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Exploring Liverpool on a budget

04 May 2018


Liverpool has long been the home of many famous faces — from The Beatles and Cilla Black, to Daniel Craig to Taron Egerton. This city is full of culture, with a cherished history that makes it a stand-out location and has some amazing attractions that are unmissable during your visit.

However, travelling can become a costly job. With our cheap bus pass prices and our on-a-budget guide, you’ll be able to explore Liverpool without limitation, allowing you to experience the city without breaking the bank. All aboard the Stagecoach bus!

Palm House: Sefton Park (Free)

palm house liverpool

If you’re a lover of exotic plants, taking a trip to Palm House in Sefton Park will make for a remarkable experience. Each time you visit this free attraction, the three-tier glass structure will look different due to sunlight and the seasonal growth of plants inside. With an immersive history, such as the dropping of a bomb nearby which shattered the majority of the glass during the Liverpool Blitz of 1941, this is definitely an interesting day out.

The structure was built by MacKenzie and Moncur of Edinburgh which opened in 1846 and designed with inspiration from Joseph Paxton. Its eight interior corners are marked with statues by French sculptor, Leon-Joseph Chavalliaud, and include famous faces such as Captain Cook, Christopher Columbus and Charles Darwin!

Titanic and Liverpool: The Untold Story Museum (Free)

The RMS Titanic is arguably one of the most famous passenger liners in the world — but all for the wrong reasons. The Titanic and Liverpool Museum is free to enter and caters to all ages.

The museum is full of interesting artefacts, from Laura Mabel Francatelli’s apron — who was both a maid and secretary to Lady Lucy Duff-Gordon, the wife of the infamous Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon — to letters, spectacles, watches and hairpins. A trip here will allow you to learn more about what happened on that terrible and historical night.

Time To Eat!

You’ll probably want to grab a bite to eat by now, so we’ve lined up some of our favourite restaurants that have some of the best deals in the city:
Yard & Coop — from Monday to Friday between 12-5pm, this place offers a premium chicken thigh butty, served with chips and covered in gravy or curry sauce (your choice) for only £5.
Crust  — if you’re a lover of Italian cuisine, take a trip to this newly established restaurant for a creative spin on traditional dishes with pizzas starting from £5.50!
The Edge at Joey Orr’s — customer service makes up the entire experience at a restaurant, and this is something that this restaurant excels in. With freshly cooked pub food, you can’t go wrong! Main dishes are priced from £7 and will leave you with your boots full!

Radio City Tower (Paid Entry)

If you want a full view of the city, this is your chance! By taking a trip up the tower of Radio City, you’ll have an astonishing 360° view. Tickets are priced from £5.50 and allow you to see as far as North Wales and the Lake District on a clear day! 400ft in the sky, it will definitely be an experience you’ll remember.

The recommended stay is around 30 minutes, with on-site guides, you’ll learn a lot about Liverpool and its history. When you leave, you’ll be given a free souvenir booklet that highlights some of the key attractions in Merseyside… and we’re positive our next pick will be on that list!

The Beatles Story (Paid Entry)

A trip to Liverpool would not be complete without visiting the award-winning Beatles Story Museum, especially if you’re a lover of music and were part of the phenomenal Beatlemania during the 1960s. Unfortunately, the museum isn’t located on Penny Lane but is located on Albert Dock — where the iconic Yellow Submarine is stationed. However, luckily for you, this is just next door to the Titanic and Liverpool: The Untold Story Museum allowing you to squeeze in an extra activity before you leave.

Suitable for all ages, entry tickets are priced from £15.95 and include access to two sites (a shuttle bus is provided) that are tailored to guide you through the journey of the legendary band and how they impacted the world. The exhibition is full of memorabilia, rare photographs and interactive sections. For the cherry on top of the cake, the audio guide is narrated by John Lennon’s sister to create a more intimate experience. 

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