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The best part is that Liverpool is a small
city so wherever you stay, you will be close to wherever you’d like to go
Commencing with the
smile from the friendly receptionist who checks you in, you would love this Asian
slant on the contemporary Lounge experience. The accent certainly is on service
of the highest quality! Humming away ‘It’s been a hard day’s night’ whilst
having a glass of a glass of a refreshing lemony cocktail along with some
delicious starters at the Swanky Plaza Premium lounge at Terminal 3, I
thoroughly enjoyed my waiting time (read just INR 1500++) which included the
Buffet, Beverages, shower, internet access and was rejuvenated even before my
journey began at the cozy loungeand yes the foot reflexology at an extra cost
of INR 500 was indeed a perfect start to the Beatles town!
On the first day
itself, I walked through the society the Beatles lived in and gathered a good
amount of background information about how they formed their band. I am a
huge Beatles fan, and I would say the exhibit is rather captivating for even a
non-Beatles fan. With my headphones on, my toes were also tapping to
every Beatles song that you would want to hear!! Later I hopped on the ‘Magical
Mystery Bus Tour’ and saw Strawberry Fields, Penny Lane, and John Lennon's
house, (etc.) and trust me it was a whole lot of fun! I got to listen to
The Beatles and our tour guide - who apparently actually knows some of the band
members - told plenty of stories and corny jokes. The tour ended at the
Cavern Club and I walked down the several flights of stairs for a beer and to
feel the atmosphere of the most famous club in the world. Bang opposite is the
Liverpool wall of fame, which has every band to play the cavern club inscribed
on a brick with a Beatles bench, placed in front. As well as the Hard’s Night
Hotel, complete with Beatles artwork, Lennon and McCartney suites.
The Albert Dock is
definitely the most popular haunt of the locals and tourists alike and a must
see. It is rife with the Tate Gallery, Maritime Museum, Beatles Experience
Museum and a whole range of shops and restaurants. As for me I loved the spice
lounge at its waterfront location, the food and service was brilliant!
The city of
Liverpool has two football teams (both in the Premier League) Liverpool and
Everton. LFC is historically the most successful team in England and current
champions of Europe after beating Milan on penalties, and together with Everton
they dominated the top division in the 1980’s. I witnessed a match in Everton
club and loved cheering every moment for the team and finally we won!
Last but not the
least the next day I Kept on walking and found myself in one of the largest
shopping centers in the world… ‘Liverpool One’, sprawling for miles it had
everything I’d ever needed and more and of course lived up to the reputation of
being a true Indian and I shopped till I dropped.
way to Reach: Fly Emirates (I loved it because I could carry 30 Kgs
in an Economy flight) to Manchester and drive down to Liverpool. The Dubai
stopover is an added benefit for the shopaholics.
Indians need a UK visa to enter Liverpool. If you have your papers in place, it
doesn’t take long to get one.