Liverpool Blogger Battle
6th October 2015
This is a collaboration post.
Talented Talkers got in touch and asked me if I would like to join in with their Liverpool Blogger Battle, in collaboration with Travelodge. Essentially, myself and another Liverpool based blogger (Jemma from Dorkface) are going head-to-head in a battle to share the best places in Liverpool, and so in this post I will be sharing 3 of my favourite places in the city; one of which will be a restaurant/cafe, one will be a pub/bar, and one will be an attraction.
Now, I’m pretty proud of this city I call home. I’ve been living here for over three years now and before moving here I visited frequently when my dad bought me up to watch Everton matches. I’m hoping to use my local knowledge to win this battle and in the process share with you some wonderful places in my city that you might like to visit some day.
LEAF on Bold Street
For the restaurant/cafe category, I’ve chosen LEAF.
If you fancy a light bite to eat in the city centre, Bold Street is the place to go. I’ve tried quite a few restaurants and cafes along this street but LEAF is a firm favourite.
LEAF specialises in tea, hence the name, but also serves delicious food. In fact, it’s recently been named as one of the top brunch spots in the UK. The sandwich in the photo above is pork & leek sausage with mustard and caramelised onion, and I can tell you it was delicious!
Oh and the decor is just beautiful. I highly recommend sitting upstairs for a view of this ceiling…
For the pub/bar category I’ve chosen Shenanigans.
There are a lot of great pubs in the city centre of Liverpool, and I’ve been in a lot of them, so this was a difficult choice.
I almost said the Cavern, but that’s a bit of an obvious choice. So instead, I’m going to let you in on a little secret and talk about the best Irish pub in the city.
Shenanigans is located on Tithebarn Street and is easy to spot. Shenanigans was once apart of a row of terraces with the other buildings being knocked down and turned into a car park, so there it stands, all lonely and green.
The pub is just as quirky on the inside as it is on the outside. Random bikes and prams hanging from the ceiling, and an old fashioned bath tub turned into a seat, all make Shenanigans a strange but homely place to be. There’s barely any space to move inside, especially if Celtic are playing, but it all contributes to it’s wonderful atmosphere.
Radio City Tower
For the attraction category I’ve chosen the Radio City Tower.
The Radio City Tower, or St Johns Beacon as it’s also known, is a tower than stands in the centre of Liverpool. It was originally a ventilation shaft for the the St Johns shopping centre below. A rotating restaurant was then added to the top, but after being left abandoned for many years this was eventually converted into the home of Radio City radio station.
It took me until my third year of university to realise that you could actually visit the top of Radio City tower. For just £5 (for adults) you visit the viewing deck and see the stunning views over the city. My favourite thing about Radio City Tower is the fact you can see all of famous sights of Liverpool in one place; the two cathedrals, the Mersey, the Liver Building, and so much more.
P.S. Sorry for the dingy photos. Liverpool isn’t always this grey and miserable. Promise!