Back in the U, Back in the U, Back in the UK

(Image Above: Rev-olution Jacket, Psychedelia Jewelry SetNeon Nights Tunic, Four Seasons Jeans, Bubble Gum Hi-Tops)

(Backdrop Image Above: Wikipedia User Chowells)

You shouldn’t need an ex-scouse to visit Liverpool, but in the happenstance that you do, this Travel Bug will have you marching on the Merseyside in no time.  The home of the first school for the blind, Merseybeat music, and the first lending library, modern day Liverpool is swimming with things to do.

Read on for ModCloth’s fab five suggestions!

1. Even if you’re not a big “football” fan, watching a Liverpool F.C. game is a no-miss experience.  The carousing crowd, boisterous with spirit and song, will fill everyone with excitement.  If the elusive, exclusive game tickets escape you, take aim on an easier goal – pay a visit to the museum at Anfield (the home  stadium) to sate your soccer fix.

2. Okay, fess up! The first thing you thought of when you saw “Liverpool” was The Beatles.  And how could you not?  Located around the city, down many a long and winding road, you’ll find the childhood homes of the Fab Four.  Get caught up in nostalgia for the quintessential quartet by shrugging on your Rev-olution Jacket and paying a visit to these honorable houses.

3. Get in touch with your inner country girl with a day at Acorn Venture Farm.  From hiking to horseback riding and petting zoos to goat milking, you can while a full day away at this fair farm.  Though the farm is a tad off the beaten path, don’t use this an an excuse to chicken out.  These acres are well worth the visit.

4. Touristy, but terrifc, the Albert Docks were built in the mid 19th century for importing cargo.  Today, the docks are a great way to spend a day out of the car. Go see The Beatles Story museum while sporting your Psychedelia Jewelry Set, brush up on your contemporary art at the Tate Liverpool, or crawl on over to the brand-spanking new BugWorld Experience to up your in-sect-telligence.

5. Tucked away at the top of a mysterious staircase sits a hole in the wall eatery, called The Egg Cafe, that is a vegetarian’s delight. With mismatched crockery and delightful food (think scrumptious soups, tandoori mushrooms, and banana cake), this quirky little cafe is both unpretentious and charming.

Next up is Toyko.  Been there? Lived there? Let us know where “to go!”

About Hannah

"Q: Where do cantaloupes go for the summer? A: John Cougar Mellon Camp!" From that joke you can surmise a few things about Hannah -- she loves a good pun, she delights in irreverence, and red peppers are her vegetable of choice. How does one figure out Hannah loves red peppers from that joke? Hmm, that's top secret. Hannah also adores outdoor activities, arts & crafts, reading, and being abroad.

3 Responses to Back in the U, Back in the U, Back in the UK

  1. Anna H. 07/23/2009 at 1:52 pm #

    I was just thinking (read: fantasizing) about a trip to London, through southwest England, up through Wales to Liverpool, then across to the Isle of Man and on to Ireland… *sigh* Not this summer. I’ll keep these tips in mind for when the dream does come true! :-)

  2. Alice 07/25/2009 at 1:40 am #

    As a girl going out with a lovely Scouser, I’ve had a chance to wander round Liverpool a bit, so here are a couple more suggestions:

    -Take a tour on the yellowduckmarine- an amphibious vehicle used in the WWII beach landings. It does a circuit around town, the tourguides handing out loads of funny and interesting facts about everything you go past, before it splashes down into the Albert Dock to give you the view from the water. Great fun, and a fantastic way to see and learn a lot about the city.

    -The World Museum Liverpool has got a brilliant little aquarium in the basement, which is full of weird little fish, completely free and a good place to cool down (if you can avoid hordes of screaming schoolchildren during the holidays!)

    Also, I feel it’s my duty to my boyfriend to say don’t bother with Liverpool F.C.- go support Everton F.C., just across from Anfield at Goodison Park…!

  3. Valerie 07/26/2009 at 2:33 am #

    BEAUTIFUL jacket! I love it!!

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