavasse Park, you can eat your way around the world. With cuisines from America, France, good old fashion British, Italian, Latin American Tapas and Thai, you will be spoilt for choice. Top recommendations from me would be to visit Wagamama for the chicken katsu curry and Pizza Express for the Padana pizza.
As it is coming up to Halloween, the city is getting spooky with the Halloween spooktactular taking place between the 19th and 31st October. There is fun for all the family with special events on the run up to the most frightening day of the year. On Halloween, there will be a whole evening full of tricks and treats, live entertainment and lots of surprises. It sounds like a great evening will be had by all.
Have you been to Liverpool One before? You can see what others find at Liverpool One by checking out the social hashtag #YourLiverpoolOne.