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Love Me Do

So 2008 has arrived and with it Liverpool 'Capital of Culture.' Mmmm... well at the moment 'Capital of Construction' might be more appropriate! Still things are starting to take shape with the opening of the new 10,000 seat concert arena and long awaited Hard Day's Night Beatles Hotel. Other projects are also starting to gather pace including the extension of the inland waterway, a leviathan shopping mall, liner terminal and restored Bluecoat gallery.

Taro Chiezos Super Lamb Banana (above) has also been busy breeding and the city is due to see the arrival of 100 genetic variations during the capital of culture year.

Its Been a Hard Days Night

After many false starts Liverpool’s premier Beatles Hotel has finally opened its doors. Located on the corner of the home of the Cavern on Mathew Street the hotel is pretty guaranteed to do brisk business. The hotel includes a couple of bars and a restaurant. Even if you can’t afford to stay here, paupers can share the experience in a nicely appointed public bar complete with waitress service and Beatles music. When I visited it had only been open a week and service was a bit ‘Fawlty Towers’ but hopefully nothing a sound thrashing of the Chef won’t cure.

Another Day - Another Place

Make sure you catch this installation by Antony Gormley titled 'Another Place' Mr Gormley is known for doing splendid things with iron including the now iconic 'Angel of the North'. This photo shows one of his 100 iron figures cast from a mold of his own body. They hang out on Crosby beach a short train ride from Liverpool City centre. VT's from Cuxhaven in Germany, Stravenger in Norway and De Panne in Belgium may recognise them as they have previously indulged in a spot of nude bathing in these places before sampling the icy waters of Liverpool bay.
Antony explains that 'Another Place' seeks to harness the ebb and flow of the tide to explore mans relationship with nature. For the local kids however dressing them up provides a source of endless entertainment.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Music, urban regeneration, architecture, humour, universities, free motorcycle parking
  • Cons:litter, anti-social behaviour, a lack of trees
  • Last visit to Liverpool: Feb 2008
  • Intro Updated Feb 18, 2008
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  • junecorlett's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2009 at 10:33 AM

    Great Liverpool tips Dez, Hi from South Africa

  • Mar 9, 2009 at 4:17 AM

    Very good tips! :) I'd like to visit all these places.

  • joiwatani's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2009 at 7:41 AM

    Great tips on Liverpool!

  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2008 at 1:39 PM

    Hi Dez! Carling Academy seems to be my kind of nightspot! Haha, I see even Henry Rollins is coming there soon. I share your opinion about the urban art - love graffiti!! More members here like them - perhaps we should form 'graffiti lovers club' :)))

  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    Jul 22, 2008 at 6:04 AM

    Good tips, love your way with words, I'm so slow at adding my tips, will probably take a couple of days. Regína

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Jul 22, 2008 at 5:59 AM

    Love the Grafitti Dez :o) Didn't know Liverpool was so arty?...great write up matey :o) Just love that building with the circular hole cut out haha. Cheers, Ann :o)

  • JessH's Profile Photo
    Jun 30, 2008 at 3:53 AM

    Hi Dez. I really enjoy reading pages about VTers' hometowns, and yours is another great example of "insider knowledge". I love detailed restaurant tips and yours truly deliver the flavour! Greetings from the desert / Jess in Dubai :-)

  • cold_dead_bunny's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2008 at 2:12 AM

    hey, where is your Cavern tip?? ))))

  • sennaya's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2008 at 12:16 AM

    Ohhh i want to go to London! I dream about it! My mom will go in june but with group and i don't like it.You have to stick to the other people ideas. Maria

  • Oct 4, 2007 at 7:27 AM

    The Soul Cafe was a great place to sit & have a drink when it was owned by the radio station. Now its under new management its rubbish & dont think ill be going back there again.

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