9:00am: Breakfast/brunch at Love Thy Neighbour
Cool Californian vibes abound at Love Thy Neighbour, an American West Coast-inspired cafe specialising in healthy, trendy dishes, great coffee and cocktails from early morning ’til night. Whether you delve into a Buddha bowl, crunch some Cali toasts or opt for all day brunch, this is the ideal light and bright start to a day spent discovering Liverpool’s charms and quirks.
10:15am: Peruse the Exhibitions at Museum of Liverpool
Find out where, why and how Liverpool began, tracing history through time at the Museum of Liverpool. An expansive exhibition space set across several floors tracing Liverpool’s roots, documenting how emigration and industry shaped it and offering interesting exhibitions on cultural identity and the city’s future. You’ll even discover Liverpool’s unique connection with Shanghai and how the two cities are closely intertwined. Entry is free and guided tours are also available.
12pm: Stroll through the Cavern Quarter
Music and entertainment flow through Liverpool’s veins and the Cavern Quarter is the historic beating heart of the city’s live music scene. Relive the Merseybeat era of Cilla Black, Gerry & The Pacemakers and the city’s most famous singing sons The Beatles with a stroll around the historic nightlife quarter, which centres on Matthew street. Pop into the original Cavern Club, trace the Music Wall of Fame and enjoy the strum and melody of the many street buskers. At night, this precinct still comes alive with music, dance and flowing drinks.
1:30pm: Lunch at Fodder
Like stepping into a family’s front room adorned with memorabilia, time-forgotten trinkets and good, honest cooking never farther than a whiff away, Fodder is a unique canteen-style café located in the Baltic Triangle. Here, you’ll find the traditional Mersey dish of Scouse at the star act, served in the middle of the dining room on a vintage sideboard three ways: mutton, liverbird (chicken), and blind (vegan). Grab a bowl, fill it up, add some pickled beets and cabbage, tower up with a couple of slices of buttered bread and Bob’s your uncle. Served with builders brew tea or filter coffee and a dessert - local delicacy Wet Nelly - if you fancy it after, this is a Liverpudlian food experience like no other.
3pm: Coffee at Rococo
Perched above Church Street, blink and you’ll miss Rococo, a beautifully-designed, lofty café spread across two floors with an eclectic mix of interiors, artwork and lots of mismatched tables and seating. Warm up with a coffee or chill out with an iced lemonade as you lounge on one of the comfy seats, catch up on what’s going on in the world or flick through one of the magazines.