Lively Liverpool

Still getting wet on our driving tour of Great Britain

 


 

Winters Chilling Tales # 109

Day 212 – Day 214

We arrived in Liverpool 2 hours behind schedule after another adventure on English motorways, this time the M6. More rain, more crazy drivers. Then a lorry (that’s what they call trucks here) jack knifed and we just crawled for about 40 minutes before I made the decision to get off the freeway. Again our journey time doubled and we missed our check in time as planned with our apartment accommodation but they were good about it and completely understood the nightmare road that is the M6.

It rained everyday we were in Liverpool so we decided to get indoors. We checked out the massive Liverpool Cathedral.

Liverpool Cathedral.

Liverpool Cathedral.

We stopped into the Underwater Street childrens play area for little Spring.

Underwater Street was not technically underwater but we did find a great pay area.

Underwater Street was not technically underwater but we did find a great pay area.

 

Spring loved playing in Underwater Street.

Spring loved playing in Underwater Street.

 

After the play area we ran across the road to the Liverpool Museum and got involved in the interactive displays.

Museum of Liverpool.

Museum of Liverpool.

 

While we were in Liverpool the town held a public funeral for Cilla Black. Her death has made the front page of the paper everyday since she died here in England. Liverpool was her home town and there are flowers laid out in front of The Cavern Club.

Flowers for Cilla Black outside the Cavern Club, Liverpool.

Flowers for Cilla Black outside the Cavern Club, Liverpool.

The Cavern Club is on a party strip that reminded us of Pub Street in Cambodia. It is a cross road mall with pubs blaring out music and scouts out the front trying to entice punters in the door. Even in the pouring rain the atmosphere was lively.

We walked past the Lennons Bar and there were people singing at the top of their lungs and so we couldn’t resist walking in and checking it out.

Lennons Bar in central Liverpool.

Lennons Bar in central Liverpool had a lively atmosphere thanks to the loud music.

We then went to the famous Cavern Club, where the Beatles and Cilla Black started in the music industry. We went down about four flights of stairs and it was pumping even more than the Lennon Club.

We went down four flights of stairs to get into the Cavern Club.

We went down four flights of stairs to get into the Cavern Club.

 

Wow that's a lot of gigs.

Wow that’s a lot of gigs and writing on the wall. There was writing everywhere in the Cavern Club.

Live music is still a massive feature in this club as well as the memorabilia and gift shop. As people were entering they start to sing and as people were leaving they were still singing along to the 60’s music as it is blaring out in the cave club below. Fantastic atmosphere and heaps of families all just checking it out.

This is the only place that I have had a Fosters in my entire life. And it tasted S$%^.

Summer demonstrating how low the ceiling was in the Cavern Club.

Summer demonstrating how low the ceiling was in the Cavern Club.

 

We visited Liverpool in the pouring rain but we found it to be a lively place. Heaps going on and the clubs were full of singing patrons in the middle of the day. We had to stay inside but each venue we picked to visit was full of fun for the entire family.

Next stop Scotland. Both mine and Summers fathers were born in Scotland and we both have never been there so we are really looking forward to it.

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