THE 5 SECRET GEMS OF LIVERPOOL YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT


THE 5 SECRET GEMS OF LIVERPOOL YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT

Liverpool, the little seaside town in the Northwest of England. Famous for Liverpool FC, Everton FC (yes, Everton are a big club too) & The Beatle. Pretty obvious things associated with Liverpool but there is so much more to the city that not many people know about. Whether your visiting Liverpool for the weekend, have just moved here to study or have been here all your life, these are 7 secret gems that you need to check out.

 

ANTONY GORMLEY'S ‘ANOTHER PLACE’

(Photo Credit: Sculpture Script)

Located on Crosby beach. 100 cast iron, life size figures which are actually a replica of the artist who Antony Gormley’s body. According to Gormley, ‘Another Place’ harnesses the flow of the tide, revealing and submerging the figures as the tide changes. I don’t know about all that, but I do know it looks good. Especially the statues that have had t-shirts and hats put on them.

 

CHINATOWN

 (Photo Credit: Visit Liverpool)

This blog is called “7 Secret Gems” so it might be surprised to see this here. What with the entrance being 15m high (the largest outside of Shanghai), painted gold, red & green and featuring 200 dragons. If you live in the city there is a pretty high chance you have seen it. But not many people have actually walked through the arch and explored it. You will find lots of restaurants, supermarkets and Chinese architecture. Definitely worth a visit. Especially if you like Chinese food.

 

WILLIAMSON TUNNELS

(Photo Credit: Liverpool Echo)

Firstly, I must confess I have never been on this tour myself, but I have friends who spoke very highly of it. It gives you the chance to explore the amazing underground world created by Joseph Williamson. Joseph was a wealthy tobacco merchant from the 19th century who employed hundreds of men to construct a huge elaborate labyrinth of tunnels, chambers and passageways. Why did he do it? Maybe he was bored. I don’t know. Looks great though, I know where my next day trip is going to be.

 

FERRY ACROSS THE MERSEY 

(Photo Credit: Visit Liverpool)

We’ve all heard the song, haven’t we? Well anyone who grew up in Liverpool would have anyway. But how many of us have actually been on it? I remember going on it as a kid with fond memories. A little cruise across the river Mersey to see some of the most iconic sights of the Liverpool like the city’s famous skyline and the amazing waterfront.

 

SEFTON PARK

(Photo Credit: The Guide Liverpool)

Got to say this is one of my favourite’s places in Liverpool. It is a Grade 1 historic park with a palm house, caves and waterfalls, bandstand, playground, cafés, lakes, statues and monuments. Not your average run of the mill park is it? Really nice for a little stroll, take the dog for a walk or a little coffee. Especially nice when the sun is shining.

5 secret gems to explore. 3 of them FREE the other 2 very cheap. All 5 really nice alternative days out to see the side of Liverpool that doesn’t get talked about enough. Plenty to go on for you there. If you have any other little hidden gems you think I have missed – get in touch and let me know!